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Presidential Debates Let Wall Street Off the Hook

Fri Oct 26, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. So we’ve managed to get through all three presidential debates. But although the presidential election is (thankfully) in the home stretch, did we really learn anything new about either President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney? And more importantly, […]

Obama and the State of the Union — a Political Jekyll and Hyde?

Leading up to the State of the Union, we heard a lot of chatter that a proposed $25 billion settlement with the banks would be a selling point in President Obama’s speech.And maybe it would have been, had President Obama delivered the State of the Union. But clearly the person we saw last night addressing Congress was candidate Obama, who […]

Another One Bites the Dust…A Salute to Neil Barofsky

Tue Apr 5, 2011 by on Florida Law News & Roy Oppenheim

The government official who recently left office over the housing crisis is someone who actually fought for the people instead of laying the groundwork for a cushy job awaiting him in the private sector. Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for TARP resigned his post effective Wednesday, March 30. On his way out the door, he was still publicly arguing […]

Now We Know: Why Obama's Loan Modification Program Failed Homeowners – Oppenheim Observes

Wed Aug 11, 2010 by on Loan Modification & Roy Oppenheim

This past weekend, I was in our Nation’s capital. It is always interesting to see things from the inside looking out, as opposed to from the outside looking in. It is like being in a house of mirrors. One thing is apparent: the Beltway economy is not suffering like places such as Florida, Nevada, and Detroit. As a result, our […]

New Year: New Rules – Florida Supreme Court Requires Mediation in Foreclosure

Just as 2009 ended, the Florida Supreme Court announced a uniform procedure for all newly filed foreclosure cases for homestead properties. While the procedure is not yet fully in place, it should be shortly. The Court acknowledged the system is not working. Foreclosure filings are expected to reach 456,000 cases in Florida by the end of 2010, a 50% increase […]