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Anselmo Lindberg & Associates Receives USFN Diamond Award of Excellence—2nd Year!

Naperville, IL, November 20, 2017: The USFN recently announced that Anselmo Lindberg & Associates LLC is a recipient of their 2017 Diamond Award of Excellence.

The Award of Excellence is given annually to USFN Member firms who meet the rigorous standards that evaluate professional activities, industry volunteerism, and community and charitable involvement by the firm.  The Award of Excellence program was initiated in 1993 to recognize and encourage Member firms to develop and maintain high standards of excellence in service to industry clients and to their community.

Since becoming a USFN member, Anselmo Lindberg and Associates has been awarded this honor every year. Over the past year, the firm has been part of multiple community enrichment efforts, including the DuPage County Adopt-A-Highway program. The firm has also participated with local shelters food shelters, school supply drives, and fundraising efforts for a retirement home.

“Being involved with our community is extremely important to all of us at the firm. We’re committed to serving our area anyway we can,” says Steve Lindberg, Partner at Anselmo Lindberg & Associates.

Awards were presented at annual USFN Member Education Retreat on November 4. The USFN, founded in 1988, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious trade association of law firms and trustee companies who focus on creditors rights.

“For the more than 30 years, our attorneys have consistently represented the interests of our clients and the interests of our community. We are proud of the impact we have been able to make in both areas,” says Thomas Anselmo, Partner at Anselmo Lindberg & Associates.

About Anselmo Lindberg & Associates: Anselmo Lindberg & Associates is a real estate, default and estate planning law firm with a long history of success, and an unwavering commitment to the welfare of its clients. Established in 1986, the attorneys of Anselmo Lindberg & Associates serve the greater Chicagoland area, headquartered in Naperville, IL, with additional offices in Oak Brook, IL, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Providing legal expertise for businesses and individuals, our team of dynamic attorneys is committed to serving clients with the highest degree of excellence and integrity. Please contact us to find out what makes Anselmo Lindberg & Associates your ultimate legal resource.

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Bill Newland Joins ALA as EVP of Client Relations and Development

Naperville, IL: October 12, 2017: Anselmo Lindberg and Associates, a law firm headquartered in Naperville, Ill. specializing in Default Services, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business Services and General Litigation, is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Newland to the team. Newland, a mortgage servicing executive with more than 30 years of nationally-recognized experience in default mortgage servicing, specializing in foreclosure, bankruptcy, loss mitigation, property preservation and special asset services, will serve as the firm’s Executive Vice President of Client Relations and Development.

“Bill brings more than 30 years mortgage servicing experience to the Anselmo Lindberg & Associates team, and we’re delighted to incorporate his expertise into our menu of legal support services here at ALA,” said Steven C. Lindberg, Co-Managing Partner and Chair of Anselmo Lindberg & Associates’ Default Group.

Mr. Newland joins the ALA team from Tinley Park-based Publication Point, LLC, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and EVP of Business Development, overseeing the publication company’s expansion into 10 states. Previously, he was First Vice President of operations at ServiceLink, the premier national provider of transaction services to the mortgage and finance industries, where he developed, implemented and managed the company’s Default Solutions business.

“My goal is to continue to serve our diverse client portfolio while expanding the offerings for our customer base,” Newland said. “I’m looking forward to partnering with an expert team of attorneys to support ALA’s complementary practice areas.”

With an extensive history of leadership in the mortgage services industry, Mr. Newland has held the title of Senior Vice President for several large mortgage servicers including: Bank of America, Nationstar Mortgage, Lender Processing Services, Option One Mortgage and Ocwen Financial. His mortgage service expertise extends to panels for the USFN, ALFN, MBA, and CMBA, in addition to spending time as the Chief Operating Officer for a law firm in south Florida. Educated at Valdosta State University, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration specializing in finance, and currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his family.

About Anselmo Lindberg & Associates: Anselmo Lindberg & Associates is a Default Services, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business Services and General Litigation law firm with a proven track record for providing legal services with the highest level of attention to detail and customer service. Our attorneys’ wide range of skill and knowledge enables us to achieve the unique objectives of each individual client we serve through focused and coordinated efforts. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates doesn’t just practice law – we apply the law to find the answers, solve our clients’ challenges and maximize their opportunities for success. For more information, please visit www.anselmolindberg.com.

