Foreclosure Fighter

Jun 10, 2015 12:20 EDT Oppenheim Law How Oppenheim Law became a major national figure in the nation’s mortgage meltdown. Front an center in real estate law is the 5-Year-Statute-of-Limitations rule. It has to do with the five-year limitation for finishing the foreclosure of a mortgage. The question is: What happens in Florida cases where the foreclosure lawsuit was dismissed and the five years have run out? Ask Roy.

Nov 16, 2014 17:17 EST Oppenheim Law The American Horror Story winds down in Florida as cases become involuntarily dismissed by judges - See more at:

Lenders Lose Right To Sue To Recover On This

Jul 07, 2014 05:51 EDT Oppenheim Law "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

Jul 01, 2014 05:36 EDT Oppenheim Law "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

Oct 14, 2013 13:28 EDT Oppenheim Law 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.

Governor, Foreclosure Bill Needs To Be Vetoed – Daily Business Review

May 23, 2013 19:36 EDT Oppenheim Law 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

May 13, 2013 12:20 EDT Oppenheim Law 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

Apr 14, 2013 16:52 EDT Oppenheim Law 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?

Apr 08, 2013 06:55 EDT Oppenheim Law 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

Mar 15, 2013 18:35 EDT Oppenheim Law 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.”