Tax Lien & Mortgage Foreclosure

The attorneys in our tax lien & mortgage foreclosure practice group have successfully litigated thousands of matters, giving us the experience necessary to guide clients through the foreclosure minefield to a satisfactory, cost-effective resolution. We represent entities involved in the purchase of tax liens from New York City, tax lien servicers, and investors. We have also represented a diverse group of lenders, financial institutions, servicers, individuals, and title companies in foreclosure actions and other adversary proceedings.

Our attorneys handle tax lien, mortgage, and in rem foreclosure actions as well as litigation of clouded title, strict foreclosure, and deed forgery actions involving claims of invalid referees' deeds. We represent parties in foreclosure proceedings involving real estate, limited liability companies, cooperative apartments, condominiums, and personal property under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). We undertake every aspect of a case - from commencement through redemption, sale, or other disposition. We have successfully disposed of a variety of defenses and claims, including those involving deceased, missing, or incapacitated defendants, constitutional arguments (working in conjunction with the New York City Law Department), jurisdictional and service contests, landlord and tenant issues, adverse possession, and bankruptcies.

In addition to prosecuting foreclosure actions, we are equipped to handle a wide range of legal issues that commonly arise in connection with foreclosures, including compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and state consumer protection laws. We also help clients maintain databases, implement state-of-the-art case management software, and develop client-specific reporting, engineering, and reengineering of the case management process.Underlying all of our work is a practical, business-minded approach and a deep commitment to achieving our clients' business objectives quickly and efficiently.We look forward to working with you.