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Settlement Or No Settlement; Homeowners You Must Stand Your Ground!

Settlement Or No Settlement; Homeowners You Must Stand Your Ground!

Blog posts   •   Feb 21, 2012 16:46 EST

With the mortgage settlement done and foreclosures back on the rise in 2012, it is more important than ever that homeowners stand up to the banks.

Friday Round-Up — Settlement Docs Weeks Away, Donovan Hopes Fannie and Freddie Come Around; Citi-Bank Settles Suit; Bank Approves Loan Modification, Then Forecloses

Friday Round-Up — Settlement Docs Weeks Away, Donovan Hopes Fannie and Freddie Come Around; Citi-Bank Settles Suit; Bank Approves Loan Modification, Then Forecloses

Blog posts   •   Feb 17, 2012 16:51 EST

In our end of the week round-up, we discuss an update to the foreclosure settlement and the documents behind it and several cases of banks acting badly.

Where’s Waldo? Where’s a Copy of the Mortgage Settlement?

Where’s Waldo? Where’s a Copy of the Mortgage Settlement?

Blog posts   •   Feb 16, 2012 17:12 EST

The dust has finally settled on last week’s mortgage settlement. But there is one clear question that I haven’t heard anyone been able to definitely answer yet.

Palm Beach County foreclosure filings soar 52 percent in past year

Palm Beach County foreclosure filings soar 52 percent in past year

News   •   Feb 16, 2012 12:36 EST

With robosigning settlement now done, banks are getting back to business and going full speed on foreclosures, says Roy Oppenheim in Palm Beach Post.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Past Their Prime

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Past Their Prime

Blog posts   •   Feb 15, 2012 17:09 EST

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have done little to help the American homeowner, and it's time they were dismantled.

$25 Billion Settlement Vindication for Homeowners, says Foreclosure Defense Attorney

$25 Billion Settlement Vindication for Homeowners, says Foreclosure Defense Attorney

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2012 16:59 EST

The robosigning settlement is an important achievement for President Obama and our country, but for foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim and the people he represents, it is also vindication.

Florida wins rare promise in landmark $8.4 billion foreclosure settlement

Florida wins rare promise in landmark $8.4 billion foreclosure settlement

News   •   Feb 10, 2012 20:40 EST

Roy Oppenheim gives kudos to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in the Palm Beach Post for holding out before agreeing to join the robosigning settlement

Mortgage deal is broadest action taken in foreclosure crisis

Mortgage deal is broadest action taken in foreclosure crisis

News   •   Feb 10, 2012 14:12 EST

"Everyone gets their comeuppance," says Roy Oppenheim in reaction to the robosigning settlement in today's USA Today.

Roy Oppenheim on 7News: Robosigning Settlement is Start of 'Cleansing Process'

Roy Oppenheim on 7News: Robosigning Settlement is Start of 'Cleansing Process'

News   •   Feb 10, 2012 06:00 EST

Individual homeowners may be disappointed, Roy Oppenheim tells 7News in Miami that the settlement over robosigning, while far from perfect, is a step in the right direction.

$8.4 billion from foreclosure settlement to help Florida homeowners

$8.4 billion from foreclosure settlement to help Florida homeowners

News   •   Feb 09, 2012 21:40 EST

Roy Oppenheim said in today's Palm Beach Post the banks are taking only a $5 billion hit nationally with the cash payment owed to the states and federal government.

Florida gets $8.4 billion share of foreclosure settlement

Florida gets $8.4 billion share of foreclosure settlement

News   •   Feb 09, 2012 21:09 EST

Nearly half of Florida's take could trickle down to Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, mostly in the form of loan modifications and other relief, Roy Oppenheim told the Sun-Sentinel.

Massive mortgage settlement has winners and losers

Massive mortgage settlement has winners and losers

News   •   Feb 09, 2012 16:30 EST

“The only people who lose are the people who leave [their houses] and don’t stand their ground,” Weston attorney Roy Oppenheim says in today's South Florida Business Journal

Experts Taking Closer Look At Obama’s Foreclosure Plan

Experts Taking Closer Look At Obama’s Foreclosure Plan

News   •   Jan 25, 2012 18:52 EST

Foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim remains skeptical of both President Obama's and the GOP candidates plans to fix the housing market. He shares his commentary with CBS Miami's Al Sunshine.

Residential lending drops 84% from peak year

Residential lending drops 84% from peak year

News   •   Jan 24, 2012 11:51 EST

Weston attorney Roy Oppenheim, who specializes in foreclosure defense, said the mortgage broker compensation system, which rewarded them for making high-rate loans, and investors’ appetites for subprime mortgage-backed securities are to blame.

Occupy Your Living Room…or Car? Protest Via Foreclosure or Homeless Shelter

Occupy Your Living Room…or Car? Protest Via Foreclosure or Homeless Shelter

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2011 12:10 EST

Oppenheim Law highlights the 60 Minutes piece about a new generation of Florida families who are out on the street, many as a result of foreclosure. Foreclosure Defense Attorney Roy Oppenheim questions the role Wall Street played in moving the staggering 16 million homeless from living on Main Street to living in cars and shelters.

Oppenheim Law Review Article Goes Viral

Oppenheim Law Review Article Goes Viral

News   •   Nov 02, 2011 16:04 EDT

Roy Oppenheim and associate Jacquelyn K. Trask wrote the article "Deconstructing the Black Magic of Securitized Trusts" for the Stetson Law Review’s spring 2012 issue. The 30-page essay went viral in just a few days, reports the Daily Business Review.

Group Wants Mandatory Mediation Program Killed

Group Wants Mandatory Mediation Program Killed

News   •   Oct 28, 2011 16:12 EDT

The Daily Business Review caught up with Roy Oppenheim as an expert source on the mandatory mediation program, and he believes the banks acted in bad faith

Florida Attorneys Deconstruct Black Magic of Securitized Trusts and Foreclosure Crisis

Florida Attorneys Deconstruct Black Magic of Securitized Trusts and Foreclosure Crisis

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2011 11:06 EDT

Foreclosure Defense Attorneys Roy Oppenheim and Jacquelyn K. Trask-Rahn shed light on the ramifications of Wall Street greed during the housing boom and how the improper securitization of “mortgage-backed” securities that were never mortgage-backed built a precarious house of cards that came tumbling down on the whole nation.

Oppenheim Tells Fox News – AG Settlement is Deal with Devil

Oppenheim Tells Fox News – AG Settlement is Deal with Devil

News   •   Oct 14, 2011 16:17 EDT

The foreclosure settlement deal is too sweet for the banks and not worth a “deal with the devil” South Florida Law blogger and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim told Fox News national correspondent Phil Keating. The national story aired on FoxNews America’s Newsroom to more than 2 million households.

Black Magic of Securitized Trusts: How Mortgage-Backed Securitization Process is Hurting Banking Industry’s Ability to Foreclose, Proving Best Offense for a Foreclosure Defense

Black Magic of Securitized Trusts: How Mortgage-Backed Securitization Process is Hurting Banking Industry’s Ability to Foreclose, Proving Best Offense for a Foreclosure Defense

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2011 13:23 EDT

Draft submitted by Roy Oppenheim and Jacquelyn K. Trask to Stetson Law for the upcoming Spring 2012 publication. The Stetson Law Review is published three times a year at Stetson University’s College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707. Each issue is presented in a symposium format to address contemporary legal topics.