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Margery Ellen Golant

Foreclosure Attorney at Coral Springs, FL

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Margery E. Golant, P.A.


Licensed for 46 years

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About Margery

Learn Margery’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    50%
    FORECLOSURE DEFENSE We are committed to helping homeowners find an AFFORDABLE solution to mortgage problems. We utilize our specialized knowledge of the foreclosure industry and the law to Help You. We know of solutions most others don't.

    17 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    40%
    Through our subsidiary, Express Law, we have committed to providing consumers with wills, powers of attorney, deeds and other critical documents with rapid turnaround at at modest cost.

    23 years

  3. Consumer protection
    10%
    Borrowers have rights ! Many things go wrong between borrowers and their mortgage companies. Trying to get through to them is like talking to an empty room. As the former top attorney for one of the largest, I have vast experience finding solutions.

    23 years

WE LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR BORROWERS AND CONSUMERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO RECEIVE FAIR TREATMENT FROM SOME OF THE LARGEST, MOST POWERFUL, AND BEST FUNDED CORPORATIONS IN THE WORLD. WE USE EVERY AVAILABLE LEGAL STRATEGY TO PROTECT OUR CLIENTS.

I am personally disturbed to see consumers being taken advantage of by deep pocket corporations. It occurs far too frequently. For that reason, I aggressively work to defend consumers who are being mistreated by some of the largest, most powerful, and best-funded corporations in the world.  I am personally involved in every case and treats each one as if it were my own.

I am a former judge, and so have gained a unique and valuable perspective in the view from the Bench, which provides a greatly expanded understanding of how to approach issues and be persuasive to the court.

I am called upon to help to train other attorneys and law professors, and was privileged to be invited to Washington, DC to testify before the U.S. Congress Judiciary Committee subcommittee regarding the foreclosure situation.

I am one of a very small group of attorneys in the U.S. who is deeply versed in mortgage and foreclousre law and who truly understands the mortgage servicing industry.  Because the mortgage servicer is the real player where your loan is concerned, it is criticial to understand how they think and what we can do to make them behave more reasonably.

Because of my work on behalf of Florida's borrowers and consumers, I was honored to be awarded Consumer Protection Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Protection Law Committee of the Florida Bar. 

I have been widely quoted by national and local media concerning mortgage foreclosure and other consumer financial issues (Wall Street Journal, Washinton Post, National Mortgage News, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post).

There are many attorneys currently holding themselves out as foreclosure defense attorneys, but sadly, few of them really know what I know. Because of my particular skill set, I have saved many hundreds of homes and achieved soft landings for Florida borrwers.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Intensively involved in representing homeowners to save their homes
  • Former  in house counsel to  publicly   traded mortgage servicer
  • Extensive background in estate planning
  • 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
      All US Federal District Courts of Florida (Southern District, Middle District, Northern District)
      US Federal District Court, Middle District of PA

American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM) Certifications:

    Chartered Asset Manager (CAM)
    Chartered Trust and Estate Planner (CTEP)
    Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM)

Member - National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)

Former Vice Chair and Member - Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee


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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Licensed for 46 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/23/2022
State PA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1976
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact Margery

