About Brian V. Lee
Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.

Lee Legal keeps abreast of the local economy in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. so you benefit from current developments. Lee Legal examines the legal and financial big picture to determine what options are best for you.

From income inequality to minimum wage to personal finance issues, we want you to feel comfortable with the solutions we present. Context is important.

What is Skip Tracing?

May 14, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Skip tracing (or “skiptracing”) is the imprecise and frequently inartful process of locating a person’s whereabouts by whatever means available to the skip tracer. Skip tracing tactics are most often employed by debt collectors, although the methods are also used [ . . . ]

Another Disclaimer

May 14, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Another disclaimer from Lee Legal. We assume zero liability for the information provided in this blog. Call us if you are seriously considering filing for bankruptcy protection. Lee Legal assumes legal liability for neither the timeliness nor the accuracy of [ . . . ]

Documents Required to File Bankruptcy

May 13, 2010 Brian V. Lee

The documents required to file bankruptcy are usually not too difficult to obtain. If you are getting ready to file bankruptcy, start gathering together the documents your bankruptcy attorney will need to draft and file your case. You will sign your [ . . . ]

What is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure?

May 12, 2010 Brian V. Lee

A “deed in lieu of foreclosure” is the legal transfer of ownership of real property to the primary mortgage holder. The deed in lieu of foreclosure, sometimes simply called “deed in lieu,” is an option to avoid foreclosure. A deed in lieu [ . . . ]

File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Delay Foreclosure

May 11, 2010 Brian V. Lee

If you are behind on your mortgage payments, your mortgage company will take legal action to foreclose on your home. Many homeowners are willing to take whatever measures necessary to keep their homes, even for an indefinite time. Chapter 13 [ . . . ]

How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Score?

May 10, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Bankruptcy fixes many past and current financial problems. But before you file, it’s smart to ask: How will bankruptcy affect my credit score? What is my credit score? Your credit score is a numerical expression (between 300 and 850) based [ . . . ]

What is the Statement of Intention?

May 8, 2010 Brian V. Lee

When a homeowner files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, the very first page of the bankruptcy filing that the mortgage company turns to is the Statement of Intention. The Statement of Intention (or Statement of Intent) discloses the debtor’s intention [ . . . ]

The Meeting of Creditors: Who Will Show Up?

May 7, 2010 Brian V. Lee

About a month after you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you will need to go to the Meeting of Creditors. Your attendance at this meeting is mandatory. But who else will show up? The Meeting of Creditors [ . . . ]

Top Ten Movies About the Economic Crisis

May 3, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Understanding how the economy got to where it is today is no easy task. What follows are the top ten movies about the economic crisis. Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law Professor and whip-smart economic wonk, succinctly summarized the frightening state of [ . . . ]

Repairing Your Credit After Bankruptcy

April 28, 2010 Brian V. Lee

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy protection, you have likely considered what effect it will have on your future finances. After all, bankruptcy is a matter of public record, and the bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 [ . . . ]

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