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Oppenheim Law’s Two Cents on Glass

Thu Apr 12, 2018 by on Real Estate Law

Recently, our team at Oppenheim Law had the honor of filing a friend of the court brief (otherwise known as an amicus curiae) with the Florida Supreme Court on the issue of whether a borrower in a foreclosure action can obtain attorneys’ fees when the Court has found that the lender did not have standing to bring the action. Our […]

Congress and President Trump Surprise Homeowners with Extension of Tax Benefits for Loan Forgiveness Income Through 2017

Wed Feb 28, 2018 by on Real Estate Law

Unexpected good news for many homeowners! As we had mentioned in previous blog posts, the Mortgage Debt Relief Forgiveness Act of 2007 had been extended through December 31, 2016 by the Obama administration. Recently, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which retroactively extended certain provisions even further through December 31, 2017. Some of the extensions include the tax […]

Oppenheim Law Featured on Law.com for The Fight for Attorney Fees in Foreclosure Defense Cases

Since the real estate market collapse in 2008, foreclosure defense lawyers in Broward County have worked tirelessly to defend property owners against creditors’ lawsuits seeking to collect on their real estate loans. Ever since, our real estate attorneys have helped countless borrowers hold on to their real estate. We recently prevailed on appeal in a foreclosure lawsuit, but the appellate […]

The Stock Market, Interest Rates, and Real Estate: A Dynamic Relationship

As we all know, real estate is affected by the stock market.  The stock market has been rallying, except for last week when the market had one of its worst weeks in several years.  In addition, bond prices fell, signaling the rise of interest rates. Economists have forecasted that the Fed will likely increase interest rates from three to four […]

Florida Recognizing Blockchain Signatures and Smart Contracts?

Wed Jan 17, 2018 by on Florida Law News

As we discussed in a prior blog, cryptocurrency is already changing the real estate market. Now, Florida lawmakers have introduced a bill recognizing blockchain signature and smart contracts. This follows a growing trend, as Arizona and Vermont also recently approved similar bills making blockchain data admissible in court. The Impact of Smart Contracts and Blockchains Despite the rapid and growing […]