Press Release


Hughes Watters Askanase Receives Summit Award
From Fidelity National Foreclosure Solutions

HOUSTON, Texas (Aug.  23, 2007) - Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. (HWA) of Houston recently received a 2006-2007 Summit Award from Fidelity National Foreclosure Solutions (FNFS,, a division of FIS Default Solutions, in recognition of the firm's superior performance in foreclosure and bankruptcy. Only six of the 250 law firms in the FNFS network attained this distinction.

Founded in 1988, FNFS provides the nation's loan servicers with comprehensive solutions for managing foreclosures, bankruptcies and related default matters, including sophisticated web based tools, updates from FNFS databases to allow clients near real time data availability and an attorney interface. 

"Fidelity National Foreclosure Solutions is proud to recognize Hughes Watters Askanase as one of only six firms whom we have honored this year with our new Summit Award," said Bill Newland, first vice president of operations for FNFS. "This award honors firms who have maintained a 'Comparable to Best in State' rating, according to the FNFS Attorney Performance Report, in both foreclosure and bankruptcy for twelve consecutive months."

"The Hughes Watters Askanase Default Servicing Group emphasizes strong moral and ethical practices, coupled with prompt client communication and timely effective results.  Our goal on individual, firm and client levels is to foster the development of leadership qualities, a cooperative sprit, and pride and self-sufficiency in work performance. We emphasize each individual as an integral contributing component of our team. Receipt of the Summit Award is the pinnacle of that philosophy and collective team work," commented Carolyn Taylor, a partner with Hughes Watters Askanase who accepted the award.

About Carolyn Taylor

Taylor, who joined Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. in 1994, has focused her practice on mortgage banking, consumer financial services and bankruptcy law for creditors. Taylor was instrumental in implementing the internal policies and procedures that enable her practice group to provide exemplary service. In May of this year, Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. began its participation in the Freddie Mac Designated Counsel Program and is currently accepting Texas default referrals in the program. For a more information, please contact Carolyn Taylor, or (713) 328-2804.

About HughesWattersAskanase, L.L.P.

For more than 29 years, Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. has utilized its resources, timely action and prompt communication to assist its mortgage banking and financial services clients in their business endeavors. This dedication to quality service is the cornerstone of the firm's unparalleled success. The firm's practice focuses on five interrelated areas that provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: bankruptcy, business planning, commercial finance and real estate, consumer financial services and litigation. For more information on Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P., please visit


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