Attorneys I Trust…
NO ONE PAYS TO BE LISTED HERE, AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN PAID 10¢ FOR REFERRING ANYONE ANYWHERE. PERIOD.
I LIST THE ATTORNEYS I KNOW AND TRUST HERE SO THAT HOMEOWNERS CAN KNOW WHO I THINK THEY CAN TURN TO WITHOUT WORRYING THAT THEY ARE BEING SCAMMED.
I started writing about this mess we seem to now be calling The Great Recession during the summer of 2007 because Wall Street’s bankers destroyed the credit markets by selling garbage derivatives wrapped in Moody’s AAA paper… and then they started blaming American homeowners. Since I started Mandelman Matters in April of 2009 and have written some 370 in-depth articles, spoken at an American Bar Association conference, and even at a judicial conference for 9th Circuit judges.
I’ve never been in the mortgage industry, or the Real Estate Industry, or anything close. I’ve been a writer and communications strategist for 20+ years. My firm specialized in making complex subjects easy to understand… and people say I’m funny.
In order to learn about the mortgage and foreclosure crises I’m writing about now, I had to interview a lot of people, many were attorneys, and they were from all over the country. Some became good friends over time. When homeowners call to ask me to recommend a lawyer I trust, I either just refer them while on phone or send them to this page.
But let me be very clear about one thing: The banks and mortgage servicers in this country are being allowed to torture and abuse American homeowners who are struggling to remain in their homes and there are no magic bullets or perfect answers. In fact, if you’re trying to get your loan modified, you may not even need an attorney to help you… and then again, you very well may. Always speak personally with an attorney you are considering hiring and see how you feel about his or her style and experience. Check with the applicable State Bar to make sure you are dealing with a reputable individual.
I’m offering the list that follows as a starting place, not a finish line.
AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, REACH ME AT MANDELMAN@MAC.COM. IF I CAN HELP, I WILL.