The Real Deal Miami

Foreclosure probe targets three law firms

August 11, 2010 09:45AM

AG Bill McCollum

Attorney General Bill McCollum has launched an investigation into three
South Florida law firms for allegedly engaging in unfair and deceptive
actions in the way they have handled their foreclosure cases. “We’re
seeing a paperwork trail where law firms, through a mill, prepared
paperwork with signatures from lenders who had assigned the mortgage,”
he said. The firms identified in the probe are the Law Offices of
Marshall C. Watson in Fort Lauderdale; Shapiro & Fishman, which has
offices in Boca Raton and Tampa, and the Law Offices of David J. Stern
in Plantation. [SFBJ]