Information about Attorney Carl E. Person

College and Law School

Harvard Law School, LLB; and Long Island University, BA

Decades of Business Experience

I, Carl Person, have been engaged in business and the running of my own businesses (including my practice of law) for 40+ years. There is a difference between receiving a paycheck and being responsible for seeing that there are sufficient funds to provide regular paychecks to others. This difference enables me to understand many of the problems being experienced by prospective clients, mainly because I have already dealt with many of such problems myself, and have already thought through some of the ways to deal with such problems. You may be interested in 26 insights I have concerning foreclosures and loan modifications, which could help you save your home or represent someone trying to save his/her home. Click on 26 Foreclosure Secrets

Defense of Mortgage Foreclosure Actions to Give Homeowner Time to Obtain 2 Benefits

Homeowners when threatened with the loss of their homes through foreclosure proceedings usually have meritorious defenses, monetary offsets or reductions in liability and/or counterclaims based on improper or illegal conduct of the lender, mortgage broker, appraiser and/or any mortgage servicing institution. Their activities often giving rise to issues such as lender's liability, fraud and constructive knowledge of fraudulent broker or appraiser practices, for which the homeowner should make an issue by defending the foreclosure action. This will enable the homeowner or property owner to achieve a delay during which time the homeowner or property owner can have a chance at obtaining a modification agreement which the lender up to that point had refused to give or have a longer time in which to sell the property (not at a distress sale) to be able to take his/her equity out of the property, and to live in or rent the property during the period without paying the monthly payment to the lender. This will provide you with far more than you need to defend the action, and allow you to build up a fund for use in settling the foreclosure action. You might be interested in looking at my YouTube video entitled "Stop Paying Your Mortgage!" [9:13] which explains why many homeowners have been getting the wrong advice - I believe many of them should stop paying their mortgage (in judicial foreclosure states) and invite a foreclosure action as a way of obtaining a modification agreement the lender otherwise refuses to give. See Stop Paying Your Mortgage! by Carl E. Person 9:13. Also, you should look at my YouTube video "Defend Foreclosure Actions! [5:16] which explains why you should defend a foreclosure action, and do so immediately, and now wait until the last minute. See Defend Foreclosure Actions!.

Small Business Representation

Most attorneys in major law firms have had no business experience and for them, I believe, it is more difficult to fully understand some of the problems of the firm's business clients or clients suing a business. This business experience is also useful in understanding the problems for small businesses when they are sued (such as in breach of breach of contract, fraud, trademark infringement or copyright infringement actions).

Franchise Terminations - List of 8 Steps a Franchisee Can Take to Protect or Defend against Termination

I have prepared and uploaded a 7-minute video on YouTube which explains how a franchisee facing franchise termination is in pretty much the same position as a homeowner facing mortgage foreclosure. I set forth my list of 8 things a franchisee or licensee can or should do to protect or defend the franchise or license from termination. You can read the script I prepared to create this video at Video Script>

As explained in the script and video, I am able to represent franchisees and licensees in any state in the United States, with local counsel.

Trademark, Copyright, Contract, Fraud, Securities, Antitrust and Other Business Litigation

I have had more than 40 years of experience in business litigation, including copyright, trademark and patent infringement; theft of screenplay, toy, game and TV show ideas; bank and wire fraud, RICO, securities fraud, consumer fraud, securities fraud, stock manipulation, false advertising, unfair competition, bribery, unfair labor practices, credit card fraud, loss or denial of business or professional licensing.

I am interested in representing clients in these types of litigation.

Defense of Copyright and Trademark Actions to Recover Huge Amounts of "Statutory Damages" and Legal Fees

The federal trademark statute (Lanham Act) and the federal Copyright Act have been amended over the past years to provide huge amounts of potential "statutory damages" to persons who infringe one or more copyrights and trademarks. The AIAA has brought many hundreds of actions against students and others who have downloaded copyrighted songs without payment. The student doing the downloading was saving perhaps $.80 or $1.00 but is subjected to the substantial litigation costs of a copyright infringement action with the plaintiff seeking as much as $150,000 for each illegally downloaded song, or 150,000 times (or more) the amount being saved (or "stolen"). Trademark infringement is much worse, with statutory damages of $1,000,000 for each trademark infringed, plus legal fees (which for a case involving very little in actual damages - usually nothing at all) which can amount to $50,000 to $250,000 or more.

There are various defenses that should be considered in this type of infringement action for statutory damages. Call me and I'll outline many of them for you. You also should look at my YouTube video entitled "Defending a Frivolous Trademark Infringement Action" [7:42] by clicking on Defending a Frivolous Trademark Infringement Action by Carl E. Person - 7:42

Arbitration - But Beware - Arbitration Can Be a Fraud

If you are considering arbitration, or are being threatened with an arbitration proceeding, there are some things you should know. I invite you to look at my YouTube video entitled "Arbitration Is a Fraud", at . I am interested in representing clients in arbitration proceedings, and the best thing to do in some instances is to fight to get out of arbitration. My video explains how this should be done.

I am interested in representing clients in the above types of litigation and others.

My initial discussion with prospective clients is without charge.

To discuss your problem on the telephone, or to make an appointment to discuss your problem in my office, please call me at 212-307-4444.

Here is a list of my YouTube videos My List of YouTube Videos

Attorney Carl E. Person
Office 212-307-4444
Cell 917-453-9376
Fax 212-307-0247

Any Questions?

Here is how you can contact me: Office 212-307-4444
Cell 917-453-9376
Fax 212-307-0247

My c.v. (or resume): My updated c.v.

Here are links to three YouTube 1-hour interviews I've had with Harold Channer:

Carl E. Person and Harold Channer - Air Date 11-7-11

Carl E. Person and Harold Channer - Air date: 02-28-08 - CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW

Carl E. Person and Harold Channer - Air date: 05-15-08 - CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW

Discuss Representation with Attorney Carl E. Person

To discuss representation, you can contact me by phone 212-307-4444 or reach me by email

There will be no charge for the discussion.

Last revised 11/26/12

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