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Relin Goldstein & Crane
Relin Goldstein & Crane is a New York based firm located at 28 East
Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614. The firm represents creditors
in collections, bankruptcy, and residential foreclosures. They bring collection
lawsuits throughout New York State on behalf of creditors and finance
companies such as Credit Acceptance Corporation in automobile repossession
debt cases. In its commercial and retail collections practice, the firm
represents clients in all stages of the collection process. They send
letters, seek and enforce judgments, pursue the liquidation of assets,
and litigate collections cases. The firm also represents creditors in
Chapter 7, 11, and 14 bankruptcies and advises them throughout the bankruptcy process.
Mark Broyles is the supervising partner for the firm’s foreclosure
practice. He has experience in creditors’ rights issues including
foreclosure and commercial litigation in the state and federal bankruptcy
courts in New York. Howard Crane is the managing attorney of the firm’s
foreclosure practice as well as the related areas of REO and evictions.
He has significant experience in litigation and real estate. Additionally,
he has been involved in many cases prosecuting mortgage foreclosures throughout
New York State.
In 2009, the firm was sued by Attorney General Cuomo for relying on an
entity that failed to properly serve the defendants of debt-related lawsuits.
It was alleged that the Long Island process server, American Legal Process,
failed to properly serve the defendants in these cases and deprived them
of their right to a day in court. This process is commonly known as engaging
in “sewer service,” where process servers take advantage of
individuals facing lawsuits by failing to properly alert them and denying
them a chance to respond. In this case, many of the defendants first learned
of the lawsuits when their bank accounts were frozen or their wages were
garnished. This action included thirty-five law firms and two debt collectors
in New York State and involved an estimated 100,000 improperly obtained