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Rocket docket return: Another weapon for foreclosure defense

Rocket docket return: Another weapon for foreclosure defense

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2013 15:23 EDT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to sign House Bill 87 – the so-called foreclosure Rocket Docket bill – has opened another can of worms, potentially giving foreclosure defense attorneys such as South Florida attorney Roy Oppenheim, more tools to delay foreclosures.

Senate passes bill speeding up foreclosure process
Deconstructing the Black Magic of Securitized Trusts

Deconstructing the Black Magic of Securitized Trusts

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2012 13:19 EST

From 2003 to 2007, Florida saw the largest real estate boom in its history. Real estate sold at astonishing prices as people were sold a bill of goods known as the “American Dream.” But for many, that American Dream turned out to be the American Nightmare.

Head Back-To-School With Roy Oppenheim’s Video Blogs on Real Estate and Foreclosure Defense

Head Back-To-School With Roy Oppenheim’s Video Blogs on Real Estate and Foreclosure Defense

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2012 08:00 EDT

Florida Real Estate Attorney offers homeowners the educational tools they need through his YouTube video channel.

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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.”

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Dodd-Frank Stalls Home Seller-Financing

Dodd-Frank Stalls Home Seller-Financing

Blog posts   •   Jul 24, 2014 14:39 EDT

The average home buyer or seller-financer may now be breaking the law according to Dodd-Frank. Oppenheim Law blogs about the exceptions to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Dodd-Frank rules. Under the rules, take this into consideration: a seller of a residential property may not act as financer to the buyer if the seller is not a licensed mortgage originator, unless...

The New Glacial Pace of Foreclosure Law

The New Glacial Pace of Foreclosure Law

Blog posts   •   Aug 23, 2013 22:46 EDT

Banks fear courts’ ruling on negotiability of promissory notes

Banks fear courts’ ruling on negotiability of promissory notes

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2013 08:46 EDT

The banking industry has been asking courts to declare Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac promissory notes negotiable instruments. If they can't convince the courts to do so, then it will be a lot more difficult for them to foreclose on homes.

Dear Gov. Scott: HB 87 Foreclosure legislation violates constitution

Dear Gov. Scott: HB 87 Foreclosure legislation violates constitution

Blog posts   •   May 15, 2013 10:30 EDT

South Florida real estate and foreclosure attorney Roy Oppenheim asks Florida Gov. Rick Scott not to sign foreclosure legislation. Oppenheim says the bill violates the constitutional tenant of Ex Post Facto, among other things.

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[Special Report] Florida Foreclosure New Legislation Invites Further Bank Fraud - HB 87:SB 1666

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Florida proposed foreclosure legislation which backers claim will clear the backlog of foreclosure cases in Florida instead invites bank ...

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From The Trenches: Era of the Short Sale Has Arrived

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Foreclosure Defense Attorney Roy Oppenheim tells distressed homeowners that they can get out from underneath their underwater home via a ...

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Deconstructing the Black Magic of Securitized Trusts

This article will be published in Stetson Law Review’s Spring 2012 issue. In the article the attorneys analyze the continued failure of the banks to follow the rules, and how their fraudulent documentation involving millions of foreclosures opened the door on an even larger scandal regarding the improper securitization of “mortgage-backed” securities, that were never mortgage-backed.