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A Veterans Day Message

Nov 11, 2013 08:35 EST Oppenheim Law

A View of the Bench

Nov 05, 2013 16:09 EST Oppenheim Law Roy Oppenheim admonished the judicial branch to take heed in dispensing the traditional rules of due process at DBR seminar on foreclosure law

The New Glacial Pace of Foreclosure Law

Aug 23, 2013 22:46 EDT Oppenheim Law

Media Coins New Area of Law: Real Estate Defense Attorney

May 30, 2013 09:28 EDT Oppenheim Law The media recently has seen fit to tag real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim with a new identity -- referring to him as a "real estate defense attorney". Given that so many people face the prospect of losing their homes to banks, it seems fitting that this new category of law has been created by the media.

Banks fear courts’ ruling on negotiability of promissory notes

May 30, 2013 08:46 EDT Oppenheim Law 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.

As the space race slows, the race to break up America’s biggest banks gains speed

May 17, 2013 18:15 EDT Oppenheim Law Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's rendition of David Bowie's Ground Control to Major Tom from the International Space Station has gained the space program a whole new group of fans. What does his adventurous spirit have to do with the financial sector? Read on.

Dear Gov. Scott: HB 87 Foreclosure legislation violates constitution

May 15, 2013 10:30 EDT Oppenheim Law 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.

"Banks force-placed insurance practices under microscope"

Mar 31, 2013 09:45 EDT Oppenheim Law More "too big to fail, too big to jail" with force placed insurance. It is a bank insurance product that essentially force homeowners to purchase if they either allow their own policy to lapse – often the result of financial difficulties – or if the lender determines the what the homeowner has is insufficient. Last week, Assurant Inc. received $14 million slap on the wrist....

Florida Foreclosure legislation invites bank fraud

Mar 25, 2013 05:50 EDT Oppenheim Law Florida proposed legislation - HB 87 and SB 1666 - which backers claim will clear the backlog of foreclosure cases in Florida instead invites bank fraud and creates more problems by putting speed ahead of justice.

Trouble With Vatican Bank Mirrors Woes in U.S.

Mar 18, 2013 15:56 EDT Oppenheim Law With a new spirit surrounding the country, amplified by a those willing to challenge Wall Street's 'Too big to Fail, Too Big to Jail,' reputation, will the new Pope or President Obama challenge these issues? The scandal and controversy that has recently marred the Vatican Bank has parallels to the scourge of lawlessness some critics say rules Wall Street institutions.