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                                            MAY 21,, 2008
                                            MAY 21, 2008
                                            MAY 21 2008




“It was a wonderful time comprised of excellent food
and company.” “Great party … Thanks to Erik and all
who put it together.” “It was a great time, great to
get the batteries charged to move ahead in this
battle.” “Yes, a great time was had by all.” These are
only a few of the comments posted about the Second
Annual Boot Camp Dinner held at Miceli‟s Restaurant in
Hollywood, CA on May 17th. In addition to the food
and camaraderie, special guests, Marilyn and Clark,
entertained the Boot Camp graduates. Kudos to Erik
Clark and his team for organizing the event and thanks
to all who attended.



                                      “Just returned … from the Hollywood Convention
                                      where I had a wonderful time. My sincere thanks
                                            and kudos to Erik Clark for pulling the
                                                  2nd Annual Boot Camp Dinner
                                                 at Miceli’s Restaurant together.
                                          It was really nice to meet all of the other
                                                Boot Campers in attendance and
                                       I’m sure Erik had to put a lot of time and effort
                                                  into the process. It showed.
                                           I’ll always remember Max and Marilyn!”




In a recent decision, Judge Leif M. Clark of the US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas,
Houston, TX, recently cited Max Gardner‟s Bankruptcy Boot Camp as follows:
“The court additionally notes that Debtor‟s counsel in the instant case has attended a „bankruptcy boot
camp,‟ whose advertised goals are to „generate economic benefits for consumer debtors and legal fees
for their attorneys‟ using „every available consumer protection statute … including the FDCPA, TILA,
UDAP, FCRA, ECOA, the automatic stay and the discharge injunction.‟ See „Max Gardner‟s Bankruptcy
Boot Camps‟ (2008), http://www.maxbankruptcybootcamp.com/images/2008BootCamp.pdf.”
Thanks to Boot Camp graduate, Eloise Guzman, for providing this information.
 John Cantrell from Goose Creek, SC, a graduate of Max‟s first Boot
 Camp, has announced a settlement in his very first Adversary
 Proceeding. The Complaint filed against Chase was settled with a lien-
 free title to the debtor‟s vehicle which had a balance of $10,000, fully
 collectible against the debtors since their Chapter 13 case was
 dismissed for non-payment a few days after the AP was filed. Cantrell
 received $5,000 in attorney fees. This victory is particularly important
 because this is the first time there has been a non-confidential
 settlement agreement against Chase in South Carolina. “I couldn‟t
 begin to do as much as I have done if it were not for your support,
 Max,” said Cantrell.

 Said Max Gardner about the settlement, “I want to personally extend my congratulations to John
 on this settlement. John has worked very hard and is making a difference in what used to be a
 not-so-friendly debtor district. I predict that this will be the first of many good things for John.”




A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctor has received the school‟s highest faculty award.
Dr. Myron S. Cohen received the O. Max Gardner Award on May 9 th from the Board of Governors of
the UNC system.

Cohen is recognized as one of the world‟s leading authorities on the transmission and prevention of
HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. He has been honored for his international
leadership in advancing HIV research, treatment and prevention in countries around the world,
according to a news release.

The award was established in 1949 by the will of Governor Oliver Max Gardner to recognize faculty
who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.” It is the only award
for which all faculty members of all UNC campuses are eligible. Recipients are nominated by their
chancellors and selected by the Board of Governors. The 2008 award carries a $20,000 cash prize.

Cohen joined the UNC-CH faculty in 1980 and has spent more than two decades building a
multidisciplinary team of researchers devoted to studying the transmission and prevention of the
virus responsible for AIDS. He is the J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine,
microbiology and public health and has served as director of the medical school‟s Division of
Infectious Diseases since 1989. He and his colleagues have built and sustained research and
medical training projects in resource-poor countries such as Malawi, China, the Democratic
Republic of Congo, South Africa, and Russia, as well as the United States.

Cohen‟s team of researchers at UNC-CH developed sensitive assays to measure the concentration
of the HIV virus in the bodily fluids and was among the first to demonstrate that the presence of
other sexually transmitted diseases can increase the likelihood of HIV transmission.

Their research provided the scientific foundation for the Center of Disease Control‟s 2005 strategic
plan for HIV prevention and led the National Institutes of Health to tap UNC-CH to help develop a
safe and effective vaccine against HIV/AIDS.
                             To date, over 250 attorneys and other professionals from 41 States
                             and Puerto Rico have attended Max Gardner‟s Bankruptcy Boot
                             Camp.

                             The next Boot Camp will be held June 6-9 and two spaces are still
                             available.    Discounts are available to two or more attorneys
                             attending from the same law firm. Boot Camp graduates who
                             register for an additional Boot Camp seminar receive 50% off of the
                             regular registration fee. Additionally, Max is offering discounts to
                             attorneys from AK, DE, HI, ID, NV, ND, RI, SD and WY, States which
                             are not currently represented by Boot Camp graduates.
                             Scholarships are also available.

