Attorneys - Help Consumers Avoid or Stop Foreclosures; What You Need To Know At A Minimum

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Experts are projecting the volume of California foreclosures will double in 2010. Nationwide, experts project 3.5 million foreclosures. The devastating effect of the financial crises has gone beyond those who bought with no money down to those who have significant assets invested in their long time residence and deep family ties to the neighborhood. Helping clients avoid loss of their home in foreclosure requires detailed knowledge of consumer law, fair debt collection laws, mortgages, deeds of trust, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy options, and tax issues. Find out how to assess the consumers total financial status and determine what options exists and how to provide timely and effective help for troubled homeowners.

Co-chair and moderator Michele L. McGill says: “This full day seminar is being offered due to the critical mass of foreclosures affecting California homeowners and the need to provide a comprehensive framework for lawyers to assist them."

The panel consists of the best and the brightest consumer, real estate, bankruptcy and tax experts. Daniel Mulligan, nationally recognized consumer advocate and class action specialist and Pamela Simmons, co-author of “California Mortgages, Deeds Of Trust, and Foreclosure Litigation” will teach an advanced course in secured real estate transactions, truth in lending, securitization and the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, and current options to help homeowners stay in their homes or to negotiate the least detrimental way out.

Cathleen Cooper Moran will address bankruptcy court issues. William Joseph Purdy III will cover the all important tax impacts of foreclosure, bankruptcy, and debt relief. This full day seminar is being offered on February 17, 2010, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California.

Space is limited so register today at (415) 982-1600 or http://www.sfbar.org/calendar (click on February 17th event for more information or to register)

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