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Foreclosing a Mortgage for Failure to Pay Non-Escrowed Real Estate Taxes or Insurance

Sarah Lindquist Pape

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My practice includes the representation of financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, business owners and other corporate clients. I have a growing and focused practice dedicated to helping financial institutions navigate the complex and expanding area of government regulation and compliance with federal and state laws. This includes working with financial institutions to prepare best practices policies, procedures, and forms, as well as advising financial institutions as to avoiding litigation. When necessary, I will also represent those same institutions in court. I enjoy keeping current with the news and issues that affect banks and financial institutions in their business, and sharing that information along with my thoughts on the issue from a legal perspective based upon my experience.

My firm, Zimmerman, Kiser, & Sutcliffe, P.A.* is a full-service law firm located in Orlando, Florida. Established in 1984 and consistently recognized as one of the largest firms in Central Florida, our firm maintains a respected reputation within the southeast U.S. business and legal community. Our more than 30 attorneys provide comprehensive legal representation in an extensive range of practice areas including corporate, tax, real estate, litigation, banking and financial institutions, structured finance, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, estate planning & probate, and workers’ compensation.

With the implementation of the new servicing requirements under RESPA and TILA, stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act, came a federal regulation governing when a servicer can first initiate foreclosure proceedings. Under § 1024.41(f), a servicer cannot file its foreclosure action … Continue reading

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