Who We Are
Our firm is distinguished by its reputation and the diverse backgrounds and achievements of its lawyers and staff. We are committed to providing our clients with quality legal services including foreclosure defense, IRS debt settlement, bankruptcy and personal injury assistance. Our staff's credentials provide a solid foundation for professional assistance to our clients in Florida, New Jersey and New York.
Attorney at Law, Gregory Michael Nordt, Esq.
Gregory Michael Nordt was born in Queens, New York. He earned a B.S. in accounting, cum laude, from Florida State University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami, and an L.L.M. in taxation from the University of Florida. While at the University of Miami, he was awarded the distinguished Dean's Fellow award. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996 and is currently a member in good standing. Mr. Nordt's areas of practice include: foreclosure defense, banking and finance law, tax law, and IRS tax controversy.
Prior to turning his focus to assist homeowners, Mr. Nordt worked in the Miami metro area at Lamont & Neiman, P.A. and Greenspoon Marder, P.A. where he focused on corporate law and tax and foreclosure defense. His unique blend of experience drives the corporate focus of our firm to become the pre-eminent resource for distressed homeowners seeking a foreclosure solution.
Negotiation is an integral part of foreclosure intervention. A successful foreclosure negotiation often involves an element of persuasion accompanied by a presentation of the facts. You may have heard the phrase, "You can look at the glass as half-empty or half-full." We take the position that "It is a FULL-SERVING--it's just poured into a large glass." This is an analogy of Mr. Nordt's negotiation philosophy.
Mr. Nordt stresses that bankruptcy is not for everybody and an individual consultation is always necessary in order to determine whether it is right for you. This is determined after an analysis is made of your assets, income level, debt, and other factors relevant to your filing under the United States Bankruptcy Code.
If you are faced with a foreclosure action on your home, you must consult with a knowledgeable attorney and be prepared to fight the foreclosure lawsuit, all with an eye toward inducing the mortgage lender to restructure your mortgage loan. You may have legally cognizable Motions To Dismiss, Affirmative Defenses, and other legal rights, which may delay the foreclosure action and your ultimate eviction, and place you in the most favorable light to renegotiate your mortgage with your lender. There are many possibilities and outcomes in the foreclosure arena, and you must consider exploring all of them with the advice of a qualified attorney.
Attorney at Law, Alex J. Pearlberg, Esq.
Alex J. Pearlberg is admitted to practice in the States of Florida, New Jersey and New York, the Southern & Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court and the Federal District Court for the Southern, Middle District in Florida as well as the District of New Jersey. He has been practicing in the State of Florida since 1999 and practicing in New Jersey since his graduation from Law School in 1992.
In the past 18 years of practice Mr. Pearlberg has been employed as staff counsel for three (3) major insurance carriers, represented numerous self-insured employers and handled thousands of cases. He has represented numerous banks and individuals in foreclosure and bankruptcy matters and he has tried cases in the State and Federal Courts in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. His experience before Judges and juries has allowed Mr. Pearlberg to prosecute his cases with an expertise matched by none.
Mr. Pearlberg has one imperative and that is leveling the playing field for his clients against banks, providing a fresh start to people who have fallen on tough times and allowing people to remain in their homes.
Attorney at Law, Cathleen Smith, Esq.
Cathleen Smith grew up in southern New Jersey. She graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in International Business in 1999. Cathleen earned her law degree from Emory University in Atlanta, where she was also a Managing Editor for the International Law Review. She has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2002.
Over the last ten years, Ms. Smith has practiced as a Staff Attorney and Contract Attorney for several of the most prominent law firms in Philadelphia, specializing in civil defense litigation. Most recently, she worked on the plaintiffs side against some of the largest financial institutions responsible for the subprime mortgage crisis and resulting collapse of the housing market.
Cathleen is committed to protecting borrowers who have been victimized by predatory lending and helping homeowners and their families maintain their homes.