Margery E. Golant, P.A.
5531 University Drive
Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL, 33067
Margery E. Golant, P.A.
2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL, 33431-6345
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Bob M | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Part chess grand master, part brawler. Just what you need.
Many, many nights laying there next to my wife, shaking instead of sleeping. The feeling of abject failure and the loss of so many years of work and dreams. My initial mind set when I got behind on my mortgage was “I didn’t pay and I deserve to get foreclosed”. It certainly is a pretty straight line to that opinion. And you can rest assured that the so called judges in the Foreclosure Court, who are appointed, not elected, by and large believe this is true too. The long process of defending ourselves from the loss of our family home, which was the repository of every bit of our income (beyond consumables) for most of our lives, was an eye opening experience and some hard lessons about the law and in particular lawyers. Lots of lawyers will line up to take your money, and as much of it up front as they can get you to pay. I have more than several acquaintances who paid eight thousand, ten thousand dollar retainers. This was quickly burned up on ticky tack back and forth with the bank/servicer and then they lost their homes. One leader in my scout troop found out she was going to auction 7 days before it happened and her family of 5 had to move in with her mother in law. I’m here to tell you what you need is a Knight. On a Crusade. And that is who Margery Golant is to her clients. When she says: “I am personally disturbed to see consumers being taken advantage of…” she really means it and I have seen it many times in our long and SUCCESSFUL battle to not be foreclosed. Ms Golant had 3 judges disqualified from our case for public comments they had made that clearly showed the bias so prevalent in Foreclosure Court. She had our case removed from the Foreclosure division and put in Civil, where the judges answer to the voters, and care that the decisions they make are legally valid. She had the Service of the foreclosure thrown out 6 times. She fought a brilliant war of counter tactics and strategy that went on for well over 9 years. It seems crazy looking at it written here. Meanwhile my kids grew up in their home and thrived. Words can’t express our gratitude and if you are in this terrible situation, believe a survivor that this is your best choice for representation.
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Posted by Gary | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% satisfied
She represented me with expertise and skill. I am thoroughly satisfied with her and my outcome was far better than I ever expected. I highly recommend her.
Posted by ROBERT | August 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
i was compelled to Review unlike any answer ive received
I immediately got the sense of no ulterior motive or even alternate thought process coming thru the words I was reading. Just straight honest knowledge. and I just asked a question. Most reviews for people or sites are pure fluff. read a couple of hers right away you know the diff. Thank You Maam
Posted by jodibraun | March 21, 2012
FAR AND ABOVE THE BEST! XO!!
I can't begin to express how highly I regard this amazing attorney and person and true gratitude to Margery Golant and her office and assistant. She is far and above, the most compassionate, KNOWLEDGEABLE, and competent attorney I have ever spoken to and had the pleasure and luck of finding. The mere thought of pleasure and attorney often don't coincide in the same sentence-- by mere nature of the circumstance needing an attorney-- but Margery is a rare breed!! I have had my share of litigation under the most stressful circumstances recently,and I had given up all hope of finding a TRULY knowledgeable and COMPASSIONATE attorney. I cannot emphasize enough-- that this is one of the GREAT attorney's as well as human being. You truly get the sense that she does care and she absolutely knows her field inside & out. Definitely a cut (or 5) above the rest! I hope I never need it again-- but would not even think of anyone else, if I needed the best of the best!!!! Thank you so very much Margery!!
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Response from Margery Golant September 18, 2014
And thank YOU very much for your comment. I greatly appreciate it, and all the more when I see untrue and hostile comments from people I have not even ever represented...!
Posted by Javier | September 30, 2010
Thank you Margery
I contacted the Law Office of Margery Ellen Golant for a Foreclosure problem with my HOA, Since the moment I called I got a great response from the operator and within an hour I got in touch with Margery through Nancy her personal Assistance (Since Margery was in Court). Margery told me what I needed to hear, and even though I was too late to do anything on my case, I really appreciated her help and prompt response. If I ever need a Foreclosure/Bankruptcy Attorney again, I will sure contact Margery, based on her expertise, prompt response, and customer service.
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Response from Margery Golant September 11, 2011
Thank you Javier. I am very glad we were able to help you. We do our absolute best to be responsive to the concerns of people who call with legal matters, and to help them wherever possible.
Posted by Nikki | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH A DEDICATED CONSUMER ADVOCATE ON MY SIDE
Attorney Golant is a truly dedicated consumer advocate. She really cares about her clients cases, has a deep knowledge of how to use the law to help her clients, and uses it forcefully to protect them against the deep pocket corporations. She understands corporations from the inside, which gives her a tremendous edge. She has helped me greatly, and I recommend her unhesitatingly.
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Posted by Stacy | August 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THIS ATTORNEY REALLY UNDERSTANDS AND HELPED ME
Before I hired Attorney Golant, I spoke to a number of attorneys, none of whom gave me a clear picture of my situation or of a coherent strategy to help me. When I sat down with Attorney Golant, she asked me dozens of questions in order to completely understand all the twists and turns. Then she began explaining in detail what she thought could be done and how it could be done in a way none of the other attorneys did. It was obvious she understands the law and the best strategies to help me. I am so glad and relieved she was willing to take my case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mortgage Escrow Dispute
After she responded to my post on the Avvo site, I verified on the Florida bar website to make sure she was actively practicing law and then I called her office . She was very knowledgeable with my unique situation and gave a full 30 minute consult. At no point did she sound discouraged or eager to hang up like some other attorneys. I could tell that she takes an interest in each case because she was actively searching for answers during the consultation on my deed, mortgage, and county websites. I marked this review anonymous because I'm actively working with my mortgage company on my dispute.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
foreclosure
Totally satisfied with her comments/advise in my foreclosure case, that already has a total of 7 and 1/2 years. Even sometimes Is hard to agree with her opinion (Im not a lawyer) law as far as know is also a mater or interpretation not only by the counsel but also by the judges.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Attorney , great person!
I would like to thank Margery for contacting me the same day I had my question and following up the next day as well, she was genuinely concerned about my situation and gave me amazing advise that no other lawyer was able to, she is a very sweet and empathetic professional, if Avvo had an 11 point rating she would get 11+.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2015
