A “false choice” for local banks—premium billing, or volume-based, low-cost billing?

Traditionally, two types of law firms have primarily serviced banks and financial institutions: (a) large, national law firms that charge premium rates; and (b) smaller law firms that handle matters in tremendous volume—so-called “foreclosure mills.” However, in our view, neither of these types of firms is well-suited to service a local or regional bank. First, because of the numerous, additional regulations imposed on banks in the wake of the financial crisis, most local banks are no longer inclined to pay premium rates. Second, the nature of a volume-based practice often leads to significant, costly errors that jeopardize banks’ rights and exposes banks to potentially significant expense down the road.

Competent, diligent representation for a reasonable fee

The Carlin Law Firm, PLLC offers banks a clear alternative to large-firm billing and volume-based, low-cost representation: competent, diligent representation for a reasonable fee. In addition to not “sitting on matters” and quickly responding to client communications, the Firm strives to handle all of its litigation matters perfectly, while charging somewhere in between what is customarily charged by large law firms and volume-based, low-cost law firms. Furthermore, in order to provide predictability, the Firm offers flat-fee arrangements for most mortgage foreclosure matters.

Experienced in representing banks and other lenders in financial services litigation

In addition to handling numerous foreclosure matters from inception to conclusion, Fort Lauderdale banking lawyer Justin C. Carlin has represented a local bank in the prosecution of $12+ million commercial mortgage foreclosure, as well as in a complicated commercial foreclosure action involving multiple title defects stemming from multiple transfers of a mortgaged property. Mr. Carlin has also handled mortgage foreclosure actions in which the borrower or other necessary parties to the action lived abroad, presenting complicated service of process issues under the Hague Convention.

Recognized for excellence in litigation and trial advocacy

In recognition of his accomplishments as a Florida business lawyer, Fort Lauderdale attorney Justin C. Carlin has been selected as a “Florida Rising Star” in the area of business litigation—a recognition conferred on no more than 2.5% of Florida attorneys—and was recently accepted to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College at Harvard Law School, to which approximately 40 trial attorneys throughout the country are accepted every two years.

Contact an experienced litigation attorney to represent your local bank or financial institution

The Firm recognizes that the concerns of banks and other financial institutions are somewhat different than those of other clients. Accordingly, inquiries regarding the Firm’s services in this area are handled somewhat differently than other clients’ inquiries. If you are a representative or general counsel for a bank or financial institution, then please so inform us when contacting our Firm, so that we can appropriately respond to your inquiry. We can be contacted by phone at (954) 440-0901, by e-mail at info@carlinfirm.com, or by completing the contact form appearing immediately below.

I’m 46, have worked countless attorneys in different areas of the law, courts and litigation. Justin is one of the best communicators, responders & easy to understand & work with lawyers I’ve met. His research, preciseness and clarity of opinions are simple & easy to understand for any lay person, a rare find in a lawyer. –Eric

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