Debt Relief Litigation

Debt Relief Litigation

Ice Legal has, on behalf of its clients in Connecticut, Florida, New Hampshire, and New Jersey,  brought individual cases, class actions and arbitrations against companies and law firms claiming to provide debt settlement relief.  If you believe that you were scammed by one of these companies, and live in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, or Wyoming talk with us about whether you may bring a legal action to recover your money.  The consultation is free.

Click here to go to the National Debt Settlement Litigation Database, a document repository maintained as a public service of Ice Legal: NDSL DATABASE (Index Available Available on Request).

Law Firms associated with Strategic Financial Solutions:

Our clients allege that these are shell entities which operate as different names for the same attorney referral network.  If you believe that you've been harmed by one of these entities, give us a call.

  1. Anchor Law Firm, PLLC (“Anchor”), an Arkansas professional limited liability company;

  2. Ascend Legal Group ("Ascend"), a fictitious name of Dubin Legal Group, LLC.

  3. Bedrock Legal ("Bedrock"), a fictitious name of A. Florio & Associates, PLLC, a Texas limited liability partnership;

  4. Boulder Legal Group, LLC (“Boulder”), a Missouri limited liability company;

  5. Canyon Legal Group, LLC (“Canyon), an Indiana limited liability company also known as Jon Schulte & Associates, LLC and JMS Industries, LLC;

  6. Carolina Legal Services (“Carolina”), a fictitious name of Daniel Rufty Legal, PLLC, a North Carolina professional limited liability company;

  7. Chinn Legal Group, LLC (“Chinn”), a Georgia limited liability company which also goes by the name of Halo Group and is managed by Valerie Chinn, also listed as associated with Frontier;

  8. Colonial Law Group, LLC (“Colonial”), a Pennsylvania limited liability company;

  9. The Commonwealth Law Group, PLLC (“Commonwealth”), a fictitious name of Law Offices of Amber Florio, LLC, a Texas limited liability company;

  10. Cornerstone Legal Group, LLC (“Cornerstone”), a Wisconsin limited liability company managed and owned by Jason Blust;

  11. Credit Advocates Law Firm, LLC (“Credit”), a Florida limited liability company, managed by Jason Blust;         

  12. Crimson Legal Group, LLC, an Alabama limited liability company;

  13. Dubin Legal Group, LLC, a Missouri limited liability company;

  14. Frontier Consumer Law Group, LLC (“Frontier”), a Michigan limited liability company owned and managed by Lori Leigh;

  15. Gardner Legal, LLC (“Gardner”), a Maryland limited liability company;

  16. Glacier Bay Law (“Glacier”), a fictitious name of Law Officers of Heiser Legal Group, LLC, an Alaska limited liability company;

  17. Great Lakes Law Firm, LLC (“Great Lakes”), a Wisconsin limited liability company;

  18. Harbor Legal Group, LLC (“Harbor”), a Colorado limited liability company;

  19. Heartland Legal Group, LLC (“Heartland”), a Michigan limited liability company;

  20. Henry Legal Group, LLP (“Henry), a Michigan limited liability partnership;

  21. Hinds Law, LLC (“Hinds”), an Illinois limited liability company, also doing business as First America Law, LLC and Law Offices of Michelle Hinds, LLC;

  22. Monarch Legal Group ("Monarch"), a fictitious name of Burnette Legal Group, LLC, and Illinois limited liability company.

  23. Northstar Legal Group ("Northstar"), a fictitious name of Law Offices of Northstar Legal Group, LLC [sic]

  24. Phoenix Legal Group, LLC (“Phoenix”), a Michigan limited liability company, managed by Lori Leigh;

  25. Pioneer Law Firm, P.C. (“Pioneer”), a Colorado professional corporation, in which Jason Blust serves as all officers;

  26. Rockwell Legal Group (“Rockwell”), a fictitious name of Hodyno & Associates, PLLC, an Arizona professional limited liability company;

  27. Royal Legal Group, LLC (“Royal”), a Kansas limited liability company;

  28. Slate Legal Group, LLC, a Georiga limited liability company

  29. Spring Legal Group ("Spring") a fictitious name of Law Office of Melissa Michel, LLC

  30. Stonepoint Legal Group (“Stonepoint”), a fictitious name of Donald Norris Associates, PLLC, a Nevada professional limited liability company;

  31. The Sands Law Group, LLC (“Sands”) a California limited liability company;

  32. Whitestone Legal Group (“Whitestone”), a fictitious name of The Sands Law Group, LLP (“Sands”), a California limited liability company; and

  33. Wyolaw, LLC (“Wyolaw”), a Wyoming limited liability company formerly known as Summit Law Firm, LLC.

  

Documents used by the "law firms" associated with Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC:

Wyolaw Powerpoint Presentation.  The "In-Person Client Presentation" presented by a mobile notary at the time of signing a Wyolaw contract. 

