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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Two-Faced Freddie Mac, The Fiscal Cliff and the Obamacare Real Estate Tax, 2012’s Top Headlines Continued

Fri Dec 28, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Continuing our recap of our most popular blogs from 2012… #5 — Robosigning Settlement Proves Sky Was Falling! Chicken Little Was Right! Yesterday’s robosigning settlement that all but one state ultimately signed off on, was far from perfect. Let’s make that perfectly clear. Depending on what you have read, you might be outraged, you might be relieved, you might be […]

Economic Homicide, the Mortgage Interest Deduction and the Rule of Law: 2012’s Top Headlines

Wed Dec 26, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Editor’s Note: As we head into 2013, I want to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year from everyone at Oppenheim Law. This has been our most successful year since the South Florida Law Blog was started in 2009. Our posts were seen by nearly 100,000 people, including our readers at Yahoo! Homes, where many of Roy Oppenheim’s […]

Deconstructing The Black Magic of Securitized Trusts

Below is an abbreviated version of an article written by Roy Oppenheim and Jacquelyn Trask, which was first published this week by Thomson Reuters. The longer version of “Deconstructing The Black Magic of Securitized Trusts” was published earlier this year by the Stetson Law Review. From 2003 to 2007, Florida saw the largest real estate boom in its history. Real […]

HSBC Too Big To Jail, Too Big To Nail

Sat Dec 15, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. The banks are too big to jail. The Department of Justice, as much as they will try to tell you otherwise, believes it. When push came to shove, prosecutors did not have the stones to do what is right, […]

La deducción de impuestos en hipotecas tendrá un tope, y esto es (probablemente) algo bueno.

Se puede ver muchas hipérboles y pánico detrás de las discusiones del acantilado fiscal, ya sea real o un drama creado para la televisión. Pero esto no significa que partes del debate no sea justificado. El acantilado fiscal contiene muchas piezas movientes, las cuales se pierden en un río de confusión. Pero detrás de los teatros y dramas políticos, hay […]

Oppenheim Law In The News: Walmart Mortgages Coming Soon to Aisle 10

Fri Dec 7, 2012 by on Real Estate Law

Roy Oppenheim was quoted in the following article, which was originally posted on Lawyers.com by author Michelle Bowman You buy toilet paper and ammo there, so why not a home? Consumers are indicating they would trust Walmart and other non-banks with their mortgages, and some experts believe that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While they seem mostly satisfied with the […]

Mortgage Interest Deduction Will Be Capped, and That's (Probably) a Good Thing

Thu Dec 6, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. There is a fair share of hyperbole and panic behind all the discussion about the fiscal cliff, whether it is real or just another made-for-TV drama a step away from a new “Real Housewives” spin-off. But that does not […]

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