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Lenders Lose Right To Sue To Recover On This

Lenders Lose Right To Sue To Recover On This

News   •   Jul 07, 2014 05:51 EDT

"There's been a flurry of banks filing for deficiency cases before the clock struck midnight," said Roy Oppenheim, cofounder and senior partner at Oppenheim Law in Weston. "We've seen a dramatic increase in the last several weeks with banks filing, and we've been busy on that score." Oppenheim said his caseload doubled in the months leading up to the deadline with deficiency suits.

NYTimes: Here Comes the Judge, in Cuffs

NYTimes: Here Comes the Judge, in Cuffs

News   •   Jul 01, 2014 05:36 EDT

"There are far deeper systemic issues that I see everyday that contradicts what we all learned in law school." Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law

Courts Becoming More Homeowner Friendly In Foreclosures

Courts Becoming More Homeowner Friendly In Foreclosures

News   •   Oct 14, 2013 13:28 EDT

Foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim held court with Judges and debated about foreclosure law. The state of residential foreclosures prompted lively exchanges at Daily Business Review conference as homeowners win more dismissals, defense attorneys are finding the homes come with a catch — title insurance is virtually impossible to get.

OUR VIEWS FLORIDA’S FORECLOSURE CRISIS: Free ‍houses? Let’s hope.
Florida homeowners get $9.2 billion in home help

Florida homeowners get $9.2 billion in home help

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

Million-dollar mansion won by real estate mavens

Million-dollar mansion won by real estate mavens

News   •   Aug 11, 2013 11:46 EDT

The bank voluntarily dismissed its foreclosure cases against this Boca Raton mansion in the 700 block of Sanctuary Drive after a legal misstep at trial last month.

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

Asymmetry: Aggressively Pushing Open Cases Through the System

Asymmetry: Aggressively Pushing Open Cases Through the System

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.

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.

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.

Florida homeowners to get foreclosure restitution checks of $1,480 this month

Florida homeowners to get foreclosure restitution checks of $1,480 this month

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.

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?

Bangladesh and Banks: Why Both May No Longer Be Too Big to Fail

Bangladesh and Banks: Why Both May No Longer Be Too Big to Fail

News   •   May 13, 2013 12:20 EDT

What do the recent tragedy in Bangladesh and the state of this country’s banking industry have in common? In Bangladesh it’s the garment industry that’s been allowed to operate without much oversight. In the U.S. the same can be said for the banking industry. Both have been seen as too-big-to-fail. However, the tide is turning as regulators begin to crack down on both industries.

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.

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.

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