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Posted by Dottie, a Foreclosure client, Flag
Dan was professional, informative, and after our first conversation, a friend. When the economy tanked I was out of work and couldn't make my mortgage payments for a year and half. The bank didn't care when I got a steady job and wanted to get caught up on my payments. Acocella gathered all the necessary info, and when their local lawyer went to court with me - the bank offered me a trail modification! Acocella group saved my home!
God bless them
Posted by John, a Foreclosure client, Flag
It is difficult to rate an attorney whose mortgage modification staff took over $4,500 in three initial installments then monthly maintenance fees and did nothing. I was assigned a case representative who continually gave false hope, I was never given a strategy which I asked for, left me broke and now have no representation.
Although, after nine months I did receive a modification but unfortunately it was at a higher monthly payment. Think about it, if I couldn’t afford the present mortgage payment how can I afford to pay a higher one. Good job Acocella Law Group.
After informing my representative that I couldn’t do this I was told, you guessed it, I would have to start all over again with three initial monthly installments and then back to the monthly fees. Why you ask, because they did get me a modification.
I believe all along they knew there was nothing they could do but instead just strung me along making money for themselves at my expense, so shame on you Acocella Law Group.
Posted by Rick L., a Foreclosure client, Flag
I contacted the Acocella Law group about 5 months ago to see if they could help us with a home loan
modicfication. I will admit that I was quite skeptical after dealing with other so called home modification lawyers. When I called I talked to Howard Leeds, who I believe was in there customer service department.
I expressed my concerns about hiring another lawyer and he understood. Howard never pressured us
to hurry up and sign up. As a matter of fact he gave me his personal cell phone number and told me to
call any time which I did, several times. After a couple of weeks my wife and I decided to go ahead and
sign up. We were 4 months behind on our mortgage, and getting foreclosure notices. Our interest rate
was 8.25% and our payment with taxes and insurance was $3,025.00. Within two months and two weeks a representative from Acocella notified us that our mortgage company had accepted there offer
for a modification and gave us a new payment of $1,231.00 with an interest rate of just over 2%. I tell
you the truth I have never written a review for anything, but after this happened for us I needed to
let other people out there with the weight of the world on there shoulders facing foreclosure that this
company is NOT, I repeat NOT a scam. They helped save us $1,800.00 a month on our mortgage.
Posted by Michelle, a Debt Agreements client, Flag
I would most definitely recommend the attorneys of the Acocella Law Group. They were successful in having the sale of our home postponed. They have been a great comfort to us in this struggle because they keep us constantly updated as to how things are going with our loan modification. I absolutely without a doubt know that they are working hard to help us keep our home. I want each of them to know how much we appreciate their help. If anyone is facing losing their home you need to give them a call. They will stand and fight for you to keep your home.
Posted by Catherine, a Foreclosure client, Flag
In everyone’s life we try our best to do all things right and survive the best we can. Some
of us are born to be financial wizards and some are not. I am not one of those wizards .
I made a mess to say the least of my situation , my Husband has been diagnosed with Cancer
And I also take care of my 84 year old Dad. I got behind on my mortgage and was facing Forclosure.
One day in the midst of this my cell phone rang and on the other end was Angel #1, Howard.
He explained that Acocella Law Group could help me not loose my home. That if I trusted them
And let them do what they do best, I will remain a home owner so stop crying and
we will get started. Next enters Lisa, Dori, and Jessica , Angels one and all.
Anyone in need of their help I can tell you first hand , you won’t hear From them everyday, but please believe they are working for you. The end results take time And patience which are hard to do but , I am happy to say I am beginning my trial period and Have been given a second chance to correct my mistakes and save my home.
These people are a GOD sent to us all and I recommend them to one and all. We began in April
And now in September, I sleep at night and don’t wake up sick to my stomach anymore.
Catherine from Pennsylvania
Posted by J.K., a Foreclosure client, Flag
My family and I would like to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for all you and Dan have done for us. Your professionalism, courtesy, and speed is uncanny, and without your knowledge and ability to deal with our mortgage lenders we would be homeless and on the street!
