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As the space race slows, the race to break up America’s biggest banks gains speed

Thu May 16, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Have you seen the YouTube video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie’s “Ground Control to Major Tom” from the International Space Station? The social media loving space man has become a YouTube sensation with more than 10.5 million (yep that’s million) hits and growing. And that’s only within the span of about a week. While the space race […]

Bill to fast track foreclosures has sparked a rare internal Florida Bar fight

Fri Mar 29, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Below is a condensed version of an article written by Paola Iuspa-Abbott in The Daily Business Review. which included Roy Oppenheim . A controversial bill that aims to fast track foreclosures has sparked a rare internal fight among members of an influential Florida Bar section. On one side are Bar members who assist homeowners facing foreclosure. Opposing them are members […]

A Few Thoughts For Thanksgiving

Mon Nov 19, 2012 by on Florida Law News

With the Thanksgiving holiday almost upon us, I hope you’ll allow me to share a few quick thoughts. For me it has always been one of the most important holidays of the year, because Thanksgiving is one of those few holidays that everyone in America truly shares. Wherever you are from, whatever your heritage is, we are one. In that […]

Machiavelli, Alive and Well, In Illinois?

Fri Sep 14, 2012 by on Florida Law News

  Since I started the South Florida Law Blog following the 2008 economic meltdown, I have made no secret of the fact that I am extremely critical of what can best be characterized as “America’s new crony capitalism.” Crony capitalism occurs where certain industries have gained undue influence in the political process and thus have curried favor unjustly from the […]

Robo-Motions: The New Robosigning Scandal

Thu Aug 16, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Recently, Jacquelyn Trask, one of my associate attorneys, won a motion to dismiss with the court reserving determination of our right to receive attorneys’ fees on a case that highlights a growing problem, the filing of “robo-motions.” The unusual facts of the case demonstrate how dangerous robo-motions are: potentially much more dangerous than the heights scaled by the robo-signing scandal. […]