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America’s Opioid Epidemic

Wed Jul 24, 2019 by on Health

americas opiod epidemic

How this started During the 1990s, major pharmaceutical companies began falsely advertising the safety of opioid pain relievers, stating these medications carried a low risk of addiction when, in reality, that was far from the truth. This predatory advertising, along with improper regulatory oversight, allowed Big Pharma’s unprecedented opioid sales to evolve into our Opioid Epidemic. Who’s been affected This […]

Baby Boomers: Gridlock In the Housing Market

Mon Jul 8, 2019 by on Real Estate

Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers, as defined by the 75 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964, are said to be “clogging up” the housing market. How? While, generally speaking, Americans are known to follow a rite of passage in life – get married, have kids, buy a house, move to a bigger house, and retire into a smaller home – Baby Boomers […]

The Real Estate of the Union: Will Housing be a Major Factor in the 2020 Presidential Election?

Tue Jun 18, 2019 by on Real Estate

The Real Estate Of The Union Will Housing Be A Major Factor in the 2020 Presidential Election

While housing has not been a major factor in past presidential elections, it appears that more and more presidential candidates are addressing the rising cost of owning or renting a home.  In fact, at least 16 of the Democratic candidates have mentioned affordable housing in their platforms, and four have specifically released policy proposals. And President Trump has mentioned his […]

Will Chinese tariffs “steel” the show?

Fri Jun 14, 2019 by on Florida Real Estate & Real Estate

Will Chinese tariffs “steel” the show?

Over the past several months, there has been extensive media coverage of the current trade tensions between the United States and China. While the idea of the world’s two most powerful economies butting heads with each other makes for an interesting headline, it’s important to understand what exactly has been happening and how it might affect the South Florida real […]

Glass Decision: In Bizarre, Rare, And “Improvident” Ruling Florida Supreme Court Throws Stones At Foreclosure Attorney Fee Decision, Revoking Opinion

Florida Supreme Court Building

As many of you know, we at Oppenheim Law  were invited to submit a friend of the court brief in the Supreme Court case of Mary Ann Glass v. Nationstar Mortgage  in which the issue before the Court was whether a borrower in a foreclosure action is entitled to attorneys’ fees when the borrower  successfully disputed the bank’s standing to […]

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 […]

STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON:  REAL ESTATE MARKET CLEARLY A HARBINGER FOR UPCOMING RECESSION

STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON  REAL ESTATE MARKET CLEARLY A HARBINGER FOR UPCOMING RECESSION

While I would be the last person to want to be called “Chicken Little,” it is still important that I continue to serve as a messenger for the disparate factual analysis that indicates that the real estate market is clearly slowing and that may well be a harbinger for the entire economy.  In fact, just yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced […]