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Eminent Domain the White Knight:

Eminent Domain the White Knight:

News   •   Aug 11, 2013 11:12 EDT

Eminent Domain the White Knight. Cities are turning to the concept of eminent domain to battle sinking property values and assist homeowners in distress

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.”

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.”

Mortgage Settlement Payouts Are Another Blown Call -- Yahoo! Homes

Mortgage Settlement Payouts Are Another Blown Call -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Sep 28, 2012 16:01 EDT

It doesn't matter if it's the phantom touchdown on Monday Night Football or the systemic fraud committed during the height of the housing crisis, attorney Roy Oppenheim finds those in charge are having a hard time admitting egregious mistakes were made.

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.”

Obamacare, the Foreclosure Crisis and the Rule of Law -- Yahoo! Homes

Obamacare, the Foreclosure Crisis and the Rule of Law -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jun 29, 2012 11:14 EDT

The debate over Obamacare and the foreclosure crisis have their roots in the same constitutional dilemma.

Foreclosure woes persist in South County - Sun-Sentinel

Foreclosure woes persist in South County - Sun-Sentinel

News   •   Jun 05, 2012 08:59 EDT

About 70 residents, many of them representing homeowners associations, brought their concerns to Clerk of Court Sharon R. Bock and Roy D. Oppenheim, a national foreclosure expert, at a library here Monday night.

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.

Pino v. BNY Mellon case hinges on interpretation of procedural rules - Housing Wire

Pino v. BNY Mellon case hinges on interpretation of procedural rules - Housing Wire

News   •   May 10, 2012 17:32 EDT

Foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, co-founder and senior partner of Oppenheim Law in Florida, is worried that the rules are being used as a tactical device for financial firms to cover up processing issues.

Critical Conversations: Banking and Finance - South Florida Business Journal

Critical Conversations: Banking and Finance - South Florida Business Journal

News   •   Apr 13, 2012 13:31 EDT

The holy grail of homeownership appears to be over for now, according to the South Florida Business Journal's Critical Conversation panelists, including Weston foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim.

Thousands of foreclosures in limbo one year after Stern firm's collapse - Palm Beach Post

Thousands of foreclosures in limbo one year after Stern firm's collapse - Palm Beach Post

News   •   Mar 31, 2012 23:33 EDT

"The entire chapter before the collapse was one of the darkest hours in the history of the Florida Bar and jurisprudence," Roy Oppenheim said.

South Florida sees nearly 53 percent spike in foreclosure filings - Palm Beach Post

South Florida sees nearly 53 percent spike in foreclosure filings - Palm Beach Post

News   •   Mar 15, 2012 10:10 EDT

"The velocity of new foreclosures has doubled if not tripled since the settlement," said foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim. "It's like they've been given a green light to go ahead and prosecute."

Banks OK foreclosure settlement that could give state homeowners $8.4 billion - Palm Beach Post

Banks OK foreclosure settlement that could give state homeowners $8.4 billion - Palm Beach Post

News   •   Mar 13, 2012 10:38 EDT

"I was most concerned that there would be some sneak releases for things that we think the banks should be held liable for," said Roy Oppenheim of Oppenheim Law in Weston. "But they are not being released from suits against MERS or securitization."

Florida to get at least $8 billion in settlement with mortgage lenders, officials say - Sun-Sentinel

Florida to get at least $8 billion in settlement with mortgage lenders, officials say - Sun-Sentinel

News   •   Mar 13, 2012 10:29 EDT

Foreclosure Defense Attorney Roy Oppenheim tells the Sun-Sentinel that nearly half of Florida's take could reach Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, mostly as loan modifications.

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.

$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.

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

Will clearing foreclosure logjam revive Florida's economy?

Will clearing foreclosure logjam revive Florida's economy?

News   •   Sep 24, 2011 06:06 EDT

"The biggest problem is there is a sense that we can trust these banks in terms of bringing a non-judicial foreclosure," said South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim. "The irony is that time and time again we've seen that we can't trust them."

 Foreclosure mediation program's low rate of success leaves its future in doubt

Foreclosure mediation program's low rate of success leaves its future in doubt

News   •   Sep 21, 2011 06:13 EDT

South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim said most banks want to look only at modifications, for which homeowners may not qualify. "You have someone on the phone from the bank and the only thing they have is a computer monitor in front of them and the only thing they can do is modify," he said. "It's not mediation; its modification or bust."