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Summary Judgment

Getting Past Summary Judgment Motion for Summary Judgment… what is it? Most people, and admittedly most law students, do not understand the concept of Summary Judgment – however, the importance of having an experienced attorney who understands basic Summary Judgment principles, especially in the foreclosure context, is invaluable. A Motion for Summary Judgment is a device frequently used by banks in foreclosure Read More

Legal Experience

Blend of legal experience and youthful energy… Your Legal Team! With 25-years’ legal experience to provide benchmarks, the Reyes Law Group is a law firm that has grown organically by serving the needs of clients in areas spanning from civil/commercial litigation to transactional work with special emphasis in the areas of real estate litigation and closings, commercial/civil litigation, employment claims, criminal Read More

Landlord In Foreclosure

If you’re a landlord in foreclosure, make sure you know your rights. One of the most frequent questions asked by a clients with investment properties in foreclosure is, “My tenant found out that I’m a landlord in foreclosure and is refusing to pay rent, what should I do?” To which my response is invariably, “Send a three day notice immediately and begin the eviction process sooner, rather than later.” What many Read More

Short Sale

When It Comes To A Short Sale, Don’t Settle for Less! When it comes to a short sale, the bottom line is simple. A short sale is a settlement between a borrower and a lender. It really is as simple as that.  However, obtaining a good settlement is not that simple. Would you trust the settlement of any other legal matter to someone other than a licensed attorney?  While Florida law does not restrict the negotiation and Read More

Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions

“Due Diligence” – More Than Mere Words in a Contract! Parties routinely throw around references to conducting “due diligence” in residential and commercial real estate transactions without truly understanding the complexity of what that entails and means. Black’s Law Dictionary defines due diligence as “such a measure of prudence, activity, or assiduity, as is properly to be expected from, and ordinarily Read More

A Final Judgment Is Not Always Final

Even After You Have Received a Final Judgment It May Not Be Too Late While it is always best to immediately seek legal representation as soon as possible after being served with a complaint, there still may be steps you can take to save your home after a final judgment has been entered, and believe it or not, after the property has been sold. While every situation is unique, the law is clear that a final judgment Read More

Walking Away From a Foreclosure

Walking Away From a Foreclosure – The Single Worst Decision a Homeowner Can Make! For years homeowners long assumed that if a lender was seeking to foreclose, … they owed the money and as such, had no defense.  Yet, as terrible as it is to lose a house to foreclosure, 6 years into the foreclosure meltdown, many still think the easy route is to put their biggest financial headache behind them by just Read More

Commercial Litigation

Defending Commercial Litigation Claims Starts with Knowing the Rules & Procedure! Twenty-seven years in the legal field teaches you a thing or two about people, claims, strategy and tactics.  When it comes to commercial litigation, the more high-brow the players, the circumstances, and/or implications, the greater the sense of magnitude and importance in the representation and outcome.  This can lead Read More

The Lender Slowdown

Lender Slowdown = Greater Loan Modifications & Short-Sale Approvals So you have been served with a mortgage foreclosure lawsuit (or think you will be soon), and you seem to read every day about mortgage foreclosures cases being “halted” and the ‘lender slowdown’.  Now you’re wondering “what does that mean for me”?  If you have been following any of my writings these last few months, I have been Read More

Facing a Foreclosure Trial

Banks Must Prove Their Case… Especially at a Foreclosure Trial!  The “rocket-docket” is in full bloom across tri-county South Florida courtrooms. Homeowners and investors are now routinely confronted and challenged to speedily make major decisions regarding their foreclosure cases, in some instances, from one day to the next.  Judges are expediting cases to a foreclosure trial whether the parties – both Read More