Millions of dollars in real estate is lost every year at real estate tax sales. Lenders and homeowners often lose properties for a fraction of their worth. Savvy investors can receive a high return on investments made in acquiring properties at tax sales.

For those involved in these transactions, finding an attorney with experience in real estate tax sale law can be difficult.

The Real Estate Tax Sale Law Network and its website,, will allow those needing legal assistance to find a lawyer specializing in real estate tax sale law.

By logging onto our website and entering some basic information, lenders, investors and homeowners will be connected with accomplished, expert attorneys well-versed in the theory and practice of real estate tax sale law no matter the state.

The foundation of RETSL Network will be its nationwide network of member attorneys and law firms which will be prominently featured on our website.

Members of RETSL Network can expect to receive cases involving, but not limited to litigation to:

• Set aside tax sales
• Quiet or clear title
• Defend actions brought by borrowers for negligence or lost equity

As real estate tax sale laws vary significantly by state, RETSL Network is accepting applications for membership from attorneys, with members in all 50 states projected by April 1, 2010.

For an annual membership fee, approved attorneys and firms will be directed case files received through our website and lender/investor subscribers.

Three levels of membership are available:

Includes membership in the legal referral network, listing in the network directory and affords networking opportunities with other attorneys and servicers.

Includes all the benefits of Standard Membership, prominent listing in the network directory, opportunities to participate in on-site seminars at servicers and membership on RETSL Network Advisory Board.

State Exclusive
Two firms per state will be afforded the right of being the exclusive law firms in a given state. State Exclusive members will be invited to sit on the RETSL Network Board of Directors on a rotating basis.

For those involved in real estate purchasing, investing, tax sale litigation, escrow and title services, affording access to periodic newsletters, seminars, legal and legislative updates.

Member attorneys and firms should have a minimum of five years of experience in real estate tax sale law and be a member in good standing of the bar in their respective state. All prospective member attorneys and firms must submit two letters of reference from mortgage/lender clients and provide proof of insurance.

For all details please see the Membership Application and Agreement.

For questions and more information, please contact John Kelemen, Executive Vice President at 215.459.2800 or, or complete the application online.


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