Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Foreclosure Attorney David J. Stern The Man Behind Crumbling Empire, Online Searches Turn Up No Personal Photos Of Him Says Sun Sentinel Newspaper.
David J. Stern's Plantation-based foreclosure practice is one of eight under investigation by the Florida attorney general for allegations of fabricating documents, slipshod paperwork and questionable fees.
March 15, 2011
By Diane C. Lade, Sun Sentinel.
The mortgage lenders who once loved him have severed their business ties with him. DJSP Enterprises, a company he created to handle nonlegal foreclosure work, has been sued by former employees who claim the company violated layoff notification laws as it slashed its staff to about 50. Last week, Stern (Stern Law Office) announced that he will cease the law firm's home repossession operations March 31.
The details of the lifestyle Stern, 50, built from the hundreds of millions his law firm and DJSP made repossessing people's homes are legend: an armada of luxury vehicles that includes Porsches and Ferraris, two private jets, an 8,300-foot, $7.2 million vacation cabin near Vail.
And yet attorneys who have been doing Florida foreclosure work for years say they never have seen him in court. Online searches turn up no authorized corporate or personal photos of him. He routinely turns down media requests for interviews, including one for this story. Stern's longtime attorney, Jeffrey Tew, told the Sun Sentinel that Stern wouldn't want to talk about his personal life and declined to comment, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE...
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Collapse of David J. Stern law firm throws foreclosure courts into turmoil, “They are the sloppiest, most disorganized bunch you’ve ever seen in your life,” said Sarasota PI Bill Warner.
ST PETE TIMES…Attorney David J. Stern, whose law firm was once known as Florida’s top foreclosure “mill,” owns a $16 million Fort Lauderdale home. Now, as Stern himself faces financial difficulties, some of his property and other assets are up for sale.
As many as 20,000 foreclosure cases in the Tampa Bay area have been left in limbo by the virtual collapse of the David J. Stern Law Firm, once Florida’s most prolific foreclosure “mill.”
The firm’s implosion gives many borrowers at least a temporary reprieve from foreclosure and means that thousands of cases could be dismissed unless lenders quickly hire other attorneys. “It’s a mess,” Pinellas-Pasco Chief Judge Thomas McGrady said Tuesday.
In a letter dated March 4, Stern notified McGrady and other chief judges that as of March 31 the firm will end its involvement in all 100,000 foreclosure cases statewide in which it is still listed as attorney of record. Bank of America and other Stern clients jettisoned the firm last year because of its allegedly sloppy, fraudulent practices, but in many cases have yet to hire anyone to replace him.
Defense attorneys said Stern cases were riddled with fraud and errors, and Bill Warner, a Sarasota private investigator, said the firm started foreclosing on him even though it had the wrong Bill Warner. “They are the sloppiest, most disorganized bunch you’ve ever seen in your life,” said Bill Warner, who is among several homeowners and shareholders suing Stern in various courts.
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