On March 09, 2010, John Anthony squared off against April Charney at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association at the University Club in Downtown Tampa. The event was attended by over 200 lawyers and judges in the Tampa Bay area, and was moderated by Herbert R. Donica.
Ms. Charney has received a Federal grant to tour Florida lecturing to attorneys and others about defenses to foreclosure and other loan enforcement actions by financial institutions.
Our firm represents 30 financial institutions as of the date of the debate, and so both sides were fairly represented. Anthony’s main theme centered on the fact that lender liability claims and defenses add to the expense of loan administration, but selfdom enhance the result for borrowers or their creditors.
Refuting many of Charney’s federally funded falsehoods, our Firm does many millions of dollars of loan restructures, forbearance agreements, and other consensual resolutions every week, with clients who seek business resolutions and do not assert frivolous and divisive claims against our clients.