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Roy David Oppenheim

Real estate Attorney at Weston, FL

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 36 years
    New York - NY 36 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Roy

Learn Roy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    Business Formation and Agreements Business Contracts Purchase and Sale of Business Outsourced In-House Counsel Services Commercial Litigation Business Torts Contract Disputes Corporate Governance Intellectual Property Insurance Coverage

    34 years

  2. Real estate
    30%
    Residential Real Estate Transactions for Buyers Residential Real Estate Transactions for Sellers Lender Representation Real Estate Development Commercial Real Estate Commercial Landlord/Tenant Real Estate Title (co-founder of Weston Title & Escrow)

    34 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Litigation Probate Litigation Mass Torts Foreclosure Representation

    34 years

  4. Foreclosure
    15%
    Foreclosure Law Florida Foreclosure Prevention Florida Foreclosure Alternatives Florida Foreclosure Options: Loan Modification Florida Foreclosure Options: Short Sales Florida Foreclosure Options: Deed-in-Lieu

    28 years

  5. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Business Formation and Agreements Business Contracts Purchase and Sale of Business Outsourced In-House Counsel Services

    34 years

LEADING REAL ESTATE AND FORECLOSURE DEFENSE ATTORNEY, AND RECOGNIZED LEGAL EXPERT.

Roy Oppenheim has been practicing law since 1987 focusing his practice on all phases of real estate and real estate development and redevelopment from land acquisition to multifamily, retail, office hotel, industrial and mixed-use development, as well as single family home development for sale and rent. Mr. Oppenheim has routinely represented developers, investors, home buyers and lenders in these commercial transactions in Florida and elsewhere in the United States. He has been involved in virtually every stage of the development process from acquisition, due diligence, title insurance, financing and closing of such projects.

Mr. Oppenheim is also proud to represent high and ultra-high net worth individuals and families in connection with the complexities associated with their estates and their businesses, as well as providing shrewd counsel concerning asset protection planning and asset preservation and growth. Mr. Oppenheim’s clients turn to him for his sharp legal acumen along with his entrepreneurial background that allows Mr. Oppenheim to approach each matter from a pragmatic and refreshing background. Further, clients enjoy Mr. Oppenheim’s infectious passion for his involvement in their business as well as his unbiased legal opinion based on a holistic approach, rather than from a siloed perspective. From analyzing, negotiating to structuring deals, Mr. Oppenheim’s clients turn to him time and again for his advice. Mr. Oppenheim also represents Florida real estate brokers and Realtors, individual buyers, and sellers in connection with the purchase and sale of Florida real property as well as litigates real estate disputes involving both residential and commercial properties. Mr. Oppenheim also served as outside general counsel for various Florida companies over the past 30 years providing sound legal advice to start ups as well as mature businesses concerning various business and corporate matters including governance, expansion, acquisitions, borrowing, commercial litigation, and employment related matters. The myriad of businesses Mr. Oppenheim represents is vast including from the fields of retail, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, technology, import-export, and wholesale. Many of these businesses have both a physical and/ or online presence. Mr. Oppenheim here again brings his over three decades of legal knowledge and business experience to his clients and their respective businesses.

After Working for Milbank Tweed on Wall Street and White & Case in Miami, Mr. Oppenheim founded Oppenheim Law in 1989 with his wife Ellen Pilelsky where they began representing Arvida Development in the early 1990’s and its various home builders amongst numerous national banks such as Northern Trust, Chase Bank and SunTrust Bank. Over the years the firm has been involved, along with its sister company Weston Title & Escrow, with numerous prominent and highly claimed developments including Windmill Reserve, Landmark Ranch Estates, Botanica, Metropica, and Neovita Doral, among many others.

Serving national, international, and local clients, Mr. Oppenheim has the highest rating (A-V) conferred by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the most respected directory of lawyers and law firms in the U.S. He has also been selected as a “Best Real Estate Lawyer in the United States” since 2012, a designation of only 5% of all Lawyers. The Firm also has a 10.0 rating, the highest rating from AVVO another distinguished national rating service.

