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Yearly Archives: 2009

Foreclosure Defense Rights and Wrongs: Squatters, Ejectments and Constitutional Rights

Over the past few days it seems that the informal name of this blog: “From the Trenches” is becoming more and more fitting. Florida foreclosure defense has become part of our everyday life – radio, TV, Internet, print. Let me explain. On Friday on the front page of the New York Times headline Squatters Call Foreclosures Home one could not […]

Change is in the Air: White House Holds first Passover Seder and Obama takes on Role as Mortgage Broker in Chief

Fri Apr 10, 2009 by on Florida Law News

Today, as many of my friends celebrate Good Friday and I continue to celebrate Passover, my office is a virtual ghost town. So I actually had a moment to take stock on changes that are occurring in our collective lives. First and foremost it is just hard to believe that the White House held a Passover Seder last night. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/obama-to-host-seder-dinner/ […]

Foreclosure and Banks Double Dipping is Headline News

This week I spoke with the Daily Business Review’s Terry Sheridan about fraudulent bank profits at homeowners’ expense. As an active real estate attorney and entrepreneur that has closed billions of dollars in real estate, I foresee a rebellion-of-sorts concerning our nation’s foreclosure and economic crisis. I have contacted the New York Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo about what I call […]

Spot Light on Real Estate Bail Out Workshop

Watch WSVN Tomorrow for Insider Information on Short Sales, Mortgage Modification & Refinancing @WSVN’s Daisy Rodriquez spearheads a story on what options homeowners have when it comes to their personal real estate bailout. The Channel 7 News team came to my office on Monday to get my legal perspective on South Florida’s foreclosure crisis and homeowner bailout advice. While not […]

South Florida Mortgage Rates Looking Up!

Fri Mar 27, 2009 by on Florida Law News

While I have been so busy in court defending foreclosures I hardly took notice that our staff at Weston Title have been getting busy! We have now more South Florida real estate closings in the office than we have had in at least 6 months! In fact, the Wall Street Journal reported that 18 percent of all U.S. households will […]

Biz Journal Covers Short Sales and Foreclosure Ammunition

Thu Mar 26, 2009 by on Florida Foreclosures

On the brink of the relieving statistics about South Florida home sales, we are pleased to share with you the recent news of how Oppenheim Pilelsky P.A. continues to help local residents fend off foreclosure. As we have discussed before, there are several options available when facing foreclosure including: short sales, mortgage modification, deed-in-lieu, and bankruptcy. This week’s South Florida […]

Roy Oppenheim's Video Pick of the Week

Fri Mar 20, 2009 by on Florida Law News

My associate, Geoff Sherman, received from a friend a great online video describing how we got into this foreclosure/ financial crisis in a short cartoon. The producer, Jonathan Jarvis, prepared this video as part of his graduate thesis in the Media Design Program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The key here is, he took a […]

Fighting Foreclosures in South Florida: Ch 7 News

Thu Mar 19, 2009 by on Florida Foreclosures

Considering South Florida has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country, it isn’t surprising that the media is looking for expert legal advice on how to fight foreclosure and defend local homeowners. I recently shared with Channel 7’s Reporter Andre Hepkins about what options homeowners have to defend the foreclosure process and reinforce that there is hope in […]