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Soboleski Law is hosting a Continuing Education Program (NC CLE) entitled, “Foreclosure Defense Bootcamp – Giving Homeowners a Fighting Chance” on January 24th, 2014, in Asheville, NC.

This Foreclosure Defense CLE is approved for six (6.0) hours of NC CLE credit, which includes one (1) hour of ethics credit.  The Seminar will be held at OnTrack WNC, at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC, 28801.  The Course Schedule is listed below, as well as information on the speakers.  Your ticket includes a light breakfast and lunch.  This CLE will be held on Friday, January 24th, 2014.  Join us for this North Carolina Continuing Legal Education seminar.

Foreclosure Defense Boot Camp

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9:00 – 9:20           Introduction to Foreclosure Defense – (Jane Soboleski, Soboleski Law, PC)

  • Welcome
  • Factors leading to the housing crash and resulting economic recession,
  • The “typical” Foreclosure Defense client.

9:20 – 10:00        Foreclosure from the lender’s perspective (Larry Harris, Van Winkle Law Firm)

  • Legislative Update on Foreclosure Law,
  • Deeds of Trust,
  • The Foreclosure Process in NC .

10:00 – 10:30   Foreclosure From the Clerk’s Perspective

  • Johanna Finkelstien, Buncombe County Assistant Clerk of Court

Morning Break

10:40 – 11:40      Substantive Law  – (Sean Soboleski, Soboleski Law, PC)

  • Case Law:  Dodson (But for: Helms, Adams), In re: Bass, In re: Simpson,
  • Dodd-Frank Financial Reform and Economic Stability Act, the CFPB, Recent Amendments to Regulation X of RESPA, and the “Final Servicing Rules” – effective January, 2014,
  • Ibanez and the Liberal Massachusetts Courts, How to bring an Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices (UDTPA) claim against Loan Servicers, What has worked nationwide?

11:40 – 12:25      Recent Developments in Consumer Law and Foreclosure Defense Practice (Jane Soboleski, Soboleski Law, PC)

  • Robo-signing and the recent history of banking scandals,
  • Department of Justice Settlements,
  • Independent Foreclosure Review – and the aftermath,
  • Equitable claims under NCGS 45-21.34.

12:25 – 1:15   Break for LUNCH (PROVIDED)

1:15 – 1:45           Loss mitigation: Loan Modifications and other foreclosure alternatives – (Victor Moore, Director of Counseling, On Track Financial Education and Counseling)

  • Loan modifications; HAMP, in-house modifications,
  • Forbearance agreements,
  • HARP – refinance options,
  • Effects on personal consumer credit.

1:45 – 2:30     Short Sales Today – (Steve Wilde, Wilde Law, LLC)

  • Short Sale Basics,
  • How Does A Short Sale Affect Credit,
  • Who Can Negotiate Short Sales?
  • How Short Sales Differ From “Normal” Closing Transactions.

Short break – (10 Minutes)

2:40 – 3:10      Bankruptcy Implications – (Kerry Lowery, Max Gardner Law)

  • Chapter 7, Chapter 13,
  • Automatic Stay, Lender’s Motion for Relief from Stay,
  • Discharge,
  • Re-affirmation of debt.

3:10 – 3:40           Ethics and client relations – 30 minutes                (Sean  and Jane Soboleski, Soboleski Law)

  • MARS compliance – Fee agreements
  • NC Ethics opinions and Rules of Professional Conduct with regard to foreclosure practice
    • Conduct of Trustees in foreclosure matters – 2008 FEO 11,
    • RPC 3, RPC 64, RPC 82, RPC 90, 04 Formal Ethics Opinion 2,
    • N.C. Gen. Stat. 45-21.16(c)(7)b (notice to the debtor must contain a statement that a trustee is “a neutral party and, while holding that position in the foreclosure proceeding, may not advocate for the secured creditor or for the debtor in the foreclosure proceeding”).

3:40 – 4:10        Ethics in Social Media for Lawyers – 30 minutes     (Gina Drew)

  •  How to protect your firm and comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct in your personal and law firm social media accounts.


Grab your tickets to this foreclosure defense CLE here.  Please call us at 828-285-8888 with any questions.


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