Having tried to refinance with my lender for the previous year and having no luck and just getting “the run- around” I was about to give up. Our house was to be sold on the courthouse steps in 8 days, and you not only stopped this process, but successfully got done in 6 days, what I could not do in 12 months. We received an unprecedented rate, and reduction in our principal which made our house affordable. You changed out ARM nightmare into something that was great!
To prospective clients I would say this: there is no better place to go when you want to keep your home. I now recommend Acocella Law Group to everyone who is struggling with their lender or are facing foreclosure.
The process was easy, and as long as you provide them your information, they WILL call you back, they WILL act swiftly, and WILL NOT give up until they get what you want from your lenders.
I truly believe it was because of their ability to deal with lenders, integrity, and prudence that sets them apart from every other law firm I have dealt with in the past. I felt like I was your one and only client and got the attention that set my mind at ease. That is something you cannot put a price on!
Once again, thank you, and God be with you and yours.
Posted by Stephen, a Real Estate client, Flag
After another lawyer failed to show up in court to defend our foreclosure action, I approached Frank. He stepped in and made a difference immediately. His sympathetic/understanding approach and good interpersonal skills made us feel better about our situation from the moment we discussed our problems with him. Frank clearly understands the foreclosure field and was able to keep us in our home for several years while he kept the bank at bay. He was eventually able to cut a deal with the bank to restructure our mortgage. The foreclosure action is in the process of being dismissed.
I am now working with Frank on another real estate transaction. His knowledge of how to proceed has enabled us to identify and avoid a number of hidden problems that would have increased the cost considerably. He has also been helpful in introducing us to financing sources for this transaction.
I am very satisfied with the service Frank provided.
Posted by J, a Foreclosure client, Flag
Frank Acocella was referred to me by a very prominent real estate broker mutual friend. I was having problems with my mortgage company and Frank was on it right away for a reasonable fee. Instead of having to deal with the bank myself, Frank managed to get my payments lowered and made the problem go away. No more threatening letters, weird people snooping around my home, rude telephone bankers. Frank is very hard working, honest, experienced and trustworthy - all the qualities one should look for when hiring an attorney. Highly recommended.
Posted by Karen, a Real Estate client, Flag
I tried for over 5 years to get a mortgage modification! All I got was a run around, never being able to talk to the same person twice, asked to submit the same documents over and over again, and denied a modification multiple times. I was soooo stressed out. I slept every night with one eye open waiting to get that knock on the door from the Sheriff to put us out on the street. My family life was in shambles. I was so worried about my children and having a roof over our heads.
When I contacted Dan G. at the Acocella Law Group, he reassured me that he could help me. Even though I was 70 months behind on my mortgage, facing a foreclosure sale auction, and told by everyone else that no one could help me. I was skeptical. I had been told by other companies that they could help me, then they took my money and they did nothing. Dan was very knowledgeable and empathetic. He treated me like a human being.
A few months later, was I surprised when Dan told me that not only did they get me a modification but I didn't have to pay the 70 months of mortgage payments that I was behind, that my mortgage payment was reduced from $1,100 down to $631, and that $177,000 of my mortgage balance was forgiven and all I had to pay was less than 4% interest on the remaining mortgage balance of $126,000.
It was unbelievable!!! My family and I have a new start on life. Dan and the Acocella Group are the REAL DEAL. If you have been given the run around, been denied, or told that no one can help you, call these people. They are miracle workers!!!
Posted by Mary K, Flag
I contacted Accocella Law Group after seeing their information on the internet. I spoke with a large amount of other companies, but after speaking with Kevin Allison, I felt very comfortable and secure knowing that he and the firm would be the right choice. Being behind on my mortgage for 8 months, I was concerned about losing my home. Mr. Allison informed me of the "truth" and what could happen. He never once told me what I wanted to hear as these other companies did. The fear of losing my home and the cost involved of possibly moving kept me up at nights. Where was I going to go? What about my family? Mr. Allison provided all information and a variety of options that could be in front of me.
