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FORECLOSURE MILLS, STATE-BY-STATE.


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FORECLOSURE MILLS, STATE-BY-STATE.
If your bank is represented by any of the following attorneys, or by a firm using the services of Lender Processing Services, Fidelity National Foreclosure Solutions, DocX, there is an excellent chance you have fraudulent affidavits. LPS (formerly FNFS and affiliated w/ DocX) is a notorious foreclosure affidavit mill out of Mendota Heights, MN and Jacksonville, FL. Read the back issues of their newsletter, The Summit, for a play-by-play description of robo-signing; the back issues are available on scribd.com. Find Max Gardner’s “Top 200 Signs you have a false document,” which will give you a (partial) list of the tell tale signs.
This is just a list of the firms who got awards or special recognition in the three back issues (Sept. ’06, Oct. and Dec. ’07) of the Summit I’ve been able to find; not a comprehensive list by any stretch, because not all firms got an award, and I only have three issues of the thirty or forty that were published.

No state:
Homecomings Foreclosure (GMAC?)

AK
Alaska Trustee, LLC
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.
Regional Trustee Services

AL
SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C.
AL, MS Dumas and McPhail, L.L.C.
Shapiro & Pickett, LLP
AL Scott J. Humphrey
Albertelli Law

AR
Mickel Law Firm, PA * major award Oct’ 07
Robert S. Coleman, Jr., P.A.
Wilson & Associates, PLLC (article Oct. ’07)
Dyke, Henry, Goldsholl
Baxter and Schwartz PC

AZ
Malcolm & Cisneros
Tiffany & Bosco
Statewide Foreclosure Services
Folks & O’Connor, PLLC
AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

CA
Old Republic Default Management Services
Solomon Grindle Silverman & Spinella
Malcolm & Cisneros
Curtis Law Group
Housekey
Quality Loan Service Corp
OPTION ONE (I think CA, see 12/07)
Fremont Investment and Loan Management
Aztec Foreclosure Corp
Old Republic Default Management Services

CO
Aronowitz & Ford, LLP
Robert J. Hopp & Associates, LLC
Edwards & Taylor, LLC
Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein
Janeway Law Firm, PC
Moss Codilis
Castle, Meinhold & Stawiarski
Hellerstine & Shore

CT
Reiner, Reiner & Bendett (photos 12/07)
HUNT LIEBERT (now … Jacobson) * photos Oct. ‘06
CT/DC/MD/VA McCabe, Weisberg and Conway
Law Office of Martha Croog

DC
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
MD/DC/VA Bierman, Geesing & Ward, LLC
CT/DC/ McCabe, Weisberg and Conway
MD/VA
DC/VA Curran & O’Sullivan, PC

DE
Draper & Goldberg
Whittington & Aulgur
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

FL
HOLLAND & KNIGHT
Jonathan Kilne, PA
FL/PA Joseph H Ganguzza & Associates
David J. Stern, PA
Marshall C. Watson
Gary I. Gassel, PA
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
Ben Ezra Law Firm
Phillips, Flynn, Dareneau
Shapiro & Fishman
Smith, Hiatt & Diaz
Albertelli & Halsema (related to Albertelli Law in AL?)
Enrico Gonzales
Popkin & Rosaler

GA:
Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams
McCalla, Raymer, Padrick, Cobb, Nichols & Clark
Shapiro & Swertfeger (photos Oct. ’06)
McCurdy & Candler, L.L.C.
Stites & Harbison
Richard B. Maner
Stephen J. Knezo
Albertelli & Halsema, PL
Flanagan & Ireland
Moore & Associates
Shuping, Morse & Ross
MORRIS, SCHNEIDER, PRIOR, JOHNSON & FREEDMAN, LLC (wrote article 12/07)

HI
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.
Pite, Duncan & Melmet

IA
Belin, Harris, Lamson & McCormic
Dunakey & Klatt
Petosa, Petosa & Boecker

ID
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.
McCarthy & Holthus
Regional Trustee Services
Alliance Default Services

