• Report: #1059597

Complaint Review: Real Estate Law Center, PC

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  • Submitted: Sun, June 16, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, April 25, 2014

  • Reported By: Whistleblower — LA California
Real Estate Law Center, PC
695 South Vermont Ave, Suite 1100, Los Angeles, California USA

Real Estate Law Center, P.C. (Chad Pratt, Deepak Parwatikar, John Gearies) scam, mass joinder scam, litigation fraud, dismissed with prejudice, fraud, Los Angeles California

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Chad Pratt of RE Law Center PC Busted by Ca Bar Assn

*Author of original report: Case Info

*Consumer Comment: Thanks for the info

*UPDATE Employee: Real Estate Law Center is aggressive in pursuit of holding lenders accountable

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 I am trying to spread the word because it is hard to get regulators to look into this place. Do not trust them. This is the internet, so you may be inclined not to trust me but I am not being paid to write this or to sell the place. Anyone you talk to or who posts here in favor of the Real Estate Law Center is.

There is a lot of negative history on here. Ask Sebastian who likes to rebut things whether he is paid to sell RELC. He is. He pitches to prospective clients. He also doesn't list what his title is. That's curious. He speaks for RELC but doesn't say what his title/role is with the organization.

Ask why they have to send out mass mailings if their reputation is so great. They should have all the clients they need through word of mouth. The problem is that they can't rely on word of mouth because a lot of it is negative. People are angry and upset and wish they had never gotten involved with RELC and some have posted on here.

Do your homework. Take everything said by them with a grain of salt. Everything. They cannot give specifics. They cannot tell you how many cases they take on every month. They cannot tell you how many of those spoke to an attorney (not a compliance attorney, as they call it, but a litigation attorney (one who goes to court) in the last month, three months, or six months).

Ask to see their refund policy in writing. They don't have one.

Ask what exactly an Federal Regulatory Complaint (FRC) will get you. And once they given you the response. ASK FOR CONFIRMED PROOF. There is none. THey just file them and that's that. They don't care whether they achieve what is promised. IF they did, they'd be able to show you some results.

The website is lenderlawlitigation.com Look how many attorneys there are. Ask them how many clients the attorneys have (not all of them go to court, one is a "compliance attorney"). Ask why you aren't entitled to a refund?

Ask why they associate with Mr. Deepak S. Parwatikar, bar #187683. He owns "Pinnacle Law Center" "Balanced Legal Group" and is affiliated with "Legal Justice Law Center" another scam.

Ask why they don't just come out and admit that their sales people are just sales people? Why the pretense of calling them "case managers"? Ask why you have to call customer service to get case updates and can't speak with an attorney or paralegal. Ask why the sales team has NO LEGAL TRAINING at all! They are paid to make money off of you.

Ask why they are signing people up over the phone? Big red flag, there. If you are not in the state and can't ask questions face to face, do not go with them. Too many people have been burned. It is best to hire a local attorney in your state.

If you get a mailer from them. Send it to the California Bar or your state bar and ask them to investigate the legality of the mailer. http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/LawyerRegulation/ClientSecurityFund.aspx

Look at the grounds for what is considered dishonest conduct. "Failure to refund unearned attorney fees paid to the lawyer in advance where  the lawyer performed no services, or an insignificant portion of the services;" This almost certainly applies. They charge up front and do very little work.

What need do they have to charge people $6000 for an individual lawsuit and then an additional $1500/month and you can't even speak to your attorney when necessary. This is an outrage.

800-843-9053 — California Attorney Complaint Hotline. If you've been taken in by RELC. Call the 800 and report it.


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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Chad Pratt of RE Law Center PC Busted by Ca Bar Assn

AUTHOR: I was Ripped Off by RE Law Center PC - ()

Ca State Bar vs. Chad Pratt

Pratt has had extensive dissapline by the CA State Bar, he has been suspended and has numerous court dated throughout April and May 2014.

See the links to the California state Bar. Pead the numerous PDF's

members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/149746

 http://apps.statebarcourt.ca.gov/calendar/detailview.aspx?y=13&id=30638

Yea, it is true, Chad Pratt and all the snakes at the Real Estate Law Center PC are theives

 

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AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Ok, ask how many total FRCs there are and how many have yieled successful results. Ask for this in writing. Ask them if there have been any complaints or warnings about the mailers sent out. There have been.

If they have nothing to hide, then they should have no problem with the bar looking closer at their actions.

There are many, many people who have paid good money and waited and waited and have never been added to a lawsuit.