Anchor Powerpoint Presentation.  The "In-Person Client Presentation" presented by a mobile notary at the time of signing a Anchor contract. 

Wyolaw Mobile Notary Script (partial).  The script read by the mobile notary while showing the In-Person Client Presentation. 

Anchor/Rockwell Notary Script. The script read by the mobile notary while showing the In-Person Client Presentation (has the facade firm names of both Anchor and Rockwell in the text).

Anchor Contract with Sunshine (Notary Service).  The contract by which Anchor enlists mobile notaries to be "representatives" for the face-to-face meeting.

Motions and Memoranda

Cases against Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC and related firms and individuals:

  • Anchor and Wyolaw

Class Action Objection to Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC's Motion to Compel Arbitration

Class Action Objection to Cory Mattocks's Motion to Compel Arbitration

Class Action Objection to Velsa Holdings, LLC's Motion to Compel Arbitration

 

Sample Complaints

New Jersey Complaint against Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC; Velsa Holdings, LLC, Sunshine Signing Connection Inc; Lauren Montanile; Andrew Carroll; Thomas Rogus; and D. Giacomo Vilella.  (See also Amended Complaint)

New Jersey Complaint against Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC; Global Client Solutions, LLC; Global Holdings, LLC; Anchor Law Firm, PLLC; Lauren Montanile; Patrick Wilczak; Andrew Carroll; Thomas Rogus; George Woods; Troy Hinds

New Jersey Class Action Complaint against Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC; Global Client Solutions, LLC; Global Holdings LLC; Anchor Law Firm, PLLC; Velsa Holdings, LLC; Sunshine Signing Connection Inc.; Lauren Montanile; Patrick Wilczak; Andrew Carroll; Thomas Rogus; Dennis Giacomo Vilella; Linda Tuttle; Hitesh Gandhi; and Vanessa Wallace

Florida complaint against STRATEGIC FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company; F. SOLUTIONS, LLC , a New York limited liability company; STRATEGIC CLIENT SUPPORT, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; SUMMIT CLIENT SERVICES, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; RYAN  SASSON, a New York resident; KIMBERLY CELIC, a New York resident; LAUREN MONTANILE, a New Jersey resident;  WYOLAW, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; JASON BLUST, an Illinois resident; GUILLERMO GEISSE, a California resident; TIMOTHY BURNETTE, an Illinois resident; BRANT HODYNO, an Arizona resident and Florida attorney; SARAH FLORES, a Florida resident and attorney; SUNSHINE SIGNING CONNECTION, INC, a Florida corporation; JAMES GLEASON, a New York resident; and INEZ WILLIAMS, a Florida resident

Florida Class Action against STRATEGIC FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company; GLOBAL CLIENT SOLUTIONS, LLC, an Oklahoma limited liability company; GLOBAL HOLDINGS, LLC, an Oklahoma limited liability company; BOULDER LEGAL GROUP, LLC, a Missouri limited liability company; LAW OFFICES OF CAMRON HOORFAR, PC, a Missouri professional corporation; CAMRON HOORFAR, a Missouri, resident; RICHARD GUSTAFSON, an Illinois resident, VELSA HOLDINGS, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.

Exhibits to Complaints

Frontier Certificate of Correction on file with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau. Lists the attorneys of Frontier, many of whom are also attorneys in the other "Facade Firms" (the Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC ("SFS") portfolio of firms).  If the attorney you are using for debt settlement is on here, you are likely dealing with an SFS portfolio firm.

Lauren Montanile Email. In-house attorney for Strategic Financial Solutions, LLC, holds herself out as a Rockwell attorney and asserts that “Our NY office answers the phone as ‘Rockwell’ as our client services department here assists with non-legal support.” She also states that “I personally do have a Rockwell email address that I have included in this email. However, I prefer using the inhouse email for ease of use.”  The email address that she used for other correspondence was lmontanile@inhouseattorneyteam.com.

