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Foreclosure Defense Bar launched

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Foreclosure Defense Bar launched

A group of Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure attorneys have founded the Florida Foreclosure Defense Bar Association to help families facing foreclosure find accurate information about their legal rights and to provide lawyers engaged in helping Floridians fight for their homes with access to up-to-date information about the most effective legal defenses being used statewide.

“The number of Florida residents — and other people who own property in Florida — facing foreclosure is staggering,” said Michael Wasylik, a partner with Ricardo, Wasylik & Kaniuk and the president of the fledgling FFDBA. “We created the FFDBA to provide homeowners and others facing foreclosure with the information they need to fight back and protect their homes, and to help the attorneys who represent them provide the best possible legal counsel.”

Wasylik said the FFDBA will organize seminars and town hall meetings about how to cope with the threat of foreclosure, such as the one hosted by U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-FL, in April.

The FFDBA also plans to provide property owners and the legal community with advice online and in print. 

Along with Wasylik, other founding members of the FFDBA include Jason Ricardo and Ron Kaniuk of Ricardo, Wasylik & Kaniuk; Jeffrey H. Tromberg of Florida Debt Relief Center; Lori Patton of Law Office of Lori Patton, P.A.; Todd Budgen of Budgen Law Group; Dawn Rapoport of Rapoport Law Group; Shannon Stankiewicz of Hutchison Mamele & Coover; and Kevin Hoyes of Kevin M. Hoyes, P.A. 

President Wasylik also holds the office of treasurer, while Tromberg serves as vice president and Budgen as secretary.

For more information about the FFDBA, visit

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