The following article was written for HousingWire by Kerri Ann Panchuk on June 18, 2013, and is being republished in the South Florida Law Blog with comments from real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim . When Florida’s Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 87 – the so-called foreclosure Rocket Docket bill – he had no idea he was […]
Banks continue to try to convince courts that a promissory note is a negotiable instrument on foreclosures.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Would you believe it if I told you that 24% of executives in the United States and the UK believe that financial services professionals need to engage in unethical or illegal conduct to be successful? Well, a recent survey of over 500 executives found exactly that, with 26% of them admitting first hand knowledge of wrongdoing in their workplace. I […]