In the wake of the public robo-signing scandal, Florida lost several large default servicing law firms that felt the perpetual sting of reputational damage.
Fast-forward a few years later, and now the Law Offices of Clunk, Hoose & Associates is entering the Florida market for the first time with plans to "provide exemplary service to its current (mortgage industry) clients in yet another state," a representative for the firm told HousingWire.
The firm, which is based in Kentucky, with associated branches in Ohio, chose Florida knowing there's a volume of work in the Southeast state.
The new office is located in Hollywood, Fla., and is being toted as a full-service provider of mortgage-related legal services, handling everything from legal representations to foreclosure, litigation, eviction and title services.
The firm also has experience in loss mitigation and bankruptcy.
Partners John D. Clunk and Robert R. Hoose will lead the practice along with attorney Shan Massand.
"We’re extremely excited to expand our practice to Florida," said attorney John Clunk, president and partner of Clunk, Hoose & Associates.
"We recognize the business needs of our clients, who have asked us to expand to Florida, and we’re proud to bring our legal and industry expertise, full-spectrum capabilities, integrity, and leadership to mortgage lenders and servicers."