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 and real estate lawyer, Fort Lauderdale business litigation attorney Justin C. Carlin has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell—the highest rating available and a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional ability. Justin has also been named a “Florida Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® magazine—an honor limited to no more than 2.5% of Florida attorneys. In 2016, Justin became a fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College at Harvard Law School, an exclusive program to which only 36 trial attorneys 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 [email protected], or by completing the contact form appearing immediately below.
Energetic, determined, personable, smart, resourceful, and ambitious, Mr. Carlin demonstrates key attributes of some of the nation's top litigators. -Attorney in the community
Justin was fighting a whole team of attorneys by himself for most of the case and kicking their ass. My only regret is not getting to watch the trial, as the case settled after jury selection. -Dave
Banks & Financial Institutions Articles
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