In 1989, Mr. 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.

In addition, in 1994, Roy co-founded Weston Title & Escrow, the oldest title company in Weston, Florida that serves all of Florida and has closed in excess of three billion dollars in transactions. Mr. Oppenheim currently serves as its Senior Vice President. In 1999, Mr. Oppenheim also served a one-year term on the board of directors for Catalina Lighting, a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Oppenheim is also designated by the Florida Secretary of State as an International Civil Law Notary, one of only 137 out of 106,000 attorneys in the State.

In 2008, during the foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession, Mr. Oppenheim and his team of lawyers represented 1000’s of homeowners that were unable to pay their mortgages and were facing foreclosures. Facing daunting odds and the rath of large foreclosure mills funded by the big banks Mr. Oppenheim helped establish a new legal practice area of foreclosure defense while helping these homeowners defend themselves against the banks.

During that time Mr. Oppenheim became an outspoken critic of the banks and started the which was voted the best business and technology blog by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The blog was syndicated to Yahoo! Homes, and Newsweek. Mr. Oppenheim routinely appeared on HuffPost Live, FOX News, and Lifetime TV and on WLRN Radio. In addition, he has been quoted in prominent national publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and Huffington Post, among others.

Mr. Oppenheim has also co-authored and two law review articles, Deconstructing The Black Magic of Securitized Trusts, published in the Stetson University Law Review’s Spring 2012 Edition, and The Emperor’s New Clothes, published in the William & Mary Business Law Review Volume 6. Both addresses systemic legal problems with the residential foreclosure process at the time.

Mr. Oppenheim grew up in the Bronx where he learned “street smarts”, and became focused driven, working hard to always persevere and to never rely on his laurels.

Today, Mr. Oppenheim is a sought-after legal expert and lecturer on issues relating to the real estate market and other real estate law related issues. His You Tube channel has over one million views. He is recognized as one of the Top Contributors to . He speaks fluent German and when Mr. Oppenheim is not working you can find him with his family, skiing, travelling or cooking.

Admissions

Florida Bar, 1987; Member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
New York Bar, 1987; United States District for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1987
U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1993


Education

Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1982
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Editorial Board Member of the Northwestern University Law Review
Member of the National Moot Court Team



 

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2019,2018
Client's Choice
2019 2018

