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has anyone used Brett Margolin attorney for loan modification

has anyone used Brett Margolin attorney for loan modifaction

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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larrywwww | Joined: March 23, 2010 06:46 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

that's a mess of w's there, larry.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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 [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/refinance.html]refinance[/url] 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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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

[justify:997a6074ff]Be careful with advice of those people, who post their reviews and don’t seem to have any knowledge about loan modification services and their service provider company. If we’re talking about Brett Margolin they help in reduce many people rate of interest. For more details about Law firm of Brett Margolin check BBB review.[/justify:997a6074ff]

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

It might be different-different experience of people about Brett Margolin Law PC, but for me it is great.
Brett Margolin Law PC helped me save my home when I was in deep trouble due to financial crisis, by helping me they make my mortgage payments affordable. I am gratefully to this firm and their experts. Keep it up.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Thank you to Brett Margolin - Had $87500 principle mortgage balance,1 yr.
behind on house payments. Process took about 1 year, settled with mortgage
company for 10% $8750. Now own house with clear title.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

We were in leiu of foreclosure when we contacted American Home Crisis Center. They put us in touch with the Law Firm Of Brett Margolin. They Scammed us for $2500.00. They did not obtain a modification from our Lender. They made one phone call to our lender, only to find out our lender was in the process of modifiying our loan. They took full credit for this modification. When asked for proof we got the run around. No one in that office could prove what their process was. We were yelled at and lied to by this Law office. Please, Please take our advice and DO NOT USE THIS LAW FIRM, IT IS A SCAM. Also do not call American Home Crisis Center. That got us into this mess.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

This office is a scam.They are in the buss. of collecting in a predatory manner from people all over the USA. They are taking advantage of good people's money, by stealing it right out of your bank account. Their contract has provisions to protect them, but not you. DO NOT pay up front as this practice of collecting upfront fees is in direct violation of NY state law. They are not to charge or collect upfront fees prior to completion of services rendered;I paid upfront as directed by the law office. Now I have the task of getting a refund which is not forthcomming. They brieched their own contract. Be careful/ do not pay upfront fees.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

What a joke, this office is nothing but a false hope for people that are having difficulties w/ their lenders. They collect as much as they can upfront and will not refund any of the stolen money as it is their policy to get and not give back. This law office should be sued by all of their victims in these predatory practices. A class action suit is inevadable & I would like to be included.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Would like to know if anyone has had first hand experience with the
Law Office of Brett Margolin, Middle Country Road in Centereach Long Island New York in the Loan Modification process. It seems to be that the Corporate name "The Law Offices of Brett Margolin" is used thoughout the country. Is it a franchise? As we search the internet, we are hearing mixed reviews about "Brett Margolin" but it seems they are all over the place scamming. When we placed a file request to the BBB, under the name and the Centereach address they had 25 complaints on file. Please respond

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Would like to know if anyone has had first hand experience with the
Law Office of Brett Margolin, Middle Country Road in Centereach Long Island New York in the Loan Modification process. It seems to be that the Corporate name "The Law Offices of Brett Margolin" is used thoughout the country. Is it a franchise? As we search the internet, we are hearing mixed reviews about "Brett Margolin" but it seems they are all over the place scamming. When we placed a file request to the BBB, under the name and the Centereach address they had 25 complaints on file. Please respond

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Yes. I retained them a year and a half ago. They guarantee a modification in their retainer fee agreement with your lender. But ultimately that is not the case. It is the lender that has the final say. After a year and a half of waiting for the modification, B of A denied the modification. So, now I am trying to get the retainer fee refunded back to me. According to the agreement they will refund the fee. So, far, I have not received any response from them.

My recommendation is do not pay upfront fees.

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ki2 | Joined: November 5, 2010 08:38 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

The best thing to do is to have someone at the lender explain the documents to you if you do not understand them. Why don't you understand them? Contact the Attorney General's office if you cannot get a hold of anyone, also the FTC has passed a new law no ONE can collect up front fees! You can visit their website or our blog page to read more. That maybe the reason why you cannot get a hold of anyone. Usually the Attorney Generals website will have news of any firms under investigation. I know here in Florida that is how it works. Modification experiences range from nightmares to pleasant ville, however, it never is the same for two people... Usually because there are different people involved and different lenders. Do not feel so bad, it will get better. You need to take control and contact your lender or call the HOPE hotline and ask for guidance. There is no need to pay thousands of dollars for something you can get help with on your own!

