From Wall Street to Main Street, Roy Oppenheim is a successful serial entrepreneur and attorney focusing on Florida foreclosure defense, Internet ventures and direct sales companies. He founded Oppenheim Law more than 20 years ago with his wife, Ellen Pilelsky, and uniquely positions the Florida foreclosure law firm as one of Florida's leading boutique law firms in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Serving national, international, and local clients, Oppenheim Law reports the highest rating (A-V) conferred by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the most respected directory of lawyers and law firms in the U.S. In 1989, Oppenheim also co-founded and served as general counsel to ShopSmart Corp., the company that originated and owned the GNC Gold Card Program, a program that continues to this day and was one of the first cross-promotional programs of its kind.
Growing up in the Bronx, Oppenheim learned to be focused on success and driven to always persevere for opportunity.
In 2009 Roy started the South Florida Law Blog, which was voted the best business and technology blog of 2011 by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
He served as an expert witness on title industry practices in Stewart Title Company vs. Forbes Gallagher. (Miami-Dade Circuit Court, 2012)
A law review article authored by Roy and Jacquelyn Trask, Deconstructing The Black Magic of Securitized Trusts, was published in the Stetson University Law Review’s Spring 2012 Edition.
Today, Oppenheim is a sought-after legal expert on issues relating to the real estate crisis and beyond. In addition to his own blog he can also been seen on Yahoo! Homes as a guest contributor, and he has also been featured on HuffPost Live, FOX News, and Lifetime TV. In addition he has has been quoted in prominent national publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and Huffington Post, among others. Oppenheim also understands the power of social media, and can be found on a variety of social media platforms.
Roy Oppenheim is involved with the direct selling industry as outside special Counsel to ShopToEarn, one of the fastest growing direct sales companies in the country. He is also a founding director of the ShopToEarth Foundation and ShopToEarn’s representative to the Direct Selling Association trade group located in Washington, DC.
Languages Spoken: English, German
Licensed since 1987
I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked with Roy on a complex class action matter. His legal analysis was sound. He was creative in his approach to legal theories and proof of facts. He assisted in the leadership of eighteen law firms nationwide who collaborated on the case. He was a team player who helped advance the discovery process in a claim involving deceptive trade practices. We benefited from our association with him.
Stuart Silver Commercial Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1987||05/07/2015|
|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1987||03/13/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||2011|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|AV® Preeminent™ Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Delegate to 1992 Democratic National Convention||National Democratic Party||1992|
|Associate||WHITE & CASE||1987 - 1990|
|Associate||Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP||1986 - 1987|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Weston Business Chamber of Commerce||Founding Member, General Counsel||2002 - Present|
|Board of Directors, Catalina Lighting, Inc.||Member||1999 - 2000|
|Appointed Charter Review Commission, City of Weston||Member||1999 - 1999|
|Weston Democratic Club||President||1997 - 1998|
|Weston Title and Escrow, Inc.||President||1994 - Present|
|Community Relations Council, North Broward Hospital District||Member||1993 - 1995|
|Florida Bar's Committee on Central & Eastern Europe||Member||1992 - Present|
|Florida Bar's Prepaid and Group Legal Plans Committee||Member||1991 - 1993|
|B'nai Aviv Synagogue||President||1991 - 1993|
|Association of the Bar of New York City||Member||1987 - Present|
|Princeton Committee of the University||Admissions||1987 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1987 - Present|
|Northwestern University Law Review||Editorial Board Member||1985 - 1986|
|National Moot Court Team||Member||1985 - 1986|
|American University of Cairo||Assistant to the President||N/A|
|Stetson Law Review||Deconstruct Black Magic of Securitized Trusts and Foreclosure Crisis||2012|
|Sun Sentinel||Foreclosures a sign of silent protest||2011|
|Florida Bar News||Foreclosure Jurisprudence||2011|
|The Wall Street Journal||Debtor's Dilemma: Pay the Mortgage or Walk Away||2009|
|CBS 4 News||VIDEO: Defending a FL Foreclosure: Strategic Default||2009|
|The Sun-Sentinel||What happens if you don't pay the mortgage?||2009|
|Randi Rhodes Radio Show||Roy Oppenheim on Talk Radio – Fashioning Your Own Foreclosure Bailout||2009|
|The South Florida Business Journal||Loan modification reviews mixed||2009|
|Northwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Princeton University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Short Sales and Foreclosures Workshop||Egypt's Impact on Short Sales and Foreclosures||2011|
|Foreclosure Defense Workshop||The Future of Foreclosures by Oppenheim Law||2011|
|Legal Real Estate + Foreclosure Defense Workshop||Florida Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate||2010|
|Bailout the New Year! Free Foreclosure Workshop January 7, 2010 at 6 pm||South Florida Real Estate and Foreclosure Defense||2010|
|The Pompano Beach Highlands Civic Improvement Association||Florida Foreclosure Defense||2009|
|How to Buy and Sell South Florida Real Estate||CBS 4 Your Money||2009|
|Foreclosure Defense: Strategic Defaults||CBS 4 Your Money||2009|
|Issues||National Real Estate Market||2008|