Three years ago this month, I founded the first law office in Massachusetts (and one of the first in the country) devoted entirely to helping student loan borrowers (check out my first blog post, it’s super boring!). It has been an incredible experience to work with such great people in a new and exciting area of law.
Over the past three years, we’ve done some amazing things together. Here are a few of the highlights, at least for me:
- Obtained an administrative discharge of a client’s entire federal student loan balance on the basis that her for-profit school had admitted her without providing any ability to benefit from the education. The client’s entire loan balance was canceled, administrative wage garnishment was halted, and her federal lender refunded every payment she had made on the loan, totaling thousands of dollars.
- Convinced a private student loan lender to waive the entire remaining balance on a post-judgment loan on the basis that its contracted debt collection agency had improperly calculated the loan’s interest rate in violation of the original judgment agreement.
- Negotiated several settlement arrangements with the notoriously difficult U.S. Department of Education, collectively waiving approximately $100,000.00 in federal student loan debt in the process.
- Negotiated a post-judgment repayment agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice for defaulted federal health education loans, allowing a medical professional to make reasonable and satisfactory payments while continuing to practice medicine.
These highlights are just the icing on the cake, from my perspective, because the real exciting stuff has simply been the opportunity to work with so many student loan borrowers. You guys are such good people, and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with you.
To my current and former clients, it’s been an absolute pleasure, and I’m proud of what we have achieved together. To my readers, followers, and supporters, thanks so much for taking the time to read and share my articles; it really means a lot to me, and I’m humbled by the private messages you’ve sent me over these past three years supporting what I do.
It has been a truly rewarding three years, and I’m looking forward to what the coming years have to offer!