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Adopt-a-Highway and ALA

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates Receives Certificate of Appreciation from DuPage County’s Adopt-a-Highway Program

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates is a proud supporter of our community, working to keep the places we live clean and safe. Recently, we were awarded by DuPage County for our participation in their Adopt-a-Highway program. We are honored to be selected for the award as working in the community is a major part of our mission at ALA.

Certificate of Appreciation - Adopt-a-Highway

 

Your Community is Our Community
Learn more about our role in the community by checking out our photos and our website. As a real estate and estate planning firm, we want you to know that we stand with our community and we’re dedicated to collaborating with community organizations to improve your neighborhood. Join us as we continue to engage in projects across the Chicagoland area!

 

About Anselmo Lindberg & Associates
Anselmo Lindberg & Associates is a real estate, default and estate planning law firm with a long history of success, and an unwavering commitment to the welfare of its clients. Established in 1986, the attorneys of Anselmo Lindberg & Associates serve the greater Chicagoland area, headquartered in Naperville, IL, with additional offices in Oak Brook, IL, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Providing legal expertise for businesses and individuals, our team of dynamic attorneys is committed to serving clients with the highest degree of excellence and integrity. Please contact us to find out what makes Anselmo Lindberg & Associates your ultimate legal resource.

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ALA Partner Elected to Board of Directors for REOMAC

Join us in congratulating partner Thomas Anselmo as he joins the Board of Directors for REOMAC

Thomas-Anselmo-Board-of-Directors-REOMACNaperville, IL, January 17, 2017: Anselmo Lindberg & Associates— Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC is thrilled to announce that partner Thomas Anselmo has formally joined the Board of Directors for REOMAC®!

“It’s truly an honor to be elected as a member of the board of directors for this esteemed organization,” says Thomas Anselmo, Partner at Anselmo Lindberg & Associates. “Our firm has always been dedicated to supporting and uplifting our industry peers, and being a more formal part of REOMAC® gives me an unprecedented opportunity to further that support to make a broader impact.”

REOMAC® is highly regarded as the premier non-profit trade association serving the mortgage default servicing industry nationwide. The organization supports the success of individuals and companies in the default services industry by providing a forum for peer-to-peer networking, an environment for sharing industry best practices, and access to qualified, educated service providers.

Mr. Anselmo’s experience in residential, commercial and REO real estate transactions, title insurance, mortgage lender services and estate planning made him a natural choice for the role. His dedication and expertise in these fields contribute to his being an invaluable addition to the REOMAC® board of directors.

Founded in 1985 in California, REOMAC® began as a forum for lenders with REO assets to share best practices with their peers. Since then, it has evolved into a nationwide resource for those in the REO and default industry, providing members with unparalleled educational and networking opportunities. There is even a foundation arm, dedicated to fostering educational advancement through scholarship awards.

Please join the ALA team in congratulating Thomas Anselmo for this prestigious honor.

About Anselmo Lindberg & Associates: Anselmo Lindberg & Associates is a real estate, default and estate planning law firm with a long history of success, and an unwavering commitment to the welfare of its clients. Established in 1986, the attorneys of Anselmo Lindberg & Associates serve the greater Chicago land area, headquartered in Naperville, IL, with additional offices in Oak Brook, IL, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Providing legal expertise for businesses and individuals, our team of dynamic attorneys is committed to serving clients with the highest degree of excellence and integrity. Please contact us to find out what makes Anselmo Lindberg & Associates your ultimate legal resource.

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ATTENTION Chicago Homeowner’s – Potential Tax Rebate

The City of Chicago has announced an extension to their Property Tax Rebate Program, which was implemented to help off-set the recent property tax spike for Chicago residents. Certain residents are able to receive a rebate from the City if they meet eligibility requirements, including a household adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less earned in 2015 and an increase in the City portion of their recent property tax bill received in July of 2016. Applications are now being accepted through Friday, December 30, 2016.

For complete requirements and instructions on how to apply for the rebate, please click the following link to the City’s website.

