Our Areas of Practice

Residential & Commercial Loan Foreclosure & Loan Workout

Orlans PC offers end-to-end foreclosure services for loan servicers, banks, credit unions, lenders and investors throughout our eight jurisdictions. Our blend of experience, Lean Six Sigma principles and technology allows us to provide our clients for all loan types. These include FHA (including Reverse Mortgages), government investors, Conventional / Private Investor Loans and USDA loans.

Foreclosure Related Services for Our Clients

Whether your default portfolio is large or small, our attorneys will manage any referral professionally, accurately and efficiently, always providing BEST IN CLASS legal counsel and representation.

  • Judicial Foreclosure and Non Judicial Foreclosure
  • Pre-Publication and Publication
  • Sheriff’s Sales
  • Auctions
  • Post-Sale and Evictions
  • Demand Letters
  • Affidavits of Abandonment
  • Affidavits for Taxes
  • Preparation of Discharge of Mortgage
  • Analysis of Titles
  • Loan Workouts
  • Preparation/ Recording / Tracking of Assignments
  • Title Claims and Title Curative
  • Lien Monitoring
  • Title transfer documents
  • Receiverships

Residential and Commercial Loan Foreclosure

Orlans has extensive experience representing both investors and lenders in real estate and creditors’ rights litigation, restructuring, deeds-in-lieu and foreclosure matters, including bankruptcies, reorganizations, liquidations and a wide range of matters related to loan enforcement.

Our clients include financial institutions, mortgage lenders, loan servicers, special servicers as well as developers and private land-holders. Our real estate workout, restructuring and foreclosure practice expertise includes:

  • Negotiating Deeds-in-Lieu of Foreclosure and Forbearance Agreements
  • Note Sale Agreements
  • Mortgage Modification Agreements

Bankruptcy Services

Eviction Services

Our Bankruptcy Services

With broad experience representing secured and unsecured creditors and lenders, our highly qualified attorneys provide comprehensive legal representation to support our clients in minimizing their losses.

At Orlans, we understand the industry’s stringent requirements and we have a vested interest in always obtaining the best outcomes for our clients. The Orlans bankruptcy team adheres to strict timelines and specific procedures established by each of its clients.

It has always been the firm’s priority to deliver exceptional service by maintaining open and direct lines of communication with its clients to ensure that they are always kept apprised of the work being performed.

  • Initial Review and Analysis
  • Proof of Claim
  • Defense of Chapter 7 Trustee Preference Claim
  • Motions to Lift Automatic / Co-Debtor Stays
  • Representation in Adversary Proceedings
  • Reaffirmation Agreements
  • Objections to Confirmation


  • Adequate Protection Orders
  • Defense of Objections
  • Priority Litigation and Loan Workouts
  • Notice of Payment Changes
  • Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Plan Review

Our Eviction Services

The eviction team works diligently to assure timelines and requirements are met in order to provide seamless legal services to our clients. Following foreclosure, the eviction is the final summary proceeding which allows our clients to take possession of the property. The process comes with many complex steps and our team is experienced to handle every step of the process to ensure a timely and respectful outcome.

Our all-inclusive eviction services include:

  • Relocation assistance and move out agreements
  • Monitor SCRA protection and bankruptcy filing
  • Notice to Vacate the Property Condition


  • Prepare and File Legal Documents in Various Courts
  • Coordinate move out’s/lock outs with the County Sheriffs / Bailiffs
  • Contested evictions

Consumer & Commercial Debt Recovery

When our client is awarded a money judgment, we understand they want restitution as quickly as possible to protect their investment and minimize loss. The purpose of money judgments is to collect monies not reclaim assets. Reclaiming assets is either replevin or foreclosure.

Asset Management & Recovery

Orlans provides dedicated, industry-leading services to clients seeking default legal services and secured and unsecured asset recovery. Our deep experience and understanding of default servicing makes us the partner of choice for all types of secured and unsecured asset recovery, including auto and credit cards, Orlans provides solutions tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Auto Replevin
  • Pre & Post Judgment Asset Searches
  • Lien Verification
  • Demand Letter
  • Probate Searches
  • Creditor Probate
  • Replevin Action
  • Loan Modification and Workout
  • Contested Matters
  • Post Judgment Garnishment / Asset Recovery
  • Appellate Practice
Auto Bankruptcy
  • 7, 11 and 13
  • MFR’s
  • POC’s
  • 11 and 13 Plan Review / Objection
  • Stipulations
  • 341 Hearings
  • 2004 Exams
  • Notice of Default
  • Adequate Protection
  • Non-Dischargability
  • Affidavit of Noncompliance
  • Contested and Adversary Proceedings
  • Reaffirmation Agreements

Real Estate Transactions

Orlans regularly handles real estate sales and purchase transactions for commercial, residential and investor clients. These include a variety of property types, including vacant land, office, industrial, multifamily apartments, single family homes, condominiums and multi-use facilities.

The firm’s partnership with eTitle provides access to a full-service title agency which enables the firm to promptly and efficiently close residential and commercial real estate transactions. eTitle Agency is underwritten by the nation’s three largest underwriters – First American Title, Fidelity National Title and Old Republic Title.

Real Estate Transaction Services
  • Land Assemblage for Commercial Use and Other Developments
  • Acquisition and Disposition of Bank Owned Properties
  • Formation of Legal Entities to Own and Develop Real Estate
  • Site Acquisitions for Commercial, Retail, Industrial, Housing and Other Types of Development
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions of Office Properties, Residential Projects, and Industrial Facilities
  • Advice to Developers Regarding the Zoning, Construction, and Development of Subdivisions and Mixed Use Commercial Projects
  • Advice and Counsel Regarding State Law Matters and Compliance

Real Estate Litigation

Orlans handles all types of real estate and mortgage-related foreclosure litigation, from the trial court in state or federal court through all appellate courts. While the Orlans litigation department supports our foreclosure and bankruptcy departments and overall firm activities, it also accepts direct assignments. The practice area is led by some of the industry’s most experienced and recognized attorneys who have decades of experience representing mortgage lenders and servicers.

Our Mortgage-Related Litigation Services
  • Judicial Foreclosures
  • Land Contract Foreclosures and Forfeitures
  • Construction Lien Foreclosures
  • Defense of Condominium Association Lien Foreclosure
  • FDCPA Challenges
  • HOA Foreclosure
  • Condemnation proceedings and receiverships
Defense of Mortgage Interest
  • Challenges Pertaining to Regulations Z, TILA, RESPA, and TCPA
  • Priority Disputes
  • Enforcement Cross-Default Provisions
  • Subrogation/Equitable Subrogation Claims
  • Eminent Domain
Title Issues
  • Chain of Title Problems
  • Unrecorded Mortgages
  • Legal Deficiencies
  • Mortgage Reformation
  • Title Insurance Claims
  • Missing Assignments
  • Easement Issues
Litigation Following Foreclosure
  • Contested Residential and Commercial Evictions
  • Deficiency Actions
  • Enforcing Personal Guarantees
  • Receiverships and assignments of rents
  • Property Preservation Issues
  • Code Enforcement
Litigation Surrounding REO Real Estate Transactions
  • Probate Claims
  • Contract Actions
  • State and Federal Appeals
  • REO Contract and Sale Disputes
  • Complex Title Curative Work
  • Boundary Disputes

1650 West Big Beaver Road | Troy, MI 48084

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