RCO Legal, Johnson & Freedman Join Legal Operations
By: Esther Cho
RCO Legal, P.S., a mortgage default and foreclosure-focused law firm based in Bellevue, Washington, will join forces with Atlanta-based Johnson & Freedman, L.L.C., a law firm with a similar practice group.
Together, the two firms will operate as RCO Legal, P.S. Key members of Johnson & Freedman are joining RCO to provide RCO with management and legal resources, and RCO will hire many key employees of Johnson & Freedman to assist in the expansion efforts and to assure clients of continuity of service, according to a statement.
The partnership will result in representation in 15 states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.
The transaction is expected to close in coming weeks. The firms will focus their practices on mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy, eviction, litigation, closings, replevin, commercial litigation, collections, and general real estate matters.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Joel Freedman and Larry Johnson over the past several months, and deeply respect their experience and long-held relationships in the mortgage banking sector,” said Stephen Routh, founding shareholder of RCO Legal. “This agreement allows RCO Legal to intelligently and strategically expand our national footprint and deliver a greater breadth of services and expertise to our clients. We anticipate a seamless transition as we combine firms.”
RCO Legal, P.S. will continue to work closely with allied firms RCO Legal–Alaska, Inc. and RCO Hawaii, L.L.L.C.
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