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Post Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:06 am    Post subject: has anyone used Brett Margolin attorney for loan modificatio
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has anyone used Brett Margolin attorney for loan modifaction
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject:
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Hi duckie.

I do not have a personal experience with Brett Margolin Attorney services. However, as far as I know, it is a law firm which provides assistance to borrowers who are facing foreclosure. Are you taking their help to save your property from foreclosure? Do share your experience with us.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject:
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sad but true, where is he located? your story might help someone else who needs a modification and who might be tempted to reach out for the wrong hand.
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: loan modification scam
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I used this law firm and they scammed me for $2500.00. I was working with Allen Romeo and Hope who is his assistant, they never returned my phone calls. They said they would give me all but, $750.00 back which would be their fee's for the modification if it didn't go through. I received paperwork for a modification but, didn't understand what was on the documents. I gave the bank permission to cotact my attorney to go over the paperwork but, they were unsuccessful in contacting them as I was, they never returned the calls. If anyone has information on how to reach anyone at this firm or Allen Romeo or Hope, please reply with the information. The firm is Brett Margolin Law Firm based in New York state.
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:54 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Monsivais,

I did a Google search to locate this company called "Allen Romeo and Hope" but could not find any information. I guess, you're are correct - this is a scam company. I would suggest you to contact the BBB and your State Attorney General and file a complaint against them.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject:
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without question, Monsivais, it is imperative that you contact the Attorney General's office in New York, to report the Brett Margolin law firm and the specific lawyer (Romeo) that you were supposedly working with. Attorneys General throughout the country are working to eliminate these scams and they are all desirous of learning as much as they can about the abuses that you and others have suffered.

please contact the attorney general's office at once - it will possibly lead to your retrieving some, if not all, of your money.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Forget the BBB
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BBB should be the last organization you contact
Contact instead:
(1) State attorney general's office
(2) State bar of the state in question.
(3) Local district attorney's office
(4) Some local bar associations/courts have programs whereby you can make a claim against your attorney. Look for key words attorney fee arbitration.
(5) If you want to contact BBB as a 5th option, OK, but the first 4 options
have far more traction IMHO.
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject:
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that's a mess of w's there, larry.
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject:
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i had a very different experience with this law firm and my legal assistant was awesome! i sent my paperwork in on october 21st, got my trial modification within a few weeks, made 3 trial payments in december, january and february and on march 9th my modification was made permanent. they stopped my foreclosure, lowered my rate, got all my missed payments put back into the loan and my new payment is $592 a month less than before.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: mtg company
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Do you people really think you will get honest advise from this guy at a mtg co re: a law firm that probably beat them up more than once?
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject:
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not quite sure what you're referring to there, bmac. i didn't see any lenders giving advice one way or the other about using this particular law firm, particularly in a favorable light.

can you elaborate on your remarks, please?
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: This is a mill. Not an efeective service
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Just got my modification. Which it isn't, after 8 nerve wracking months. I had to speak with the lender on the day I got my "modification agreement" they said all I actually did was stalled a foreclosure and then reinstated it. I paid a $350.00 fee to Hartland Mortgage Centers of Woodridge, IL then $1750.00 to Margolin. Upon receiving my "agreement I also had to pay a $1316.00 "contribution fee" to the bank. All the bank did was add missed mortgage payments back into the principal of the loan. No interest reduction, no monthly payment reduction.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:08 am    Post subject: continued
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Don't get involved with the Brett Margolin Law Firm or Hartland Mortgage Centers. If not a scam or fraud the are very deceptive and misleading.
The bank is not a friend either.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Thank you to Brett Margolin
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Thank you to Brett Margolin - I had an option arm, my loan was restructured into a fixed rate starting at 2% for the first five years. Then goes to 3%, 4% then finally 5% for the life of my loan. I appreciate my legal assistant Gary, who spent the time helping me with my paperwork, and talking to me countless hours putting my mind at ease.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:47 am    Post subject: Brett Margolin Bad Decision
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Bad decision using these people
Due to the economy and loosing my job, We found ourself in a situation where we needed help with our mortgage. We are stuck in an interest only loan and cannot refinance ever because the house lost 50% of its value due to foreclosures surrounding it. So we are way upside down and needed help. After talking with the bank and realizing that they were no help, we hired Brett Margolin office to get us a loan modification. They said that at the least they could get the loan modified and I proceded to give them $2000.00 to do the work. As soon as I paid the money and filled out all the paperwork they turned our case over to one of there mitigation specialists. It was all down hill from there. They would not call me to give any update as promised. They would not return my emails or phone calls. They left me out in the cold to deal with the bank one on one. After they turned the paperwork in, I did not exist. Our loan modification was denied I found out due to the mitigator putting down that we recived extra income from a miltary service check. I was never in the military. They returned my phone call after a couple of months with the accounting department stating that they no longer take american express and I have to come up with the money to finish my payemnts from somewhere else. When I told the guy that his company has not called me back in over 2 months. He said that he would check on it and get her to call me. This is after I said I was going to report him to the better business bureau. My family is sick about the way the banks are treating us. I thought we finally had someone on our side. Turns out we are just another number and have been taken advantage of by greedy banks and now lawyers
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