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Legal peers voted and Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim made the list.
Oppenheim Law announces that Roy Oppenheim was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 List in the practice area of Real Estate Law. Expected to be published next month, The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 list is put out yearly by U.S. News and World Report. Lawyers included on the list are nominated and voted on in a peer review survey of 41,000 leading attorneys. “I am truly honored and humbled to garner this recognition by my fellow attorneys,” said Oppenheim, who has created a reputation as the homeowner's advocate when it comes to foreclosure defense in Florida by educating homeowners and attorneys on the subject. Oppenheim’s 22-year-old law firm has been on front lines helping Florida homeowners facing record numbers of foreclosures navigate the landmines and work out the best loss mitigation strategies with the banks. In fact, for the past two years Oppenheim has managed to get deficiency wavers on approximately 80% of their closed short sales, saving his clients in excess of $16 million. Wall Street’s greed, mortgage fraud, foreclosure mills, robo-signing, and political scandals have challenged Florida’s already strained housing market. But Oppenheim continues to help homeowners craft their own personal bailouts. Oppenheim serves as a source of expert information to real estate reporters from top tier media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CBS, AP, and most recently The Huffington Post. He writes a column “From The Trenches” for the award-winning South Florida Law Blog where he shares his Wall Street to Main Street views and opinions. The legal blog reports on changes in the laws and political landscape on issues resulting from the 2008 financial crisis and housing bubble bust that have had a significant impact on homeowners and the real estate community at large. “Since Florida has one of the top five worst foreclosure rates in the United States, Florida homeowners need all the legal guidance they can get,” says Oppenheim, who now tops the list for real estate attorneys. About The Best Lawyers in America® 2012
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Oppenheim Law's practice areas includes defending homeowners and investors from foreclosure, arranging short-sales, loan modifications and "short-refi's", consumer related class actions, personal injury, commercial litigation, real estate and business related matters. The Firm is regularly defending homeowners from foreclosure, we are general counsel to a myriad of residential and commercial developers, coordinating all legal related matters.
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