After a great conversation, and discussing this with my wife, I hired the firm to protect me and my home. I was given an average amount of time that this could take (told about 3-5 months) for completion. It was compelted in just over 3 months, I was given a trial modification which led to a final modification with my lender and my payments went down $1,200.00 per month. On top of that, my total mortgage was reduced another $45,000.00. Acocella Law Group has saved my home and will continue to save me $14,400 per year for the remainder of the loan.
I strongly recommend Kevin Allison and the team at Acocella Law Group and very proud to do so. This is my first endorsement that I've ever made to anyone!!!
Posted by Tammy, a Residential client, Flag
My point of contact was Kevin Allison,he stayed in touch with me through the legal matter,During legal matters you stressed(all legal matters)When your home is involved its a stability of life issue.Kevin Allison told me my point of contacts,set me up with them,would check back and make sure I was on point and how I was handling everything,take my calls when I had questions.He informed me of how proffesional and well taken care of Mr.Acocella was and this is what he does and I was in good hands,He was right,Thank you everyone there for piece of mind and keeping my home.
Posted by Marlyn, a Real Estate client, Flag
I was looking for an attorney to modify our home mortgage, we found Mr. Daniel Giiannini - at first we were rather skeptical, but Mr. Giannini assured us that all would be fine, and true to his word everything went well. Due to his diligence and knowledge we are elated to say that we are in a better situation now. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitatation..
Posted by Travey, a Foreclosure client, Flag
We contacted the Acocella Law Group to help us get caught up on our mortgage. We were a few months behind and weren’t able to get current. It was costing us a lot of late fees, threats of foreclosure from the mortgage company and stress. The last thing we wanted was to lose our home! We worked with Mr. Dan Giannini. He advised us that the firm is very conservative and only promises what they know they can deliver so that the client does not have unrealistic expectations. Anytime I had a question (and I had many), Mr. Giannini was always available. He was extremely knowledgeable, empathetic, and professional.
Dan explained that the law firm’s negotiators were top notch and would try to get as much from the mortgage company as possible but I didn’t expect that they would not only be able to get me current, with no cash out of my pocket, but they got me a 25% reduction in my mortgage payment. They saved me $210,000 in interest over the term of my mortgage and it took less than 90 days to get the modification. Now that’s what I call service!
Tracy and Vincent M
Posted by Brian, a Real Estate client, Flag
Frank Acocella and his team were a pleasure to work with. Frank helped with our real estate purchase. He was always there and took the time to go over every little detail to make sure we were comfortable with the entire process. He made sure to review all documents on his own and went over again with us pointing out things we should be aware of.
Frank always responded to our calls and emails within minutes and was very proactive. He treats you like family and even after the closing his responsiveness and willingness to provide assistance and advice when needed did not change. Thanks Frank!
Posted by Beverly, a Real Estate client, Flag
As a widow, facing the prospect of selling a home is terrifying enough, but having to sell it as a short sale, multiplied the anxiety 10-fold. Within minutes of entering Mr. Acocella's office, I knew I was in excellent hands. His respectful, patient, and reassuring manner combined with his knowledge and experience in short sales was the perfect combination of skills. Mr. Acoccella handled all the legal paper work, conversations with the realtors and banks, kept me informed throughout, and presided over a closing that met the needs of all participants. His work and efforts on my behalf during this process exceeded all of my expectations. I would recommend Mr. Acoccella without hesitation for your real estate and short sale needs.
Posted by Stanley, a Foreclosure client, Flag
I wanted to write this letter to tell you of my experience with the Acocella Law Group and, in particular, their Senior Debt Analyst, Daniel G.
I have lived in my home in Chicago for many years with my wife. Last year she took ill unexpectedly and passed away. It took both of our incomes to make the mortgage payment so when she died, I fell behind on the mortgage. I tried but eventually the mortgage company foreclosed and my home was sold at auction. When I received an eviction notice from the government agency, Fannie Mae, that owned my mortgage, I made one last desperate attempt to stay in my home and I contacted the Acocella Law Group through their website. That's where I became acquainted with Mr. Daniel G.
