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‘Bad Neighbor Banks’ Take Hold In South Florida

Banks make bad neighbors. It’s been one of my mantras for years, and it’s a statement that is again reverberating across the country thanks to The Sun-Sentinel’s 3-part series “Bad Neighbor Banks”. Thanks to the Sentinel, 60 Minutes, and the National Fair Housing Alliance, we are seeing the hard data that back up my assertion that banks, once they foreclose […]

Florida’s Hardest Hit Program Not Providing Real Relief; Long-term Solutions Needed

Back when it debuted last April, we were somewhat skeptical that Florida’s Hardest Hit program could provide real benefits for the people it sought to help. We called it a band-aid, and at least for some South Florida homeowners, it’s proving to be just that. The Palm Beach Post profiled several homeowners who were among the first to receive benefits […]

And the Winner is…South Florida Law Blog! Named Best Business and Tech Blog by Sun-Sentinel readers

Wed Apr 20, 2011 by on Roy Oppenheim

South Florida voted, and Oppenheim Law’s South Florida Law Blog came out on top in the category of Best Business and Technology Blog in the 2nd Annual Sun-Sentinel Best of Blogs Awards. Discussing topics like Florida foreclosure defense, homeowners’ rights, real estate tips and trends, and the economy, Oppenheim Law’s foreclosure defense attorneys interpret the latest news and translate what […]

Deficiency Judgments Haunting Return, Jason Lives Once Again

Like the never ending horror franchise, deficiency judgments are back. A Florida deficiency judgment occurs when a bank pursues the remaining balance on a mortgage either after a foreclosure or, in theory, after a Florida short sale. Most banks are currently too busy to process deficiency judgments because they are dealing with foreclosures and short sales. Due to the large […]

Sun-Sentinel Best of Blogs Nominations: South Florida Law Blog and @OpLaw!

Tue Apr 5, 2011 by on Roy Oppenheim

It’s that time of year again…let the voting begin for The Sun-Sentinel’s Best of Blogs Awards! For the second year in a row, Oppenheim Law is honored to be nominated. This year, our South Florida Law Blog received nominations in Business and Technology, Politics, and News. @OpLaw, our Twitter feed, is nominated for Best Business Twitter feed. South Florida Law […]

Broward County Order Gives Homeowners Short End of the Stick… Again

Broward County homeowners now face an additional hurdle when trying to complete a loan modification or short sale to avoid a Florida foreclosure. In Sun-Sentinel reporter Paul Owers’ blog House Keys, Owers discusses the ramifications of Broward County now requiring 10 days’ notice to cancel residential foreclosure auctions according to an administrative order signed by Broward Chief Judge Victor Tobin. […]

Weston Title and Oppenheim Law Complete One of the Largest Short Sales with JP Morgan Chase

Today, Weston Title and Oppenheim Law completed one of the largest short sales with JP Morgan Chase. The original note was approximately $6 million, but the bank approved a payoff for almost half that amount. The bank agreed to the haircut in exchange for receiving the $3 million in proceeds. Further, the bank waived the deficiency judgment demonstrating what Roy […]

Cracked! Humpty Dumpty, Chase, and GMAC: The Bank Mortgage Foreclosure Fraud Crisis Continues to Fall by Roy Oppenheim

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men. Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Most Americans, including some lawyers and even judges don’t understand what happened. Yes, it is complex and confusing. But at the end it’s real simple. In the old days, a bank would […]