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Christensen Law Office PLLC News

In 2014, Christensen Law Office PLLC has observed a significant increase in debt collection lawsuits by insurance companies, such as Old Republic Insurance Company and TCF Bank, seeking to collect on defaulted second mortgage debt.  Consistant in these cases are the facts that the debtor's homestead previously secured the defaulted second mortgage debt and the debtor's homestead was foreclosed by the first mortgage holder.

In November, 2013, a Christensen Law Office PLLC attorney authors "Ruiz: What the Court Decided, and What Comes Next" in the Minnesota State Bar Association's Consumer Litigation Newsletter (Nov. 2013). This article provides an overview of recent cases examining when a failure to comply with statutory foreclosure requirements voids a foreclosure in Minnesota's appellate courts and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals: www.mnbar.org.

On October 14, 2013, Carl Christensen appears in an article on a homeowner's loan modifcation frustrations in the StarTribune, "Minnesota Homeowner in Limbo after Bank Error": www.startribune.com.

On January 16, 2013, Carl Christensen presents "Distressed Real Estate: Legal Defenses and Workouts," sponsored by the Creditor/Debtor section of the Hennepin County Bar Association: www.hcba.org.

On November 27, 2012 Carl Christensen presents "Obtaining Discovery from Large Institutional Parties" as part of "Winning Discovery," sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education:  www.mncle.org. 

On June 12, 2012, Dan Eaton presents "Helping the Distressed Homeowner in Foreclosure" as part of the 2012 Mortgage Foreclosure Conference sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education: www.mncle.org.

On April 25, 2012 Carl Christensen presents "Representing Consumer Debtors/Substantive Defenses and Firewall Strategies" as part of "What Lawyers Handling Debt Collection Matters Need to Know," sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education: www.mncle.org.

On March 8, 2012, Carl Christensen presents the foreclosure litigation section of "Helping Distressed Homeowners Rise from the Ashes of Foreclosure," sponsored by the Real Property Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association: www.hcba.org.

On February 7, 2012, Carl Christensen appears in an article on the condemnation and demolition of an apartment buyer's property after purchase in the StarTribune, "Whistleblower: Apartment Buyer Gets Nasty Surprise": www.startribune.com.

On December 1, 2011, Carl Christensen presents a collection defense presentation, "THE ANSWER," as part of " Squeezing Some Money Out of Your Judgment--That Old Judgment or Claim May Have Value: Tips to Collect," sponsored by the Hennepin County Bar Assoication: www.hcba.org.

On November 4, 2011, Carl Christensen presents "Top Ten Defenses to Foreclosure Actions" as part of the 2011 Real Estate Institute, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education: www.mncle.org.

On October 10, 2011, Carl Christensen presents "Foreclosure Defense Litigation" as part of the Debtor and Creditor Conference 2011, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education: www.mncle.org.

On September 21, 2011, Carl Christensen presents "New Cases in Foreclosure Defense," sponsored by the Creditor/Debtor section of the Hennepin County Bar Association: www.hcba.org.

On March 22, 2011, Carl Christensen presents "Foreclosure Defense Litigation" as part of "Foreclosure Law & Practice -- Hot Issues in 2011," Sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education:  www.mncle.org.

On March 16, 2011, Carl Christensen presents "Consumer Scams: Collection and Foreclosure," sponsored by the Creditor/Debtor section of the Hennepin County Bar Association: www.hcba.org.

On January 6, 2011, Carl Christensen appears in an article on a loan modifcation failures in the StarTribune, "Mortgage Help Can Turn into Disaster": www.startribune.com.

On July 29, 2010, Carl Christensen and Todd Murray of The Todd Murray Law Firm, PLLC present Consumer Law Basics as part of the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education New Lawyer Experience webcast series.  In their presentation, Carl and Todd will present the practice of consumer law litigation, from client counseling to trips and traps of representing debtors, including collection defense, repossession, and mortgage foreclosure: www.mncle.org.

On July 23, 2010, with Carl Christensen's assistance, a homeowner voices her frustrations obtaining a loan modification, including being denied because she had not provided her lender a death certificate, in the Wall Street Journal, "Grave Errors as Undead Rework Loans": www.wsj.com.

On February 16, 2010, Carl Christensen presents Foreclosure Defense Litigation as part of the Ramsey County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education series, sponsored by the Real Estate Section of the Ramsey County Bar.  In his presentation, Carl will present strategies for defending against foreclosure from exposing violating Minnesota's Foreclosure by Advertisement statute to demonstrating chain of negotiation and chain of assignment problems created by securitized mortgage loans: www.ramseybar.org.

On January 20, 2010, Carl Christensen presents Foreclosure Defense Litigation as part of the Hennepin County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education series, sponsored by the Creditor/Debtor section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.  In his presentation, Carl will present perspectives on foreclosure defense litigation including examining Minnesota's Foreclosure by Advertisement Statute, rescission under the Truth-in-Lending Act, and using the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act strategically: www.hcba.org.