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Wells Fargo, the nation’s biggest mortgage servicer, appears to have set up detailed internal procedures to fabricate foreclosure papers on demand, according to allegations in papers filed Tuesday in a New York federal court.

The 150-page Wells Fargo Foreclosure Attorney Procedures Manual was created November 9, 2011 and updated February 24, 2012. The Manual details “a procedure for processing [mortgage] notes without endorsements and obtaining endorsements and allonges.”  Those are the technical terms for the paperwork proving that the company that’s foreclosing owns the loan, and therefore has the right to kick a family out of its home. Wells Fargo services roughly 9 million home loans.

Foreclosure defense lawyers use the term ‘ta-da’ endorsement to describe situations in which they say a document appears, as if by magic, in the bank’s possession as needed in a foreclosure case—even though the proper endorsement was not included in the original foreclosure filing. It might sound like a technicality, but correct proof of ownership lies at the heart of the foreclosure crisis for securitized loans, which were sold by the lender that originally issued the mortgage. To legally transfer a securitized loan, the endorsements and allonges have to be created in a very specific way and within a specific time frame, usually 90 days after a residential mortgage trust closes. For many loans in foreclosure now, which were originated years ago and then sold, it’s way too late to correct incomplete documents. The manual appears to provide step-by-step instructions for a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage “Default Docs Team” and foreclosure attorneys if a blank endorsement is in a file and the attorney wants that note executed.

The questions raised by foreclosure experts about the Wells Fargo documents, however, come on the heels of whistleblower accounts of failures to prove ownership, and document fabrication. When this Attorney Procedures Manual was in effect, Wells Fargo was finalizing a settlement with regulators over alleged foreclosure abuses including false documents. On Feb. 9, 2012, Wells and four other major banks settled with 49 state attorneys general and the federal government for $25 billion over foreclosure practices. The complaint accused the banks of “preparing, executing, notarizing or presenting false and misleading documents” and alleged “loss of homes due to improper, unlawful or undocumented foreclosures.”

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Meet Brad Weil, managing attorney of the law office

Brad Weil is a resident of the City of Carson.  He is a graduate of Los Angeles Harbor College and Banning high school in Wilmington Cali

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Mr.  Brad Weil
Responded to my voice mail in a very short period of time, was very attentive, professional and a good listener.
He setup an appointment for me for the next day, everyone in his staff had a friendly attitude. I was surprise how fast he found a legal solution and strategy for my particular problem.  I retained his services, and in court he was far superior to the opposing attorney and won the CASE for me after some very great verbal arguments even with the Judge. He was convincing and assertive.
I will refer any friends that need a very strong Attorney to Brad Weil.
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Jonas N.

I was referred to Brad by another Client. I cannot say enough nice things about Brad. He will be with you through the entire process. He does not push you off to a dozen paralegals or attorneys who show up in court but know nothing about your case (an experience I had with another attorney) . He is responsive and available to answer your questions, doesn’t speak to you condescendingly and treats you with respect. The type of work Brad does, people come to him broken and sometimes embarrassed or ashamed. He has compassion and sensitivity  Retain Brad, you won’t be sorry!

Very professional; straight forward, and does not sugar coat anything so you know where you stand in a legal manner. If he does not know the answer to something on an immediate basis, he will be honest with you, and will find out in a very quick manner the answers to your questions. A very personable attorney, and very fairly priced.

Mr. Weil was very informative. He walked us through every aspect of our Bankruptcy filing. He was very attentive. We learned a lot in this process. I was against filing a BK in the beginning because I didn’t really understand what it was or how it could help our family. Mr. Weil put my fears to rest. He was always on time if not early. He took great care of us when we went to court and made sure that I had all of the paperwork I needed at all times. He and his staff went above and beyond and I am extremely grateful as a result. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone I meet.

Mr. Weil responded to a very pertinent bankruptcy question that I had and gave very good advice. While I did not hire him mainly because he was not located in the general vicinity, I would definitely refer him to others

Mr. Brad Weil is a “top shelf” lawyer, who has routinely adhered to the highest standards of ethical representation and jurisprudence while representing me and my family. He is definitely an asset to the community he serves. I would not hesitate to consult Mr. Weil in the future, concerning any legal matter.

My husband and I did NOT want to go through the Bankruptcy process.  We were ashamed, embarrassed, and scared.  But, after the initial consultation, Attorney Weil made us feel comfortable and eased our worries away.  He explained all the processes very carefully.  He was so thorough.  He returned calls immediately and just really made you feel very important.  He did not use any BIG words like many attorneys would,  he made you understand what he was saying.  Even in his busiest schedule, he made sure that he attended the 341 meeting with my husband and I.  We truly appreciate his help with our financial crisis.  Attorney Weil and his staff has provided us outstanding and excellent service.  We highly recommend his practice.

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D&R W.

Opting for bankruptcy was one of the most difficult choices I have had to make.  I was overwhelmed and shamed by my finance situation.  Once I met with Attorney Weil, all of my anxiety went away.  He reassured me by patiently exploring all of the bankruptcy options with me and never made me feel bad for my circumstances.  Attorney Weil made the intimidating process of bankruptcy very simple for me.  Throughout the process he was there to personally answer all of my questions every step of the way.  The date of the 341 meeting he was there with me, rather than a random representative, this made me feel very secure and at ease.  I cannot thank him enough for his professionalism and help in my financial situation.  I highly recommend Attorney Weil, he provides excellent services.

He is good as it gets.  Explains, talks and listens.  Knows how to your job . Saved my life.  Vanessa is the best paralegal in the business.  Thank you both.

Priscilla

We did not want to declare bankruptcy, but one of our creditors was threatening to garnish my wages.  We were desperate and confused when we came to Brad.  He looked at our rather complicated case and explained everything thoroughly to us.  He helped us understand every aspect of what was happening with our bankruptcy.  I can’t say I felt good about what we were going through, but Brad made us feel better!

As our case unfolded, it became even more complicated and Brad was always there every step of the way.  He was thorough in his handling of paperwork and always prompt to return my many questioning phone calls.  I was impressed with his professional handling of negotiations with our Court Trustee.  Brad made a difficult situation as smooth and painless as it possibly could be.  We recommend Brad whole heartedly.

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