Shelley Slafkes, Levitt & Slafkes, Recently Participated In Financial Reform Summit

  • Topics Focused On Barriers To Financial Security -

Maplewood, NJ -- Shelley B. Slafkes, Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., was a recent participant in a Financial Reform Summit, hosted by New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF). The panel, 'Financial Debt Traps and Other Obstacles to Financial Security,' discussed medical and student debt, illegal payday and other high interest rate loans, credit reporting, abuses and the business of debt collection.

According to Ms. Slafkes, "In trying to save their homes from foreclosure, many of the people we meet with have unknowingly been the victims of costly scams. This has unfortunately resulted in the loss of their homes. My goal, as a participant, was to make people aware of common loan modification and foreclosure scams in the hope that this knowledge will help them to avoid falling into these traps."

Slafkes practices law in both the private and non-profit sectors. She concentrates on consumer rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Slafkes is part of a successful team, professionally and personally, and practices law with her husband, Bruce Levitt. Shelley is both an attorney and a social worker. In 1995, they decided to found their our own firm, Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., which allows them to focus their practice on small businesses and on individuals from all walks of life in both bankruptcy related and litigation matters.

NJCAEF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to empower low- and moderate-income people through research, education and training on public policy issues important to working families and seniors. In addition to their issue campaigns, NJCAEF offers free financial skills-building education, outreach and counseling programs across New Jersey.

Levitt & Slafkes P.C. is a professional and compassionate legal firm that handles bankruptcies, foreclosures, loan modifications and business litigation matters. The firm assists clients in personal and small-business bankruptcy cases as well as other debt issues.

Both Bruce Levitt and Shelley Slafkes have helped thousands with debt issues eliminate debt and save their homes. Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., is perhaps best known for his successful representation in the landmark, Kemp v. Countrywide Loans, case. This lawsuit gained national prominence in the ongoing battle to require mortgage lenders to follow the law before they can foreclose and take away a person's home.

"We wholly understand the problems debt can cause individuals, families and small businesses and have a proven track record in solving these issues. We pride ourselves on providing high level and compassionate service to each client we represent. Our lawyers know every situation is unique and important. We fight for each client as if we are fighting for our own home and our own family."

From getting ready to file or exploring every option, Levitt & Slafkes P.C, carefully explains the bankruptcy process so clients can understand and make informed decisions.

Ms. Slafkes has a long standing commitment to volunteerism and the importance of contributing to the community. She has served three terms as an elected member of the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education. Additionally, she has mentored youth and served on numerous nonprofit boards including Family Connections and the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund. Additionally, in 2005, Ms. Slafkes had the honor of serving on the Governor's Task Force on Mental Health, Children's Advisory Subcommittee. Currently, she serves as President on the Board of Family Promise of Morris County.

For more information, please contact 973-323-2953 or visit www.levittslafkes.com.