Petroff Amshen LLP provides clients with legal representation in a range of real estate matters, with a particular focus on mortgage modification, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and consumer protection.
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The attorneys at Petroff Amshen LLP help individuals and families throughout the State of New York who have been denied mortgage modification, served with an action for foreclosure, have been victimized by unscrupulous collection agencies, or need to seek protection of the bankruptcy code
At Petroff Amshen LLP, we pledge that we will never abandon homeowners in the process of defending their homes.
During our firm’s representation, we will provide all of the following services:
All of the above services are included in the retainer agreement and are covered by our firm’s Flat Fee Pledge® where your retainer fee will never increase.
From the day that homeowner signs a retainer agreement to the day the matter is concluded; there are no additional charges whatsoever.
Bottom line, whether we make one submission to your bank or multiple or whether we appear at one settlement conference or many, your fee will never rise.
Serge F. Petroff, Esq.
Petroff Amshen LLP provides clients with legal representation in range of real estate matters, with a particular focus on mortgage modification, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and consumer protection.
Serge F. Petroff
David R. Smith
Max T. Saglimbeni
Sarah L. Clements
Francois D. Prophete
Serge Petroff is the firm’s founding member and a managing partner. Mr. Petroff focuses his practice on civil litigation. His unique experience litigating complex legal matters on behalf of commercial clients, as well as defending homeowners against banks, equips the firm with the necessary ammunition to achieve the most beneficial outcomes for clients. Mr. Petroff is a tenacious advocate who emanates honesty and dedication, and is committed to providing zealous representation and cost effective legal services.
Mr. Petroff is a founding member and Executive Vice President of the New York State Foreclosure Defense Bar. NYSFDB is a non-for-profit bar association of foreclosure defense attorneys who focus their practice on representing homeowners in saving their homes.
Mr. Petroff is also active in foreclosure prevention through the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) of the Brooklyn Bar Association, helping those who as a result of poverty or special needs may not otherwise have access to the quality legal services that every family deserves. In addition, Mr. Petroff is a current member of the Director's Circle of the VLP Foreclosure Panel.
Steven Amshen is one of the founding members and a partner of the firm. He oversees all litigation and is committed to the dogged pursuit of the firm’s client’s interests and well-being. He focuses his practice mainly to foreclosure defense and has achieved countless successful outcomes, including outright dismissal of numerous foreclosure actions. Mr. Amshen is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.Read more
James Tierney is an associate with the Petroff Amshen LLP, where he specializes in foreclosure defense. Mr. Tierney has comprehensive experience handling civil litigation matters, from the initial filing of a summons and complaint through the appellate process. Mr. Tierney previously worked for one of New York’s largest firms before dedicating himself to representing helping homeowners facing foreclosure of their homes. Mr. Tierney is also a past volunteer with the Suffolk County Bar Association Pro Bono Foreclosure Settlement Project.
Mr. Tierney received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Saint Joseph’s College and his juris doctor from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. While in law school, he was a member of the Touro Law Review. Mr. Tierney’s Law Review comment analyzing Huntington, New York’s sex offender policy and the intrastate right to travel was published in the Spring 2010 edition of the Touro Law Review (26 Touro L. Rev. 145).
Mr. Tierney is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York as well as the federal district courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
David R. Smith, Esq. is an associate with the Petroff Amshen LLP and specializes in foreclosure defense. Mr. Smith has extensive experience at every stage of the foreclosure process; from pre-litigation settlement discussions, all the way through to the appellate process. Mr. Smith is a strong homeowner’s advocate and prides himself on helping homeowners stay in their homes and guiding clients through what can be an emotionally upsetting and confusing legal process.
Mr. Smith received his B.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University with honors, and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Smith was an active member of the Tax Law Clinic and received the Pro Bono Certificate Award for his commitment to helping low income individuals and families.
Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in New York Supreme Courts and is a member of many professional associations including the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Villanti joined Petroff Amshen LLP in July 2015 as a litigation associate. He concentrates his practice on mortgage foreclosure defense, as well as commercial contract disputes.
