Archive for May 2013

SLG approved as FNMA Counsel in California

SLG approved as FNMA Counsel in California. Effective June 1, 2013,  Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) has mandated that all FNMA foreclosures be handled by approved law firms, qualifying under FNMA requirements. The impact of the FNMA mandate is that servicers will no longer be able to refer FNMA foreclosures directly to foreclosure trustees under … Continue reading

SB 900: There is Good News and Bad News: The Lawsuits Keep Coming, but Courts are Reluctant to Support Questionable Claims

SB 900: There is Good News and Bad News: The Lawsuits Keep Coming, but Courts are Reluctant to Support Questionable Claims. By Spencer Scheer: May 7, 2013. Clearly, SB 900/A.B. 278 (effective 1.1.13) spells trouble for lenders, and gives borrowers expanded tools to challenge lender/servicer/trustee conduct in loan modification and foreclosure disputes. However, initial response … Continue reading

MCBA – REAL PROPERTY SECTION – May 16, 2013

  Please join us for this month’s Real Property Section lunch: Hot Topics in Commercial Leasing.  Jonathan Seigel will cover both transactional and litigation issues relating to commercial leasing, including ADA, insurance and ways to avoid malpractice traps!   THE REAL PROPERTY SECTION PRESENTS:   Nuts & Bolts of Commercial Leases Speaker:  Jonathan Seigel, Esq. … Continue reading