News • Aug 23, 2013 16:45 EDT
Florida homeowners received more than $9.2 billion in home loan help through the historic National Mortgage Settlement negotiated last year, exceeding expectations by $800 million. However,it was money banks likely would have lost anyway in a foreclosure, but it also allowed borrowers to more easily negotiate a loan modification on their primary mortgage, said foreclosure defense attorney Oppeheim
News • Aug 07, 2013 14:04 EDT
Miami-Dade circuit judges have been disposing of residential foreclosure cases at more than twice the rate of Broward judges, but all Florida circuits are following a game plan to rid themselves of their years-old backlogs by 2016.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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."
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..
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."
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.