Wyolaw Powerpoint Presentation.  The "In-Person Client Presentation" presented by a mobile notary at the time of signing a Wyolaw contract. 

Anchor Powerpoint Presentation.  The "In-Person Client Presentation" presented by a mobile notary at the time of signing a Anchor contract. 

Wyolaw Mobile Notary Script (partial).  The script read by the mobile notary while showing the In-Person Client Presentation. 

Anchor/Rockwell Notary Script. The script read by the mobile notary while showing the In-Person Client Presentation (has the facade firm names of both Anchor and Rockwell in the text).

Captions to Video: Finance Solutions / Credit Card Modification Programs Explained

Anchor Suspension of Registration in New Jersey

Affidavits

Affidavit of Herbert Willis of Sunshine Signing Connection, Inc. President and owner of the mobile notary service asserts that Sunshine does no business in the states where they assign mobile notaries their jobs.  Additional Affidavit of Herbert Willis. Yet another Affidavit of Herbert Willis.

Affidavit of Cory Mattocks, a New Hampshire attorney identifying himself as a member of Anchor. Affidavit of Cory Mattocks identifying himself as a member of an unregistered tradename of Anchor. Additional Affidavit of Cory Mattocks.

Affidavit of Guillermo Geisse, an attorney identifying himself as a member of Wyolaw (Summit).

Affidavit of Camron Hoorfar, a Missouri attorney identifying himself as a member of Boulder.

Affidavit of Thomas Rogus, an Illinois attorney identifying himself as a member of Anchor. Additional Affidavit of Thomas Rogus.

Affidavit of Lauren Montanile, identifying herself as a member of Anchor.

Affidavit of Richard Gustafson, identifying himself as a member of Boulder.

Affidavit of Dennis Giacomo Vilella, identifying himself as a member of Anchor.

Affidavit of Andrew Carroll, identifying himself as a member of Anchor. Another Affidavit of Andrew Carroll, identifying himself as a member of Boulder.

Affidavit of Patrick Wilczak, identifying himself as a member-attorney of Anchor.

Depositions

Deposition of Lauren Montanile, identifying herself as a member-attorney of 17 law firms.

Deposition of Cory Mattocks, identifying himself as a member-attorney of 21 law firms.

Deposition of Stacy Robinson, identifying herself as a member-attorney of 15 law firms.

Information relating to Lauren Montanile

LinkedIn of Lauren Montanile.  Identifies herself as an SFS employee.

Attorney Directory for New York Unified Court System. Identifies herself as an SFS employee.

Affidavit of Lauren Montanile, identifying herself as a member-attorney of Anchor.

Email of Lauren Montanile, identifying herself as a Rockwell attorney.

Deposition of Lauren Montanile, identifying herself as a member-attorney of 17 law firms.

Information relating to Camron Hoorfar

Affidavit of Camron Hoorfar identifying himself as a member-attorney of Boulder.

Second Affidavit of Camron Hoorfar in which he asserts that he is founder and owner of Law Office of Camron Hoorfar, PC.  He allows Boulder Legal Group, LLC to use the name of his firm in states that require an attorney's name in the firm name--even though "Law Office of Camron Hoorfar, PC" is not a fictitious name.

Declaration of Camron Hoorfar in which he attempts to defend the relationship of his firm, Law Office of Camron Hoorfar, P.C. with Morgan Drexen which was being sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its alleged illegal debt relief scheme.  The court found that Morgan Drexen violated federal law and falsified evidence and ordered the company to pay $132,882,488 in restitution and a $40 million civil penalty.  As a result Morgan Drexen went bankrupt.

  

SFS Employees who served as "Law Firm Contacts" for the various law firms associated with SFS listed above 

Andrew Murphy
John Garcia
James Katayanagi
Joseph Simeone 
Daniel Camacho
John Hagerty
John Shannon
Peter Isop
Philip Stein
Christopher Swanick
James Gleason
George Woods
Arturo Valenzuela
Daniel Camacho
 
 
 
 
 

 

Letters to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

Case No: OCN-L-000003-20

Letters to the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General

Case No: MMX-CV-19-6026882-S

Independent Reviews

The following reviews are available on the Internet, and are supplied here for convenience.  (Ice Legal has not investigated the reliability or truth of these reviews.)

Finance Solutions

Strategic Financial Solutions (former employee). 

 

 

The SFS Enterprise - Anchor

 

 

 

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