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Rare dispute within Florida Bar over quickie foreclosures

Rare dispute within Florida Bar over quickie foreclosures

News   •   Apr 14, 2013 16:52 EDT

A rare public brawl is escalating between members of the Florida Bar about HB 87 and SB 1666 and one of the organization’s most powerful sections over legislation aimed at speeding the state’s lengthy foreclosure process.

What are zombie titles?

What are zombie titles?

News   •   Apr 08, 2013 06:55 EDT

Zombie titles occur after a homeowner defaults, but when a lender never follows through with the foreclosure. During this time, the borrower in default is still liable for the property, even though he or she no longer lives there and is not aware of the fact that he or she still owns it.

South Florida - Keeping Your Place In Paradise Just Got Trickier

South Florida - Keeping Your Place In Paradise Just Got Trickier

News   •   Mar 15, 2013 18:35 EDT

With that comes property. Property that was the hub of the investment world from 2003 through 2007, in which just about everyone felt that they could secure their place in the sun. Investors, as attorney Roy Oppenheim summarizes, “were buying two, three and four at a time. There was overindulgence and a big supply of funds — banks were lending too much.”

Beware, the re-advent of the 'Rocket Docket' is Back... only this time, it's Faster.

Beware, the re-advent of the 'Rocket Docket' is Back... only this time, it's Faster.

News   •   Mar 15, 2013 16:17 EDT

The following article has been republished from The Daily Business Review for the South Florida Law Blog. In this article, Roy Oppenheim, expert legal foreclosure defense attorney predicts lenders will benefit in 95 percent of cases, "But it will all come down to who's prepared for trial on the fateful day." "You will get asymmetrical results. It's like roulette."

 Latest Robo-Signing Settlement Bittersweet for Consumers

Latest Robo-Signing Settlement Bittersweet for Consumers

News   •   Feb 27, 2013 06:00 EST

LPS, a subsidiary of Docx received what seems a slap on the wrist for the robosigning debacle. And, federal prosecutors requires them to pay $35 million in fines, and to promise never to do it again. That fine comes on top of a $120.6 million settlement agreement with attorneys general in 46 states and Washington, D.C. to resolve similar allegations relating to housing, mortgages and fraud..

DocX Shutdown Part of $35M ‘Robosigning’ Fraud Settlement

DocX Shutdown Part of $35M ‘Robosigning’ Fraud Settlement

News   •   Feb 21, 2013 17:31 EST

“They’re a little guy taking the hit,” says Roy Oppenheim, a partner with Oppenheim Law in Weston, Fla., of DocX. “They committed massive fraud on a regular basis at the employ of the banks. The banks knew they were doing it.”

Fla. High Court Leaves Robosigning Crisis Up In The Air  - Law360

Fla. High Court Leaves Robosigning Crisis Up In The Air - Law360

News   •   Feb 13, 2013 13:38 EST

"They acknowledge that the wolf is in the hen house, yet they're not willing to get the wolf out of the hen house," foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim of Oppenheim Law said. "They're willing to close the barn door and leave the wolf there."

Foreclosure ruling disappoints, lawyers say -- Sun-Sentinel

Foreclosure ruling disappoints, lawyers say -- Sun-Sentinel

News   •   Feb 08, 2013 10:36 EST

Weston lawyer Roy Oppenheim, who was not involved in the Pino case, said he's pleased that the Florida Supreme Court at least acknowledged that fraud exists in foreclosure cases.

Bill to speed up foreclosures passes House panel -- Sun-Sentinel

Bill to speed up foreclosures passes House panel -- Sun-Sentinel

News   •   Feb 07, 2013 21:01 EST

Roy Oppenheim, a Weston-based foreclosure defense lawyer, said Passidomo is "hellbent" on getting the bill passed into law.

'Break up the banks' is latest chart-topper -- Yahoo! Homes

'Break up the banks' is latest chart-topper -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Feb 07, 2013 16:44 EST

My friends, the drumbeat is growing louder and louder. Each and every day another voice is joining the chorus.

Congressional Inquiry Into Foreclosure Review Is Too Little, Too Late  -- US News and World Report

Congressional Inquiry Into Foreclosure Review Is Too Little, Too Late -- US News and World Report

News   •   Feb 07, 2013 10:21 EST

So now some key members of Congress want a thorough review of the Independent Foreclosure Review process.

With CFPB Appointment In Limbo, So Is the Housing Recovery -- US News and World Report

With CFPB Appointment In Limbo, So Is the Housing Recovery -- US News and World Report

News   •   Feb 01, 2013 10:11 EST

A decision by a federal appeals court has called into question the recess appointment of CFPB director Richard Cordray,and so the Qualified Mortgage Rule, could be headed to the scrap yard.

CFPB to Banks: Just Play Nice In the Sandbox -- US News and World Report

CFPB to Banks: Just Play Nice In the Sandbox -- US News and World Report

News   •   Jan 26, 2013 17:27 EST

New home mortgage lending rules put forth by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau simply lack the bite to have any real impact on the banks' questionable behavior.

New Rules Offer Homeowners Protection from Foreclosure -- Lawyers.com

New Rules Offer Homeowners Protection from Foreclosure -- Lawyers.com

News   •   Jan 23, 2013 10:01 EST

“These rules really just move from the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to the CFPB,” observes Roy Oppenheim, a partner with Oppenheim Law in Weston, Fla., who practices real estate law.

Dawn of the dead (mortgage): Zombie foreclosures are back! -- Yahoo! Homes

Dawn of the dead (mortgage): Zombie foreclosures are back! -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jan 17, 2013 16:33 EST

Like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Jigsaw, they just keep coming back, even though no one really wants them to.

#SFIMA Panel Draws Perfect #PR Infographic with Search and Social Media -- SocialPRChat

#SFIMA Panel Draws Perfect #PR Infographic with Search and Social Media -- SocialPRChat

News   •   Jan 16, 2013 11:06 EST

Lisa Buyer, presented the case of how to effectively ‘shake and stir’ social and search into any PR campaign at the first SFIMA (South Florida Interactive Marketing Association) panel of 2013. Using Roy Oppenheim, a foreclosure defense attorney as a case study example illustrating Lisa’s Social PR methodology to attract both local and national media coverage.

More on the Bankster License to Steal (Homes) -- Economonitor

More on the Bankster License to Steal (Homes) -- Economonitor

News   •   Jan 11, 2013 11:09 EST

Excellent piece today by Real estate attorney Roy Oppenheim, who writes some of the best stuff on illegal foreclosures by our Banksters.

Independent Foreclosure Review, R.I.P -- Yahoo! Homes

Independent Foreclosure Review, R.I.P -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jan 09, 2013 12:32 EST

The Independent Foreclosure Review is dead. Long live the Independent Foreclosure Review.

Foreclosure Settlement May Signal End to Robo-signing Probes -- HousingWire

Foreclosure Settlement May Signal End to Robo-signing Probes -- HousingWire

News   •   Jan 08, 2013 11:21 EST

Roy Oppenheim, the owner of a Florida law firm that deals in foreclosure defense, sees the settlement as an initiative that may be good for the economy, but he's worried about what it says for jurisprudence in the U.S.

Mortgage Forgiveness Act Extended in Avoiding Fiscal Cliff -- Lawyers.com

Mortgage Forgiveness Act Extended in Avoiding Fiscal Cliff -- Lawyers.com

News   •   Jan 08, 2013 09:39 EST

“This key tax break was only extended for another year, so if you are just thinking about a short sale, I urge you to start the process immediately,” advises Roy Oppenheim, a real estate lawyer in Fort Lauderdale.