                             Many Boot Camp graduates have reported that they recouped the
                             Boot Camp registration fee upon their very first application of
information and materials received at the Boot Camp. The following are only four of such reports
received from graduates:
My automatic stay/RESPA violation case settled at deposition today, $12,000 to clients, plus
payment of my fees of $10,000, all junk fees waived, escrow straightened out, etc. Clients are
"happy as ducks."
I just settled two cases today. One for $5,000 (a stay violation) and the other for $4,000 (a
discharge violation). But for the Boot Camp, I would have never even known I had any claims.
THANKS.
We settled this case for exactly what we asked, around $12,500.00.       Thanks for your help in
drafting the settlement agreement.
I settled two mortgage servicers cases yesterday, one for $4000 and one for $7000. I also settled
on Monday for a paid off loan (debtor owed $9600) and $3900 in attorney fees and expenses.
Countless Boot Camp graduates have reported thousands of dollars in settlements and judgments
for their clients and themselves since attending the Boot Camp.
For more information or to register, please contact Max at maxgardner@maxgardner.com or visit
www.maxbankruptcybootcamp.com. Don‟t delay … register today!
                                                 Alphabetical by Lender

2007-12-18   1st Choice Mortgage                             2007-07-13   Dollar Mortgage Corporation
2007-06-27   ACT Mortgage                                    2007-03-02   DomesticBank (Wholesale Lending Division)
2007-11-05   AMC Lending                                     2008-04-22   E*Trade (Wholesale Lending)
2007-09-27   Aapex Mortgage (Apex Financial Group)           2008-01-30   E-Loan (Wholesale)
2007-08-22   Accredited Home Lenders, Home Funds Direct      2007-02-12   ECC Capital / Encore Credit
2006-04-14   Acoustic Home Loans                             2007-02-25   Eagle First Mortgage
2007-08-06   Aegis                                           2008-03-14   East West Mortgage Co of VA
2007-07-23   Alera Financial (Wholesale)                     2007-11-07   Edgewater Lending Group
2007-09-07   All Fund Mortgage                               2007-12-04   Empire Bancorp
2007-07-13   Alliance Bancorp                                2007-07-25   Entrust Mortgage
2007-06-26   Alliance Mortgage Banking Corp (AMBC)           2007-01-19   EquiBanc
2008-01-25   Allied Lending Corp (Wholesale)                 2007-04-02   EquiFirst
2008-01-29   Allpointe Mortgage (Broker Program)             2007-07-31   Equity Funding Group
2007-08-28   Allstate Home Loans / Allstate Funding          2007-10-31   Exchange Financial (Wholesale)
2007-04-10   Alterna Mortgage                                2007-09-12   Expanded Mortgage Credit (Wholesale)
2007-08-06   Alternative Financing Corp (AFC) (Wholesale)    2007-08-13   Express Capital Lending
2007-06-27   Altivus Financial                               2007-03-09   FMF Capital LLC
2008-04-10   AmeriBanc Corp                                  2007-12-20   Family First Mortgage Corp
2008-04-11   American Bank Mortgage Group (Wholesale)        2008-03-28   Fidelity Home Mortgage Corp (Wholesale)
2007-01-30   American Freedom Mortgage Inc                   2007-11-19   Fieldstone Mortgage Company
2007-08-02   American Home Mortgage / American Brokers       2008-01-04   First American Bank (Wholesale)
             Conduit                                         2007-04-02   First Consolidated (Subprime Wholesale)
2007-03-16   Ameriquest (ACC Wholesale)                      2007-12-19   First Fidelity Financial
2007-03-05   Ameritrust Mortgage Company (Subprime           2008-02-28   First Franklin (Merrill Lynch)
             Wholesale)                                      2007-04-11   First Horizon (Subprime, Equity Lending)
2007-08-22   Amstar Mortgage Corp                            2007-08-15   First Indiana (Wholesale)
2006-11-21   Axis Mortgage & Investments                     2007-12-11   First Madison Mortgage
2008-01-25   BF Saul Wholesale Lending                       2007-08-16   First Magnus
2007-08-22   BNC Mortgage (Lehman)                           2007-10-12   First Mariner (Wholesale)
2007-12-19   BSM Financial                                   2008-01-11   First NLC Financial Services
2007-10-25   Bank of America (BOA) (Wholesale)               2007-08-21   First National Bank of Arizona
2007-12-04   BayRock Mortgage                                2008-02-25   First National Mortgage Sources
2008-03-16   Bear Stearns Mortgage                           2007-04-09   First Source Funding Group (FSFG)
