In 2002 Anthony Mills hired lawyer for Elaine Bare so that Elaine Bare would be protected against creditors of Roofing Associates. Mills’s lawyers were successful in having the Rockaway Home removed as collateral and removed Elaine’s signature guaranties with creditors. The company had lost money for two years and had stopped paying the IRS payroll deduction from their employees tax after taking it from their checks. When the company finally failed, Elaine got to keep the home she and her husband purchased and did not have a federal tax lien failed against as was field against her husband Robert Bare.