For the past few weeks, we have been hearing rumors that foreclosure law firm Aronowitz & Mecklenburg was being sold to a Texas-based law firm.
We now heavily suspect Aronowitz & Mecklenburg has been sold to Barrett Frappier & Weisserman, LLP – a Dallas-based law firm.
Barrett Frappier & Weisserman, LLP are operating from the same address and phone number in Denver that Aronowitz & Mecklenburg used to have.
Barrett Frappier & Weisserman, LLP are part of a larger group, called BDF Law Group, that provide back-office transactions such as legal services, technology platforms and title services- much like the business model Castle Law Group and other foreclosure firms used as alleged by the Colorado Attorney General and the Denver Post. This model is under scrutiny from the Attorney General’s Office for allegedly fee-padding. The specifics of the BDF Law Group business model are not known, but we wholeheartedly hope the back-office transactions do not include fee-padding or marked-up costs that are detrimental to the homeowner.
Earlier this year, Aronowitz & Mecklenburg had a lawsuit brought against them by Colorado’s Attorney General, John Suthers alleging violations of Colorado’s Consumer Protection Act, Anti-trust Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Colorado Attorney General investigations said in the lawsuit the two largest foreclosure mills; Aronowitz & Mecklenburg and The Castle Law Group had defrauded tens of thousands of homeowners, banks, investors and taxpayers. According to the lawsuit, the overcharging put upwards close to $100 million in the pockets of Aronowitz & Mecklenburg and The Castle Law Group.
Aronowitz& Mecklenburg immediately agreed to pay $10 million to settle the case without admitting any guilt.
Although Aronowitz & Mecklenburg and The Castle Law Group made millions of dollars allegedly fee-padding costs to homeowners, the homeowners will each receive a measly $20 (yes that’s twenty-dollars) to waive all their rights to sue the banks and lenders.
There is no record of what the Dallas-based firm paid to Aronowitz & Mecklenburg in the sale, but you can be sure it’s a lot more than the paltry $20 homeowners will get.
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