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Lenders May Still Have to Participate in Foreclosure Mediation in Florida

January 20, 2021 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog

In response to the mortgage foreclosure crisis, the Supreme Court of Florida established a statewide mandatory mediation program for residential mortgage foreclosures. Due to the mandatory mediation program being largely unsuccessful, the Supreme Court of Florida terminated the program on December 19, 2011. However, lenders should be aware that judges […]

Mitigating Risks Associated with Hotel, Restaurant and Entertainment Industry Economic Challenges – Part 7: Expediting the Commercial Foreclosure Process Under Section 702.10, Florida Statutes

January 14, 2021 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog

The first half of this series evaluated options available to lenders prior to instituting a commercial foreclosure action.  The second-half of this series has evaluated available options to lenders during the pendency of the foreclosure action.  Since there are additional considerations for lenders dealing with lending to hotels, restaurants and […]

Mitigating Risks Associated with Hotel, Restaurant and Entertainment Industry Economic Challenges: Part 6 – Considerations for the Appointment of a Receiver During Commercial Foreclosures

December 29, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

As discussed in parts 1-4 of this series, lenders have several options prior to instituting a commercial foreclosure action.  Additionally, as briefly discussed in part 5 of this series, during the foreclosure action, lenders have options to try to preserve the value of the underlying collateral and to minimize further […]

SBA Loans: How to Maximize Recovery by Liquidating Personal Property

November 23, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog

When a small business association (“SBA”) loan is converted to liquidation status, the lender must begin liquidating the collateral. Lenders must liquidate all personal property that has a Recoverable Value over $5,000. If the Recoverable Value is over $5,000, the lender must decide which method of liquidation is the most […]

SBA Loans: How to Maximize Recovery by Liquidating Real Property

November 13, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog

When a small business association (“SBA”) loan is converted to liquidation status, the lender must begin liquidating the collateral. Lenders must liquidate all personal property that has a Recoverable Value over $5,000. If the Recoverable Value is over $5,000, the lender must decide which method of liquidation is the most […]

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