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Tag: Roy Oppenheim

Are Tax Abatement on Principal Reductions Gone for Good?

Fri Jan 13, 2017 by on Florida Law News

The Mortgage Debt Relief Forgiveness Act of 2007 was enacted by Congress to exempt homeowners from having to pay taxes on forgiven mortgage debt by foreclosure sale, short sale or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. Last year, President Obama extended the this law through December 31, 2016.  Unless Congress can agree to retroactively extend the Act, homeowners will be taxed on […]

2017 Foreclosure Trends in South Florida

Thu Jan 12, 2017 by on Florida Foreclosures

There have been many recent important legal developments in the South Florida housing market that you should be aware of relating to foreclosures. As the rocket-dockets decrease, Judges will now be focusing on the importance of the banks producing real evidence and scrutinizing their arguments and their robo-witnesses’ testimony. This means evidence that banks and others have gotten away with in […]

An American Thanksgiving

Mon Nov 21, 2016 by on Florida Law News

As many of you know by now Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays as well as times of the year. This year, as I collect my thoughts for Thanksgiving which is about a week away, I do so as I celebrate my 30th anniversary with my partner and wife Ellen from halfway around the world!  By the time […]

Breaking News: Florida Supreme Court Rules on Bartram Regarding Statute of Limitations in Foreclosures

Thu Nov 3, 2016 by on Florida Law News

After much anticipation, the Florida Supreme Court has finally issued its written opinion in US Bank v. Bartram.  The crux of this seminal case was whether the Banks after facing an involuntary dismissal of a prior foreclosure action are precluded from filing a subsequent foreclosure lawsuit more than five (5) years after the loan was accelerated.  As you can imagine, […]

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 […]

Roy Oppenheim on the 5-Year-Statute-of-Limitations-Rules; Tonight, Thursday on NBC News CH. 6

Thu May 14, 2015 by on Florida Law News

Tonight on NBC6 in South Florida at 6:15PM, homeowners will finally get the answers they’ve been waiting for. Big story tonight with NBC reporter and friend, Tony Pipitone, one of the most-honored investigative reporters in Florida, joined the Team 6 Investigators in 2015. Roy will be discussing the growing South Florida housing and foreclosure issues surrounding the 5-Year-Statute-of-Limitations. “This issue concerns […]