Mr. Villanti has experience representing individuals in all aspects of the mortgage foreclosure process and is committed to preventing clients from unjustly losing their homes.
Prior to joining Petroff Amshen, LLP, Mr. Villanti practiced law for two large international law firms in New York City. While at these firms, Mr. Villanti worked in the commercial litigation department representing individuals, investors, officers, directors, and corporations in both state and federal court in a number of matters involving products liability,constitutional law, real estate, bankruptcy, securities fraud, and contract litigation.
Max T. Saglimbeni is an Associate Attorney at Petroff Amshen LLP in the firm's Brooklyn office. He practices foreclosure defense litigation and takes pride in the ability to assist clients in saving their homes.
Prior to working at Petroff Amshen, LLP, Mr. Saglimbeni worked in various legal settings including, the Region 19 Probate District Court, the Department of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Mayo Crowe LLC. During this time he acquired a diverse legal experience in a variety of fields.
He earned his J.D in 2014 from Western New England University where he received a Merit Scholarship. He earned his B.A. in 2011 from the University of Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Sarah L. Clements is an associate attorney at Petroff Amshen LLP. She specializes in foreclosure defense and takes pride in assisting homeowners throughout all stages of complex foreclosure processes.
Prior to joining Petroff Amshen LLP, Ms. Clements worked for a mortgage company, which gave her a keen insight into the intricacies of loss mitigation procedures. This experience has armed Ms. Clements with knowledge that allows her to formulate diverse strategies when defending her clients’ interests.
Ms. Clements received her B.A. in 2009 from Widener University. She received her J.D. in 2013 from Widener University School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Clements was an active member of the Moot Court Honor Society and served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Ms. Clements was inducted into the National Order of Barristers for her outstanding participation and performance in advocacy.
Francois D. Prophete is heading our firm’s litigation department in the State of New Jersey. Having dedicated nearly two decades to litigating intricate matters in State and Federal Courts, Francois developed unique approaches to unraveling complex litigation issues that abound many difficult cases.
Upon receiving his law degree in May 2000, Mr. Prophete initially clerked in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division and has since represented numerous individuals, corporations and their employees in many diverse areas of litigation. Mr. Prophete’s unparalleled experience allows him to utilize his exceptional skills in defending challenging foreclosure matters from inception to trial.
Our goal is to protect our clients and deliver on our promises.
Thank you so much for all your help and the results of my modifications. I will be sure to recommend your firm to friends and family as well as use your services whenever needed. Also after I have finished the trial period and both modifications are out of the trial period.
I will be sending Lori a gratuity for her time, patience, and service during this stressful procedure.
Thank you so much for all you have done for us so far. May we have a successful conclusion to this case. Wishing you much success and happiness!
We would like to thank you for all your help in resolving our modification. You have been nothing but patient and know ledge be in all matters. Your follow-up and follow thru were second so none. We hope that you accept and enjoy this small token of our appreciation.
I wish you joy and I wish you laughter
I wish you lasting friendships, true love, and memories so tender that you can’t stop smiling…
Ms. Lori Lewis
To you and all loves one at your home.
I wish you happy endings and wonderful beginnings, and I wish you everything that means happiness to you on Valentine’s Day and always. Hope You Have a Beautiful Day.
I revieved any call from bank or collector, I gave your telephone number. I will see you this weekend.
Thank you for all the good work, you all have done, helping me to save my house.
It’s nice to know that there are still people who take such pleasure in doing special things and making others feel good…
You’re really someone Special.
Wish there were words to let you truly know how much your thoughtfulness is appreciated.
Thank you once again for being
So helpful and accommodating.
Thank you so much for all your help.
I spoke to larry about making 2 payments, and she told me to send one now and one later. (after the holiday) Thank you.
Our goal is to protect our clients and deliver our promise
Our goal is to protect our clients and deliver our promise