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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.

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?

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.

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."

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.

Chase meets Florida mortgage settlement obligation -- Palm Beach Post

Chase meets Florida mortgage settlement obligation -- Palm Beach Post

News   •   Nov 16, 2012 09:49 EST

“If you give something up that you weren't ever going to get, what are you really giving up?” said South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim.

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.

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.

Thousands of South Floridians to get about $2K after losing homes to foreclosure -- Sun-Sentinel

Thousands of South Floridians to get about $2K after losing homes to foreclosure -- Sun-Sentinel

News   •   Oct 16, 2012 10:19 EDT

Roy Oppenheim, a foreclosure defense lawyer in Weston, said the projected $2,000 settlement to each foreclosed homeowner doesn't go far enough in helping those South Floridians who were tossed out of their homes with such fraudulent paperwork.

Floridians who lost home to foreclosure to get claims notice - Palm Beach Post

Floridians who lost home to foreclosure to get claims notice - Palm Beach Post

News   •   Sep 25, 2012 11:56 EDT

“I can’t endorse this process and we decided as a firm not to support this process,” said South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, who has concerns that banks are not taking responsibility for their “systemic intentional fraud” on homeowners. “This is a whitewash.”

How to Prevent Foreclosure – Legal Expert Awards -- eLocal

How to Prevent Foreclosure – Legal Expert Awards -- eLocal

News   •   Jul 27, 2012 10:19 EDT

Home foreclosure is a painful process that can involve an entire team of professionals, including realtors, lenders, bankers, and lawyers. As a homeowner, negotiating the process with so many entities is, at the very least, an overwhelming task

Few Floridians apply for foreclosure compensation -- Palm Beach Post

Few Floridians apply for foreclosure compensation -- Palm Beach Post

News   •   Jul 06, 2012 10:06 EDT

“If you’re waiting for the government cavalry to ride in and make everything alright, I’m sad to say you’ll be waiting a long time,” said foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, of Oppenheim Law in Weston. “

Florida Has Among Highest Foreclosure Rates in Nation - WLRN

Florida Has Among Highest Foreclosure Rates in Nation - WLRN

News   •   May 17, 2012 19:28 EDT

Foreclosure defense attorney and Oppenheim Law senior partner points to unemployment numbers as a significant factor in turning around the housing market.

Short Sales Soar as Home Foreclosures Fall - Lawyers.com

Short Sales Soar as Home Foreclosures Fall - Lawyers.com

News   •   Apr 27, 2012 09:37 EDT

“When the robosigning crisis hit, there was effectively an 18-month moratorium on foreclosures,” said Roy Oppenheim, a foreclosure defense attorney with Oppenheim Law in South Florida.