Sarah Holdener secures judgment establishing priority of refinance deed of trust

Sarah Holdener has secured judgment on behalf of a bank client establishing the senior priority of its refinancing deed of trust, where another lender had initially agreed, but failed, to issue a subordination of its own deed of trust.

Judgment obtained by Bill Sauerwein and Trent Bond affirmed by Court of Appeals

A judgment obtained by Bill Sauerwein and Trent Bond on behalf of a group of homeowners has been affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals. In issuing its lengthy opinion, the court of appeals held that correction of the homeowners’ vesting deeds was permitted and...

Bill Sauerwein Obtains Summary Judgment in Multi-Million Dollar Mechanics Lien Suit

Bill Sauerwein obtained Summary Judgment in favor his client in a sizeable case in St.Clair County Illinois.  The Plaintiff in the case contended it was entitled to a $6.5 million dollar mechanics lien and sought priority over the lender’s $9 million mortgage.  The...

Summary Judgment Reforming Deed of Trust

Adam Stockberger and Stewart Schneider obtained summary judgment in favor of a national bank.  The borrower had contended that the lender’s deed of trust was invalid due to irregularities in the language of the deed of trust.

Summary Judgment secured for new owner where prior owner contested foreclosure

Bill Sauerwein and Anne Kelly recently secured summary judgment in favor of a commercial property owner where a prior owner contended that no title was conveyed by a trustee’s sale due to irregularities in the foreclosure process.

Lien Priority Secured Through Judgment

Bill Sauerwein and Anne Kelly represented homeowners and their secured lender at trial in an action for declaratory judgment brought by an alleged creditor seeking to enforce a lien against the homeowner’s residence granted by a prior owner of the property. At trial...