Experienced Commercial Property Foreclosure Representation for Lenders in Georgia
The Atlanta real estate foreclosure defense lawyers of Stokes Lazarus & Carmichael LLP represent financial institutions who are seeking foreclosures on all commercial properties, including shopping centers, commercial buildings and commercial land. With more than 41 years of experience, we have what it takes to provide the Real World Legal Solutions® your bank, lending institution or other financial organization needs to collect what is owed.
Helping You Follow All Technical Aspects Involved in Commercial Foreclosures
The commercial foreclosure process in Georgia is complex. Long-standing financial institutions and experienced financial professionals often require the assistance of skilled legal professionals to ensure that no step in the process is missed. At Stokes Lazarus & Carmichael LLP, our legal team has the experience and knowledge you need to provide full structure to the commercial real estate foreclosure process, ranging from providing proper initial notices to the debtor to fully complying with Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) policies and procedures. We are proud to have one of our foreclosure partners consistently recognized as one of "Georgia's Legal Elite: The State's Most Effective Lawyers" by Georgia Trend Magazine.
In addition to real estate foreclosure involving commercial properties, our legal professionals are also available to assist you with seizing personal property through the replevin process.
We Have the Knowledge and Experience to Help You Seek a Deficiency Judgment
To obtain a deficiency judgment in Georgia, you must follow several steps in proper order and form. Any misstep, improper filing or other issue can impede your ability to pursue commercial collections. These steps vary by situation but most include the following:
- You must send out a demand letter to the debtor.
- You must then advertise the property in a newspaper for the county where property is located for four weeks before you can sell the property.
- You must get appraisal of property before selling.
- You must have a hearing 30 days after the sale to affirm the sale.
- You must wait to have the sale affirmed before you can pursue deficiency judgment.
Each step has defined timelines and specifications that are tied to it. If followed properly, you will then be able to pursue the deficiency judgment and collect on the owed debt. Our knowledgeable commercial real estate foreclosure defense attorneys understand the nuances involved in this process. We will adeptly guide you through the process to ensure that you are able to receive what is owed to you.
Contact a Fulton County Lender Defense Lawyer at Our Firm
Discuss your commercial real estate foreclosure defense and mortgage lender defense needs with a lawyer at our office. Call us locally at 404-352-1465 extension 24 or contact our Atlanta law firm online.