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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]