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Location

Oppenheim Law
2500 Weston Rd
Suite 209
Weston, FL, 33331-3618
Oppenheim Law
2385 NW Executive Drive
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Oppenheim Law
500 East Broward Boulevard
Suite 1710
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33394
Oppenheim Law
701 Brickell Ave
Suite 1550
Miami, FL, 33131
Oppenheim Law
515 N Flagler Dr
Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Hector | March 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and legal advice
I have retained Mr. Oppenheim many times to handle my personal Real Estate transactions and also my refer my clients who always have been very satisfied with services rendered. Professional legal representation!
Posted by Eric | May 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast civil law notary service
Used Roy Oppenheim for a civil law notary service matter. Roy was very expeditious and will use him again. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Howard | April 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and professional
Retained Roy for a real estate matter. Roy is professional, easy going, easy to work with and keeps you in the loop.
Posted by Matthew | April 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable
I was very impressed with Roy he returned my call within 10 minutes and was exceptional in his knowledge of condos with Board of director problems in real estate. Explain the options available to me and was very pleasant and gave me some very good advice.
Posted by Richard | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I endorse Roy and I Never Write Reviews!!!
Roy handled my issue regarding a real estate appraisal issue with superior skill. Roy recovered all fees associated with my issue from the legal firm pressuring me to change my appraisal. Roy knows the law and how to apply it to his clients benefit. Before settling down with Roy I interviewed several attorneys. I am the type of person that never ever writes a review but I felt this was long overdue I highly recommend and endorse Roy at oppenheim law.
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Posted by Carmen | April 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable Kind and courteous
Excellent attorney, highly recommend. If you need someone to be a tough advocate for you that has a thorough knowledge of the law look no further! I was really stressed about my situation but one thing I'm grateful for is that they took care of me every step of the way. I am glad they're very patient because I must admit I must have annoyed them by flooding them with emails and calling sometimes too often LOL. In the end they were patient with me kind and courteous. I would recommend Roy and oppenheim law to anyone that needs help with foreclosures.
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Posted by Blaine | April 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Quality attorney
I used Roy a while back must have been a few years ago and I'm writing now to recommend him. Roy his wife and the staff at oppenheim law always go above and beyond for the best experience I've ever had with an attorney. I utilized their services for a real estate matter and I'm glad that they were on my side. I will be honest I met with several other attorneys before settling down with Roy for my final decision. It was the best decision of my life and I sleep better at night because of it. I highly recommend Roy and anyone reading this I would highly recommend meeting him before you decide to go to any other attorney trust me because you will see exactly what I mean when you meet Roy his wife and his staff thanks again Roy.
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Posted by Steven | April 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Roy Is An Attorney you want on your side !
Here is why I appreciate Roy. I must have called 50 attorneys before hiring Roy. He was the only one that asked several relevant questions before I hired him. Bad thing about South Florida is almost all lawyers brag how they are the best. Most attorneys here are like the doctors selling snake oils as health supplements. Not Roy though!!! After Googling Roy I seen him on the news and on Video. Roy was very methodical & meticulous and I knew exactly what he was doing each step of the way. Roy was able to litigate and win my case without going to court. Roy from Oppenheim Law will not cheat or deceive you, in my opinion he is the best even though Roy does not brag. Thanks again to Roy and his staff at Oppenheim Law.
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Posted by Alex | February 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Duo!
Recently used Roy Oppenheim and Ellen Pilelsky for a legal matter and their expertise provided me with great results. Their knowledge was spectacular and very helpful . I highly recommend the dynamic duo.
Posted by Jakob | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real estate transaction
I am writing in support of Roy oppenheim. I have used Oppenheim law for many many years to handle my real estate transactions. The Law Firm is always quick, precise and any title transfers or title insurance that I need can be taken care of immediately. What makes them perfect is they also own Weston title which is a title company and because they are attorneys they can easily expedite all my needs therefore I fully and highly recommend Roy Oppenheim. There are very few title companies that are attorney owned and operated and I recommend anyone use a title company that is attorney owned and operated. Not only do they know the laws but they can point you in the right direction like Roy Oppenheim always does thanks again Roy.
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Posted by Cynthia | January 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Willingness and support!
We are grateful for their willingness to help and support. We have been working with them for three years to a positive ending just now. Mr Roy and Yanina have supported us and helped us all the way. No doubts in recommending them! Thank you again
Posted by Michael | December 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
International Notary service
Finding an international notary service is like finding a needle in a haystack. I retained Roy as an international civil notary to handle my real estate transaction in Florida while I was out of state. Roy was very expedious and handled all my paperwork quickly. I recommend anyone looking for international notary service to retain Roy for quick and professional paperwork on the matter. Thanks again Roy!!!!
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Posted by Vince | December 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful
We are grateful for their willingness to help and support on our real estate transaction on our closing. In have used Roy Oppenheim once before, this is my second time. We have been working with them to a positive ending just now. Mr. Roy and Yanina have support us and helped us all the way. No doubt in recommending them! They definitely know the ins and outs of real estate. I actually saved money on purchasing a house previously through them. Thank you again.
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Posted by Isabel | November 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Upfront and Honest!!!
Roy Oppenheim is the most honest and helpful attorney I know! I found him online in the news and read nothing but positivity. He took time out of his busy schedule on more than one occasion to return my calls and answer my emails in a timely manner. He told me upfront about being able to take my case instead of taking my money and not helping! Very reliable also, if he says he will call you back he will do so! In the end he checked up on me to see if everything went well! I will most definitely refer him to anyone!
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Posted by Joseph Clayton | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
I recently purchased a condo with help of Roy. He is a excellent lawyer for real estate closing. He saved me more than $500.00 closing cost, instead of going to seller office for closing, he did all the closing work at his office by himself. Furthermore, he would answer all questions regarding closing. I am very pleased with his work.
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Posted by Jason | October 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service all around!
I found this firm through the recommendation of my sister-in-law and couldn't be happier with the result of my case. I was looking for a personal injury law firm and I am very glad to have Attorney Roy Oppenheim. He is very professional, always available when needed and knowledgeable. He guided me throughout my case and was able to answer my question when I had one. I highly recommend him and this firm to anyone!
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Posted by Michael | September 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Attorney
In my honest opinion Roy Oppenheim is the best Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Attorney I have met in a long time. I have dealt with many attorneys and I read a review by his peer that said "He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community." I can say I agree with that statement, a respectable man with a respectable firm. His wife Ellen Pilelsky is a very sharp woman. The employees of this firm I have met thus far have gone above and beyond my initial expectations. Thanks again!
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Posted by ira | July 13, 2015
Excellent and Top of his game
Roy has been able to professionally help me get the legal perspective i needed to safeguard my assets. I would recommend him to friends in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2012
Excellent experience with Roy Oppenheim
When we first contacted Roy Oppenheim what struck me was not only his knowledge but his open and honest approach to our discussion. There was no pressure into decision making just good sound advice and all our options out on the table. The best thing we ever did was to hire Roy and have him and his firm represent us in our real estate matter. This was a true gentleman who did what he said he would every step of the way. My advice to anyone attempting to deal with any issues that concern the banks is to hire a credible, successful and responsible lawyer like Roy Oppenheim. Our outcome and every step was exactly as he state it would be. It was a true pleasure to deal with Roy and his firm. He gave us our lives back!
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Posted by Lisa | January 26, 2010
A Florida Real Estate Attorney You Can Trust
Roy Oppenheim has been instrumental in helping me with my legal real estate transactions. He is very personable, professional and an expert in his field. Just as important, he is very reliable and trustworthy. His South Florida Law Blog is an added bonus, always informing and sharing his legal views with the homeowner in mind.I've also attended many of Roy' Oppenheim's legal real estate workshops that he hosts about buying and selling Florida foreclosures, short sales and handling loan modifications prove to be very educational and beneficial. I'm happy t o know I have an attorney I can trust and always rely on with Oppenheim Law.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • WHITE & CASE
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • 1986 - 1987

