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Can Deutsche Bank foreclose as Trustee of Indymac Bank? I've had this mortgage for 7 years and never heard of Deutsche Bank.

Jamaica, NY |
Filed under: Foreclosure

I looked up history of property and Indymac has not assigned mortgage. How can Deutsche Bank foreclose if they are not mortgagee? The summons states Trust 2006-AR11, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates Series 2006-AR11 Under the pooling and servicing agreement Dated April 1, 2006. (Is there an intended pun with this date??)

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Although I can discuss for hours the multitude of defenses that can be raised by a homeowner being foreclosed upon by a Trustee, like yours; to simply and directly answer your question...

A Plaintiff has the right (as it pertains to ownership and standing) to foreclose if the Plaintiff is the owner OR holder of the promissory note. The mortgage is really irrelevant when it comes to foreclosure in New York. So, when defining "holder", New York courts have held that holder status can be achieved by proving (or just by simply alleging when a defendant does not answer the complaint) the Plaintiff had physical possession of the promissory note at the commencement of the action or if the note was properly indorsed (either in blank or by special indorsement) as of the commencement date of the action.

At this point, if you were just served a foreclosure complaint, I cannot stress enough the importance of retaining qualified legal representation immediately. Make sure to consult and/or retain an attorney/law firm that specializes in foreclosure defense in the State of New York and has firm knowledge of mortgage securitization.

Feel free to follow up with any further specific questions, comments and/or concerns.


Ivan is correct. Before any investigation into the actual assignment can begin you should consult with an attorney to represent you in the foreclosure.

Rory Alarcon, Esq., is a New York attorney practicing the areas of Family Law, Matrimonial Law, Foreclosure Defense, Consumer Defense and other areas of general practice primarily in Suffolk & Nassau County. His office, Alarcon Law Firm, practices only in New York State and offers the best attorney rates in the Long Island area. His office may be reached at (631) 867-2348.


Yes, it has the right to foreclose if you are not current with your payments. Indymac has assigned its rights to Deutsche Bank.

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