Good luck !

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I too retained the Brett Margolin Law Firm to attemp to get my interst rates reduced with a gaurantee of a refund of $4,000 if they were not successful. That was a year ago and I only received one piece of correspondence form my mortgage company that my case was being closed due to lack of documentaion. (I sent the law firm everything that was asked for in a prompt manner) Nneedless to say I asked for a refund and have heard nothing from them after repeated requests. I would not recommend them to anyone.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

DO NOT USE LAW OFFICE OF BRETT MARGOLIN.... They do not work hard to get you the best deal. They tell you things that TRUST us we can and will get you the best deal. Well, We are paying a higher payment and they locked our interest rate in from when we signed the loan 4 years ago. They do not call you, you always have to call them. I was told that we should be happy with the deal that we got and they made it sound like we wouldn't get a better deal which they didn't fight for one. When we received the loan modification papers I didn't really understand what they were wanting so I e-mailed then to the assistant and she then told me what the mortgage company was wanting regarding the trial period. So I went with what the attorneys office said and now we are being told that she was wrong and the payments were wrong and the mortgage company is stating that we are behind again and I have been maiking payments every month. Come to find out the 2 and 3rd payments were made incorrectly because of Brett Margolin's office telling us that is the way that they are suppose to be and now we are suppose to come up with the extra money to make up the payments. More or less we got the raw end of the deal on this and no-one will admit that they did wrong and refund the money so that we can put that towards the amount that the mortgage company is stating that we are behind. You will be sorry if you would even suggest this company to handle your loan modification...

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I was suckered in by this Law Group well over a year ago. I only continue because I have no choice but to try and salvage something good out of all this... but otherwise I have written it off as a 2000.00 loss.

Regardless of how promising the benefits may seem, stay as far away from the Brett Margolin Law Office as you can.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

i hire margolin , brett back in may of 2010 thru David Green law firm i spoke with a Joe Dielo then told me no problem we can get the modification in 60 -90 days . Well it been a year no answer and no one taken call now . In Janurary the office move to Va Beach the lawyer thur Margolin had put me with was no oner there . and joe was gone too now a Joesph Rivera was now my person help me LOL . i have so many lies from these people .

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I retained his law firm to work with Chase for a loan modification over a year ago. Shortly after I paid my file was sent to your Florida office. At that office I was assigned about 4 different paralegals within a ten month period. Each of them never completing my follow up. I had to hunt them down in order to get some information from them.

Eventually, I was told Brett Margolin no longer has an office in Florida. My file was send back to the New York Office.

My latest hunt provided me a name and a number of a woman I spoke to only once, a month ago. Her name was Tiffany and she said she has my file and will do follow up......

follow up...follow up....follow up

A year and a half later my loan has still not been reviewed and I am facing foreclosure. I tried to tell Tiffany that I need something in writing to let the Chase lawyers know my loan is up for review, thereby postponing the procedure of foreclosure.

No one is doing anything about our loan modification. I hear a lot of bells and whistles about different programs for the people in my situation and yet still nothing.

I am a single mom supporting a teenage daughter in college and a sick mom that is staying with me.
I am frightened and scared. This foreclosure papers keep coming and I don't know where we will wind up by the year end..

PLEASE HELP.....

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Mary,

It would have been better if you would have contacted the lender and applied for a loan modification with the lender. The lender would have checked your financial situation and let you know whether or not you will qualify for it. You shouldn't have gone for that law firm.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Brett Margolin law firm will steal your money and screw you into paying for a pig in a poke/only problem no pig no shit! These crooks will steal your monies w/ no mercy towards you or your mortgage. All these crooks will do is steal your money. take it from the voice of personal experience. Find a lender and forget the lawyers, especially these merciless crooks.

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Guest,

Thanks for sharing your opinion about them in the forums!! I can understand that you had a very bad experience with them.

Thanks

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Attorney Brett Margolin ripped me off for $3,600 for a loan modification.He did not have a lic to practice in Ct. awaitng a reply form Ny State

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Do keep us updated as to what reply you received from Ny State.

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