Established in 1992, Saporta Law Offices has represented clients in a wide variety of practice areas in both state and federal court. Our principal founder, Stephen T. Saporta, has been a member in good standing of the Illinois Bar since 1987, and is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, and is a member of the federal trial bar. Mr. Saporta earned his Juris Doctorate as well as a Master of Laws Degree in intellectual property and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.
Since 2009, Saporta Law Offices has concentrated its law practice in the area of mortgage foreclosure defense. A member in good standing of the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys since 2010, Mr. Saporta has successfully represented scores of homeowners facing foreclosure in Illinois. In addition, we have accepted referrals from both attorneys and individuals seeking representation in both the Illinois Appellate Court as well as the Illinois Supreme Court.
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In an effort to better protect Illinois homeowners facing foreclosure, our law offices have taken on a recent decision of the First District Appellate Court which, in our estimation, gives banks an enormously unfair advantage in prosecuting mortgage foreclosure cases. It has long been the law in Illinois that where a cause of action is based upon one or more written documents, those documents need to be attached to the complaint. In mortgage foreclosure actions, those written documents are the mortgage and the promissory note. These documents must support the allegations of the complaint, and when they do not, the complaint should be stricken and in appropriate instances, the case should be dismissed. These fundamental tenets of Illinois law have recently come into question in a case styled: Rosestone Investments v. Garner, which was handed down on December 12, 2013. Our law office is challenging this decision of the First District Appellate Court by petitioning the Illinois Supreme Court to hear the case. We will keep you apprised of our progress. Inquiries regarding this case, or mortgage foreclosure defense in general, may be directed to Mr. Saporta at: (815) 741-9400. We look forward to hearing from you.
A recent publication by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, entitled: "Help for Struggling Borrowers: A Guide to the mortgage servicing rules, effective January 10, 2014" is an excellent resource that sets forth the federal regulations governing mortgage servicers. For a free pdf copy of this publication, contact our offices.
Areas of Practice
Mortgage Foreclosure Defense
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Patent Prosecution and Infringement Litigation
Copyright Procurement and Infringement Litigation
Trademark Procurement and Infringement Litigation