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Margery Ellen Golant

Practice areas:

Foreclosure, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me











    I am one of a very small group of attorneys in the U.S. who is truly knowledgable about foreclosure defense,  bankruptcy  and mortgage-related litigation in civil and bankruptcy court.  Because of this, I am called upon to help to train other attorneys and law professors, and was recently privileged to be invited to Washington, DC to testify before the U.S. Congress Judiciary Committee subcommittee regarding the foreclosure situation.  There are many attorneys currently holding themselves out as foreclosure defense attorneys, but sadly, few of them really know what to do.





    EXPERIENCE:


  • Intensively involved in representing homeowners to save their homes




  • Former  in house counsel to  publicly   traded mortgage servicer


  • Former District Court Magistrate - Pennsylvania


  • Real estate attorney and litigator - 20+ years, Florida and PA


  • Title attorney / Agent - Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Old Republic Title

  • Title attorney / Agent - Attorneys' First American Title, Fidelity National Title



BAR ADMISSIONS:



    Florida Bar
    Pennsylvania Bar
    United States Supreme Court
    US Federal District Court, Middle District of PA

    Member - National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)


    Member - National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
    Member - Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee

    American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM) Certifications:
    Chartered Asset Manager (CAM)
    Chartered Trust and Estate Planner (CTEP)
    Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM)



DEGREES:



  •   (Summa Cum Laude) - Thomas Jefferson School of Law,
    San Diego, CA
    LL.M. - (Master of Laws Degree) International Tax and Financial Services

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL (Summa Cum Laude)

  • LL.M. - (Master of Laws Degree) International Tax (Concentration in US Tax, International Estate Planning)


  •   J.D. (Juris Doctor), Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA..

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Foreclosure: 90%
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

45 total 

  • John M. Kaman

    Margery is a hard working, detailed oriented lawyer dedicated to helping you through your foreclosure. If it can be avoided she will find a way. I endorse this lawyer's work.

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Contact Info

Golant & Golant, P.A.

2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL, 33431-6345

Golant & Golant, PA

1000 W. McNab Rd.
Suite 150
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33069

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199508/12/2015
PAInactive197608/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Consumer Protection Lawyer of the YearFlorida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee2012
Attorney of the MonthNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2011
Attorney of the MonthNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.2010
Degree Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)Thomas Jefferson School of Law2006
Summa Cum Laude - Perfect 4.0 averageSt. Thomas University Law School2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGolant & Golant, PA2004 - Present
Associate General CounselOcwen Financial Corporation2000 - 2004
Attorney and Title Department ManagerLaw Offices of Marshall C. Watson, PA1998 - 2000
partnerGolant and Associates, PA1993 - 1998
District Court JudgeState of Pennsylvania1992 - 1993
PartnerGolant & Golant - Pennsylvania1979 - 1992
AssociateFriedlander, Friedlander & Reizes1976 - 1979

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Litigation BootcampGraduate2009 - Present
Consumer Protection Law Committee - Florida BarVice Chair2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law CommitteeMember2007 - 2010
National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)MemberN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Numerous Defense of Foreclosure casesOpportunities to defeat foreclosure and negotiate
Foreclosure Defense and Truth in Lending Rescission CasesSuccessful foreclosure prevention and workout

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Written Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary CommitteeWritten Testimony of Margery E. Golant - Will Voluntary Mortgage Modification Help Families Save Their Homes2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawInternational Tax and Financial ServicesLL.M - Master of Laws2006
St. Thomas University School of LawInternational / US TaxLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Litigation BootcampFinancial Services LitigationGraduateN/A
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
THE ABC’S AND UCC - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UCC FOR FORECLOSURE DEFENSETHE ABC’S AND UCC - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UCC FOR FORECLOSURE DEFENSE2012
Florida Bar Annual MeetingRECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CONSUMER LAW2012
THE FORECLOSURE FRAUD DEFENSE BOOT CAMPOperation Strike Back2011
THE ABCs AND UCC WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UCC FOR FORECLOSURE DEFENSETHE ABCs AND UCC WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UCC FOR FORECLOSURE DEFENSE2011
National Association of Consumer Advocates Educational WebinarFoundations in Consumer Law: Issues of Securitization2011
Florida Bar SeminarForeclosure Litigation in Florida2011
Presidential Showcase - Florida Bar Annual Meeting Continuing Legal Education ProgramResidential Foreclosure Cases: Litigation Issues, Strategies and Skills2010
U.S. Congress - Judiciary Committe, House of RepresentativesForeclosures — Will Voluntary Mortgage Modification Help Families Save Their Homes?2009
Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual MeetingSecuritization — What it is, How it Works and Why it Enabled the Mortgage Meltdown2008