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Federal Government Files Charges Against 530 Mortgage Relief Scammers, Claiming Damages Over $1 Billion

Mortgage Relief Scammers The Federal Government appears to be increasing its efforts to protect homeowners from mortgage rescue scammers.  As we reported here, mortgage rescue scammers may attempt to take advantage of homeowners by fraudulent posing as government programs, accepting payments without providing services, or transferring title to the mortgaged premises, among other things.  The […]


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What You Can(‘t) Do With a Nonprofit

What You Can(‘t) Do With a Nonprofit A Senator was recently accused of stealing $30,000 from what’s being called a “sham nonprofit.” Apparently, the nonprofit received money for a “parent workshop.”  The senator allegedly took the money herself, and lied about educating community members.  If these allegations are true, it’s pretty obvious that this behavior […]


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The U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services may waive filing fees

USCIS Waiver of Filing Fees In addition to the timelines and stress of dealing with the government, many people find that the costliness of filing fees involved with visas and petitions prohibit them from proceeding with their Immigration issues.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is funded largely by application and petition fees, however […]


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I-485 Adjustment of Status

I-485 Adjustment of Status Recently, we have been receiving questions concerning the adjustment of status requirement for obtaining a Green Card.  When applying for a Green Card, you must first adjust your status from that of non-immigrant to permanent resident of the United States by filing an I-485 Application.  Where one files is determined by […]


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Same Sex Marriage in New York

Same Sex Marriage in New York As I am sure you have all heard that New York has become the most recent state to allow same sex marriage (which was long overdue).  There may be some “old” concerns for “new” couples hoping to take advantage of the new law.  Issues of pre nuptial and post […]


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Chase MIGHT pay you 20k to short sale

“We would like to talk with you about the possibility of selling your home for less than the amount you owe. If we agree on a lower sale price and a few other terms and you sell your house for that amount before foreclosure, you will get $20,000.” That is what it states in a […]


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Foreclosures Plunge

Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq. is quoted in the following New York Law Journal article written by Andrew Keshner.  Mr. Keshner details how the new Attorney Affirmation requirement has impacted recent foreclosure filings. As stated in the article, we have seen a substantial decline in calls from homeowners seeking foreclosure defense representation. However, we have had […]


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New Attorney Verification Requirement in NY Foreclosure Actions

A partner at our firm, Robbie L. Vaughn, is quoted in this article from The New York Law Journal:  Check it out below!  As always we are here to answer any questions concerning this new court ruling at (516) 858-2620! New Court Rule Says Attorneys Must Verify Foreclosure Papers Andrew Keshner New York Law Journal […]


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Major Banks Halting Foreclosures in NY?

Are foreclosures being halted in NY? Foreclosure defense is a large part of our law practice. We are currently defending foreclosures brought by GMAC, Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo etc.  For the most part, we have not seen much evidence of these lenders suspending current foreclosure actions. They are still opposing our motions, replying […]


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Buying A Home

The Home Buying Process Buying a home can be exciting and joyous. However, the home buying process can get a bit confusing at times. We often act as the buyer’s attorney during real estate transactions. In an effort to answer some of their questions, we provide our real estate clients with the following overview of […]


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