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Princeton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION v. ROBERT and CHERYL BALCOM and et al.
  • Case Settled
  • Nadine Lewis v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
  • Client awarded $500,000

Associations

  • Weston Business Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding Member, General Counsel
  • 2002 - Present
  • Weston Title and Escrow, Inc.
  • President
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Bar's Committee on Central & Eastern Europe
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of New York City
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Princeton Committee of the University
  • Admissions
  • 1987 - Present
  • American University of Cairo
  • Assistant to the President
  • N/A
  • Appointed Charter Review Commission, City of Weston
  • Member
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Board of Directors, Catalina Lighting, Inc.
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Weston Democratic Club
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Community Relations Council, North Broward Hospital District
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Florida Bar's Prepaid and Group Legal Plans Committee
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1993
  • B'nai Aviv Synagogue
  • President
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Northwestern University Law Review
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 1985 - 1986
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1986
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Delegate to 1992 Democratic National Convention
  • National Democratic Party
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Roy
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roy is one of the best foreclosure defense attorneys in Florida. He is professional, astute, and a great advocate for his clients. I have always been impressed with his work and his demeanor. He's also a very nice person and cares about others."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Roy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Oppenheim is a consummate professional. His abilities and tenacity to serve his clients may be unequaled!"
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Roy and I worked together on a mutual client. He handled a foreclosure issue, while I handled the Asset Protection. I was very impressed by his knowledge and counsel and would recommend him without reservation."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
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