About

Brown & Associates Is A Real Estate Law Firm Serving Tampa, Clearwater, St.Pete & Surrounding Areas.

In 2006, attorney Barbara Brown opened Builders Title of Tampa Bay, LLC, d/b/a Brown & Associates Title Division Agency and Barbara M. Brown, P.A. in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Over time the title company and the law firm evolved into Brown & Associates Title Division Agency and Brown & Associates Law & Title. Now all title activities are handled directly through the law firm and Brown & Associates Title Division has been absorbed by Brown & Associates.

Attorney Profile – Barbara M. Brown

Barbara Brown grew up in Houston, Texas. She received her initial higher education in Claremont, California.

Barbara returned to Texas to attend law school and graduated in 1998 from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Ms Brown received her J.D. and M.B.A., and then took a position as general counsel to a publicly traded company.

Attorney Brown went into private practice with a law firm in the Tampa Bay area. She focused in the area of real estate law, foreclosures for private investors, and asset protection and estate planning. This has been her main area of practice since.

Her legal background includes litigation and successful resolution of:

  • Mergers and acquisitions of businesses
  • Contract disputes
  • Collections and bankruptcy
  • Real estate law issues, including foreclosures, quiet title actions, and title claims.

She is a member of State Bar of Florida (licensed in 2003); State Bar of Texas (licensed in 1998); Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas (2002 membership); and Suncoast Tennis Foundation, Executive Board.

Facing Foreclosure? Watch this video.

If you feel you can’t meet your home loan obligation or you are anticipating a major financial issue in your life, you may want to be proactive so your home is not lost to foreclosure. You can avoid foreclosure if you move quickly, as soon as you begin to get behind on your loan payments.

If you begin to realize you will have a problem paying your loan on time contact your lender. This is something most folks in trouble never do. It’s a big mistake. Your lender does not want a defaulted loan any more than you do. They are probably anxious to try and work something out. But you must be honest about your situation. There’s no point in painting a picture that’s rosier than it actually is. Tell them exactly what you can do and what you can afford. Don’t mislead them or yourself. We can help. Foreclosure proceeding in Florida must follow a very specific process. Make yourself knowledgeable of that process.

We also specialize in Real Estate Law.

Loan Modifications

A great way to avoid foreclosure is to arrange a loan modification with the lender. Depending on the lender they might be very open to this option. Of course they will try to do the loan modification in their favor, so having a knowledgable attorney that understands the process is very helpful.

And today the government as several programs designed to help homeowners stay in their home, or bow out gracefully. The government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and their newer Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) can give a distressed homeowner some real options for getting out of a bad situation.

We want to help!

There is a foreclosure crisis in America. A family’s dream of home ownership, the foundation of American values, is in jeopardy. Brown & Associates would like to help. If your home is heading towards foreclosure, or you are considering loan modification, a short sale, or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, then the foreclosure attorneys at Brown & Associates can help. If you are in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg or anywhere in the Tampa Bay area then we would be happy to provide a free consultation to help you determine your best strategy for keeping your home or, if necessary, leaving your home with dignity. At Brown & Associates we’ve helped many homeowners and families who are facing the frustration of foreclosure. We can help work through your options and discuss your alternatives. You certainly want to stay in your home if it makes sense and if you must leave, you want to maintain your credit rating and salvage as many assets as possible with an aggressive foreclosure defense.

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