2008-02-01   Beazer Mortgage Corp                            2007-06-18   First Street Financial
2007-06-27   Bridge Capital Corporation                      2007-10-26   FirstBank Mortgage
2007-10-18   BrooksAmerica Mortgage Corp                     2007-07-07   FlexPoint Funding (Wholesale & Retail)
2007-06-01   Bryco (Wholesale)                               2007-07-20   Flick Mortgage / Mortgage Simple
2007-09-11   C & G Financial                                 2007-10-02   Foxtons Inc
2007-09-10   CFIC Home Mortgage                              2007-07-02   Freestand Financial
2007-08-28   CIT Home Lending                                2007-03-02   Fremont General Corporation
2007-08-16   Calusa Investments                              2007-01-19   FundingAmerica
2007-18-23   Capital Six Funding                             2007-08-15   FEM Loans / Pacific American Mortgage
2007-08-31   Castle Point Mortgage                                        (PAMCO)
2008-03-31   Centennial Mortgage & Funding Inc / Award       2008-03-06   Global Mortgage Inc
              Mortgage                                       2007-08-20   GreenPoint Mortgage / Capital One
2008-04-02   Century Bank, FSB (Wholesale)                                (Wholesale)
2007-11-27   Charter One (Wholesale)                         2007-08-30   Group One Lending
2007-08-20   Chevy Chase Bank Correspondent                  2008-05-01   Guaranty Bank (Correspondent)
2007-07-12   Choice Capital Funding                          2007-03-29   H&R Block Mortgage
2008-04-25   Citi Residential Lending (Wholesale)            2007-03-22   HSBC Mortgage Services (Correspondent)
2008-03-17   CitiMortgage (Home Equity Wholesale)            2006-12-20   Harbourton Mortgage Investment Corporation
2007-12-03   Citigroup (FCS Warehouse)                       2007-12-26   Heartland Wholesale Funding
2007-11-05   Citimortgage Correspondent (2nds)               2007-06-26   Heartwell Mortgage
2007-01-08   Clear Choice Financial / Bay Capital            2007-06-04   Heritage Plaza Mortgage
2007-12-12   Coast Financial Holdings / Coast Bank           2007-04-13   Home 123 Mortgage
2007-02-16   Coastal Capital                                 2007-04-16   Home Capital Inc
2007-05-17   Columbia Home Loans LLC                         2007-04-20   Home Equity of America
2007-12-06   ComUnity Lending                                2007-08-28   Home Loan Specialists (HLS)
2008-01-18   Community Resource Mortgage                     2007-08-07   HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation
2007-06-26   Concord Mortgage Wholesale                      2007-04-12   Homefield Financial
2007-01-31   Concorde Acceptance                             2007-12-21   Homefront Mortgage Inc
2007-03-17   CoreStar Financial Group                        2007-05-03   Homeland Capital Group
2008-01-11   Countrywide Financial Corp                      2007-10-23   Honor State Bank
2007-11-14   Countrywide Specialty Lending                   2007-06-04   Horizon Bank (Wholesale Lending Group)
2007-04-30   Dana Capital Group                              2007-09-20   Impac Lending Group
2007-09-21   Decision One (HSBC)                             2007-04-19   Innovative Mortgage Capital
2007-01-31   DeepGreen Financial                             2007-03-15   Investaid Corp
2007-12-06   Delta Financial Corp                            2007-02-26   Ivanhoe Mortgage / Central Pacific Mortgage
2007-08-09   Deutsche Bank Correspondent Lending Group       2008-02-21   KH Financial
             (CLG)                                           2007-03-22   Kellner Mortgage Investments
2007-10-24   Diablo Funding Group Inc                        2007-08-13   Kirkwood Financial Corporation
2008-04-03   Diversified Mortgage, Inc                       2008-03-27   LMI Funding Inc
2007-06-04 Lancaster Mortgage Bank (LMB)                2007-01-03   Preferred Advantage
2008-01-17 Lehman / Aurora Loan Services                2007-07-11   Premier Mortgage Funding
2007-02-08 Lender's Direct Capital Corporation          2007-08-30   Premier Funding Corp
           (Wholesale)                                  2007-10-22   Priority Funding Mortgage Bankers
2007-08-13 Lexington Lending                            2007-05-25   Pro 30 Funding
2007-11-01 Liberty American Mortgage                    2007-08-22   Quality Home Loans
2007-03-20 LoanCity                                     2007-08-16   Quick Loan Funding
2007-09-14 Long Beach (WAMU Warehouse /                 2007-11-05   ResMAE Mortgage Corp
           Correspondent)                               2008-01-16   Residential Mortgage Capital
2007-04-04 LowerMyPayment.com                           2008-02-22   Resource Mortgage (Wholesale)
