Real Estate Attorneys Launch COVID-19 Legal Information Center

Written by Posted On Friday, 03 April 2020 11:31

Covid-19 Legal Information Center

We are all experiencing challenging times, and uncertainty has affected our lives and our business. It is not business “as usual.” Rather, we are redefining what we do and how we interact with each other. The legal matters listed below are only some of the emerging issues that Oppenheim Law may assist you in navigating this difficult period. For over 30 years, Oppenheim Law has been and remains committed to serving our clients, our team, and the greater community. We are battle tested from the last crisis during the Great Recession where we helped a myriad of people address similarly complex legal issues. We will, together, emerge stronger.

How We Can Help You:


Our team at Oppenheim Law can assist you in preparing, reviewing, and discussing with you the types of funding available to small and medium size business. The loans and grants may change through the course of this pandemic. Our team at Oppenheim Law can guide you through the process, and help you prepare and apply for funding.

While funding opportunities are now available, you may experience delays in processing. The time to seek help is now. Do not wait. We are here for you.

Loans and Grants

Business Continuity and Operations

In these turbulent times, many questions arise as to contract enforceability and performance. The following are ways that our team at Oppenheim Law is able to serve you:

Employment Issues

Business Insurance

During these uncertain times, our team at Oppenheim Law will review and guide you as to the terms of your business policy insurance, including, but not limited to, contract cancellation policies, business interruption insurance, and general liability insurance.

Other Useful Links

SBA Coronavirus business guidance and loan resources:

Broward County Business Assistance

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

SBA low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners

Florida unemployment Information


We hope that you will be able to attend next week’s free webinar, Deeper Dive into COVID-19’s Impact on South Florida Real Estate Plus SBA Emergency Programs including the PPP which will be on Tuesday, April 7 at 12:00 pm.

Here is the link to register: REGISTER NOW

We look forward to your participation, and speaking with you then!

From the trenches,

Roy D. Oppenheim


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Roy Oppenheim

From Wall Street to Main Street, Roy Oppenheim is a successful serial entrepreneur and attorney focusing on Florida real estate, foreclosure defense, loss mitigation and Internet ventures.

He founded Oppenheim Law in 1989 with his wife Ellen Pilelsky and uniquely positioned the Firm as one of Florida’s leading boutique law firms in Weston, Florida.

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.

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, he co-founded Weston Title & Escrow, the oldest title company in Weston, Florida, and he currently serves as its Vice President. In 1999, Mr. Oppenheim served a one-year term on the board of directors for Catalina Lighting, a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

Growing up in the Bronx, Mr. Oppenheim learned to be focused on success and driven to always persevere for opportunity.

In 2009, he started the South Florida Law Blog, which was voted the best business and technology blog by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He also serves as an expert witness on title industry practices.

Mr. Oppenheim has also co-authored 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.

Today, Mr. Oppenheim is a sought-after legal expert on issues relating to the real estate crisis and beyond. In addition to his own blog, he also has been a contributor to Yahoo! Homes, and featured on HuffPost Live, FOX News, and Lifetime TV. In addition he has been quoted in prominent national publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and Huffington Post, among others. Mr. Oppenheim also understands the power of social media, and can be found on a variety of social media platforms.

Mr. Oppenheim also speaks fluent German.


  • 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


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

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