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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 […]

Bank’s “You Snooze, You Lose” Approach Culminates in Oppenheim Law’s Victory in Foreclosure Appeal

Roy's Pup

The Oppenheim Law team recently secured an appellate victory for our clients in the matter of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee v. Rafael Liy and Melany Liy, a foreclosure matter in Broward County. Our clients originally prevailed at the trial level when the court entered an order dismissing the foreclosure suit at trial. The bank appealed the dismissal […]

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 […]

Current Housing Report: Demand Still Outpacing Supply

Wed Jun 27, 2018 by on Florida Real Estate

Florida Housing Market

May U.S. home sales and construction continued their trend higher as the housing market sustains its record-breaking growth. South Florida is no exception as home sales rose nearly 8% year-over-year in the tri-county region. While indicators point to a red-hot housing market, potential homebuyers struggle with the dwindling supply of homes and affordability. See a “For Sale” sign? Better Act […]

In Celebration of National Take Your Dog to Work Day

Tue Jun 19, 2018 by on News

Oplaw National Dog Day - Winslow

This Friday is the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.  Originally designed to raise awareness of pet adoptions, this special day has taken on special meaning as mental health issues in the work place have dramatically increased. Pets Help Conquer That “Ruff” Day at the Office Across professions, the mental health of employees has become a national topic.  […]

Bitcoin, Blockchain, the stock market, and real estate: Are We In the Twilight Zone?

Over the past twelve months or so, almost everyone has heard about Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies in general, and the blockchain.  Simply stated, cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are an alternative form of payment different from paper currency. The Blockchain is a decentralized open ledger that publicly records transactions between two parties, eliminating the need for an intermediary, such as banks, and allows […]

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 […]