retain Ms. Golant
I attempted to retain Ms. Golant for my appeal, however, my location was out of her area and regretfully she was unable to assist me. I , of course was very disappointed, since I consider her to be an excellent advocate.
Posted by Curtis | June 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HIghly responsive
I queried Margery about an issue in a state where she is not licensed to practice. She was very responsive and offered some helpful tips.
Response from Margery Golant February 5, 2016
Thank you. I very much appreciate your comments, and am glad I was able to help.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional attorney
In my opinion she is the finest foreclosure attorney on Avvo. I wish I could afford to have her represent me, but unfortunately that is not the case. I have read her advice to many and it is apparent that not only does she know the law but she recognizes the situation with the district courts here in Florida. It is also obvious that she really wants to help people
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Response from Margery Golant August 28, 2015
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your taking the time to post your comments, and I thank you for your kind words. I really do want to help people, I work very hard at it. It is very frustrating to me that the judicial system in Florida has made that so difficult. I look out of the box for solutions, and then we do everything in our power to implement the solution. We have a great deal of success at doing that, however it is often a long hard battle.
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Posted by Sharon | September 1, 2014
Can I go to jail or be fined?
Ms. Galant is the only lawyer that gave me concise, but thorough and complete in formation . She's awesome and I only wished she was closer in distance. I highly recommend her and her expertise!
Response from Margery Golant September 18, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comment. It is wonderful to be appreciated. I do work very hard to be of assistance to people who need my help.
Posted by Shawn | May 7, 2013
Real estates
I haven't talked to this attorney. My major concern was about Real Estate law issue; zoning and grandfather clause also called non conforming and most of the Attorney from California has avoided the answer. Very sad. There are lawyers they knew what I was talking and even gave them a article about grandfather clause or non conforming reference as a black and white...issued by the state of Kentucky; 100.253, they are more concern about money making brain business instead to help here , They should not suppose to be here at all. regretfully to mention. Regards
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Response from Margery Golant September 18, 2014
I am extremely puzzled by this comment. I do not practice in the area of zoning law. I do not practice in California or Kentucky. I go very far out of my way to be of assistance to people who ask for my help. Apparently in addition to being angry at me for reasons I know nothing about, this person is angry at most of the attorneys in California.... It is always frustrating to me when someone would rather be hostile and critical than constructive. However, since I have never represented this person or "handled his business matter" as he claims, have never spoken to him (as he admits), and have no idea what he is talking about above, I cannot respond further.
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Posted by RAUL | June 11, 2012
SI QUIERES UN ABOGADO ,ELLA ES LA RESPUESTA
REALMENTE SIENTES UNA RESPUESTA INTELIGENTE A CADA PREGUNTA ,ESTOY CONVENCIDO SUS CLIENTE DEBEN SENTIR LA TRANQUILIDA DE TENER UNA ABOGADA REAL
Response from Margery Golant June 13, 2019
Muchas gracias. Estoy usando una aplicación de traducción, ¡hoep se traduce correctamente! Debido a mi experiencia única, tengo niveles adicionales de conocimiento para ver problemas y estrategias adicionales, y estoy altamente comprometido con el mejor interés de mis clientes. Cuando los clientes potenciales se ponen en contacto conmigo, observo detenidamente para ver si puedo armar una estrategia defensiva viable, y si no, no tomo el caso, porque no estoy dispuesto a tomar un caso y tomar el dinero de un cliente. a menos que pueda ver formas potenciales de ayudarles con sus objetivos ".
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2010
She is the BEST!
Margery Ellen Golant is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and kind. I have never met a lawyer this good...and believe me I have had to deal with a great deal of lawyers throughout my life. I think that what I like the most about her is her compassionate nature and willingness to give back to the community by providing advice to those who have no money to pay for a lawyer of her competence. God bless her and all of those who she helps and represents.
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Response from Margery Golant September 11, 2011
Thank you so much. I am honored by your comments. I really do want to help, and am frustrated taht there is only one of me.
Posted by greg | July 7, 2010
Foreclosure Foe
We were screwed over by a company that guaranteed they would work magic...They sucked. Margery is the best lawyer EVER...takes a real interest in your case and knows how to fight. She also has more knowledge and passion about foreclosures than anyone...period.
Response from Margery Golant September 11, 2011
Thank you very much. I really do care, and I really do know this area of law. I appreciate your comments very much.
Posted by towels4less | February 6, 2010
HOA maintnance dues information
I have brought up a tough case to almost 20 realestate and forclosure attorney's in the past week to get an advice , Margery Ellen Golant was the ONLY attorney who took time to look at this issue, and answered every issue arising from this difficult matter, even all other attorney turned away from such case.I will definitly recomend her to anyone seeking excelence and dedication to their issue.
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Response from Margery Golant June 13, 2019
Thank you very much. I am honored by your comment, sorry I was not aware of it sooner. Because of my unique background, I have additional layers of insight to see additional issues and strategies, and am highly committed to the best interest of my clients.
Posted by Ted | February 2, 2010
She is a rockstar !
We spent months trying to understand the mortgage mess, were getting more confused by the day, hearing and reading conflicting things, being jerked around by our mortgage company. Mrs. Golant listened to every word we said, then explained everything. When she was done, it all made sense. Unbelievable ! We were so glad to finally understand ! It is impossible to make good decisions when we didn't really understand why things were happening and what we can do about it. She really does know what is happening and what to do about it !!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Golant & Golant, PA
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney and Title Department Manager
  • Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, PA
  • 1998 - 2000
  • partner
  • Golant and Associates, PA
  • 1993 - 1998
  • District Court Judge
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Partner
  • Golant & Golant - Pennsylvania
  • 1979 - 1992
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2006
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Litigation Bootcamp
  • Graduate
  • N/A
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Foreclosure Defense and Truth in Lending Rescission Cases
  • Successful foreclosure prevention and workout
  • Numerous Defense of Foreclosure cases
  • Opportunities to defeat foreclosure and negotiate