If you have any questions regarding this, or any other topic, please contact:

Mike Anselmo
mike@ALOLawGroup.com
(630) 453-6833

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The IRS Increases the Federal Estate Tax Exemption

The IRS, on October 25, 2016, released some adjustments to the tax code. Of note to our clients, the IRS increased the unified gift/estate exemption for 2017 to the amount of $5,490,000. The 2016 exemption amount is $5,450,000.00. This allows a married couple to have an additional $80,000.00 in assets before the Federal Estate tax kicks in.

It should be noted that Illinois has not adjusted its exemption amount. The Illinois exemption amount does not get indexed for inflation and remains at $4,000,000.00. So for those estates over the Illinois limit, $4,000,000.00 and below the Federal exemption, there needs to be a review to discuss what estate tax may be due and what can be done to avoid it.

The annual federal gift tax exclusion remains at $14,000.00 annually per donee.

Source: IRS

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Anselmo Lindberg & Associates Wins Prestigious USFN Award

Naperville, IL, October 5, 2016: Anselmo Lindberg & Associates— The USFN recently announced that Naperville-based law firm Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC is the recipient of its 2016 Diamond Award of Excellence.

The Award of Excellence is given annually to USFN Member firms who meet rigorous standards that evaluate professional activities, industry volunteerism, and community and charitable involvement by the firm. The Award of Excellence program was initiated in 1993 to recognize and encourage Member firms to develop and maintain high standards of excellence in service to industry clients and to their community. 

“We are truly committed to serving the area where we do business,” says Doug Oliver, Partner at Anselmo Lindberg & Associates. “Raising funds for local organization, collecting in-kind donations and spending time on the ground working with non-profits is part of our culture. To be recognized by USFN for something that is truly second nature to our day to day is a tremendous honor.”

In the last year, the attorneys and staff have given back to causes all throughout the local community, most recently by packing meals for Feed My Starving Children, an organization that provides meals for children in impoverished regions. Other recent efforts include providing food for local shelters, school supplies for struggling families and donating food and supplies to a local animal shelter.

“Being an active part of the neighborhood is tremendously important to us. We want to know the people with whom we do business, and show them on a regular basis that we genuinely care about bettering the community as a whole,” says Steve Lindberg, Partner at Anselmo Lindberg & Associates.

Recipients are honored each year at USFN’s Annual Member Education Retreat held in the late fall. USFN, founded in 1988 is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious trade association of law firms and trustee companies who focus on creditors’ rights.

“On behalf of our firm, we are grateful that our efforts to make a difference within the community are valued by an organization as prestigious as USFN,” says Oliver. “This has been a wonderful partnership and we are very proud to be part of USFN. We hope to continue to make an impact.”

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates was selected to join USFN in May of 2015. As one of only two firms in the state of Illinois, the USFN membership is a true testament to the long term success of the business. Beyond the overall commitment to the local community, serving their clients is the number one priority of the partners and staff.

“Upholding the law to its fullest extent on behalf of our clients is the foundation by which we build this firm. For the last more than 30 years, each of our attorneys has consistently represented the interests of both our clients and the community, an approach that has allowed us to make a tremendous impact across the board,” says Thomas Anselmo, Partner at Anselmo Lindberg & Associates.

About Anselmo Lindberg & Associates: Anselmo Lindberg & Associates is a real estate, default and estate planning law firm with a long history of success, and an unwavering commitment to the welfare of its clients. Established in 1986, the attorneys of Anselmo Lindberg & Associates serve the greater Chicago land area, headquartered in Naperville, IL, with additional offices in Oak Brook, IL, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Providing legal expertise for businesses and individuals, our team of dynamic attorneys is committed to serving clients with the highest degree of excellence and integrity. Please contact us to find out what makes Anselmo Lindberg & Associates your ultimate legal resource.

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Doug Oliver Talks Spokeo Inc. v. Robins in Mortgage Banking Magazine

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates Partner Doug Oliver details the recent Supreme Court ruling in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins in a recent article in Mortgage Banking Magazine. 

