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Category: Foreclosure Law

No April Fools: Supreme Court Narrows Definition of Debt Collector

No April Fools Day

Another Power Play for the Multi-Billion Dollar Banking Industry. The United States Supreme Court has now rendered a unanimous decision in the case of Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus, LLP, finding that law firms who enforce a security interest such as a mortgage (as opposed to directly collecting a debt) are not debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices […]

Challenges for the Furloughed Individual: A Housing Perspective

furloughed federal worker

I just got off the phone with a national housing news reporter. They wanted to know the types of calls we at Oppenheim Law have been fielding from employees who have been furloughed by the unprecedented government shutdown; and the kind of advice we have been giving these individuals. Although I could only speak in generalities under the attorney-client privilege, […]

“A Retrospective From the Trenches of the Great Recession- What remains the same ten years later”

Zillow’s Home Value Index since 2009

Roy Oppenheim’s retrospection on the 10 year Anniversary of the Great Recession. Part two: The unchanged. I started a series of retrospective posts and videos to reflect upon the tenth-year anniversary of the Great Recession. The first post addressed the consequences of the economic collapse. This post discusses what remains the same after it, and in the next, and last […]

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 […]

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 […]