IL
Kluever and Platt
Dutton & Dutton
Jaros, Tittle & O’Toole
IL/MI/OH/PA Weltman, Weinberg and Reis
Codilis & Associates * major award ‘07
Wirbicki Law Group
Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar
Fisher & Shapiro
Freedman, Anselmo, Lindberg & Rappe
“I received yesterday the letter and check regarding the Bankruptcy Incentive Award.
I am very proud of the work that my staff has done to get to this point. We are
striving to be in the top 10 nationwide. I fully understand that you do not need to
give out the incentive awards. I am very appreciated of this and in my way have
tried to use your incentive to create an incentive for my staff. We are going to use
the check to create a “lunch” fund to buy bagels, pizza and other foods.”
- Steven C. Lindberg, FREEDMAN, ANSELMO, LINDBERG & RAPPE October ‘06

IN
Bleecker Brodey and Andrews
KY/IN/OH Reisenfeld & Associates
Nelson & Frankenberger
Feiwell & Hannoy
Foutty & Foutty
Doyle and Friedmeyer

KS
Kozeny & McCubbin
Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen
Shapiro & Mock
Shapiro & Reid
South & Associates
Gallas & Schultz

KY
KY/IN Reisenfeld & Associates
Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC
Reynolds & Thompson, LLP
Nielson & Sherry
Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss
Clunk, Paisley and Assoc., PSC
Mapother & Mapother

LA
The Boles Law Firm
Foreclosure Law Firm, LLC
Shapiro & Mentz
Dean Morris

MA
Korde & Associates
Ablitt & Charlton
DOONAN, GRAVES & LONGORIA
MA/NH/RI Orlans Moran PLLC

MD
The Fisher Law Group, PLLC
CT/DC/MD/VA McCabe, Weisberg and Conway
MD/DC/VA Bierman, Geesing & Ward, LLC
Friedman & MacFadyen, PA
Cohn, Goldberg & Deutsch
Shapiro & Burson
Rosenberg and Associates

ME
Shapiro & Morley, LLP

MI
Potestivo & Associates
Trott & Trott (also listed as MN)
IL/MI/OH/PA Weltman, Weinberg and Reis
Orlans Associates
Fabrizio & Brook
Peter, Schneiderman & Associates

MN
TROTT AND TROTT, P.C.
Usset & Weingarden, PLLP
Shapiro, Nordmeyer & Zielke, LLP. (wrote article December ’07)
Elizabeth Mason, PC
Murnane Brandt

MO
Codilis, Stawiarski & Moody
Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen
Kozeny & McCubbin
Millsap & Singer
Sandberg, Phoenix and Von Gontart
South & Associates

MS
Adams & Edens PA
Shapiro & Massey
Dyke, Henry, Goldsholl
AL, MS Dumas and McPhail, L.L.C.
Morris and Associates (a/k/a Morris Law Firm)
Morris, Schneider & Prior, LLC

MT
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.
Just Law Office
Mackoff, Kellogg, Kirby & Klos

NC
Shapiro & Ingle
Morris, Schneider & Prior, LLC
Brock & Scott
Nodell, Glass & Haskell
Roberson, Haworth & Reese
Erwin, Simpson & Stroud

NE
Kozeny & McCubbin
Eric H. Linquist

NH
Harmon Law Offices, PC
Korde & Associates
Barron & Stadfeld, PC
Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP
MA/NH/RI Orlans Moran PLLC
NH/VT Law Offices of Jonathan F. Weidman

NJ
Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard
Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman
Koury, Tighe, Lapres, Bisulca & Sommers
PLUESE, BECKER & SALTZMAN
McCabe Weisberg
NJ/PA Stern & Eisenberg, LLP
Parker McCay

NM
Little & Dranttel

NV
Malcolm & Cisneros
Aztec Foreclosure Corp
McCarthy & Holthus
National Default Servicing Corp.
AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

NY
Jonathan D. Pincus
Shapiro & DiCaro
McCabe Weisberg
Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates
Ziccardi & Rella PC
Edward A/ Wiener, Esq.
Eschen, Frenkel & Weisman
Cohn & Roth
Steven J. Baum (in big trouble)
Berkman Henoch Peterson & Peddy, PC

OH
IL/MI/OH/PA Weltman, Weinberg and Reis
Shapiro & Felty
(Cuyahoga County) Manley Deas & Kochalski
KY/IN/OH Reisenfeld & Associates
LERNER, SAMPSON & ROTHFUSS
LAURITO & LAURITO
Luper, Neidenthal and Logan
Law Offices of John D. Clunk Co., LPA
Keith D. Wiener & Assoc.
Reimer, Lorber & Arnovitz Co.
Carlisle McNellie Law Firm
Gerner & Kearns Co., LPA

