Posted by Richard
I almost skipped hiring an attorney when I bought my foreclosure home in Broward. I have bought and sold over 20 properties in 3 countries and 3 states, often without a lawyer, sometimes even writing my own contracts. But that wasn't Florida! Luckily, I decided to pay Attorney Feinberg's very reasonable fee. He hung in patiently through a short sale that blew up, a string of accepted offers that went nowhere, and finally a foreclosure that dragged on for 4 months. I was consistently surprised by how quickly he answered my questions - and he was clear about the tradeoffs as they unfolded. In the final days of my purchase, the title company (which I will mercifully not name) made a string of silly errors. Feinberg's associate Lissette Yanes caught them all and firmly got them solved. There was an unjustified $350 fee that the title co tried to sneak past us; when I questioned it, the title co. threatened to tell the Seller that I had defaulted. Feinberg jumped in immediately and swung a legal bat just hard enough; the title co. backed down. Without F & M, I couldn't have faced down the title co or even been sure of the contract obligations or the validity of the fee. No matter what your experience as a real estate investor, don't try to buy in the treacherous, take no prisoners Florida market without a good attorney. Feinberg (& Yanes) insisted on revisions to the title insurance -- I had no idea that title companies do their utmost to weaken the policies they give a homeowner -- I would never have thought of. Bottom line - although I never met them face to face, I wouldn't go near a real estate transaction in Florida without Feinberg & Maidenbaum. I know the difference between a law firm that just pushes paper and one that is determined to let nothing slide and hurt their client. F&M is definitely the latter. They are on the ball when you need them. Richard Geiger, Author of "Don't Pay a Divorce Lawyer Until You Know the Truth" and you can ask me directly about Attorney Feinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org in case my very positive review sounds too good, I will vouch for this firm's expertise and service in real estate matters.