2007-09-05 LownHome Financial                           2007-06-07   Right-Away Mortgage
2008-02-21 Lydian Mortgage                              2007-01-23   Rose Mortgage
2007-04-20 MILA                                         2007-09-28   SCME Mortgage Bankers
2006-12-29 MLN                                          2008-02-13   Saxon Mortgage (Wholesale)
2007-08-08 MLSG                                         2007-08-31   Sea Breeze Financial Services
2008-03-10 Macquarie Mortgages USA Inc                  2006-12-06   Sebring Capital Partners
2007-03-31 Madison Equity Loans                         2007-12-07   Secured Bankers Mortgage Company (SBMC)
2007-01-24 Maridalay Mortgage                           2007-01-05   SecuredFunding
2007-03-10 Maribella Mortgage                           2008-04-21   Shearson Financial Network Inc
2007-11-15 Marlin Mortgage Company                      2007-02-14   Silver State Mortgage
2007-03-14 Master Financial                             2007-04-09   Solutions Funding
2008-01-15 Maverick Residential Mortgage                2008-01-03   Soma Financial
2007-08-16 Mercantile Mortgage                          2007-04-02   SouthStar Funding
2006-05-06 Merit Financial                              2007-12-10   Southern Star Mortgage
2006-11-08 Meritage Mortgage                            2006-12-15   Sovereign Bancorp (Wholesale Ops)
2007-01-25 Millennium Bankshares (Mortgage              2007-08-15   Spectrum Financial Group
           Subsidiaries)                                2007-07-06   Starpointe Mortgage
2007-04-27 Millennium Funding Group                     2007-06-29   Steward Financial
2008-03-25 Millennium Mortgage (Wholesale)              2007-07-07   Stone Creek Funding
2008-04-24 Montgomery Mortgage Capital Company          2007-01-25   Summit Mortgage
2007-08-23 Mortgage Investors Group (MIG) (Wholesale)   2007-10-12   Summit Mortgage Company
2007-05-16 Mortgage Tree Lending                        2007-03-22   Sunset Direct Lending
2007-11-12 MortgageIT-DB (Retail)                       2007-07-31   Sunset Mortgage
2007-08-07 Mylor Financial                              2007-10-12   The Lending Connection
2007-05-02 Nation One Mortgage                          2007-05-25   The Lending Group (TLG)
2007-12-31 National City Corp (Wholesale)               2007-09-12   The Mortgage Store Financial
2008-03-31 National Wholesale Funding                   2007-06-18   The Mortgage Warehouse
2007-07-28 Nations Home Lending                         2007-12-07   TransLand Financial
2007-09-24 Nationstar Mortgage                          2007-08-28   Transnational Finance (Wholesale)
2007-05-21 NetBank Funding / Market Street Mortgage     2007-11-16   Tribeca Lending Corp (Wholesale)
2007-03-08 New Century Financial Corp                   2007-03-05   Trojan Lending (Wholesale)
2007-10-12 New State Mortgage Company                   2007-08-08   Trump Mortgage
2008-03-12 New Vision Residential Lending               2007-11-14   UBS Home Finance
2007-06-01 No Red Tape Mortgage                         2008-02-29   Unique Mortgage Solutions (UMS, LLC)
2007-08-17 NovaStar / Homeview Lending                  2007-07-02   Unlimited Loan Resources (ULR)
2008-02-20 OMG Wholesale Lending                        2007-10-18   Valley Vista Mortgage
2007-06-08 Oak Street Mortgage                          2007-11-16   WAMU Comm (Correspondent)
2007-04-19 Opteum (Wholesale, Conduit)                  2007-10-12   WMC
2007-08-01 Optima Funding                               2007-12-12   WaMu (Subprime)
2007-12-04 Option One / H&R Block                       2007-03-06   Wachovia Mortgage (Correspondent)
2008-03-13 Origen Financial Inc (Correspondent)         2007-03-30   Warehouse USA
2007-01-08 Origen Wholesale Lending                     2008-04-07   Washington Mutual (Wholesale)
2006-12-07 OwnIt Mortgage                               2008-03-10   Washington Savings Bank, F.S.B. (Wholesale)
2007-12-21 PNC Bank, H.E.                               2007-11-20   Webster Bank (Wholesale)
2007-10-12 Paragon Home Lending                         2007-09-27   Wells Fargo (various Correspondent and Non-
2007-11-26 Paul Financial LLC                                        Prime)
2007-03-14 People's Choice Financial Corp               2007-11-26   Wells Fargo - Home Equity
2007-04-05 People's Mortgage                            2007-12-12   Wescom Credit Union
2007-04-11 Platinum Capital Group (Wholesale)           2007-08-02   Winstar Mortgage
2007-01-09 Popular Financial Holdings                   2007-04-04   Zone Funding
2008-01-28 Popular Warehouse Lending

				
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