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Yearly Archives: 2009

Moral Hazards: Rewarding the Stinkers!

Mon Feb 9, 2009 by on Florida Foreclosures

People are constantly asking me how we got into this economic mess, which is a byproduct of so many folks in foreclosure. My answer is simple… but direct … how did we get into Iraq? The answer is who cares? How do we now get out? But there is a striking difference between these two fiascos: The economy and Iraq […]

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Fri Feb 6, 2009 by on Florida Law News

Ok… so as more folks go into foreclosure (I always have to put this in… LOL) and the news of bailout salary caps trickles or more likely barrels through the Ivy League Halls, we are already seeing some pleasant “surprises” or anticipated consequential behavior. The top minds at our top schools, and our true national treasure, may actually choose livelihoods […]

Florida Foreclosure Attorney Gets Social

Thu Feb 5, 2009 by on Florida Law News

Looking for ways to connect with expert legal advice including Florida foreclosure defense through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? Now you can connect, subscribe, tweet, and interact with me on topics including foreclosure law and whatever the latest headline legal news might be. I am sometimes called a news junkie and read various legal and daily publications including […]

Foreclosure, the Shoemaker and the Economy

Tue Feb 3, 2009 by on Florida Foreclosures

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal picked up on the story that I have been talking about at cocktail parties for a year. My shoemaker has never been busier! It’s true. In this economy, while thousands of foreclosures in Florida are filed each week, shoemakers’ phones are ringing off the hook! While it is generally well accepted that men would rather […]

Social Entrepreneur is “All in the Family”

Fri Jan 30, 2009 by on Florida Law News

On a side note from the foreclosure law topics we’ve discussed lately, I am excited to announce that my daughters nonprofit, The Opp-Guide has been awarded $10,000 in the Best Buy @15 Challenge. The Opp-Guide is a teen-run nonprofit offering community service ideas for local teens. It’s Web site, which is similar to Zagat or Yelp, encourages South Florida teens […]

Obama to the Rescue!

Wed Jan 28, 2009 by on Florida Law News

It appears that President Obama’s idea that federal bankruptcy judges will be given the authority to modify mortgages is picking up steam. Actually, judges already have such authority to modify mortgages balances, including modifying the principal balance… but only in commercial bankruptcies. Thus, while it may take a few more months, it is now a likely scenario that if you […]