November 6, 2021 – A Tale of Two Cities

My wife and I recently went on a trip to Islamorada in the Florida Keys for our third wedding anniversary and to Palm Beach for a business meeting. What a striking reminder that we very much still live in a Tale of Two Cities. At lunch and dinner, my wife and I would...

October 26, 2021 – Using Requests for Admission in Your Foreclosure Case

If you have been sued for mortgage foreclosure, don’t forget the importance of Requests for Admission. Under Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.370, you can send Requests for Admission to the lender’s attorney, demanding that the lender make certain admissions. For...

October 10, 2021 – Does The Bank Really Have Legal Standing to Foreclose on My Loan Modification?

When a bank or mortgage company is trying to foreclose on a note that has been sold numerous times, their most common strategy is to add an endorsement on the note called an “endorsement in blank.” For example, let’s say Bank ABC is your original lender and your loan...

October 9, 2021 – The Practical Challenges of Perfecting An Appeal of A Foreclosure Judgment

One question I get a lot in our law practice is “If I lose the foreclosure case and I appeal, is the foreclosure sale automatically cancelled?” Pursuing an appeal after suffering a foreclosure judgment can be challenging and complicated. The main reason is the...

September 26, 2021 – What Is Your Mountaintop?

I was taking some time today to think and reflect and I was thinking about British fiction author Neil Gaiman’s commencement address he gave in 2012 at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. In his fantastic, inspiring speech, Gaiman speaks about his journey to the...