Foreclosure Jurisprudence in Florida with Kendall Coffey

Kendall Coffey | Foreclosure Jurisprudence in Florida after the Real Estate Collapse

Renowned media analyst and practicing Miami attorney, Kendall Coffey, was the featured speaker at an Annual Convention seminar titled “Foreclosure Jurisprudence in Florida after the Real Estate Collapse.”

The program, presented by The Florida Bar and LexisNexis, June 24, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee.

In the wake of an economic downturn of historic proportions, Florida’s courts have been flooded with foreclosure cases, and that wave has also reached the appellate courts.

“While extreme economic developments would seemingly have a potential for revising the legal landscape, the impact upon Florida’s jurisprudence has been less dramatic than the individual hardships or the logistical challenges at the trial court level,” according to the program’s course overview. “In substantive terms, the case law developments have been more consistent with existing black letter principles than evolutions to address sympathetic borrower scenarios. In terms of judicial process, though, some decisions have emphasized that foreclosing lenders must adhere scrupulously to procedural strictures. As a result, the judicial philosophy seemingly suggests that while black letter law will continue to prevail, lenders must follow procedural rules to the letter before they can take someone’s property through foreclosure.”

Another Florida Bar foreclosure-related seminar, “Foreclosure Litigation in Florida,” a plaintiff education program, is available for free on the Bar’s website. It has been downloaded in excess of 4,500 times since its September 2010, launch as part of the Bar’s complimentary Law Office Management Assistance Service on-demand education programs.

Kendall Coffey is a partner at Coffey Burlington, whose statewide practice includes complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He has authored numerous legal works ranging from “The Due Process Right to Seek Asylum” in the Yale Law and Policy Review to the recently published treatise “Foreclosures in Florida.” As the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, he headed one of the largest federal prosecution offices in the country. Mr. Coffey received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida.