Kramer and Kaslow: Mortgage Fraud Strike Force May Help Protect Homeowners from Illegal Foreclosure

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Philip Kramer weighs in on the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force.

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Philip Kramer, lead attorney for the Law Offices of Kramer and Kaslow weighed in on the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.

Composed of both civil and criminal enforcement teams, the Mortgage Fraud Strike Force will monitor and prosecute violations at every step of the mortgage process, from the origination of mortgage loans to the marketing of mortgage-backed securities to the investing public.

"Californians in search of the American dream all too often found a protracted personal and legal nightmare," said Attorney General Harris. "Families are losing their homes, while those who perpetrated crimes and frauds against them walk free."

Philip Kramer, a noted California attorney and senior partner at the law firm of Kramer & Kaslow comments, “I am thrilled. My firm, a few others, we have been shouting from the mountain tops about how every piece of the mortgage process – from inception to foreclosure – is riddled with fraud. It looks like the Attorney General’s office has finally caught on. I welcome them to the battle.”

More of Philip Kramer’s thoughts can be found at the Kramer and Kaslow blog.

ABOUT PHILIP KRAMER
PHILIP A. KRAMER is the senior partner of the Law Office of Kramer & Kaslow, in Calabasas, California. Kramer & Kaslow is Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated. Mr. Kramer is a perennial recipient of the prestigious “Southern California Super Lawyer” award.

Mr. Kramer received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation and trial advocacy, with a concentration on business litigation, and real property matters. He has prosecuted and defended cases for over twenty five years.

Mr. Kramer is a licensed real estate broker and has spent considerable time providing legal services in connection with real estate issues relating to loan modification and loss mitigation, land use and zoning, environmental issues, easements, construction and development, finance, and landlord tenant matters.

Mr. Kramer is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Military Appeals. Mr. Kramer has tried in excess of 200 cases. He has appeared on nationally televised programs regarding pre-trial procedure and trial strategy and has appeared as a guest lecturer on topics ranging from constitutional law to trial practice, and Mr. Kramer frequently lectures on a broad spectrum of various legal and business issues.

Mr. Kramer also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court and as a Mediator.

Mr. Kramer is also a past president of the Los Angeles West Inns of Court, a national organization dedicated to bringing professionalism and civility back into the legal profession. He also serves on numerous Boards of Directors and serves as an officer in many companies. For more information call (818) 224-3900 or visit http://kramer-kaslow.com

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