Posted by Nelson
I hire Ben to handle a foreclosure bankruptcy case for me where the borrower had default, was foreclosed on, and then filed bankruptcy. Ben was very effective and representing my rights as a lender and being successful in getting all my investment back, pulse costs, default interest and legal fees. I can recommend Ben for his professionalism and expertise.
Posted by Jim
I am a private money broker in Northern California who has used Ben on a number of occasions when legal representation was crucial to the success of the situation at hand. Ben kept me informed and was quick to return my inquiries, which as most of you know can be numerous as a situation evolves. I am very careful about giving recommendations and have recommended Ben to others. Ben is a very nice person who is experienced and very competent in his practice. I do highly recommend Ben.
Posted by anonymous
Ben was nothing short of a disaster, it would appear that Ben gets most of his work from the loan servicing agent that he rents a office out of. There was no advancement in my case from day one and I had to move on to someone else who understood my needs and could perform. I can assure you there was no delay in his billing I found he was good at that , remember lawyers get paid by the hour not by performance so do you due diligence in locating competent counsel.
Posted by Leo K
I have been a lawyer for over 40 years. I also make hard money loans. One of my borrowers filed bankruptcy and I hired Ben to represent me in a difficult case. Ben was wonderful. He expeditiously reached a totally successful conclusion. His fees were also fair and reasonable. I would absolutely hire Ben in any other real estate litigation or bankruptcy case that I had.
Posted by Ron
Benjamin R. Levinson- His knowledge and ethical approach pertaining to foreclosures is excellent. Ben's communication and updates on the foreclosure procedures made my job as a hard money lender easy. As a client, he was hired to protect my investment within the guidelines of the Law.
I would highly recommend Ben's services to anyone with Bankruptcy or Foreclosure issues.
Posted by Ron
Ben Levinson has done outstanding work for us for the past several decades. He has handled our bankruptcy cases from start to finish. He also represented us at various times when borrowers would file frivolous law suits against us. Ben always kept us well informed of the process and was professional in dealings with us and our investors.
Posted by Brian
When I hired Ben on a very contentious real estate case, I didn't know what to expect. He is soft spoken but straight forward. Always exploring issues and alternatives. But he was dogged, ran over every obstacle, and basically saved me a very large amount of money. If you need an attorney for any type of real estate issue, I would - and have many times - recommend Ben Levinson.
Posted by Nick
I am a hard-money investor and I go through a small company who finds the borrower and set up the account. Hard-money is for people with poor credit and could not find a regular low-interest Real Estate loan through regular banks. Therefore a higher-interest hard money. Most of time, this small company will find several investors to come up with all the money but they have no money of their own in it. They make their money by the fees they charge for the loan and to service the loan. In this case, the borrower filed bankrupt and that small company wants to hire attorney Levinson. It was their decision and I agreed. Frankly I do not know what to expect other than the best. I have since learned a thing or two. Whenever someone filed bankrupt, there is an Automatic-Stay, where all money and assets are frozen. Levinson was not able to lift the Stay, the one and only job that he was hired to do and failed. I have since learned there is a HUGE conflict of interest between the investors and the small company. In the early days of the case, Levinson was defending the investors and the small company in the same time, paid by investors, not by the small company. I guess the small company found this job for him and this is his pay back. The small company later hired their own attorney. The borrower next filed lawsuit of Predator-Lending against all the investors plus the small company. The 2nd case should be against the small company and not the investors. Levinson did the standard paper work of filing Answers, or basically done nothing in my mind. Maybe he could file Demur? I learned Levinson spends 80% of time in creditor bankruptcy. Since attorneys are very specialized, this may not be his area. Therefore we spend a lot of money with no result. But Levinson is good with one thing. He made a huge effort to collect from all investors. We are all very upset with him.