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Category: Florida Law News

Strategies to Renegotiate Loans and Debts During COVID-19

Strategies to Renegotiate Loans and Debts During COVID-19

Whether you wish to re-watch or you were unable to attend yesterday’s  Zoom in At Noon webinar, “Strategic Default: How It is Different from the Great Recession and Strategies to Renegotiate Loans and Debts”, below is a recorded video: We hope that you will be able to attend next week’s free webinar, “Deeper Dive into COVID-19’s Impact on South Florida […]

COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

Since the onset of the Coronavirus, business as we know it has changed. The pandemic has created all sorts of monumental disruptions in business as cancellations and delays have affected all sorts of industries: hotel, travel, events, professional sports tournaments, concerts, and real estate closings. Questions arise as to whether underlying contracts provide for a party who cannot fulfill the […]

Duly Noted: Florida’s New Notary Law

Mon Aug 26, 2019 by on Florida Law News

Duly Noted: Florida’s New Notary Law

In an ever-evolving technological world, a growing number of professions, especially real estate, are transitioning from human interaction and communication to algorithms and artificial intelligence. Being a Florida notary is no exception. Background: Important legal documents typically require notarization. But what exactly does that mean? Well, in simple terms, a notarized document is a document that has been certified by […]

Florida Supreme Court Mandates Foreclosure Jurisprudence Be Played On A Level Playing Field Entitling Homeowners to Attorney’s Fees For Faulty Foreclosures

Uneven Playing Field Banks And Homeowners

The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that when a homeowner legitimately defeats the bank in a foreclosure case, regardless of the reason, the bank is required to pay the homeowner’s attorney’s fees. The Oppenheim Law team recently had the honor of filing a friend-of-the-court brief (otherwise known as an amicus curiae brief) in the case of Glass v. Nationstar, which has […]

What Has Changed & What Hasn’t Changed During the 10-year Great Recession Anniversary

10 year great recession

  Roy Oppenheim Shares What Has Changed & What Hasn’t Changed During the 10-year Great Recession Anniversary Hi, Roy Oppenheim here, real estate attorney, foreclosure defense attorney, and legal blogger for the South Florida Law blog. Folks have been asking me recently what my thoughts are about the 10-year anniversary of the Great Recession and the foreclosure crisis. And I’ve […]

South Florida: Cash Deals for Home Purchases under the Feds’ Microscope

Luxury Florida Real Estate Law

Government Scrutiny of Luxury Real Estate Back in 2016, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) began cracking down on real estate transactions involving high-end properties purchased through shell companies out of concern about money laundering and illicit transactions. FinCEN subjected these type of transactions to governmental review, and came to require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the […]

World Cup 2026: A “Goal” for Real Estate and the South Florida Economy

World Cup Soccer Stadium

Every four years, soccer fans from all over the world come together to support their favorite team at the World Cup. In 2026, North America will host the event which will have the games spread across cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Miami is expected to be one such chosen venue. While World Cup soccer fans may not […]