The intention is to add credibility to the loan modification company and to collect upfront fees from home-owners facing foreclosure. Many of this loan mod companies have a higher turnover in attorneys than they did with loan officers from the sub prime lending days” says a Broker that asked to remain anonymous. Since Steven C. The Department of Real Estate reports complaints about lawyers involved in loan modification programs who act as fronts or work in-house. A home owner facing foreclosure may choose to work directly with their lender but in most cases this fails. During a loan mod seminar he was approached by several others, he expressed concern about potential ethical constraints, such as splitting fees with non-lawyers and soliciting clients, but “they tried to explain some easy loopholes. In one instance there was a police report filed against an attorney for destroying a brokers office and attacking the staff for using his name while making false statements.” There have been several loan modification scams set up by non attorneys that unknowingly involve a new or retired attorney not knowing any better or worse yet involved with at the highest level. “Distressed home-owners should seek legal advice as one of their options,” he said. The alert also describes a series of scenarios that may land lawyers in legal hot water. Rewinski said the barbs alert is not meant to suggest that distressed home-owners are not entitled to legal counsel; on the contrary, they may well need legal help and lawyers should be able to assist them. The alert goes on to list a series of ethics rules prohibiting lawyers from: paying a referral or marketing fee to a foreclosure consultant or other person for referring distressed home-owners to the lawyer; directly or indirectly splitting fees earned from a distressed home-owner client with the foreclosure consultant or any other non-lawyer; aiding a foreclosure consultant or anyone else in the unauthorized practice of law or forming a partnership or joint venture with a foreclosure consultant or other non-lawyer if any of its activities would involve providing legal services; contacting in person or by telephone a distressed home-owner referred by a foreclosure consultant or someone else unless the lawyer has a family or prior professional relationship with the home-owner; filing a lawsuit without good cause or motions in a lawsuit that are simply intended to delay or impede a foreclosure sale; and Failing to perform legal services with competence. Much of this conduct violates the Rules of Professional Conduct, the alert warns.
The project is being eyed for a premium cable network or streaming service with a 10- to 13-episode first season. Carol Polakoff's Busy Viewfinder Teams With Stephen Rivele On 2 Drama Projects Chicago Review Press The book, published this year by the Chicago Review Press, details the life of the infamous defense attorney whose career has been built on defending the indefensible. His clients have included serial killer Ted Bundy and Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan citizens (mostly women and children) in an incident known as the Kandahar Massacre. The book also details Brownes turbulent personal life, the pro bono cases he works for a dollar, including Colton Harris-Moore (aka The Barefoot Bandit), who stole planes and led authorities on a 2 1/2-year manhunt, and the mysterious murder of the love of his life a killing that closely mimics the work of his most famous client and haunts him to this day. John Henry Browne is a most fascinating and complicated hero, Polakoff said. From playing rock n roll and opening for Hendrix, his story takes us from reforming the prison system to defending angels and devils against the death penalty and justice system. At the same time he is battling his own demons that rage day and night, and instead of taking him down, they empower him to take even greater risks and battle the most confounding legal cases of our time. His humanity and his collision with the powers that be make this giant of a man both relatable and mind-bogglingly beguiling. The deal for the rights was brokered by Frank Weimann of Folio Literary on behalf of the author and by Lane Shefter Bishop on behalf of Viewfinder Pictures and Vast Entertainment.
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According to the alert, posted on the California State barbs home page Calbar.ca.gov, “There is evidence that foreclosure consultants may be attempting to avoid the statutory prohibition on collecting a fee before any services have been rendered by having a lawyer work with them in foreclosure consultations.” This is a good reason for struggling home owners to hire an attorney that has his name on the door. Many of this loan mod companies have a higher turnover in attorneys than they did with loan officers from the sub prime lending days” says a Broker that asked to remain anonymous. Feldman, Timothy Ac Carlin and Greg Pavia were the first on the scene and now attorneys are surfacing on the internet, newspaper and radio at a record pace offering loan modifications. Several attorneys have their name attached to multiple loan modification companies and while an attorney can be counsel for several companies this is not whats really happening. The intention is to add credibility to the loan modification company and to collect upfront fees from home-owners facing foreclosure.