Associations

  • Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Litigation Bootcamp
  • Faculty
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Protection Law Committee - Florida Bar
  • Past Co-chair
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year
  • Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • 2012
  • Attorney of the Month
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2011
  • Attorney of the Month
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.
  • 2010
  • Degree Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2006
  • Summa Cum Laude - Perfect 4.0 average
  • St. Thomas University Law School
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates Educational Webinar
  • Foundations in Consumer Law: Issues of Securitization
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (46)
Given (23)
Endorse Margery
Real estate Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Golant is highly knowledgeable in the foreclosure field of law, and she is dedicated to putting her extensive experience and expertise to work for you to help keep you in your home, which, for most of us is by far our most valuable asset. I am pleased to endorse this exceptionally talented lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Margery is one of the top foreclosure and bankruptcy lawyers in Florida. I often meet with potential clients who need a bankruptcy attorney in South Florida, and she is literally the only lawyer to whom I refer. She is knowledgeable, and I myself seek her opinion on complex or novel bankruptcy matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been privileged to have observed Ms. Golant and observe the quality of her contributions to those of us who have a passion for justice. She has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for her clients."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Margery is an expert on foreclosure law. She knows the law inside-out. I highly recommend her."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Other
"The field of foreclosure law can be complicated and trying. Having an experienced, professional lawyer like Ms. Margery Golant on your side will ensure your rights remain protected and your interests fought for. Her presence on AVVO has been an invaluable asset to those seeking answers to complicated legal questions. She has proven herself as client-centered, competent and passionate. I have also enjoyed reading her legal guides. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Golant is one of the most giving lawyers in Avvo history. Her record of providing help to people is beyond elite. Kudos. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers on google are always well thought out and helpful to those in need of legal assistance."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Golant. She is a skilled and dedicated attorney. This is demonstrated both by her insightful contributions to AVVO, as well as by her favorable client reviews."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Golant. She provides consistently excellent responses to questions posted on Avvo, demonstrating a complete mastery of the field of foreclosure defense."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Other
"Margery provides focused, detailed & knowledgeable answers on Avvo."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Golant. She is an excellent advocate for her clients."
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