Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a California-based full-service law firm, has formed a national foreclosure litigation and investigation practice to deal with the emerging national foreclosure crisis.
Luce Forward said its objective with the practice is to provide “one-stop shopping” to institutions facing potential civil or criminal liability arising out of the growing foreclosure crisis. The practice will serve lenders, servicers, and institutional investors facing civil litigation, proposed class actions, and federal and state investigators.
“This emerging national foreclosure crisis embodies a ‘perfect storm’ of events that could lead to substantial liability for companies and institutions that fail to aggressively investigate their potential exposure,” said Kurt L. Kicklighter, Luce Forward’s managing partner.
Led by partners Pat Swan, Chris Healey and Steve Wall, the national foreclosure litigation and investigation practice consists of nearly 20 civil and criminal specialists. The practice will proactively work with clients to limit or eliminate a potential civil or criminal liability prior to the commencement of civil litigation or a civil or criminal investigation. The team will also investigate and evaluate a client’s potential civil and criminal liability exposure arising out of the foreclosure crisis and then provides practical recommendations to the client to reduce exposure.
Luce Forward has multiple offices throughout California, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.