Seller Beware

Recently there was an article on the front page of the paper about a buyer who got out of a contract to buy a multi-million dollar home by suing the seller, just days before closing. It turned out that the buyer never had the ability to close, but managed to finesse the agents into showing [...]

Operations during COVID-19 Crisis

WORKING TOGETHER THROUGH THESE CHALLENGING TIMES   All of America (and the entire world) is coming to grips with the dramatic changes to our personal lives, employment status and economic circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 virus. Here in Florida, we are learning that we are no more immune to this storm than anyone else.  […]

FEMA Basics

Get Real about Property! Travels through Real Estate Law by Tom Brodersen, Esq.   FEMA Basics     Every month we see more chaos in the lives of buyers and sellers of real estate as a result of the FEMA rules.  That is partly because of FEMA regulation is evolving.  Early enforcement was weak, but […]

Robert P. M. Nordstrom

Robert Nordstrom served as a probate judge for 26 years before relocating to Florida.  Practicing Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law practice Bob is recognized statewide for his expertise in these areas. In addition to being a member of the Florida Bar and St. Petersburg Bar Association Robert provides pro bono legal services for fixed-income […]

Holder to Prosecute Bankers?

Holder starts 90-day clock on potential prosecution of bankers US Attorney General Eric Holder says that the Justice Department will decide within the next 90 days whether to charge individual Wall Street Executives with crimes related to the 2008 financial crisis. Holder asked prosecutors who have been investigating the big banks to recommend whether to […]

Bank Regulation Needed

America Needs Bank Regulation More Than Ever! At a time when Congress seems dedicated to rolling back as much of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as possible, it gets clearer every day that America, as a nation, and all Americans as individuals need reform of the too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks more […]

Wall Street’s Revenge

Wall Street’s Revenge “Whiners with Warchests” Dodd-Frank Damaged in the Budget Bill ~ Last week, Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman coined the term “Obama rage,” to explain the ju-jitsu like turns in which the banking oligarchs engage to evade responsibility for their historic crime in destabilizing the world economy through reckless banking practices. “On Wall […]

Happy Birthday, CFPB!

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turned three years old this month, and every American consumer should celebrate! For those who don’t know, the CFPB was originally proposed by (now Senator) Elizabeth Warren in 2007, and was passed as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In the wake of the […]

Under Every Rock

In explaining the labyrinthine world of foreclosures to new clients, I always find myself explaining that “Under every rock you turn over (in mortgage foreclosures), you will find a snake.” And just about everyone (on the plaintiff’s side of foreclosures) gets to play the part of the snake.  The big Wall Street bankers played that […]