Foreclosure, Eviction & Bankruptcy
WNCW offers the convenience of a one-stop shop for lender services. Working with creditors and lenders we offer comprehensive representation through all stages of mortgage foreclosure from the notice of foreclosure through sale, eviction and representation of lenders' interest in bankruptcies. WNCW understands the complexities and deadlines of the foreclosure process and works to handle matters expeditiously.
For foreclosures, this starts with case intake and notice letter and ad preparation, and includes the necessary title review and recommendations, and crying the foreclosure sales. When foreclosures end up in bankruptcy or if eviction is necessary after a sale, WNCW stays involved with the bankruptcy cases and plans to take action as needed in litigated bankruptcy cases. We also handle eviction notices, filings, paperwork and litigation. WNCW brings the variety of expertise and legal disciplines needed to get the job done.
A core group of experienced attorneys make up our residential and commercial foreclosure teams. They bring specialized expertise, an understanding of residential and commercial real estate law and an understanding of the needs of financial institutions together with a commitment to exemplary customer service. This combination allows us to successfully meet the needs of our clients effectively and efficiently.
Real Estate Owned (REO) Property
WNCW’s REO Department offers one point of contact with the convenience of 9 closing offices. A team of attorneys and paralegals with over 10 years of experience in this field understand the details and timelines associated with closing REO properties.
Working with lenders in a responsive manner, WNCW’s REO Department provides complete closing services from cradle to grave including title clearance, seller representation, and associated services throughout the state of Georgia and Tennessee. Our team runs preliminary title searches using WNCW’s title company, Greater Atlanta Title, and clears title to ensure that there are no delays upon receipt of the contract. Our REO Department prepares all necessary documents for the closing process. As a result, when we close our REO sales, we are able to ensure the wire and final HUD-1 are sent to the seller immediately after closing. Our web-based technology ensures a transparent and seamless closing process.
We also have the unique capability to host a closing at any one of our Georgia locations. While our seller maintains one point of contact, buyers and agents have the opportunity to select a closing office to their convenience. As an added benefit to our REO clients, we enjoy long-standing relationships with our primary title underwriters including Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Corporation, and Chicago Title Insurance Company, who work with our attorneys to overcome title clearance issues. WNCW attorneys know how important accuracy, efficiency and timeliness are to REO closings and we use our resources to benefit our clients.
5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/12/14
5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/22/12
4.8/5.0 by a Member on 05/18/11
5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 09/15/15
5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/21/15
Allie is a phenomenal attorney. She is my "go to" for real estate tax sale issues. Additionally, Allie is collegial and great to work with. Read more
Allie is a phenomenal attorney. She is my "go to" for real estate tax sale issues. Additionally, Allie is collegial and great to work with.
4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 09/23/15
4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 05/30/10
5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/05/14
3.6/5.0 by a Partner on 08/01/12
3.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 04/24/14
5.0/5.0 on 08/12/13
I needed an attorney in Atlanta for a real estate law suit. Not being from Atlanta I sat in the court room that my case was assigned to and asked the... Read more
I needed an attorney in Atlanta for a real estate law suit. Not being from Atlanta I sat in the court room that my case was assigned to and asked the clerk for name of few attorney firms. John's was one that I walked in to and asked to see an attorney. Fortunately he was the one who came to talk to me. He has been above all very caring which is more important to me than anything else. However he is extremely smart and a true fighter if you are in the right. I can't recommend him enough.
3.8/5.0 on 05/28/12
Very professional and knowledgeable. Pricing was a little higher than expected but overall a great experience. Read more
Very professional and knowledgeable. Pricing was a little higher than expected but overall a great experience.
5.0/5.0 on 10/19/12
5.0/5.0 on 03/27/11
5.0/5.0 on 08/31/10
Very pleasant experience. Questions were answered and the closing went very well. We were very comfortable. Read more
2.5/5.0 on 02/17/10
2.0/5.0 on 10/21/15
They have done two closings for me in the past, with no drama, and when I called and asked them to help with another closing this week, I was told someone would get back... Read more
They have done two closings for me in the past, with no drama, and when I called and asked them to help with another closing this week, I was told someone would get back to me. No one called back. So I called another WNC office and spoke to Ms. Melcher who informed me she was not interested in helping with my closing because, according to her email, "you really need to research the impact on your agricultural assessment prior to closing, so we can't help you." Left me scratching my head...
1.3/5.0 on 02/13/11
On advice of my real estate agent, I retained the services of WNCW for the closing. It was not until at the closing that WNCW insisted I have documentation for work that... Read more
On advice of my real estate agent, I retained the services of WNCW for the closing. It was not until at the closing that WNCW insisted I have documentation for work that was not supposed to happen until after I became the owner of the unit. How am I supposed to produce documentation for something that hasn't happened yet? WNCW's abundance of caution was as aggressive as their stupidity.
1.3/5.0 on 07/18/09
MUGGED!! in a simple residential closing, their contract was vague, their communication terrible: the attorney never explained the process or his role to me (a non-attorn... Read more
MUGGED!! in a simple residential closing, their contract was vague, their communication terrible: the attorney never explained the process or his role to me (a non-attorney and first-house buyer), he never asked me whether i wanted to approve him to do additional work (due to an unexpected situation at the house), he never told me i was accumulating hours that were going to be billed above closing costs. then i got his bill. seven months later, we're still arguing. ROBBED!!!