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Category: Florida Law News

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 […]

Why the House’s Proposed Tax Plan Could Set Off the Next Real Estate Recession in Florida

What Impact Will the House Tax Plan Have on Florida? The new administration’s tax proposal may lead to serious repercussions in the Florida real estate market as the proposed tax bill would reduce or eliminate nearly all of the tax incentives of homeownership.  As a result, if carried out, the plan will likely open the doors to a new recession, […]

How Is Florida Surviving the Zombie Foreclosure Apocalypse?

Zombies Are Among Us. Although Florida is currently in third place for the most “zombie” foreclosures in the nation, certain counties among the state appear to be recovering from the “deadly” wave. Others? Not so much. Zombie foreclosures encompass homes that have not yet been seized by the banks, or lenders, despite having been abandoned by their owners.  Such distressed […]

Nationstar Rebrands as Mr. Cooper, but Can a Leopard Change its Spots?

Mon Sep 25, 2017 by on Florida Law News

You may have noticed that Nationstar is no more.  After several years of transitioning, Nationstar has officially renamed itself “Mr. Cooper.” Why the new name? According to CEO Jay Bray, it’s all part of a “cultural shift” to improve the experience for customers, as Bray’s mission is to be the leader in service. Time to Rebrand The former Nationstar has […]

Oppenheim Law Update After Hurricane Irma

Thu Sep 14, 2017 by on Florida Law News

Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the Firm, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well following the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Irma.  Fortunately, our office did not get the brunt of Hurricane Irma, but we know that many fared much worse than us. We cannot even begin to imagine what you must be going […]

Officials Not Allowing Counterfeit Eyewear Scams Overshadow the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Fri Aug 18, 2017 by on Florida Law News

Officials Not Allowing Counterfeit Eyewear Scams Overshadow the 2017 Solar Eclipse

“Eclipsed” by the Law As the rest of the country eagerly awaits the first total solar eclipse since 1979 on Monday, August 21, South Floridians are looking forward to our own view of a partial 2017 solar eclipse — (about 75%). This magnificent event is causing a craze among stargazers, due to the fact that the next total solar eclipse […]