Read Joseph A. Joseph A. There are many examples, as recently as last year, when Joe walked into a courtroom proceeding and he was immediately recognized and lauded by the Judge. firstname.lastname@example.org. Represented financial institutions in non-foreclosure litigation, including replevins, judgment collection matters, proceedings supplementary, lender liability defense, class action defense, Consumer Leasing Act litigation, Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation, safe deposit box litigation, breach of trust, and breach of fiduciary duty litigation. This correspondence should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. He was truly a lawyers’ lawyer and I can only hope that a piece of Joe continues on in every Philadelphia lawyer," said Bob Devine, Chair of the Litigation Department of White and Williams. Represented a large bank as the Plaintiff in a five-day jury trial in a state court action against a citrus grove borrower and two guarantors. Represented client in Revised Article 9 private sales of LLC ownership interests and stock pledged to secure loans. Several of these foreclosures involved condominiums under construction and residential developments under construction, with accompanying issues regarding pre-sale deposits, simultaneous breach of contract actions by contract purchasers, and defenses and counterclaims alleging various deficiencies in the lender's loan administration. Represented client in a jury trial on evicting an automobile repair facility, with a counterclaim by the tenant. A certified mediator, trial lawyer, and strategist, Ed utilizes a variety of approaches to resolve matters in the best interests of his clients, whether through negotiated settlement or trial. The Florida Bankers Association Annual Conference, Speaker, "Update on Note Sales, Foreclosures, and Receiverships in Florida," June 2013, Trigild Spring Lenders Conference, Panel Moderator and Presenter,"Best Resolution Strategies," April 2013, National Business Institute, Speaker, "Florida Real Estate Lien Law," March 2013. The case had been pending for 18 years, and was settled on terms favorable to our client. Print Bio. Additional information is available here. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. © 2020 Akerman LLP, Akerman (Nevada) LLP. Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) - voting member and member of Special Servicer Forum, Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference, Past Member, Florida 9th Circuit Business Court, First and second person to file a case electronically, American College of Mortgage Attorneys' 48, Florida Bankers Association, Commercial Lending School, Speaker, "Update on Litigation and Transactional Matters," March 5, 2020, Lorman Education Series Webinar, Presenter, "Florida Mortgage Foreclosures," December 7, 2016, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, Webinar, Presenter, "Court Appointed Receivers Over Real Property: Planning for and Navigating the Worst Case Scenario," October 26, 2016, American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) Annual Conference, Speaker, "Mediation vs. Joseph E Foster practices bankruptcy law in Orlando, FL, at T Todd Pittenger. Trigild Lenders Conference Exiting the Storm, Panelist, "Changing Times, Changing Tactics," San Diego, CA, October, 2012, ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference, Roundtable Leader, "Update On Foreclosures, Receiverships, and Note Sales, October 2012, Co-presenter: National Business Institute, "Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop," Orlando, FL, March 6, 2012, Florida Chamber Foundation, Future of Florida Forum, Moderator, "A Focus on Florida's Mortgage Foreclosure and Property Tax Challenge," Orlando, FL, September, 2011, Trigild Lenders Conference Exiting the Storm, Panelist, "Changing Times, Changing Tactics," San Diego, CA, October, 2011, ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference, Panelist, "A Cornucopia of Foreclosure," Phoenix, AZ, October, 2011, Florida Bar Construction Law Committee, Presenter, "Construction Issues for Distressed Assets and REO," Orlando, FL, April, 2011, The Florida Bar, Business Law Committee, Member; Trial Lawyers Section, Member, Orlando Science Center, Board of Trustees, 1993-Present; Past Chairman of the Board, 2006-2007, Central Florida Inns of Court, Master Member, The Florida Bar, Computer Law Committee, Inaugural Member, Past Member, Orange County Bar Association, CLE Committee, Past Chairman, 1992-1997, Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, Certified Appellate Mediator, Florida 5th DCA.