ALAW’s Jeffrey Fraser Recognized as American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2020, 40 under 40

ALAW is proud to announce that Jeffrey Fraser, Senior Managing Bankruptcy Attorney in the Ft. Lauderdale office, has been recognized by American Bankruptcy Institute as a 2020, 40 under 40. Jeff began his career at ALAW in 2013. After more than six years of service and an exceptional record, he has been selected to this …

ALAW’s William Koehler Selected as Super Lawyer Rising Star

William concentrates his practice in mortgage foreclosures, creditor bankruptcy, real estate, evictions and other mortgage related matters.  Beginning in 2006 he has represented mortgage lenders and servicers in courts throughout South Carolina both at the state and federal levels. Since 2012 William has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.  Super Lawyers has selected him a …

ALAW’s Catalina Tarazona Awarded Top 10 Paralegal of the Year, 2019

ALAW is proud to announce that Catalina Tarazona, Foreclosure Sales Legal Assistant in the Tampa office, has been selected by the Florida Business Observer for the Top 10 Paralegals of the Year, 2019 Award.

Each year the Business Observer recognizes its top clients for going “above and beyond” in their service. Catalina was selected for the consistency in her work and her proactive problem-solving skills.

Catalina began her career at ALAW 2014. She is known among her peers for her vivacious spirit and her willingness to help others around her, no matter her workload. ALAW commends Catalina on all her efforts over the past 5 years, and especially on her recognition as one of the Top 10 Paralegals of the Year, 2019.

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ALAW’s Jeffrey Fraser Selected as Florida Rising Star

ALAW is proud to announce that Jeffrey Fraser, Senior Managing Bankruptcy Attorney in the Ft. Lauderdale office, has been selected by SuperLawyers as a Florida Rising Star. Jeff began his career at ALAW in 2013. After more than six years of service and an exceptional record, he has been selected to this premiere list for …

CFPB’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued their proposal to amend Regulation F, which incorporates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The proposed rule takes into account the current communication landscape, which vastly differs from when the FDCPA was first enacted. Specifically, it clarifies how debt collectors can communicate …

CFPB to Update 1977 Laws on Debt Collection

On Wednesday, April 17th, Kathy Kraninger delivered her first major policy speech as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), to announce major changes to debt collection rules in the coming weeks. Creditors’ rights advocates like ALAW have been eagerly awaiting an update to the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) for clarification …

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina Changes Objection Time for Chapter 13 Plans

Effective May 1, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina will adopt a new Chapter 13 Plan form.  The time period for objection to the Plan will no longer be visible on the face of the Plan.  Instead, the Plan will direct creditors to the “Notice of Bankruptcy Case or applicable Notice/Motion.” …

LEGAL ALERT: New Mortgage Servicer Requirements for Ohio

Information on Ohio H.B. 489 Pre-Foreclosure Notice on Junior Liens Ohio H.B. 489 implements a new requirement [1], effective March 20, 2019, which requires a person collecting a debt that is secured by a second mortgage or junior lien on a debtor’s residential real property, to send a written notice via U.S. mail to the debtor’s …