OK
BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES (photos Oct. ’06)
Lamun, Mock, Cunnyngham & Davis
Shapiro & Cejda
Kivell, Rayment and Francis

OR
Shapiro & Sutherland, LLC * got major award in Dec. ‘07
OR/WA Bishop White & Marshal
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.
Robinson Tait
Routh Crabtree Olsen
AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

PA
Shapiro & Kreisman
FL/PA Joseph H Ganguzza & Associates
Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever
McCabe Weisberg (McCabe, Weisberg, Conway)
Shaffer & Scerni
Udren Law Offices
Zucker, Goldberg, Ackerman
Martha Von Rosenstiel
IL/MI/OH/PA Weltman, Weinberg and Reis
NJ/PA Stern & Eisenberg, LLP
Law Offices of Barbara A. Fein

RI
Nicholas Barrett & Assoc.
MA/NH/RI Orlans Moran PLLC

SC
Finkel Law Firm, LLC
Roger, Townsend, and Thomas (is it “Rogers”?)
Weston Adams Law Firm
McDonald McKenzie
SC, TN Brock & Scott, PLLC
Fleming and Whitt, P.A. (formerly Pearce W. Fleming Law)
Riley Pope & Laney
Bolen Law Firm

SD
Mackoff, Kellogg, Kirby & Klos

TN
Shapiro & Kirsch* wrote article Oct. ’06, photos Oct. ‘06
Apperson, Crump, Duzane & Maxwell PLC
SC, TN Brock & Scott, PLLC
Richard B. Maner, PC
Rodgers, Hill and Kolarich (Price, Rodgers, Hill & Kolarich)
McCurdy & Candler
Wilson & Associates

TX
Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
Hughes Watters Askanase (article 12/07)
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.
Robertson & Anschutz, P.C.
Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Frappier
Baxter & Schwartz
Brice, Vander Linden & Wernick
Brown & Shapiro
Codilis & Stawiarski
Mann & Stevens * wrote article October ‘06
Kelly Harvey
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros

UT
SCALLEY READING BATES HANSEN & RASMUSSEN, P.C. (article 12/07)
CMS Legal Services
David B. Boyce
Scalley, Reading, Bates, Hansen & Rasmussen
AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

VA
Shapiro & Burson
Friedman and MacFadyen
Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy
Samuel I. White P.C.
Specialized, Inc. of Virginia
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
Glasser and Glasser, P.L.C.
MD/DC/VA Bierman, Geesing & Ward, LLC
CT/DC/ MD/VA McCabe, Weisberg and Conway
DC/VA Curran & O’Sullivan, PC

VT
Lobe & Fortin
NH/VT Law Offices of Jonathan F. Weidman
Jeffery Kosterich & Associates, PC

WA
Robinson Tait
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Malcolm Cisneros
AK,HI,ID,MT,OR,WA,TX Trustee Corps.
OR/WA Bishop White & Marshal
Meridian Trust Deed Service
Quality Loan Service Corp.
Routh Crabtree Olsen
Shapiro & Sutherland
AZ/NV/OR/UT/WA Law Offices of Les Zieve

WI
Vollmar and Huismann, S.C.
GRAY & ASSOCIATES
Gray & End (could be Gray & Assoc.)
Blommer Peterman

WV
Law Office of D. Kevin Moffatt
Daniel J. Mancini and Associates

WY
Castle, Meinhold & Stawiarski

Being in Florida and all, things are different. It was very good to see the Florida Bar publish this piece about attorneys whose clients file fraudulent docs in court. Attorneys are required to let the court know about fraudulent docs both pre- AND post-judgment. This is an especially powerful tool to use against the attorneys who aided and abetted this huge, staggering fraud by the banks, and this article can be used as a road map to file a complaint in Florida, and the logic can be used in every state.
Check this out!

http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/JN/jnnews01.nsf/Articles/2E96A4F33C299E0785257822004897E2

Use this list and write in, blog, comment, and complain everywhere. Call your state’s Attorney General!
If lawyers are going to restore any shred of the respect they feel they deserve, they’d sure as heck better start policing their own! We’ve got an entire profession who is specially, rigorously, and expensively trained in the minutiae of right and wrong, and you’re telling me they didn’t know what was going on? Baloney. If you or me filed a fraudulent affidavit in court, what do you think would happen? Man, they’d put us under the jail. But when banks come in and their lawyers file phony affidavits by the truck load, does the sheer scale of the fraud make it OK?
Why has no one gone to jail yet?

