Choice Legal Group, P.A.

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The mortgage servicing industry is now demanding that its legal counsel offer a full range of services our firm currently provides. This trend has emerged because lenders and servicers have ascertained that it is far more cost effective and efficient to have a default file handled by one firm from beginning to end rather than many. Our firm currently represents several clients in the areas of foreclosure, bankruptcy, evictions and REO closings, and we are confident that we can provide you with the full range of services necessary to assist it in accomplishing its mission of efficient default servicing.
Management
Marshall Watson - Partner
Attorney
Mr. Watson is the President, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Mr. Watson graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate and Risk Management. He received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1982. Mr. Watson has been a practicing attorney in the State of Florida for the past thirty-two years. He specializes in the area of real property law with a concentration in title insurance and foreclosure litigation. Mr. Watson served as the Senior Vice President, National Lending Division, of Fidelity National Title Company, which is the fourth largest underwriter in the nation. In 1997, Mr. Watson formed The Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. (now known as Choice Legal Group, P.A.) with the sole mission of representing mortgage lenders and servicers in the State of Florida. Mr. Watson is a member of The Florida Bar and The Georgia Bar Association.

Ari Miller - Managing Partner
Ari Miller
Ari Miller, Esq. is Managing Partner at Choice Legal Group P.A., and has been with the Firm since 2009 specializing in the area of foreclosures. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2005 and is also a member of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ari graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in December of 2004. While in law school, Ari was a member of Florida Blue Key and Vice Chancellor of the Honor Court. He has practice experience in the areas of Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate, Homeowner and Condo Association Law, Consumer Fraud, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Disability Law and General Civil Litigation.

Michelle Hass-Brenes - Senior Vice President Business Development
Management
  Michelle Hass-Brenes is an accomplished Business Development Executive specializing in mortgage products and services. Impeccable industry reputation of strong relationships and national service-related knowledge and expertise. In strategic alliance with law firm partners and developing solution-driven strategies for client retention and satisfaction. Outstanding results are a key component to success. In the late 1990’s, Michelle was a key player in the law firm entrance into the Trustee Marketplace. Invested nearly ten years in a vastly growing Fortune 500 company successfully making a name for herself as an expert in her field.

Kelly Anderson - Operations Manager
Management
Kelly A. Anderson is the Operations Manager for Choice Legal Group, P.A. and has been with the Firm since March of 2001. Kelly’s duties include but are not limited to; building work flow processes to improve standard operating procedures and create synergy across functions to support the Firm’s goals and objectives. Additionally, Kelly coordinates the ongoing monitoring of related metrics/KPI’s-key performance indicators to maximize productivity and optimize operational performance. As Operations Manager she is instrumental in her role of being a forward thinker, possesses the ability to understand the imminent vision of the firm, has the ability to perform analysis and determine the actions and essential resources to grow the firm. Kelly is a member of The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), The American Records Manager Association (ARMA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Nicole Chong - Chief Financial Officer
Ari Miller
Nicole Chong is the Chief Financial Officer for the Choice Legal Group, P.A. A Fort Lauderdale resident, Nicole’s duties include strategic and financial analysis as connected to revenue, budgeting, trend analysis, profitability and variances. Additionally, she manages the accounting and collections departments, is the liaison with outside accountants and banks and drives business development. “I’m a results-oriented team player, so working at Choice Legal Group, is a perfect fit for me,” said Chong. The firm has been incredibly successful and I truly believe the sky is the limit for us.” Nicole was promoted to Chief Financial Officer following her stint as Finance Manager. As Finance Manager she was instrumental in driving billing revenue to a 200 percent increase. Holding a B.A. and Masters in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Nicole is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the BB&T Payment Solutions Advisory Board.

Rebeca M. Fleischer - Managing Attorney
Attorney
Rebeca Fleischer joined Choice Legal Group, P.A. in November 2013 and became the firm’s managing attorney in April 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida in May 1996 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in May 1999. She is a member of both the Florida Bar and the Illinois Bar. Rebeca’s career includes 8½ years as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s office where she served as the assistant division chief of the child support unit, 2 years as a supervising lead prosecutor for Broward County and over 5 years in private law firms focusing on contract cases, family law cases and secured creditors rights/banking and finance litigation.

Marlene Daly - Human Resources Executive Assistant
Attorney
Marlene A. Daly has held administrative and executive assistant positions in several different companies for the past 40 years. She was employed to a US based Tourism Company owned by the Government of Jamaica for over 14 years as Human Resources administrator. Prior to that, she was Legal Assistant to a partner in the most prestigious law firm in Jamaica for over 15 years. She joined Choice Legal Group, P.A. in July 2007 to provide administrative support to various executives in the firm. She recently assumed the position of Human Resources Executive Assistant. In addition to her HR duties, Marlene also provides executive–level assistance to top management in the Law firm.