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If owning a home is the American dream, then losing it through foreclosure is the American nightmare. Learn how to make the foreclosure process as smooth as possible for your clients by reviewing the personal property foreclosure process step-by-step in these comprehensive reference materials. Experienced professionals provide best practices for pre-foreclosure documents and notices, the foreclosure sale requirements, post-foreclosure legal issues and how bankruptcy figures into the equation. Plus, read case law and legislative updates, along with marketing strategies to boost client referral. Order today!
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JONATHAN L.R. DREWES founded Drewes Law, PLLC in 2008, where he is a partner and chief manager. He represents homeowners facing foreclosure and various clients in other real estate matters. Mr. Drewes focuses his practice on civil litigation: the art of motion practice and presenting legal arguments in the courtroom. He has extensive experience winning foreclosure and real estate cases in state and federal courts in Minnesota. Mr. Drewes’ April 2013 win at the Minnesota Supreme Court--the first homeowner win in front of Minnesota's high court since the Great Depression - demonstrates his commitment to seeking justice through the court system for homeowners and consumers who otherwise might not have a voice. He is a Board Certified Real Property Specialist through the Minnesota State Bar Association and is admitted to Minnesota state and federal courts, as well as Illinois and Washington state courts. Mr. Drewes earned his law degree with honors from the University of Minnesota's Law School his bachelor's degree with honors from Vanderbilt University, with three full majors in Economics, Spanish and History.
KEVIN J. DUNLEVY is a partner in the Minneapolis law firm of Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A., where he practices in real estate and creditors' remedies. He is a real property law specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Mr. Dunlevy is experienced in real estate litigation, transactions, foreclosures, evictions, and other creditors' remedies. He is a frequent presenter at seminars for attorneys, title companies, realtors and lenders; and he has written numerous articles and publications for professional and trade groups. Mr. Dunlevy is a member of the Hennepin County, Minnesota State and American bar associations; as well as the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He co-chairs the Legislative Committee of the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is the past chair of the Title Insurance Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association's Torts and Insurance Practice Section. Mr. Dunlevy recently taught real estate law to lawyers and law students in Ukraine, including real estate and mortgage fraud. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, and his J.D. degree from the University of North Dakota. Mr. Dunlevy is also the Civil Air Patrol Minnesota Wing legal officer, and a Search and Rescue Mission pilot.
DOUGLAS A. OLIVER is a member and managing partner of the law firm of McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC. He manages MRLP's Illinois foreclosure operation. Mr. Oliver has 15 years of experience in the default servicing industry. He is also an experienced trial lawyer. He has previously lectured for National Business Institute on numerous foreclosure-related matters. Mr. Oliver earned his B.A. degree from the University of Iowa; and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Drake Law School. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Illinois.
C. JOHN RUDDY is a managing member in the firm Ruddy & King, LLC, in Aurora, Illinois. Mr. Ruddy concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation concerning real estate, bankruptcy reorganization, commercial matters, eminent domain, and consumer disputes. He has been in practice since 1977. Mr. Ruddy advises and represents the firm's clients on real estate foreclosure proceedings, including the implementation of sheriff's sales. He also advises and represents loan borrowers on defenses and counterclaims to mortgage foreclosure proceedings, including the Fair Credit Agreements Act; the Real Estate Settlement Protections Act; the Truth in Lending Act; the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; and the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. Mr. Ruddy earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and his J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School. He has been the chairperson of the Commercial Banking and Bankruptcy Committee of the Kane County Bar Association from 1994 to the present, and is a former bankruptcy trustee.