Real Estate Mortgages


SHD’s practice includes mortgage foreclosures, eviction and deficiency matters. The firm has developed specialized expertise in the foreclosure of mortgages and any related litigation.

SHD recognizes the obligations related to servicing and a servicer’s need to (i) efficiently service loans, and (ii) meet industry “operations” requirements. Through a combination of hard work, efficient procedures and leading edge technology, SHD works diligently to meet or exceeds client expectations regarding:

  • Performance
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Borrower Assistance

SHD recognizes client expectation to assist borrowers with home retention. SHD makes it a priority to pursue settlement opportunities whenever possible.

Contested Litigation

SHD carefully evaluates each matter that becomes contested. The first priority is to evaluate whether issues raised in a contested case give rise to a settlement opportunity.  This approach assures that only those cases that cannot be settled proceed to judgment. In those cases the firm aggressively pursues and eliminates issues that are not truly disputed issues.

Cases that do become litigated are handled thoroughly and aggressively. Every litigated file is dealt with pro-actively.


SHD’s bankruptcy practice is limited solely to creditor representation. The firm represents   lenders and servicers in every aspect of bankruptcy. With cases pending in each of Florida’s bankruptcy divisions, the firm has appeared numerous times before all of Florida’s bankruptcy judges. SHD’s attorneys enjoy an excellent reputation before the bankruptcy judges and have quality relationships with bankruptcy trustees throughout the state.

The firm possess substantial working knowledge of the local bankruptcy rules of all districts. In addition, SHD complies with all criteria for meeting continuing legal education requirements in the field of bankruptcy law.

All cases are handled in a prompt and highly professional manner. We never lose site of the relationship between bankruptcy and foreclosure and work closely within the firm and with our clients to expedite the transition from one forum to the other.

Real Estate Property

Real Estate Sales Transactions

SHD’s practice involves representation of clients with all of their real estate needs.

The firm maintains efficiency and computerized access to title information which enables the firm to promptly and efficiently close real estate transactions. SHD is a title insurance agent for Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc., Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company of New York.