Fighting a non-traditional mortgage loan foreclosure (NTM) is one of the hardest and heart-wrenching actions anyone can undertake. What is even more frustrating is the inability to find a good foreclosure attorney when you need him/her.This was the case for KathyJo Torrenga, who started her family in this home. Click HERE to support the Torrenga Family.
The Torrenga’s live in rural Muskegon, MI and let’s face it, even in big cities it’s hard to find knowledgeable foreclosure defense attorneys. Good defense attorneys are few and far between and bank fraud – as we see in these huge settlements – runs rampant. KathyJo tried to defend her home pro se after searching for an attorney that could understand a complicated securitization case. Continue reading →
It’s about time somebody recognized it.David Reiss and Brad Bordon posted a dynamic review of the most recent ‘slap down the banks’ cases of Saldivar and Erobobo and the potential impact on the [failed] REMIC tax shelters in REFinBlog.
David Reiss writes: “Brad Borden and I have warned that an unanticipated tax consequence of the sloppy mortgage origination practices that characterized the boom is that MBS pools may fail to qualify as REMICs. This would have massively negative tax consequences for MBS investors and should trigger lawsuits against the professionals who structured these transactions. Courts deciding upstream and downstream cases have not focused on this issue because it is typically not relevant to the dispute between the parties. Continue reading →