Court Rules Debtors Who Surrender Property in Bankruptcy Cannot Oppose Foreclosure

Citibank Wins Florida Foreclosure Bankruptcy Appeal The U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that a debtor who elects to “surrender” a property in bankruptcy may not oppose a foreclosure action on the same property in state court. According to the Court, to “surrender” a property under the Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. § 521(a)(2), …

ALAW Expands Default Foreclosure Services in North Carolina

Michael Spicer joins growing Charlotte-based team as Managing Attorney of Default Operations for North Carolina. Charlotte, NC, August 16, 2016 – ALAW, a full-service real estate law firm that represents the mortgage industry, including the nation’s top financial institutions, is pleased to announce that Michael Spicer has joined the firm as Managing Attorney of Default …

ALAW Expands Default Foreclosure Services to Texas

Coury Jacocks Named as Managing Attorney of Default Services for Texas Irving, Texas – ALAW, a full-service real estate law firm that represents the mortgage industry, including the nation’s top financial institutions, is pleased to announce that Coury Jacocks has joined the firm as Managing Attorney of Default Foreclosure Services in Texas. Jacocks joins Nicki Compary, …

ALAW Expands into North Carolina With Opening of Charlotte Office

Joe Thompson named as managing attorney to oversee the new office’s operations. Charlotte, NC, April 8, 2016 – ALAW, a premier law firm providing litigation, collection, title, and closing services for the mortgage banking industry, today announced their expansion into North Carolina with the opening of a new office in Charlotte. The firm also announced the addition …

Federally-Backed Debts Now Exempt from TCPA Restrictions

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, recently signed into law by President Obama, includes a significant amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) regarding the collection of federally-backed debt. The amendment, effective November 2, 2015, specifically exempts calls made “solely to collect a debt owed to or guaranteed by the United States.” It amends 47 U.S.C.227(b) to exempt …

ALAW Names New Managing Attorney for Georgia Office

ALAW today announced Gregory Thorne will assume the role of managing attorney for the law firm’s Georgia operation based in Atlanta. Thorne began his career in the industry working with the real estate closing firm Morris Schneider Wittstadt (MSW); during which time he earned his law degree studying nights at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. …

Florida Governor Signs Bill Terminating Rental Agreements Upon Foreclosure

Tallahassee, Florida — Governor Rick Scott signed HB 779 into Florida law on Tuesday, replacing the expired Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act of 2009 (“PTFA”). Under the bill, when a foreclosed home is sold, the new owner must provide any existing tenants at least thirty days to vacate the residence.  The statute, s. 83.561, titled “Termination …

ALAW Forges Alliance with McCarthy Holthus on West Coast

ALAW announced today that it was officially accepted to The National Firm as an affiliate member serving Florida and Georgia. As part of the agreement ALAW will transfer its California and Arizona managed files to McCarthy Holthus. What this transfer means for our clients: All clients will be able to transfer files to either McCarthy Holthus or a …