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Clients of Padgett Law Group should be aware of a recent update involving property registration within Pinellas County, Florida. The city of Clearwater (located in Pinellas) has partnered with PROCHAMPS, a Florida Corporation and Community Champions Company for the administration of the property registration program of Clearwater, FL. As Pinellas is a fairly high-volume county for foreclosures, we wanted to ensure all PLG clients are made aware of this update.
Effective immediately, properties should be registered via www.prochamps.com. The registration requirements include both occupied and vacant, except as noted below, properties with:
If you have any questions or concerns with regards to information within this announcement, please contact PLG's Compliance Team for assistance.
Padgett Law Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Kawanna Buggs in the role of Bankruptcy Court Registry Matters Manager (CRM Manager). As national CRM Manager, Buggs will direct, plan, and manage the staff and operations of the CRM Bankruptcy Department to maximize firm performance and employee job satisfaction. This includes conducting all activities in adherence with all applicable servicer and investor time lines, the firm’s internal policies and procedures, and all U.S. state and federal laws and regulations wherein the firm operates.
Additionally, in this new role, Buggs will be responsible for the management of business development within the bankruptcy department and support business development initiatives throughout the firm’s other practices, which include foreclosure, title, title curative, eviction, real-estate owned (REO) closings, retail closings, litigation, and collections. Padgett Law Group’s bankruptcy services are national. Other practices operate in Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida where the firm has GSE-compliant brick-and-mortar operations.
“Having worked in servicing since 2004, I’ve overseen operations that include everything from collections to bankruptcy. I’m excited to bring that perspective into a growing, multi-state law firm already in the lead when it comes to innovation, technology, and client service. At Padgett Law Group I’ll be able to leverage my experience for the larger goal of building a next-generation firm,” said Buggs.
Buggs has had roles at HSBC, Wells Fargo, Citi, and most recently, at Nationstar Mortgage where she served as Vice President of Bankruptcy Operations. “Our firm has consistently led the industry when it comes to innovations on the bankruptcy side. We’ve built a national practice and a customized client services program called P3, or Preferred Padgett Partners, where our clients get white-glove service and turnaround time lines that are simply unmatched by competitors. Kawanna is the best person in the industry to step into a program and practice like that and take it to the next level,” said Evan Singer, Esq., Bankruptcy Supervising Attorney with Padgett Law Group.
Buggs will be based out of the firm’s Tampa, FL office. She can be reached at KBuggs@padgettlaw.net.
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