On June 8th, Neisi Garcia Ramirez, a Florida Bankruptcy attorney for Brock & Scott, presented on a panel at the 28th Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop hosted by the University of Miami School of Law, the Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Put Something Back Pro Bono Program (Dade Legal Aid). The panel was titled, “Chapter 13 […]
On June 1st, Firm Partner, Sean Corcoran, presented on a panel at the 5th Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference. The panel was titled, “Individual Chapter 11 Cases- A Secured Creditor Perspective.” Brock & Scott was also a sponsor of the conference.
Congratulations to Jeremy Wilkins for being chosen as a JPEG: Picture the Future award winner! The Picture the Future program is sponsored by the American Legal & Financial Network or ALFN. Out of 31 candidates that were nominated, the top 12 were selected based on the reviews of a 13 member review committee. The reviewers […]
written by Associate Attorneys, Archie Sumpter & Devin Chidester Enforcing a lost note is a common problem that creditors face. In a recent North Carolina opinion, Emerald Portfolio, LLC v. Outer Banks/Kinnakeet Associates, LLC, 790 S.E.2d 721 (2016), the North Carolina Court of Appeals analyzed the lost note issue as it applies in North […]
Congratulations to Jessica Fagen, Managing Partner in Florida for being named as one of the top 25 women in law by DS News! Click HERE to Read Jessica Fagen’s profile in the full article as posted on DSNews.com
In a recent decision, North Carolina Court of Appeals held that an individual is not a surviving borrower under a deed of trust if that individual was not obligated on the underlying promissory note. In re Clayton, 802 S.E.2d 920 (2017).
At the end of 2016, the Supreme Court of North Carolina sent a pragmatically powerful message regarding North Carolina Chapter 45 power of sale foreclosures: the contract is in control. Consequently, the opinion, In re Lucks, 369 N.C. 222, 794 S.E.2d 501 (2016), simplified legislatively created procedures for power of sale foreclosures while also limiting the potential for protracted litigation.
Jason Branham, SC Partner, co-authored an article that is published in the November issue of SC Lawyer Magazine. The article is entitled “Walk the Line: The North Carolina-South Carolina Boundary Clarification” and describes the impact that clarifying and re-establishing the shared state border has on properties located along it.
The Northern District of Illinois provides a decision for those collecting on contingency based fees with previous conflicting case law on this issue. For our clients, the decision also emphasizes the standing of the contract underlying the balance owed.
On December 21, 2016, the Supreme Court of North Carolina held the principle of res judicata does not apply to a non-judicial foreclosure. See In Re Lucks, 369 N.C. 222, 794 S.E.2d 501 (2016). The Court reached this conclusion through review of the scope of allowable evidence and applicability of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure in a non-judicial foreclosure.