Many go months without hearing any update from RELC. That is a fact.

Ask for each lawsuit filed on behalf of plaintiffs and their actual status. All lawsuits filed are public so there should be no problem providing this.

Ask for an explanation on this:

Case Number:  BC498851 ROBERTO ABALOS (1) ET AL VS BANK OF AMERICA N A ET AL

Filing Date:  01/10/2013
Case Type:  Mortgage Foreclosure (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Dismissed - Other 06/13/2013

http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/civilcasesummarynet/ui/casesummary.aspx?CT=CI

05/17/2013 Notice (OF CMC AND ORSER RE SANCTIONS FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND FAILURE TO FILE CMC STATEMENT )
Filed by Attorney for Defendant/Respondent

Case Number:  BC498850 RICHARD R ASMUSSEN (1) ET AL VS BANK OF AMERICA N A ET AL

Filing Date:  01/10/2013
Case Type:  Mortgage Foreclosure (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Pending

 

Future Hearings 

07/11/2013 at 08:31 am in department 40 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hearing on Demurrer(To Complaint 2) Cont. CMC 3) OSC re: $300 sanctions)

If they have the reputation they claim, they should have no problem answering questions about it and producing verifiable evidence. Ask for the regulations on attorney mailers and proof that they are in compliance with them.

 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Thanks for the info

AUTHOR: helplessvictim - ()

I am glad that people are finally trying to get the word out about this place. I paid an up front retainer to a guy named Rick in September, he promised me I would not lose my home. I went and pulled out all of my money from savings just so it would be available for bank draft. After they took my money I heard nothing. It was terrible. i was evicted from my home that my kids grew up in. I called and called RELC to try and speak to someone but no one cared. I feel that I have been scammed and I have lost so much!

Please do not believe the lies these "positive" reviewers are leaving. They are associated with the company and are paid to lie to you. i never believed this would happen to me, but I now realize I was taken in when I was desperate. If you are thinking about hiring them please reconsider, do not let your desperation get the better of you when you hear someone promising you the moon and stars. Come to find out, I was never even filed in any type of litigation, and it is coming up on 9 months now. Please be warned. 

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#4 UPDATE Employee

Real Estate Law Center is aggressive in pursuit of holding lenders accountable

AUTHOR: Sebastian Gagyi - ()

My name is Sebastian Gagyi. I am a Case Manager for the Legal Intake Department of Real Estate Law Center, PC. My job is to determine if the homeowner calling for help has a loan and circumstances that meet the minimum criteria that makes for a strong, solvable case against the lender. I also remain a reliable point of contact for all clients that have retained us and have done so by first talking to me.

In the following I will do my best to address the contention points stated by the author of this report.

But first, I can’t help but assume, in the absence of proper self identification, that the above writer appears to be a disgruntled ex-employee. And because the pool of recent past employees is rather small, I would also like to state here that the name and the reason of his departure are known to me. For the sake of fairness, I chose to both respect his wish for anonymity and address the above report as what it fancies to appear: an honest concern for the fair treatment of our clients.

MAILINGS

We must market our services. Following the mortgage crisis and especially since modifications proper have stopped working, our service – exerting leverage against a lender in order to assert homeowner rights with the purpose of obtaining a fair and equitable outcome for our clients – is a relatively new and largely unknown one. While we do have a significant retaining ratio originating from word of mouth/referrals, not letting the public at large know about this opportunity would be a disservice. After all, governmental programs we’ve all come to know so well – for better or worse – have all been highly publicized as well, haven’t they?

ALL our mailers are sanctioned and approved by the State Bar of California, and therefore legal.

REFUND POLICY

There is NO LAW that requires us to instate a refund policy. However, on case by case basis, we have fully refunded clients that have chosen to pull out. Exception to the case is when a client retains us to stop a foreclosure. In this case we only charge if our attempt is successful.

FEDERAL REGULATORY COMPLAINT

This is an action that can be attempted by the homeowner themselves at no cost.

However, because our process employs the specialized expertise of real estate attorneys, that effectuate a qualified forensic/securitization audit (extremelly effective and beyond the reach of the homeowner) and subsequently the minute construct of a bonafide case based on the findings which is then filed with the appropriate regulatory entity, we charge a fair fee for service UNDER NO EXPRESSED GUARANTEES to the clients, regardless of our opinion with regards to the merits of the case in question.

To see both examples of completed, filed federal regulatory complaints AND outcomes from such action, please contact me at 888-988-7117.

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