Dan explained to me that I may have waited too long. He explained to me that I no longer owned my home so getting a mortgage modification, which is what the Acocella Law Firm specializes in, would be impossible but that he would see what he could do. His motto is that there is always a solution if you try.
First he contacted the law firm that represents Fannie Mae and tried for two weeks to negotiate a redemption so I could get my home back and reinstate the old mortgage. I now had a better job and could afford the old payment. The mortgage holder said no.
Then Dan contacted the real estate broker that was selling my home for Fannie Mae and tried to get them to sell me my home back. They said no.
Then Dan tried to get Fannie Mae to rent me the home so I could continue to live in the home that I loved so much. They refused.
Dan was so angry with Fannie Mae and felt that they were dealing with me unfairly that he helped me to contact my Alderman and Congressman to see if they would intercede with Fannie Mae. They said they couldn’t do anything.
As a final attempt, Dan helped me negotiate a “cash for keys” arrangement where I could live in the home for a few weeks, the eviction would be put on hold until I could find a place to live, and they would give me a few thousand dollars to help me move.
Dan even asked me to stay in touch after I moved, as he put it, to make sure that I landed on my feet.
For all his efforts, Dan never charged me a dime. In fact, he never even asked me for money. How many law firms do you know would show such compassion and caring? If they worked this hard for me for free, imagine what they could do for you as a paying client! I can’t say enough about Dan and the Acocella Law Group. I would recommend them to help anyone with their mortgage.
If you want to contact me to verify this story, I have authorized Dan to release my contact information to those potential clients in doubt.
Posted by wesley, a Real Estate client, Flag
As a real estate professional, I have worked with countless attorney's on various different types of transactions. Mr. Acoccella represents the best of the best. Honest, diligent and thorough, he delivers the expected result despite sometimes difficult positions taken by the opposing side. He goes above and beyond for his clients as I have rarely seen and gives a level of personal attention lacking in many attorneys. I would highly recommend Mr. Acoccella.
Posted by Robert, a Real Estate client, Flag
I have been doing business with Frank for over 9 years. Our business matters have been real estate closings for clients throughout NY. Frank has been an asset to my company and to my clients. His integrity and professionalism has helped us grow our business and reputation immensly. I would recommend him anyone to anyone in banking or real estate.
Posted by Igor, a Real Estate client, Flag
Being a licensed realtor for over 10 years I worked with many real estate attorneys but out of all of them Frank is my top choice. Prompt and effective communication, excellent customer support by his office, knowledge and willingness to help with issues outside of the real estate transactions are the reasons why I recommend him to my clients.
Posted by Martin, a Real Estate client, Flag
Being a banker I have worked with many lawyers over the years and Frank has always been trustworth, responsive and knowledgeable with my clients and myself.
Posted by Maria, a Business client, Flag
Frank is an excellent attorney. He answered all my questions and concerns, putting my worries at ease. He is very responsive, attentive and patient with all my questions. He is a great lawyer and person. Also, his staff are very pleasant and competent.
I highly recommend Frank A. Acocella as an attorney.
Posted by HollyMellstrom, a Real Estate client, Flag
I have been a real estate broker for 15 years and have seen many real estate attorneys in action. Frank has the winning formula, knowledge and perfect team in place. I recommend Frank unconditionally for any kind of real estate transaction. Holly Mellstrom Associate Broker McClellan Sotheby's International Realty 914 224 3867.
Posted by Rosa, a Construction client, Flag
Excellent customer service & very knowledgeable ! Frank will dedicate time to your case & gets the job done! No need to look elsewhere in my opinion!
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
I retained Mr. Frank A. Acocella after having a horrible experience with another attorney who was unprofessional and too busy to return my calls. The first time I met Frank he made me feel very comfortable and was very knowledgeable in his field. He was able to answer all my questions thoroughly and explain the legal jargon in a way that I could understand. He returns calls on a timely manner and keeps you well informed. Since then I have used Frank in other real estate transactions. Frank A. Acocella is trustworthy, professional & reliable. I highly recommend Frank A. Acocella for any and all of your real estate transactions.