Bruce J. Bergman

Phone516-222-6200 Ext. 324

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  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Title Litigation
  • Real Property Law
University Cornell University, B.S., 1966
Law SchoolFordham University Law School, J.D., 1969
Admitted1970, New York; 1971, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court; 1988, District of Columbia
Memberships Suffolk County, Nassau County (Past Chair, Real Property Law Committee), New York State and American Bar Associations; American College of Real Estate Lawyers; Scribes; American College of Mortgage Attorneys, New York State Land Title Association.

Author: Bergman on New York Mortgage Foreclosures, LexisNexis Matthew Bender, February 1990, Rev. 2013 (4 Volumes); "Effect of Foreclosure Delay On Condominium Liens", New York Law Journal, November 12, 2012 at 5, col. 2; "Has it Really Come This Far - Sympathy As a Defense to Foreclosure?, 72 Mortgage Banking 110 (September 2012); "When is a Document Recorded? A Mortgage Foreclosure Dilemma", New York Law Journal, May 30, 2011 at 5, col.2; "Legal Fees to Borowers! World Sees Services as Bad Guys, 107 Mortgage Banking (April 2011); "Ban on Borrower's Waiver of Defenses", New York Law Journal, February 29, 2012 at 5, col. 2; "When the Borrower Sues the Lender in Federal Court", 98 Mortgage Banking (August 2011); "When There is Danger in Settlement Negotiations", 69 Mortgage Banking 97 (March 2009); "Entertainment of Settlement Could Backfire on Lender" New York Law Journal, December 31, 2008, at 5, col. 2; "Redemption - Recent Cases Consider Duration of Right", New York Law Journal, September 24, 2008, at 5, col. 2; "Home Equity Theft Protection Act - Measure May Apply to Deeds-in-Lieu of Foreclosure", New York Law Journal, June 13, 2007, at 5, col. 2; "A New Legal Myth - Criminal Usury and the Purchase Money Mortgage" New York Law Journal, February 9, 2005, at 4, col. 1; Chapter, "Mortgages," New York Lawyer's Deskbook, New York State Bar Association, 1990; New York Foreclosure StateSummary portion, The National Mortgage Servicer's Reference Directory, USFN, 2003; "Where is The Title? - It Should Not Be Elusive, But Sometimes It Is" New York Law Journal, August 11, 2004, at 5 col.; Chapter, New York Practice "Mortgage Foreclosure"; "Remedying Those Nasty Senior Liens—An Unexpected Senior Mortgage or Other Lien Can Be a Significant Obstacle as You Pursue Foreclosure" 15 Servicing Management 16, April 2004; "Hidden Confusion—Eviction After Foreclosure Presents Roadblocks," New York Law Journal, January 28, 2004, at 5 col. 2; "When the Borrower Hides From a Deficiency," 32 N.Y. Real Property Law Journal 24 (Winter 2004); "So Your Client Wants to Buy at a Foreclosure Sale: Pitfalls and Possibilities," 75 New York State Bar Association Journal 43 (September, 2003); "Move Faster and More Effectively When Pursuing Foreclosures—Some Actions May be Counter-Productive When Seeking Foreclosures," 8 Commercial Mortgage Insight 26, October, 2003; "Impact of the New Predatory Lending Law May Generate Infirmities in Titles Devolving Through High-Cost Home Loan Foreclosures," New York Law Journal, August 18, 2003, at Land Title Trends S6; "Small Comfort—Non-Judicial Foreclosure Revived With Little Change," New York Law Journal, August 13, 2003, at 5, col. 2; "Purchase Money Mortgages Require Careful Drafting to Avoid Later Difficulties," 29 New York State Bar Association Journal 74 (November/December, 2002). Co-Author, "The 20 Greatest Loan Servicing Myths", 65 Mortgage Banking 88 (Sept. 2005). Editor-in-Chief and Contributor: "Mortgage Foreclosures In New York," New York State Bar Association, 1996. Consulting Attorney: The Law of Distressed Real Estate, Thompson-West, New York, N.Y.


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Bruce J. Bergman

100 Garden City Plaza
Garden CityNY 11530


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