Zieve, Brodnax and Steele (“ZBS”) is a full service litigation and default law firm specializing in the representation of creditors and institutional lenders throughout the Western United States. ZBS offers “end to end” default legal services and boasts a robust and effective litigation team that is able to handle the most complex litigated matters. Our approach to litigation is to get our clients the best result possible, in the shortest amount of time, while keeping costs low. We are able to do this because ZBS attorneys come from a variety of legal backgrounds enabling them to bring a comprehensive, professional and efficient approach to all legal matters referred to our office.

From its inception as The Law Offices of Les Zieve in 1990, ZBS has always been a firm dedicated to protecting creditor’s rights, initially specializing solely in representing institutional lenders and loan servicers in the residential default mortgage realm. Over time, ZBS has expanded its service lines to include business litigation, real estate transactions, and automobile repossession. ZBS also expanded its client base to include credit unions, mid to large size businesses, property management companies, private lenders, and automobile financing companies. Having a strong background in creditor rights has allowed ZBS to effectively represent creditors and lenders of all shapes and sizes, and by recruiting exemplary attorneys with diverse backgrounds we have been able to provide the same outstanding level of service to our business and corporate clients as well.

The firms specific practice areas include all manner of creditor rights and general business litigation, both judicial and non-judicial foreclosure, residential mortgage bankruptcy, auto loan bankruptcy, post foreclosure and landlord tenant eviction actions, loss mitigation, title claims, real estate transactions, promissory note litigation, appellate work, and automobile repossessions.

ZBS is based in beautiful Irvine California and has branch offices in Phoenix Arizona, Las Vegas Nevada, Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon. We also provide limited representation in the states of Utah and Texas.

PRACTICE AREAS

Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights

The Firm’s attorneys have broad experience in all matters arising under the United States…

Foreclosure

The Firm has a full service non-judicial foreclosure department that operates with state…

Eviction

Our Eviction Department works side-by-side with our Foreclosure, Litigation, and Bankruptcy…

Litigation

Our seasoned litigation team handles cases involving problem loans, title claims, and actions…

Transactions

We serve public and private businesses of all sizes and in all industries. From small start-ups…

General Business Representation

Our attorneys have extensive experience in the most important issues facing your business…

Our Philosophy

We recognize the practice of law is a service and that clients deserve skilled, accessible, and responsive attorneys. Our clients enjoy prompt attention to and regular updates on the status of their legal matters. We also understand that our clients want attorneys that:

  • Return all client contact promptly;
  • Understand and care about the success of the client’s business;
  • Listen to the client’s opinions, directions, and objectives;
  • Offer creative, practical, and cost-effective solutions, and;
  • Provide transparent billing practices.

Billing

Zieve, Brodnax and Steele provides complete, understandable, and timely bills. Most of our bankruptcy, foreclosure, and eviction services provided to our clients are on a fixed fee basis and are in line with the fee schedules promulgated by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and the VA. Our litigation and other transactional services are on an hourly fee basis.

We encourage client inquiries and comments regarding bills, and we are diligent in meeting client-billing and budgeting requirements.

Network and Technology Affiliations

  • LPS (Recognized as “Best in State” for California Foreclosures)
  • VendorScape
  • Lenstar
  • Equator
  • New Invoice
  • IClear
  • Foreclosure Solution, Inc.
  • eLoan Data
  • iMailTracking by Interface, Inc., a Prommis Solutions Company
  • CollectMax from JST
  • ADR (Freddie Mac)
  • RES.NET Real Estate Systems
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs / VIP Portal
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development; HUD P260 Yardi Systems Portal
  • AllRegs Mortgage & Compliance Continuing Education Member
  • Serengeti