Heller & Zion, LLP is a full service real estate law firm serving all counties in the State of Florida.
Areas of practice include foreclosure, collection, condominium, corporate, finance, real estate transaction, and title insurance.
Fran E. Zion, Esquire
Admitted to Practice: 1987
Education: University of Miami School of Law, JD 1987
University of Miami, B.A. Business Administration 1983
Alexandra J. Sanchez-Hardy
Admitted to Practice: 1998
Education: University of Miami School of Law, JD 1998
Florida International University, Double Major Marketing / International
Jonathan A. Heller, Esquire
Admitted to Practice: 1982
Education: University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, JD
REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS
Heller & Zion. LLP provides closing services and handles all types of residential closings, including cash closings, lender financed closings, REO closings and refinances. Heller & Zion, LLP is an agent for one of the nation’s largest title underwriters.
Heller & Zion, LLP provides full title services, including obtaining title searches, providing O&E Reports, ordering lien and code searches, obtaining estoppel information from homeowner/condominium associations, and ordering pay-offs and surveys in order to obtain a full report on the state of the title to the property being sold.
Heller & Zion’s closing team then examines all of the information obtained, clears any issues in the chain of title to the property, coordinates and schedules the closing with all parties, and prepares the required closing documents, including the deed and HUD-1 settlement statement. After all documents are signed and all requirements for the closing have been met, Heller & Zion, LLP records the deed and mortgage instruments and disburses the closing funds to all parties.
When the recorded documents have been received from the Clerk of Court, Heller & Zion, LLP prepares the final Owner’s and Mortgagee Title Insurance Policies and sends them to the buyer (along with the original deed) and the lender (along with the original Mortgage).
Heller & ZIon, LLP scans and retains a copy of the complete closing file for seven years and continues to be available to all parties for any issues that might arise after the closing. Its closing software, communication platforms, internet technology and case management systems are all state of the art and enable it to offer problem free closings.
Technology & Compliance
Heller & Zion, LLP has applied cutting edge technology across our operational and practice areas. Our integrated use of technology not only helps ensure the physical security of our offices, but equally important, protects the integrity of confidential client data, enables business continuity and provides internal quality assurance.
Recognizing the importance of meeting timelines in the creditor industry, we have developed customized software to generate foreclosure documents, track the progress of cases, and produce status reports and chronologies. Our commitment to technological innovation allows Heller & Zion, LLP to provide timely and accurate information and an exceptional level of customer service.
Heller & Zion, LLP has diligently implemented policies and procedures that are consistent with industry best practices to ensure the security of firm and client data, as well as the ethical behavior of employees at all times.
In coordination with our executive committee, we constantly monitor and update these policies to respond to changes in industry practices and maintain compliance with industry-governing laws and regulations.
Heller & Zion, LLP is committed to providing exceptional legal representation and pursuing great results for our clients. As a leader in protecting creditors’ rights, we seek highly-competent professionals who share our values of integrity and outstanding customer service in all endeavors.
Heller & Zion, LLP provides excellent opportunities for legal professionals to advance their careers. We are always interested in speaking with attorneys experienced in foreclosure, REO/closings, bankruptcy, loss mitigation and related issues; attorneys with litigation experience; paralegals and legal assistants.