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The American Horror Story winds down in Florida as cases become involuntarily dismissed by judges

News   •   Nov 16, 2014 17:17 EST

The American Horror Story winds down in Florida as cases become involuntarily dismissed by judges - See more at: http://southfloridalawblog.com/fthe-american-horror-story-winds-down-in-florida-as-cases-become-involuntarily-dismissed-by-judges/#sthash.NPebPhzW.dpuf

Lenders Lose Right To Sue To Recover On This

Lenders Lose Right To Sue To Recover On This

News   •   Jul 07, 2014 05:51 EDT

"There's been a flurry of banks filing for deficiency cases before the clock struck midnight," said Roy Oppenheim, cofounder and senior partner at Oppenheim Law in Weston. "We've seen a dramatic increase in the last several weeks with banks filing, and we've been busy on that score." Oppenheim said his caseload doubled in the months leading up to the deadline with deficiency suits.

Governor Scott signs foreclosure fast track bill

Governor Scott signs foreclosure fast track bill

News   •   Jun 10, 2013 15:50 EDT

Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law. Foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim said the bill gives title insurance underwriters a get out of jail free card because they are no longer liable for the improper sale of bank-owned homes. "The original homeowner who was foreclosed upon, and may have been illegally foreclosed upon, ultimately is the big loser."

Gov. Rick Scott signs foreclosure bill

Gov. Rick Scott signs foreclosure bill

News   •   Jun 10, 2013 15:27 EDT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law. South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim said HB 87 places a bigger burden on judges and hurts the due process rights of homeowners.. “The legislature stuck its nose into the judicial branch unconstitutionally and improperly,” Oppenheim said.

Will Victims Of Foreclosures Get Fair Share Of Money Owed?

Will Victims Of Foreclosures Get Fair Share Of Money Owed?

News   •   Jun 06, 2013 10:15 EDT

In an interview with CBS4 Miami consumer reporter Al Sunshine, real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim talks about the soon-to-be distribution of checks to Floridians who lost their homes to foreclosure. He calls the checks a joke. "It does not compensate people for the destruction of their property rights, their due process rights and the destruction of the legal system.

Florida homeowners to get foreclosure restitution checks of $1,480 this month

Florida homeowners to get foreclosure restitution checks of $1,480 this month

News   •   Jun 05, 2013 08:39 EDT

More than 72,000 Florida borrowers whose homes were taken through foreclosure will receive reparation checks this month from the National Mortgage Settlement. Real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim called the checks a joke. “If homeowners sued the banks for the fraud, forgery and perjury they committed, they could be getting more,” he told the Palm Beach Post.

Editorial: Forget ‘squatters.’ Florida should get a little ‘adverse’ with lenders

Editorial: Forget ‘squatters.’ Florida should get a little ‘adverse’ with lenders

News   •   Jun 03, 2013 14:49 EDT

In an editorial written by Rhonda Swan in the Palm Beach Post, foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, notes that there are cases when it’s preferable to have a squatter in the neighborhood. “In some weird ways these people are actually helping the community. They could actually improve the quality of life in a particular community as opposed to the bank having a boarded-up home.”

Roy Oppenheim takes issue with HB 87 on Channel 2's "Issues"

Roy Oppenheim takes issue with HB 87 on Channel 2's "Issues"

News   •   Jun 01, 2013 13:20 EDT

Real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim of Oppenheim Law has been urging Gov. Rick Scott not to sign HB 87, legislation passed during the last session that is designed to speed up foreclosures in Florida. He appeared on WPBT Channel 2's "Issues" with host Helen Ferre to talk about why the bill is a bad one.

Support of Florida foreclosure bill holds narrow lead in Tallahassee

Support of Florida foreclosure bill holds narrow lead in Tallahassee

News   •   May 31, 2013 12:30 EDT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has until June 12 to take action on HB 87, a bill that would fast-track foreclosures. "This law would change the rules of current engagement of existing trials before judges,” said South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, who opposes the bill. “This will only create more uncertainty and a host of new issues will ultimately arise.”

Governor, Foreclosure Bill Needs To Be Vetoed – Daily Business Review

Governor, Foreclosure Bill Needs To Be Vetoed – Daily Business Review

News   •   May 23, 2013 19:36 EDT

What if I told you that bank and other mortgage debt holders could file fraudulent foreclosure paperwork to take away your home, take it in court and you could not get your house back — only money — even though you could prove it was fraud perpetrated by the bank or debt holder? Would you believe it? In America? In Florida?

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."

Nation’s largest banks in settlement to pay $8.5B in mortgage assistance -- South Florida Business Journal

Nation’s largest banks in settlement to pay $8.5B in mortgage assistance -- South Florida Business Journal

News   •   Jan 07, 2013 14:15 EST

Weston attorney Roy Oppenheim, who specializes in foreclosure defense, said the IFR panels weren’t truly independent because the banks hired and paid the reviewers, who often didn’t have much experience.

Foreclosure mill head faces Florida Bar discipline -- Palm Beach Post

Foreclosure mill head faces Florida Bar discipline -- Palm Beach Post

News   •   Jan 07, 2013 14:11 EST

Foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim said he believes there will be more disciplinary cases forthcoming as the bar continues to work on investigations into foreclosure-mill bosses such as David Stern, who owned the Plantation-based Law Offices of David J. Stern

Head of Fla. Foreclosure Mill Firm Agrees to Shut Down Law Practice - ABA Journal

Head of Fla. Foreclosure Mill Firm Agrees to Shut Down Law Practice - ABA Journal

News   •   Jan 07, 2013 13:49 EST

“This crisis is the lowest point in the Florida Bar’s history,” attorney Roy Oppenheim, who defends homeowners in such cases, said of the way foreclosures have been handled in the state in recent years.

Redefining Economic Homicide: How To Hold The Bankers Responsible -- Yahoo! Homes

Redefining Economic Homicide: How To Hold The Bankers Responsible -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Nov 30, 2012 11:19 EST

We have been led to believe that banks are not only ‘Too Big To Fail,’ but also ‘Too Big To Jail” but their is growing evidence to the contrary.

Double Whammy -- Hitting Homeowners When They're Down -- HuffPost Live

Double Whammy -- Hitting Homeowners When They're Down -- HuffPost Live

News   •   Nov 29, 2012 18:52 EST

Legal blogger and Yahoo! contributor Roy Oppenheim makes his latest appearance on HuffPost Live along with North Carolina Congressmen Brad Miller and senior political Zach Carter.

Pre-Foreclosures Exposed -- HuffPost Live

Pre-Foreclosures Exposed -- HuffPost Live

News   •   Nov 05, 2012 15:08 EST

Florida real estate attorney and legal commentator Roy Oppenheim defends real estate database Zillow's decision to include pre-foreclosed homes that have not yet come up for sale in online listings in this highlight from a recent HuffPost Live segment.

Housing brightens in key swing states -- Politico Pro

Housing brightens in key swing states -- Politico Pro

News   •   Oct 31, 2012 10:46 EDT

"We're always, always bailing out the largest companies instead of homeowners. When Obama campaigned, he campaigned as a populist, and that's what's so infuriating," said Roy Oppenheim.

Floridians who lose homes to foreclosure may be doggedly pursued for unpaid mortgage debt -- Palm Beach Post

Floridians who lose homes to foreclosure may be doggedly pursued for unpaid mortgage debt -- Palm Beach Post

News   •   Oct 18, 2012 10:05 EDT

“They are talking about some moral obligation but I don’t see them talking about that when folks on Wall Street strategically default,” said South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim.