Date: June 22, 2018 at 3 p.m. Eastern
Title: Finding Diamonds in your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with your Existing Clients
Description: Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.
Speakers: Marc Dann and Ahmad Sulaiman
Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has devoted his entire legal career to fighting for homeowners, consumers and small businesses beginning with his tenure as the Antitrust Director in the office of the West Virginia Attorney General. After leaving that post he entered private practice and was subsequently elected to the Ohio Senate where he introduced numerous consumer protection bills including a comprehensive predatory lending law that was rated among the best in the United States. He also led successful efforts to lengthen the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse, expand the rights of crime victims, and extend the reach of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and the Federal Telephone Solicitation Act.
Elected Ohio Attorney General in 2006, Attorney Dann became a national leader in the effort to hold banks and predatory lenders accountable for victimizing homeowners. He initiated securities fraud claims against the creators of mortgage-backed securities, created the Save the Dream program which assists Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure, mobilized Mortgage Fraud Task Forces in Ohio’s major cities, challenged the standing of mortgage servicers to foreclose in cases to which the State of Ohio was a party, and worked with Former Ohio Chief Justice Thomas Moyer to organize over 1,200 volunteer lawyers to represent homeowners in foreclosure. Today, Dann is an active member of SAGE (Society of Attorneys General Emeritus) and the Democratic Attorneys General Association.
Upon leaving office in May 2008, Dann volunteered to represent homeowners facing foreclosure. In the course of that work, he became convinced that many loan servicers lacked the standing necessary to foreclose on his clients. Motivated by the injustices he saw and recognizing that the incidence of fraudulent foreclosure practices had reached epidemic proportions in Ohio, he decided to establish The Dann Law Firm and began representing clients in every corner of the state.
In 2011, Dann and a number of other attorneys filed a class action lawsuit against the largest "foreclosure mill" law firm operating in Ohio. Dann and other lawyers filed a second class action suit a year later alleging that a number of foreclosure mills and lender processing services engaged in fraudulent practices as they attempted to foreclose on homes. He has also utilized the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act on dozens of occasions to hold loan servicers and the law firms that represent them accountable for their actions.
Attorney Ahmad T. Sulaiman focuses 100% of his practice to Civil Litigation Law focusing on FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA and RESPA, Student Loan Law, Real Estate Law & Bankruptcy. As the managing partner of Atlas Consumer Law, Attorney Sulaiman brings to our firm an impressive history of success, coupled with a multitude of accolades. His results-driven approach is particularly inspirational, and encourages our team to push ourselves to our very best on a daily basis.
Mr. Sulaiman is a student of the most Advanced Federal Civil Litigation Strategies, with an emphasis on the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Truth in Lending Act. This experience and knowledge particularly lends itself to his areas of concentration in multi-district Federal Litigation, Consumer Protection Class Actions, and Telephone Consumer Protection, to name a few.
Attorney Sulaiman is incredibly dedicated to the rights of the consumer, as shown in his advocacy and pursuit of justice on behalf of consumers who have suffered from harassment, negligence, or any other form of harm at the hands of a corporation or business. Consistently named to the Super Lawyers®: Illinois Rising Stars™ list for several years in a row, including 2018, Attorney Sulaiman continues to elevate the standards of excellence for all professionals in the legal field.