I enjoy both problem-solving and creative solutions. I like to learn as much as I possibly can about a case, down to the smallest details, and educate my client so they can understand the options to resolve or proceed with the litigation. I pride myself on being knowledgeable about new developments in relevant case law and the effect those changes may have on how I practice law.
Stefanie Deka is Of Counsel in our Commercial Litigation practice group. Based in our Cleveland office, Stefanie counsels clients with respect to commercial and residential foreclosure litigation, including title and real estate litigation, violations of state and federal consumer statutes, and common law claims.
She has worked with clients through all phases of litigation, from initial fact-gathering, strategy development, and discovery through settlement and trial. Stefanie has extensive loss mitigation knowledge concerning both retention and non-retention options, as well as the application of federal statutes to a lender’s loss mitigation policies and procedures.
When resolution of a dispute is not possible, Stefanie has extensive experience in both taking and defending depositions, motion practice, discovery, as well as class action litigation. Her work has included preparing oppositions to jurisdictional memos to the Ohio Supreme Court and appellate advocacy in both state and federal court. She also has significant transactional experience, preparing title transfer documents, settlement agreements, and indemnification demands.
Her overall approach to litigation integrates careful research and innovative strategic thinking. She analyzes many different aspects of a problem to arrive at a creative solution. Typically, this includes evaluating the interests of all stakeholders, including the opposing party, her client, and the courts to find a workable solution the provides the best possible result given the factors at issue.