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March 15, 2012
Joe Hochman has been rated as “Excellent” by the Internet’s largest expert-only lawyer rating service.  To see Joe's achievement, visit http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/98004-wa-joseph-hochman-21989.html.

March 15, 2012
Joe Hochman was named as one of America's Premier Experts in recognition of his innovative program and talents in the Real Estate industry.  Be sure to read the press release announcing Joe's achievement at http://www.prlog.org/11825188-short-sale-guru-joe-hochman-named-as-one-of-americas-premierexperts.html.

October 25, 2010
We negotiated and obtained a short sale Approval Letter for our clients from Real Time Resolutions (also known as Real Time Solutions) in ONLY 10 DAYS!

June 21, 2010
Hochman Legal group negotiates short sale approval and obtains a debt forgiveness of at least $183,422.12 for its clients on a second-position Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). Our clients were not required to pay any money or to sign a promissory note as a condition to closing the transaction.

June 21, 2010
Hochman Legal Group obtains Short Sale approval and negotiates a debt forgiveness of at least $211,101.28 on a first-position loan. Our clients were not required to pay any money or to sign a promissory note as a condition to closing the transaction.

June 2, 2010
Hochman Legal Group obtains approval of a short sale from PNC/National City in only 62 days and negotiates a debt forgiveness for our clients of over $55,500.

May 13, 2010
Hochman Legal Group negotiates forgiveness of a $42,835.69 deficiency from Chase for zero dollars.

May 6, 2010
Hochman Legal Group obtains Short Sale approval from Fannie Mae and Wells Fargo in ONLY 35 DAYS and secures a debt forgiveness of $40,000 for our clients.

April 22, 2010
Hochman Legal Group secures short sale approval from BECU in ONLY 9 DAYS!

April 16, 2010
Hochman Legal Group obtains short sale approval from Bank of America in ONLY 7 DAYS!

January 18, 2010
Hochman Legal Group launches its new website and information source for consumers and business owners (www.HochmanLegal.com).

January 12, 2010
Hochman Legal Group publishes its article "Questions Homeowners Should Ask Before Hiring a Short Sale Negotiator."

January 8, 2010
Hochman Legal Group obtains a short sale approval from Wilshire and negotiates the release of a $120,000 lien for zero dollars to the lender.

December 28, 2009
Hochman Legal Group receives short sale approval from Chase, including the lender’s waiver of a $44,322 deficiency.

December 28, 2009
Hochman Legal Group obtains short sale approval from Flagstar Bank and negotiates a waiver of an $81,550 deficiency.

December 24, 2009
Hochman Legal Group negotiates short sale approval from Wells Fargo in only 47 days.

December 23, 2009
Hochman Legal Group gets short sale approval from Aurora Loan in only 58 days. The lender agreed to report the loan as "paid in full."

December 22, 2009
Hochman Legal Group secures short sale approval from Wells Fargo in only 46 days.

December 18, 2009
Hochman Legal Group negotiates a short sale approval from Wells Fargo that includes the lender’s waiver of a deficiency totaling $87,279.

November 17, 2009
Hochman Legal Group gets short sale approval from Wells Fargo for a home equity loan. The lender agreed to accept less than 8% owed on a credit card debt in exchange for releasing its lien.

November 13, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, discusses real estate, mortgage lending and legal issues with Realtors, mortgage professionals and others from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Silverdale Hotel in Silverdale, WA. Sponsored by the Kitsap County Association of Realtors.

November 6, 2009
Hochman Legal Group gets approval of a short sale from Litton Loan in only 34 days, including a satisfaction of the borrower’s debt.

November 5, 2009
Hochman Legal Group obtains approval of a short sale from Flagstar Bank in only 48 days.

November 5, 2009
Hochman Legal Group receives approval of a short sale from Wells Fargo.

November 2, 2009
Hochman Legal Group secures short sale approval from Wells Fargo in only 6 days from when we submitted the purchase offer to the lender.

October 30, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, speaks at a real estate seminar and instructs a group of approximately 300 real estate professionals about short sales, real estate legal issues and foreclosure laws.

September 30, 2009
Hochman Legal Group receives approval of a short sale transaction from Chase in only 24 days after the file was submitted for consideration. Our client received a release of the lender's security interest of over $146,000 on a home equity loan.

September 9, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, receives recognition as a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

August 28, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, speaks to a group of 125 real estate agents regarding our No Hassle Short Sale Program.

August 18, 2009
Hochman Legal Group discusses our No Hassle Short Sale Program with a national title and escrow company in an effort to find ways to provide meaningful mortgage relief to thousands of deserving homeowners.

July 29, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, answers legal questions regarding real estate issues at a leading real estate brokerage in Seattle, WA.

July 28, 2009
Hochman Legal Group releases its informative article titled "Compare Your Options" and which weighs Short Sales against foreclosure and bankruptcy.

July 24, 2009
Hochman Legal Group presents Short Sale issues to the Obama Administration, members of the U.S. Congress and officials at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

July 23, 2009
Hochman Legal Group receives approval of a short sale transaction from a national lender in only 16 days after the file was submitted for consideration. Our client received a loan forgiveness of over $83,000 and full release.

July 14, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, answers legal questions and discusses the firm's No Hassle Short Sale Program at a seminar sponsored by a national Short Sale organization.

July 13, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, answers legal questions at a short sale seminar sponsored by the Seattle-King County Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, discusses real estate, mortgage lending and legal issues with Realtors, mortgage professionals and title officers. Sponsored by the Kitsap County Association of Realtors.

May 21, 2009
Hochman Legal Group becomes a recommended law firm for Real Estate, Short Sale and Loan Modification services on a leading and influential real estate and mortgage industry website and blog (www.ceforward.com)

May 19, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, meets with one of Washington State's top producing real estate brokerages about our No Hassle Short Sale Program.

May 5, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, discusses predatory lending and mortgage loan relief topics at a Congressional roundtable.

April 24, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, speaks at national Short Sale seminar in San Diego, CA.

April 22, 2009
Hochman Legal Group announces the release of its innovative No Hassle Short Sale Program.

April 17, 2009
Hochman Legal Group advises a leading national forensic loan audit company about Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Practices Act (RESPA) laws and regulations.

April 9, 2009
Hochman Legal Group publishes its article "Questions to Ask Before Hiring Anyone to Modify Your Mortgage Loan."

April 6, 2009
Hochman Legal Group publishes its "Comparison of Loan Modification Options" article.

March 31, 2009
Hochman Legal Group becomes a contributing author on a top informational website for consumers, the real estate community and the mortgage lending industry (www.themortgagereel.com).

February 27, 2009
Hochman Legal Group begins communications with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding ways to help struggling homeowners.

February 25, 2009
Managing Attorney, Joe Hochman, presents the firm's Lawyer Loan Modification Program to Congressional leaders.

January 29, 2009
Hochman Legal Group announces the release of its ground-breaking Lawyer Loan Modification Program.