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Roy David Oppenheim

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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.


In addition, Oppenheim started Weston Title & Escrow, the oldest title company in Weston, Florida.


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.


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Languages spoken: English, German

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 45%
    26 years
  2. Foreclosure: 45%
    15 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 4%
    26 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 2%
    26 years
  5. Other: 4%
  6. More 

Attorney endorsements

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  • Chae A. Dupont

    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.


    Chae Dupont Real estate Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Roy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Oppenheim Law

2500 Weston Rd Ste 404
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33331-3618


FLMember in Good Standing198706/20/2016
NYCurrently registered 198707/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
AV® Preeminent™ RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Delegate to 1992 Democratic National ConventionNational Democratic Party1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateWHITE & CASE1987 - 1990
AssociateMilbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Weston Business Chamber of CommerceFounding Member, General Counsel2002 - Present
Weston Title and Escrow, Inc.President1994 - Present
Florida Bar's Committee on Central & Eastern EuropeMember1992 - Present
Association of the Bar of New York CityMember1987 - Present
Princeton Committee of the UniversityAdmissions1987 - Present
Florida BarMember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American University of CairoAssistant to the PresidentN/A
Appointed Charter Review Commission, City of WestonMember1999 - 1999
Board of Directors, Catalina Lighting, Inc.Member1999 - 2000
Weston Democratic ClubPresident1997 - 1998
Community Relations Council, North Broward Hospital DistrictMember1993 - 1995
B'nai Aviv SynagoguePresident1991 - 1993
Florida Bar's Prepaid and Group Legal Plans CommitteeMember1991 - 1993
Northwestern University Law ReviewEditorial Board Member1985 - 1986
National Moot Court TeamMember1985 - 1986
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nadine Lewis v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.Client awarded $500,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Princeton UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Short Sales and Foreclosures WorkshopEgypt's Impact on Short Sales and Foreclosures2011
Foreclosure Defense WorkshopThe Future of Foreclosures by Oppenheim Law2011
Legal Real Estate + Foreclosure Defense WorkshopFlorida Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate2010
Bailout the New Year! Free Foreclosure Workshop January 7, 2010 at 6 pmSouth Florida Real Estate and Foreclosure Defense2010
The Pompano Beach Highlands Civic Improvement AssociationFlorida Foreclosure Defense2009
How to Buy and Sell South Florida Real EstateCBS 4 Your Money2009
Foreclosure Defense: Strategic DefaultsCBS 4 Your Money2009
IssuesNational Real Estate Market2008