Doug OliverIn May 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court set the table for a debate in the courts over the extent to which Congress can gives consumers a right to bring suit to enforce strict liability consumer-protection laws in federal court. The decision in the case of Spokeo Inc. v. Robins means that the consumer—however the particular statute defines that term—is entitled to sue under such statutes for slight infractions without having to prove the violation caused any actual injury. Though these laws are meant to promote good-faith practices, increasingly they create liability without distinguishing between good and bad faith practices.

When it comes to lender liability to consumers, this is one of the biggest issues out there. Read the article in its entirety here.

For more information on Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, please contact Anselmo Lindberg & Associates.

 

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Steve Lindberg Joins REOMAC Chicago Panel

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates’s very own Steve Lindberg has been called upon to speak at REOMAC Chicago’s panel on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The dinner event will take place at The Belvedere in Elk Grove, Illinois from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Partner Steve Lindberg currently holds the chair position of the Default Practice Group and specializes in creditor foreclosure and bankruptcy law. As an alumni from a variety of prestigious universities, including University of Illinois, John Marshall Law School and St. Joseph’s University, Lindberg has continued to expand on his education beyond his years of experience in the industry- making him a valuable asset to ALA, LLC.

Lindberg will be speaking among other industry professionals including Coya J. Smith, Managing Broker and Owner of Smith Partners & Associates Real Estate, Lauren Riddick of Codilis & Associates, and Keith H. Werwas, Assistant Vice President- Managing Attorney of Potestivo & Associates about trends affecting the REO business. These experts will provide valuable insight regarding the impact declining loans has on businesses i.e. banks, law firms, real estate agents, and more.

Please visit here for registration information. For details on how to sponsor the event, click here.

About Anselmo Lindberg & Associates: Anselmo Lindberg & Associates is a real estate, default and estate planning law firm with a long history of success, and an unwavering commitment to the welfare of its clients. Established in 1986, the attorneys of Anselmo Lindberg & Associates serve the greater Chicago land area, headquartered in Naperville, IL, with additional offices in Oak Brook, IL, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Providing legal expertise for businesses and individuals, our team of dynamic attorneys is committed to serving clients with the highest degree of excellence and integrity. Please contact us to find out what makes Anselmo Lindberg & Associates your ultimate legal resource.

About REOMAC: REOMAC was founded in 1985 with the desire to aid professionals through career advancement techniques. The company currently stands as a pioneer in the service industry nationwide. Memberships with REOMAC include, but are not limited to, mortgage lenders, servicers, and attorneys.

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Lending a HELPing hand

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates donates food and supplies to a local animal shelter

During the month of February, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates shared a little love with the local animal community, by donating food and goods to HELP, a no-kill animal shelter. Our team has many dog and cat lovers making this partnership particularly meaningful to us. After holding a collection, we were able to fill an entire car with animal goods such as food, toys, leashes, collars and other miscellaneous items. Animals have a special place in the hearts of all of our staff members, and we fully support what H.E.L.P. is doing to place stray and abandoned animals with a loving  family.

HELP

HELP is a no-kill organization located in Kane County that shelters dogs and cats until they are adopted into their forever homes. Instead of living in a typical shelter environment, these animals are placed in foster homes with volunteers so they can enjoy a normal home environment before being adopted. HELP believes that fostering animals helps the staff better understand the animal’s personality, to more adequately find these pets with a perfect adoption match. All animals are examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, dewormed and receive any other necessary medical attention before being adopted out.

We are incredibly proud of what our team was able to accomplish and gather for HELP and look forward to working with this organization again. Anselmo Lindberg & Associates’s next event will take place on March 21st benefitting Feed My Starving Children. This will be another of many initiatives we will proudly participate in as a team this year.

About Anselmo Lindberg & Associates: Anselmo Lindberg & Associates is a real estate, default and estate planning law firm with a long history of success, and an unwavering commitment to the welfare of its clients. Established in 1986, the attorneys of Anselmo Lindberg & Associates serve the greater Chicago land area, headquartered in Naperville, IL, with additional offices in Oak Brook, IL, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Providing legal expertise for businesses and individuals, our team of dynamic attorneys is committed to serving clients with the highest degree of excellence and integrity. Please contact us to find out what makes Anselmo Lindberg & Associates your ultimate legal resource.

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