In September, new foreclosure filings dipped in Collier County month-over-month, but they were up over last year.
There were 226 new cases filed last month, down from 295 in August and up from 197 in September 2011, according to a report by the Collier County Clerk's Office.
RealtyTrac, based in Irvine-Calif., reported a jump in total foreclosure-related filings in the county for September. That report tracks three types of filings: default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions.
It showed a total of 591 filings in Naples-Marco Island last month, up more than 57 percent from August and up 17.5 percent from a year ago.
Seewald elected president of Collier Bar
Jeanne L. Seewald, managing partner of the Southwest Florida offices of Hahn Loeser & Parks, was elected president of the Collier County Bar Association, a countywide professional organization of lawyers.
Seewald, who practices law in the areas of intellectual property and business transactions, received her law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, her MBA from the University of Central Arkansas and a bachelor's degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.
Attorneys unite to create new law firm
Attorneys John C. Goede, Mark E. Adamczyk and Richard D. DeBoest II have joined to create the new law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest PLLC.
DeBoest is co-founder and partner of the Fort Myers-based Condo & HOA Law Group and Goede and Adamczyk are co-founders and partners of Goede & Adamczyk of Naples and Miami.
The new firm will operate from three office locations: 8950 Fontana Del Sol Way, Suite 100 in Naples; 2030 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers; and in Miami. Information: 855-331-5100
Abbie Joan Enterprise relocates in Naples
Abbie Sladick, a design/build remodeler, has opened Remodel with Abbie Joan at the southeast corner of Third Avenue South and U.S. 41 in Naples.
Abbie Joan Enterprises offers interior remodeling, additions, specialty commercial and exterior renovations.
The firm most recently has worked on projects in Port Royal, Grey Oaks, Wyndemere, the Grillroom at Pelican Bay and the Founders Room at the Royal Poinciana Club.
For more information, email Info@AbbieJoan.com or call 239-435-0677.
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