Of Counsel and Per Diem Attorney - Local Law Firm (2006-2010)

By knowing how to pick the right properties and appraiser, I was able to create significant reductions in real estate tax assessments, through stipulated settlements, for Ventnor beachfront and Atlantic City commercial properties.

My research and pleadings in an Action in Lieu of Prerogative Writ resulted in the municipal board permitting applicant to refile an amended, and subsequently approved, zoning variance application.

In a foreclosure defense case, I researched and drafted responsive pleadings to a foreclosure complaint borrower received from Countrywide after that lender had entered into a Consent Judgment with the NJ Attorney General. In that Consent Judgment, the lender agreed to not file foreclosure complaints in eligible cases until after exhausting all other options.

In certain foreclosure and pre-foreclosure matters, legal counseling was provided to borrowers to direct them in the mortgage modification process.

A federal agency told a borrower they owed a large sum after their last payment was made. I researched the issue and drafted an opinion memo and adversary communications to the agency that caused them to revise their calculations.

An existing client suffered a Personal Injury and I worked with the firm's PI attorney to obtain a monetary settlement.