Mortgage lending

Borrower-paid attorney fees in foreclosure? Unlawful

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Many promissory notes and mortgages contain a provision awarding attorney’s fees for foreclosing on the borrower. This even includes Fannie Mae’s uniform mortgage for Ohio. Many lenders can and do successfully collect attorney’s fees on collection and foreclosure judgments. However, as we know elsewhere in real estate law, just because the contract says you can […]

Business Law

Paycheck Protection Program Information

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This is a living document that I will update from time to time as I receive more information from the government, lenders, and the experiences of borrowers. In a nutshell, here are the broad strokes of the program: It’s a loan that can be forgiven to the extent of your payroll, rent, utilities, and mortgage […]