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2015 Holiday Poem

December 23, 2015

As is the norm, I drafted and recited a poem at this year’s office holiday luncheon.  Here is this year’s:   If I could have your attention please Some words I’d like to say I’m so glad we’re all together What an amazing day!   So much we’ve accomplished Together over this past year Helped so… Read More


We won another trial recently.  Both the Plaintiff and the original lender were Suntrust.  For some reason, the Plaintiff moved to substitute to Fannie at the outset of trial.  I argued prejudice and fairness – considering our motion for leave to amend our answer and affirmative defenses was just denied 5 weeks ago, Plaintiff’s motion… Read More

Foreclosure Defense, Uncategorized

It’s been a few days now since the oral argument was completed in an appeal of one of our foreclosure cases.  Legal issues are rarely cut and dry and while this case seemed to be, it invariably was not.  Months and months of preparation boiled down into 16 minutes of argument and as the buzz… Read More

Bankruptcy, Debt Defense, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate, Uncategorized

HB 87: Henry Trawick, the Godfather of Civil Procedure and the Rule of Law Speaks… “The enactment of §702.015 is useless, unnecessary and will not expedite the foreclosure process. It gives inadequate remedies to persons who may be seriously injured. It does not give any consideration to existing law on several points. The real problem… Read More

Debt Defense, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate, Uncategorized

Finally!  Regulators, Law Enforcers, and Politicians Ring Alarm Bells over Document Fraud.  Question Proposed Remedies. Suspicious signatures. False addresses. Unauthorized signers. Omissions of authentic signer identification. Rights of the public violated. Replacement documents when no originals had been executed. Predictions of onslaught of lawsuits. Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigating. Lawyers for Obama and Romney… Read More


Must read highlights of this incredibly well written piece below: “Everyone knows that he is fantastically rich, having scored great success, the legend goes, as a “turnaround specialist,” a shrewd financial operator who revived moribund companies as a high-priced consultant for a storied Wall Street private equity firm. But what most voters don’t know is… Read More


Let’s recap a few of the summer’s bank-related headlines.  We’ve heard about top financial industries laundering money in order to arm America’s adversaries, employing racist lending practices  (see growing list of DOJ settlements with BoA, Wells, and GFI), colluding to fix a key interest rate (LIBOR), and mistreatment of financial fraud whistle blowers by government agencies (here and here).… Read More


A recent article published in Rueters informs us that Wall Street is now securitizing rental income streams from post foreclosed properties now being rented out by Wall Street hedge fund types.  Only now, instead of just buying off the rating agencies to rate securities as “AAA”, as good as gold investements, when Wall Street was… Read More


Still think the shadow inventory isn’t a problem?  According to a recent article in Housingwire, “only half of the previously foreclosed homes owned by Fannie Mae are either on the market or being prepared for sale. The remaining properties are currently locked away in some step of the foreclosure system. The National Association of Realtors said in its existing home… Read More


All across Florida foreclosure filings are on the rise. A recent article regarding Lee County, on the west coast of Florida which includes the city of Fort Myers, illustrates this point. The Clerk of the Court there, the infamous Charlie Green, known from his disparaging remarks against “deadbeat” homeowners, stated that filings are about double… Read More