Carol Jean Fogleman
Partner - Inland Empire
Carol Fogleman is a partner in the Inland Empire office of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP. Her practice emphasis is public agency transactional law and issues related to special districts.
Ms. Fogleman has been Special Foreclosure Counsel for various cities and special districts located throughout California since 1998. In that capacity, she represents municipalities to enforce bond foreclosure covenants, including judicial foreclosure sales, Chapter 11 adversarial/claim disputes, and district workouts and dissolutions.
Ms. Fogleman also advises city staff regarding special district and bond issues, including the preparation of ordinances, resolutions, and other documents related to the formation and dissolution of special districts, and advising local officials regarding enabling statutes, bond covenants, tax sales, conveyance and title issues, zoning issues, land use issues and code enforcement, and prepares legal opinions relating thereto. She performs as municipal bankruptcy counsel in which capacity she obtains relief from stay and/or negotiated debt collection of delinquent assessment and special taxes through Chapters 11 and 13 bankruptcy plans, including representation in contested matters and adversary proceedings.
Ms. Fogleman also has prior redevelopment and federal contract compliance experience. She has been an advisor to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Bernardino regarding federal and state compliance issues, and was actively involved in negotiating development agreements, promissory notes, CC&Rs, and other lien documents related to affordable housing covenants and federal bank compliance issues related thereto.
She also advised and was actively involved in public contracts and right-of-way acquisitions for public works projects in the Inland Empire, including eminent domain acquisition procedures and resolution of disputes with property owners.
Further, pursuant to federal and state statutes and regulations related to the land transfer of former Norton Air Force Base, Ms. Fogleman drafted and finalized deeds of transfer between several departments of the federal government on behalf of the local joint powers authority related to portions of former base property; negotiated with federal counsel regarding covenants of record related to termination of rights, stormwater drainage easements, and preservation of local LLMD assessments in perpetuity, except for duration of federal ownership; reviewed pertinent California statutes and regulations related to prior landfill and hazardous waste storage tanks and negotiated easements of record related thereto.
- Tax Consequences of Foreclosure, Advanced Issues in Foreclosure - National Business Institute Seminar, December 2011
- Special Tax Delinquencies: Preventative Measures to Reduce a City's Exposure, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, May 2008
- Mello-Roos Foreclosures, City Attorney Meeting, League of California Cities, February 2003
- Proposition 218 Means What It Says, 07.01.2011
July 2011 Public Law Update
Lawyers and Law Firms as Debt Collectors, 06.17.2010
June 2010 Public Law Update
- Use Of Solar Assessments To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 09.01.2008
September 2008 Public Law Update