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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Foreclosure and The Presidential Race: Has Obama Done Enough?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 by on Foreclosure Law

  The Republican and Democratic conventions are almost upon us, and the housing crisis has finally been inserted into the presidential election. Maybe the President and his Republican rival see homeowners as nothing more than another campaign issue to be exploited, or maybe they are finally starting to understand how central the need to tackle the foreclosure problem is to […]

Robo-Motions: The New Robosigning Scandal

Thu Aug 16, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Recently, Jacquelyn Trask, one of my associate attorneys, won a motion to dismiss with the court reserving determination of our right to receive attorneys’ fees on a case that highlights a growing problem, the filing of “robo-motions.” The unusual facts of the case demonstrate how dangerous robo-motions are: potentially much more dangerous than the heights scaled by the robo-signing scandal. […]

Dominio Eminente: Un fijo de ejecución de una hipoteca desde las trincheras

El dominio eminente se refiere al caso en el cual el gobierno tiene la autoridad de tomar posesión de una propiedad privada sin el consentimiento del dueño con la función de destinarla al beneficio del público. Usualmente cuando el gobierno toma posesión de dada propiedad através del dominio eminente, esta se destina a expander una carretera o para la construcción […]

What I Tell Clients Who Receive a Foreclosure Notice

A version of this blog was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. As a real estate attorney, I’ve had plenty of prospective clients come to my office after being served with a foreclosure notice. It is safe to say they are usually not in a good mood; they are […]