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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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."

 Latest Robo-Signing Settlement Bittersweet for Consumers

Latest Robo-Signing Settlement Bittersweet for Consumers

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..

Fla. High Court Leaves Robosigning Crisis Up In The Air  - Law360

Fla. High Court Leaves Robosigning Crisis Up In The Air - Law360

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."

Bill to speed up foreclosures passes House panel -- Sun-Sentinel

Bill to speed up foreclosures passes House panel -- Sun-Sentinel

News   •   Feb 07, 2013 21:01 EST

Roy Oppenheim, a Weston-based foreclosure defense lawyer, said Passidomo is "hellbent" on getting the bill passed into law.

Congressional Inquiry Into Foreclosure Review Is Too Little, Too Late  -- US News and World Report

Congressional Inquiry Into Foreclosure Review Is Too Little, Too Late -- US News and World Report

News   •   Feb 07, 2013 10:21 EST

So now some key members of Congress want a thorough review of the Independent Foreclosure Review process.

CFPB to Banks: Just Play Nice In the Sandbox -- US News and World Report

CFPB to Banks: Just Play Nice In the Sandbox -- US News and World Report

News   •   Jan 26, 2013 17:27 EST

New home mortgage lending rules put forth by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau simply lack the bite to have any real impact on the banks' questionable behavior.

New Rules Offer Homeowners Protection from Foreclosure -- Lawyers.com

New Rules Offer Homeowners Protection from Foreclosure -- Lawyers.com

News   •   Jan 23, 2013 10:01 EST

“These rules really just move from the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to the CFPB,” observes Roy Oppenheim, a partner with Oppenheim Law in Weston, Fla., who practices real estate law.

Dawn of the dead (mortgage): Zombie foreclosures are back! -- Yahoo! Homes

Dawn of the dead (mortgage): Zombie foreclosures are back! -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jan 17, 2013 16:33 EST

Like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Jigsaw, they just keep coming back, even though no one really wants them to.

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