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This a review that I thought was do. Tim McFarlin and Mary his assistant really were very consistent in informing me in my case with B of A in helping sue them. They are super honest unlike a lot of others out there. They are really good people which is hard to find in this business. So I very comfortable an giving my recommendation to them from the professionalism and handling my case and success. So for you out there looking for trustworthy law firm they have my recommendation
Thanks for your kindness Tim and Mary
We are a hard working "Christian family", who had gone though the modification "torture mill" with Bank of America and several "fraudulent loan modification firms/attorneys", who had left us in worst conditions then we entered when they were closed down by the Attorney General's office ..We were in a desperate situation because Bank of America, after months of playing games with us, leading us on and pretending to be helping us by having us apply for programs they NEVER had intentions of giving us. Actually they were on the fast track of trying to foreclose on our home after reneging on honoring several modification! We knew we had to FIGHT bank 'legally"... So we called Tim McFarlin (McFarlin LLP)! Our first contact was with Paul Rodriguez who brought us into the office to meet Paul . So, with the help of Tim McFarlin..who organized a legal team consisting primarily of Connie Catone and Jarrod Nakano (and several other attorneys during different period), his legal Secretary Mary Guenther who kept us in the loop during the entire process, assisting us in the proper way to fill out the paperwork and sending us status emails as our case...she was AWESOME! Our case went a little over 2 years! But, McFarlin were able to keep us in our home during that time and we walked away with a better modification and one in which BofA will remain under the watchful eye of the courts if they try to renege on this one! Throughout our entire, STRESSFUL ordeal with Bank of America, we found our lawyers to be sensitive and caring...wanting to get US the best deal possible. We had a excellent experience with with McFarlin and would highly recommend them!
Renita and D'Andre Franklin
This will be the first review I have ever written....
Background of why I had to obtain an Attorney. I had been dealing with my Mortgage Lender and trying for 3 years, and was promised help reducing my Mortgage payment over and over. Since the down turn in the economy which started in my business in 2006 (loan officer/real estate), I saw my income cut in half, and could not keep up, and My reserves were tapped out. In 2010 I fell behind and my bank promised me help, if I worked directly with them, but did nothing but give intentional bad information over and over..... Resulting in my modification submissions being denied, based on bad information forwarded to me by the bank representatives.... When "Blatant Fraud" came into play, I knew I didn't want to lose my biggest asset I worked so hard for, so I called" several" law offices including, McFarlin LLP for help. I met with Tim McFarlin, who I felt never promised, or over promised me any results like other law offices, but rather told me the way things go. All I wanted was to get my loan modified to a payment that I could afford, to reflect the current economic climate. But in doing that we had to Sue the lender for all of the things I was claiming. The lender requested the law suit be dropped against them, but the judge denied that, and requested modification mediation instead, or the law suit would move forward, I'm sure based on the facts, and the complaint my Attorney sent in. My Attorneys knew that was not what I wanted, just a modification, and although it took time.......I received my modification this may!! The Attorney that handled my case directly was Connie Catone, who tolerated me to the best of anyone's ability, as I had become stressed, and paranoid based on my personal dealings with my lender..... She kept me calm, when I wasn't.. Dealing with this kind of stress changes you. I was glad one of us could keep their head about them during this process, and for that I am grateful to her. She was not who I hired, but Tim must of felt she would be the best fit. As far as the things I look for, phone calls, and emails being returned, and things explained....She followed through, always. I also had direct dealings with Mary Guenther, who worked with me to get all the stuff needed to the lender for this modification submission. she was patient and calming like Connie, and also followed up in a very timely manner with whatever I needed. She was great! I would recommend if you have this kind of issue with your mortgage you give them a call as well.......
