Ben Hillard of Castle Law Group to Speak at the September 27, 2011 Pinellas Realtor Organization Meeting

Ben Hillard of Castle Law Group to Speak at the September 27, 2011 Pinellas Realtor Organization Meeting

Former banker turned foreclosure defense attorney, Ben Hillard, will be the featured speaker at the Pinellas Realtor Organization (“PRO”) September 27, 2011 meeting.  The event runs from 10:00 am to noon.  Ben is a foreclosure defense attorney with Castle Law Group, P.A.  Ben has conducted lo [...]

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FORMER BANKER TURNED FORECLOSURE DEFENSE LAWYER

FORMER BANKER TURNED FORECLOSURE DEFENSE LAWYER


Benjamin “Ben” Hillard, Esq., JD/MBA
I have spent most of my career as an investment banker and consultant conducting residential and commercial loan acquisitions due diligence; essentially buying loans from other banks. I’ve conducted loan purchase due diligence on literally bil [...]

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Castle Law Group Principal, Ben Hillard to Speak at June 28, 2011 GTAR Meeting

Castle Law Group Principal, Ben Hillard to Speak at June 28, 2011 GTAR Meeting

The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (“GTAR”) is featuring Benjamin “Ben” Hillard at their June 28, 2011 meeting. Ben is a former banker turned foreclosure defense attorney with Castle Law Group, P.A. Ben has conducted loan acquisitions work for Ocwen, Goldman Sachs, L [...]

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How Long Will It Take to Resolve a Foreclosure Suit?

How Long Will It Take to Resolve a Foreclosure Suit?

How long will it take to resolve a foreclosure suit? How long will it take to attempt to accomplish reasonable foreclosure defense litigation objectives? On average, our office has historically seen the process take around 18 months from the filing of a suit to resolution of the same. A side effe [...]

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Negotiating with Lenders on upside down properties

Negotiating with Lenders on upside down properties

Anyone who has tried to negotiate with their lender knows that the lenders are fully staffed with well-qualified, English-speaking decision-makers. On a percentage basis, our clients, and even our firm, prior to the initiation of a foreclosure suit, has had very little success dealing directly with [...]

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Castle Law Group Principal Quoted in Bloomberg

Castle Law Group Principal Quoted in Bloomberg

Feb 20, 2010 in Foreclosure Defense
Benjamin Hillard, one of the principals of Castle Law Group PA was quoted in the following Bloomberg new article: Lenders Pursue Mortgage Payoffs Long After Homeowners Default
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20603037&sid=aIf_vUQZFt.s
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Short Sale Approval Letters: The Last Word in

Short Sale Approval Letters: The Last Word in

Lender’s short sale approval letters often lack specific language clarifying whether or not the lender is going to forgive the debt, cancel the promissory note or otherwise refrain from pursuing a deficiency judgment in association with a short sale. A vague short sale approval letter is typical [...]

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Cutting Deals with the Bank

Cutting Deals with the Bank

Undercapitalized or Upside Down Lenders Provide Greater Opportunities
for Borrowers Facing Foreclosure to Cut Deals
According to an article in the South Florida Business Journal, Florida is tied with Georgia and Illinois for having the most banks in the nation with major capital shortfa [...]

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WHY THE BANK DOES NOT WANT YOUR PROPERTY

WHY THE BANK DOES NOT WANT YOUR PROPERTY

If you have been served with a foreclosure suit or foreclosure complaint, it is important to know that you have options,  and that your lender doesn’t want your property.
The information below is for demonstrative purposes only and does not reflect the actual percentages, values or num [...]

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