Monthly Archives: August 2014

Know Your Loan Modifications: A Caution Under the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act

Sarah Lindquist Pape

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Phone: 407-563-4335

Fax: 407-425-2747

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.

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A recent decision by the Florida Second District Court of Appeal spotlights the importance of a lender keeping its loan system up-to-date as to loan modifications and forbearance agreements so that erroneous default notices are not automatically generated and sent … Continue reading

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Mortgage Modification Mediation in Bankruptcy

Sarah Lindquist Pape

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Phone: 407-563-4335

Fax: 407-425-2747

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.

http://www.zkslawfirm.com

The Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida has recently adopted a uniform Mortgage Modification Mediation (MMM) process that applies to all debtors in all chapters of bankruptcy, for any type of real property. The new MMM is effective … Continue reading

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Dismissal of a Foreclosure Lawsuit and Attorneys Fees Awards for Defendants

Sarah Lindquist Pape

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Phone: 407-563-4335

Fax: 407-425-2747

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.

http://www.zkslawfirm.com

Did you know that if a lender voluntarily dismisses a foreclosure lawsuit, it could open up the lender to a claim for attorneys fees by the defendant borrower? Although this is not necessarily a new legal principle, the Florida Second … Continue reading

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