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Roach & Lin, P.C. is a New York law firm with over 40 years of experience representing Default Mortgage Servicers in matters involving Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Evictions, REO Sales, Loss Mitigation and Litigation.

At Roach & Lin, we are lawyers that think outside of the box, finding creative and innovative approaches to assist Mortgage Servicers and Investors. The personal service and expeditious response time is the foundation of our practice. Read our article “Reducing the NY Foreclosure Timeline” to learn more about one of our creative approaches.


Roach & Lin, P.C. accepts all GSE fee schedules as well as those of any major lending institution or mortgage servicer.

Wall Street Quality at Long Island Prices

Roach & Lin, P.C. has acquired a reputation for creatively and successfully serving creditor’s rights in bankruptcy and foreclosure since 1979. Long Island Business News consistently ranks us amongst Long Island’s top law firms, yet we are small enough to always make your case a priority. Feel free to contact us at (516) 938-3100  or email us at info@roachlin.com

“The law office of Roach and Lin’s expertise and diligence has helped reduce foreclosure timelines on all of my NPL’s”

D. George, Spurs Capital

“The law firm of Roach & Lin continues to exceed our expectations in every way possible, as they outperform countless legal teams. As the owner of a national asset management company, we work with attorneys in almost every state, Roach & Lin wholeheartedly, hands down, is our favorite. Aside from their incredible legal expertise, and their ability to consistently operate with velocity, they work under an umbrella of integrity and incredible personal service. It’s one thing to be at the top of your industry in performance, it is another to do it while providing ‘Nordstrom’s’ customer service. Roach & Lin encapsulates that philosophy.”

S. Favazzo , Cade Capital, LLC

“Roach & Lin 律师事务所是少有在纽约长岛由华人经营管理的团队. 他们为我们细心辦理购买房屋
的交易. 在我们的房地产交易里为我们争取最高的利益. 绝对是值得信赖与推荐的律师事务所.”

H.Y. Tam

“Roach & Lin, P.C. is a rare gem in Long Island New York that is managed by Chinese speaking management. They handled the purchase of our house with utmost care. They were always looking out for our best interest during our real estate transaction. I highly recommend using them for your real estate transactions!”

H.Y. Tam


Three “New” New York Foreclosure Laws Effective December 20, 2016

The number of New York vacant and abandoned houses in foreclosure have skyrocketed in the past few years as a result of the incredibly long foreclosure process in New York, causing a blight on residential neighborhoods and prompting outrage from local municipalities. (See my article - Zombie Foreclosures Are They Coming For You?

What Actually Happens at a Real Estate Closing?

A real estate “closing” is the event where parties meet in order to consummate a real estate transaction. At a typical real estate closing, where one party is selling real estate to another, the parties who will attend the closing consist of the sellers and their lawyer, the buyers and their lawyer, the bank's attorney, the title closer, and one or more real estate brokers

After Surrendering in Bankruptcy, Contesting Foreclosure not Allowed

Oftentimes, a Debtor files a Bankruptcy petition that will stay a pending foreclosure.  Should the Debtor seek relief under Chapter 7, all property of the Debtor becomes property of the Bankruptcy Estate and subject to disposition by the Chapter 7 Trustee, with court approval.  Should the Chapter 7 Trustee determine that there is no equity in the mortgaged premises, he/she will “abandon” the property, and title will then revert back to the Debtor.  The Debtor must then either pay the secured debt, or “surrender” the property to the Secured Creditor in satisfaction of, at least, the secured portion of the debt.


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