FORECLOSURE MILLS, JUDICIAL FRAUD, CONSUMER EXPLOITATION, GOVERNMENT SHAMS


Submitted by Jose Semidey

from Neil`s blog

CASE IN POINT: FORECLOSURE MILLS, JUDICIAL FRAUD, CONSUMER EXPLOITATION, GOVERNMENT SHAMS (an abstract)

Unscrupulous foreclosure mill activities are more criminally exploitive than what becomes reported –not only in Florida. Appalling collection abuses have resulted in mill lawyers (or their affiliates) obtaining ownership of fraudulently foreclosed properties via purported bids at “simulated” auctions. Certain fraudulently auctioned properties become “flipped” illegally to Freddie Mac. Some mill lawyers file into court records fee-making pleadings (summary judgments, etc) when Freddie Mac is not party to cases, and they bill $$$$ fees pretending to represent Freddie Mac. As manifest throughout my http://www.lawgrace.org website, mills have cooperation and applause of federal and state courts.

Through falsified Bankruptcy Court pleadings, some foreclosure mill lawyers wrongfully, illegally impede homeowners’ restructuring debts, and discovery of the actual owners of mortgage notes. Such lawyers file falsified bankruptcy “Lift Stay” motions in names of either defunct lenders or lenders with no ownership of property notes. To the contrary, bankruptcy “lift stays” should not be granted where there’s no “standing” since “ranking” and “secured debt” factors come into play. False bankruptcy pleadings not only help illegal property repossessions, any other creditors whom debtors owe, becomes deprived wrongfully of entitled shares of proceeds from those auction frauds; and ILLEGITIMATE “deficiency judgments” ; and third party debt-buyers seeking money after unfairly low bids resulted in large debt balances are also problems.

Plus, foreclosure mills work in concert with Wells Fargo. Among other things, Wells Fargo has tax advantage from fraudulent foreclosure proceedings after placing distressed homeowners’ names / social security numbers on false IRS (acquisition) form 1099-A’s, even when no lawful “acquisition” of properties occurred; such homeowners wrongfully become forced to explain these turn of events to the IRS after surprise receipts of tax bills.

People who think that people who can no longer afford their mortgage should pack up and move out, ignore that it is unjust to render people homeless by use of intentional, dishonest, illegal foreclosure proceedings. Foreclosure mill illegalities like Attorney David J. Stern’s actually accounts for “illegal foreclosures” and “Tent Cities” which could be Anyplace, USA. Consider: Former homeowners Lawrence and Linda Elin, gave up their home after becoming victims of Bernie Madoff. (Former Wells Fargo executive Cheronda Guyton held parties after the Elins moved out; and astonishingly, “Collin Equities” permitted Guyton personal, free access to that home. A foreclosure auction had not occurred which made “Collin” proprietor of property that supposedly ‘went back’ to Wells Fargo (how did Collin get it?) The point being, it is possible that the Elins unwittingly aided a foreclosure fraud which displaced them –people unknowingly do it all the time! These situations are salient reasons why foreclosure fraud (on farmers, businesses, as well as residences) MUST be investigated;” it can cripple peoples’ abilities to move forward with their lives for a very long time –and the cloaked perpetrators are often millionaires; those perpetrators are as bad as, or worse than Bernie Madoff.

Because it is imperative to expose the variations of noxious foreclosure shams; and I have been offering / pleading that My True Story (with Prima Facie proof!) be used in Case Study about deceptive foreclosures and judicial biases. I have not relished all my personal costs in almost 5 years of trying to tell the story (my own, as well as others) of how the judicial system is being utilized by the banking industry (knowingly and unknowingly, because sometimes the lenders don’t know the foreclosure mills are handing them dirty titles) to devastate people whose circumstances causes them difficulty with repaying debts. **SEE this entire article with resource links @ http://www.lawgrace.org/2010/08/14/foreclosure-mills-judicial-fraud-consumer-exploitation-government-shams/