Tampa, Fla. - In dealing with the bankruptcy and mortgage crises still afflicting many families, it is helpful for consumers to have legal representatives who understand both sides of the issues.
With the addition of legal assistant Terri L. Sharp, Yesner Law (YesnerLaw.com) has significantly broadened its base of experience in foreclosures, short sales, and loan modifications. Both Sharp and firm founder Shawn Yesner have extensive experience working on the plaintiff's side, representing banks, mortgage, and loan companies in actions against borrowers.
"This gives us a unique perspective when we're assisting clients who have mortgage problems," Yesner said. "We know the other side of the issues and what we need to do to help clients navigate the incredibly complex processes attached to foreclosures and short sales."
While there has been some spotty improvement in residential real estate markets, Florida still ranks No. 1 among all states in foreclosures. More than 285,500 homes are in some stage of the foreclosure process, according to RealtyTrac, a national real estate data service. The total number of foreclosure actions is well more than double the number of homes for sale. Nearly one in every five Florida homes stands vacant. And within the state, Tampa ranks fifth among all cities in foreclosure cases.
"The housing crisis is far from over," Yesner said. "That's especially true in the Tampa Bay region. When people can no longer afford to pay for their homes, they need experienced legal counsel guiding them out of what might be the worst financial crisis of their lives."
Sharp, 53, has years of experience in mortgage banking and law. She joins Yesner law after serving as the senior litigation paralegal with the Michael J. Belle firm in Sarasota and as a legal assistant at Fulton, Friedman & Gullace in Brandon.
"Terry comes to us with the compassion, knowledge and experience to fulfill our mission to provide personal service to our clients," Yesner said. "They need to have confidence that we will see their case through to the best possible outcome. That is the promise Terri helps deliver."
Yesner Law also handles Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, landlord/tenant disputes, and debt settlement cases.
For more information and a free consultation, call Shawn Yesner at 813.774.5737.