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U.S. Government attempts to scare “secret buyers” in Miami-Dade County, Florida and Manhattan, New York

Fri Jan 15, 2016 by on Florida Law News

[VIDEO: Secret Real Estate Buyers May Become Scarce in Miami-Dade County] The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a division of the U.S. Treasury Department, announced a temporary crackdown on secret real estate buyers in Miami-Dade and New York City. The Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) will temporarily require certain U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind the […]

Usher in 2016 with Roy Oppenheim chiming in on "The Big Short" movie

Sun Jan 3, 2016 by on Florida Law News

[VIDEO] Usher in 2016 with Roy Oppenheim chiming in on “The Big Short” an accurate and poignant dark comedy addressing a dark page in U.S. economic history. The Big Short movie brings to life the economic catastrophe between 2007-8  as we look  back with appropriate  irony  and cynicism of the darkest days in US economic history in the past 100 years. […]

3 things homeowners didn't ask Santa for but might be getting anyway

Mon Dec 21, 2015 by on Florida Law News

The following article was originally published in the Sun Sentinel with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim. Naughty or Nice: Three Things Homeowners didn’t ask Santa for this Year but might be getting anyway! Rising interest rates Strong US Dollar Devaluation of foreign currencies While foreclosures have waned, South Florida real estate lawyer Roy Oppenheim predicts the housing recovery will slow in […]

“Underwater” Homeowners Beware! The Ocean of Foreclosure Is Crawling with a New Breed of Sharks

Thu Dec 10, 2015 by on Florida Law News

If you thought that banks and the federal government were going to give up, think again. Let’s say you are a distressed homeowner. Let’s say you have a hefty mortgage. Let’s also say that you are working with your bank on a loan modification. The chances are that one fine day you might receive a letter from a new owner […]

Couple Finds Happiness off Miami's Fast Track – Article text content

Sat Nov 21, 2015 by on Florida Law News

Edition: FINAL Section: BUSINESS Page: 11BM Estimated printed pages: 4 Article Text: CAN two ambitious young lawyers from leading Miami law firms find small-firm happiness — and big-firm profits — in a two-lawyer practice in suburban Broward County? For Roy Oppenheim, 32, and Ellen Pilelsky Oppenheim, 30, the answer appears to be yes. Founded by the husbandCOUPLE FINDS HAPPINESS OFF […]

25 Years of Thanksgiving

Sat Nov 21, 2015 by on Florida Law News

  Every year just before Thanksgiving, as many as you know, I like to share some personal thoughts about the Thanksgiving holiday.  It is, after all, a holiday I am most fond of for many reasons; but the reason that stands out year after year is that regardless of your ethnic background, your race, your economic position in life or […]

Bartram Supreme Court Oral Argument: Don't Drink Your Own “Kool-Aid”

Tue Nov 10, 2015 by on Florida Law News

I always tell my clients not to be oversold on a particular legal argument, in other words not to drink their own “Kool-Aid.”  The Bartram oral arguments have shown me very clearly that the banks are drinking their own “Kool-Aid.” They are trying to convince the Florida Supreme Court that there should be an unlimited amount of time (statute of […]