So here's the short story. I came to McFarlin because I had a second mortgage that had defaulted and ultimately was discharged in bankruptcy. However, they had a lien against my home. I wanted the lien removed so I could access the equity in my home (which was substantial). First off, McFarlin was very courteous, listened to my needs, and seemed very capable. I found them on the web at McFarlinLaw.com and they had many, many cases where they had accomplished settlements similar to mine. Their fee seemed reasonable, so what the heck, I dived in.Mary was my point of contact. She called right away and gave me the skinny on how she wanted to go about it. To my surprise, about a month later, she called with a settlement offer of less than 10% of the initial lien, which, of course, I jumped all over. Better than I ever could have dreamed. I still owe Mary a steak dinner which I will gladly take her out for. Thank you Mary and thank you McFarlin Law!!!
I could not possibly have expected more from McFarlin Law. The entire team was great at each and every stage of the process, including litigation, loan modification, foreclosure postponement, and the eventual sale of my home (on my timetable and terms, not a short sale). The communication, follow-up and follow-through, professional and supportive demeanor, and technical expertise got me through an otherwise very difficult process. I recommend them without reservation.
After losing my job and becoming quite ill I ran into a number of issues too when the market crashed...banks scared away tenants and a property management company that I had went bankrupt and took all my security deposits. I was left with a tough choice...
I have been working McFarlin & Geurts to deal with the investment properties that I could not afford to keep since I could not afford to go after the banks to do what I believe was right. McFarlin & Geurts have never left me through the years and instead have really helped me to resolve a number of issues I have faced. I can't speak for others though I know for myself they have been working closely to try to resolve the issues and communicating with the banks where I have not been able to. I have been happy with those who I have worked with there and expect a good outcome after all is said and done with the remaining properties that I have left thanks to them diligently staying on top of things.
It's been a long road, but I finally got a settlement on my 2nd mortgage. In fact it was a complete forgiveness of the home loan, thanks to the patience and diligence of McFarlin and crew. Special thanks goes out to Mary Guenther for her patience in dealing with me over the last year or two. Yes, it took that long, but they were right when they kept telling me patience, just wait it out. This is a huge turning point for my financial situation, so excited to be out from under the shadow of an underwater property that wasn't likely to so a positive outcome for decades. Thank you Mary and Paul et al!
When it comes to hiring a company/firm that provides me with a particular service I need, I leave no stones unturned in my search for such a company until I am convinced they will provide the best service for the most reasonable price. I extensively researched a good number of different firms that could help us with our rather complex mortgage situation. Among them was the McFarlin firm, which came highly recommended by our financial planner, and they seemed to be the right fit. And were they ever. These guys know what they're doing. They were able to guide us through a very lengthy process with a level of patience, persistence, perseverance and professionalism you rarely see these days. I am very pleased with the outcome they brokered, and I highly recommend this firm to friends and family. Hire these guys with confidence. I did all the due diligence & legwork of scrutinizing for you, you will not be able to do better than hiring this firm. Period.
I had been working with my mortgage company for over a year and half trying to modify my loan without success, and then for a few months with another "consultant" who was supposed to help, but was only a waste of money. Then with my back against the wall, a week before my foreclosure sale date I contacted McFarlin LLP to see if there was anything they could do to help. I researched them on the better business bureau website, Yelp, and other review boards and found positive reviews, so I was happy because my time was running out. From the very first phone call the representative took the ball and ran. They collected all of my information and was preparing all of the paperwork for the court in a matter of three days. Everyone I spoke with was professional and understanding. I liked that they were honest and said they could not guarantee the bank would modify the loan, but they would do all that was in their power to help me get it done. They were in court for my case four or five days after I contacted them. I received updates any time there was activity on my case, which I really appreciated. I never had to call and ask what was going on. They never seemed to mind when I did call with questions I had. My case was complicated, but in the end, they were able to help me get the modification and I was VERY happy with the final results. Their fees were well worth the service received.
I worked directly with Joe, Connie, Gary, and Mary. It was nice that Tim also set aside time to introduce himself before the file was handed over to my assigned attorney. I worked with Gary and Mary for the majority of my process and they were GREAT! I would recommend McFarlin to anyone who needed assistance with their modification.