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Gov. Rick Scott signs controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law

Gov. Rick Scott signs controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law

News   •   Jun 10, 2013 12:18 EDT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law. Roy Oppenheim, a South Florida real estate and foreclosure defense attorney and member of an opposition group called Florida Consumer Justice Advocates, said he’s had discussions about challenging the law as unconstitutional and asking the courts to delay its implementation until it receives judicial review.

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.

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."

Walmart Mortgages Coming Soon to Aisle 10 -- Lawyers.com

Walmart Mortgages Coming Soon to Aisle 10 -- Lawyers.com

News   •   Dec 05, 2012 17:33 EST

In order for Walmart to get into the mortgage business, the company would have to get licensed in each state where it wants to sell the products, says Roy Oppenheim, a founding partner of Oppenheim Law in Weston, Fla., which specializes in real estate, mortgages, and defending foreclosures.

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.

What I tell clients who receive a foreclosure notice -Yahoo! Homes

What I tell clients who receive a foreclosure notice -Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Aug 13, 2012 12:03 EDT

The mere threat of a foreclosure forces most homeowners to put their entire lives on hold, and brings on a rash of uncertainty.

How Will the Libor Scandal Impact Main Street? -- Yahoo! Homes

How Will the Libor Scandal Impact Main Street? -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jul 30, 2012 12:08 EDT

The scandal over alleged Libor bid-rigging will reverberate all the way to Main Street, according to real estate attorney Roy Oppenheim.

Eminent Domain: A Foreclosure Fix From The Trenches -- Yahoo! Homes

Eminent Domain: A Foreclosure Fix From The Trenches -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jul 24, 2012 10:55 EDT

Using eminent domain to seize under-performing mortgages from the banks is a bold move, but one local governments should seriously entertain.

Divided States of America: Judicial vs. Non-Judicial Foreclosure - Yahoo! Homes

Divided States of America: Judicial vs. Non-Judicial Foreclosure - Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jul 16, 2012 09:34 EDT

Judicial states should be the model for fixing the housing crisis and moving our nation away from the Divided States of America.

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.

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.

Survey: Mortgage Foreclosure Scams Surge - US News and World Report

Survey: Mortgage Foreclosure Scams Surge - US News and World Report

News   •   Apr 23, 2012 16:26 EDT

Homeowners should never have to pay anything up front for a loan modification or information on how to negotiate with their lender, says Roy Oppenheim, whose Florida-based law firm Oppenheim Law has handled more than 1,000 mortgage and foreclosure fraud cases over the past 5 years.

Short sales outnumber foreclosures amid housing recovery - Sun-Sentinel

Short sales outnumber foreclosures amid housing recovery - Sun-Sentinel

News   •   Apr 20, 2012 20:00 EDT

"Everybody's at the top of their game now," said Roy Oppenheim, a Weston-based foreclosure defense lawyer.

Short sales pick up in housing market - USA Today

Short sales pick up in housing market - USA Today

News   •   Apr 20, 2012 09:40 EDT

New rules have slowed foreclosures in many states, increasing short sales, says Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim.

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.

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."

$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.