Zillow Advice: Home Ownership - Is Burke Law Center a legitimate loan modification company? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Burke Law did absolutely ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ Burke Law did absolutely nothing for me to modify my loan. &nbsp;My bank negotiated a lower paymen on its own. &nbsp;I paid them $3500.00 for nothing! &nbsp;Two and a half years later (Today) I get another call from them saying they negotiated a lower payment and interest with my bank. &nbsp;I was supposed to send the first payment via Western Union &nbsp;to Steven Merchand the officer in charge, and it had to be done tomorrow (on a saturday) or the deal would not go thru!<br/><br/>Not a chance in Hell! I asked the man (of india decent) a lot of questions that were hard for him to answer. &nbsp;He even got mad!!!!! and finally hung up!<br/><br/>Watch these people they are very sharp and tricky! Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2013-11-30T00:08:00Z Mr. Burke shows as currently ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ Mr. Burke shows as currently licensed by the&nbsp;<u><a href="https://njcourts.judiciary.state.nj.us/web15z/AttyPAWeb/pages/home.faces" rel="nofollow">NJ Bar license number&nbsp;030661998</a></u>&nbsp;so I would file a complaint with them ASAP.<br/><br/>If you have an issue with Brian Burke, I would also contact the other BAR's where he held licenses. Try the <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp?id=623496448">IL State Bar</a>&nbsp;and the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/231569">CA State Bar</a>. Many BAR's have a fund to compensate clients who were harmed by the illegal or unethical activity of their members. <br/><br/>Call the IL and CA BAR and let them know that Mr. Burke is still representing himself as a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.margaritareyfman.com/WEBSITES/my-california-lemon-lawyer.com/AtorneyProfiles.html">licensed attorney online</a>&nbsp;in their state.&nbsp;Tell them that he took your money and is not able to be found by you. Ask to file a complaint.&nbsp;<br/><br/>The BARs may be able to help you especially since he seems to still be around. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2013-08-08T20:23:00Z i paid 2700.00 they did not ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ i paid 2700.00 they did not do a shi...t now i want my money back and theirs phone are descannected. Can does anyone knows the new phone number? Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2013-08-08T17:12:00Z To anyone who has had a bad ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ To anyone who has had a bad experience with Burke Law Center, I would suggest <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/oae/faqs/faqs.htm">filing a complaint against Mr. Brian Burke IL license number 03066198</a>&nbsp;to get it addressed and leaving an honest review on a site like Avvo.com for other consumers about your experience.<br/><br/>Burke Law Center currently has an <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bbb.org/new-jersey/business-reviews/attorneys-and-lawyers-bankruptcy/burke-law-center-in-bedminster-nj-90136819/">F rating with the BBB</a>. You should not pay any company for a loan modification upfront.&nbsp;<br/><br/>The FDIC&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" href="http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/loans/prevention/rescue/images/rescue.pdf" rel="nofollow">here</a>&nbsp;recommends that homeowners NOT pay anything upfront. They have actively prosecuted many businesses in the industry&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" href="http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/04/hud.shtm" rel="nofollow">here</a>. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2013-02-27T18:41:00Z . http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ . Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2013-02-27T18:41:00Z They are not a ligitimate ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ They are not a ligitimate company.&nbsp; There is no attorney licensed in IL named Brian Burke.&nbsp; I have referred the case to the State's Attorney's office for review.&nbsp; Also only licensed in NJ as an out of state attorney licensed in IL.&nbsp; There is plenty of free help out there.&nbsp; If you cant meet with the person, then good chance it is a scam.&nbsp; Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2013-02-27T18:08:00Z I would try to find better.I ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ I would try to find better.I was denied my loan modification 7 months ago and in the contract we signed if you are denied a loan modification they refund anything paid over 1500. We call and never get through and when we do we are told the same excuse over again,somebody is working on your account. I'm constantly denied access to speak to someone who is in charge of my refund and I'm told they will send a email to let them know Ive called again. Please find better .. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2013-02-27T17:33:00Z Do NOT undertake any attempts ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ Do NOT undertake any attempts at loan modification with these people.&nbsp; In my opinion, based upon what I have learned from others, they are NOT a good source; and instead are selling themselves far and away beyond what they state they deliver.<br/>If you don't have the time or where with all to perform some of your own research on the loan modification process, then seek help from the folks at the home ownership assistance groups that are legitimate and underwritten by the HUD, etc.&nbsp; I would suggest the following site:<br/><br/>http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2012-11-12T21:20:00Z So heres the latest update ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ So heres the latest update with my situation. After i left numerous messages and emails that i would involve my house consul for breach of contract, I had a so called compliance manager call me from Burke&nbsp;to see if they can work through the issues i had with my processor.&nbsp; He assured me that he would handle my case 100% and if the remod was not accepted i would get back my fee.&nbsp; I sent him the documents again that he requested, but now have not heard from him either through email or phone.&nbsp; Forget about calling them on the phone, no one ever answers and it just hangs up on you after 30 minutes of holding.&nbsp; I am lucky enough to have a law team working at my company and they are ready to do what is necessary to get back my money (3495.00 to be exact).&nbsp; This whole process is now going into the 8th month. &nbsp;It may be a tough road but this&nbsp;breach and unkept promises&nbsp;by Burke Law Center must be stopped. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2012-09-27T18:58:00Z I JUST tried calling them ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ I JUST tried calling them again and no response..&nbsp;This company is the worst. I've&nbsp;personally&nbsp;worked with them in regards to my job.. and they are NOT helping home owners. Example: I have an approved modification for one of the persons they represent and the man that works at this " law center" didnt even know if the borrowers recvd the documents and knew nothing of the account ( which we have been working on for months together).. The representative hasnt even returned our calls for an entire month.&nbsp;This is the reason why people just need to contact their bank/lender and just complete everything with the bank one on one.Im so frustrated,. I cant even call the homeowners myself and tell them because the law center put a "do not call " on this account- which the borrowers probably dont even know about, but usually sign because its with the authorization. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Burke-Law-Center-a-legitimate-loan-modification-company/429552/ 2012-09-06T21:34:00Z