Stopa Law Blog

January 3, 2017

Three New Oral Arguments

Last month, I had three Oral Arguments in the Second District Court of Appeal. The fun issue in this first one, an issue of first impression […]
December 2, 2016

New Case Law! We Won on FHA!

In yesterday’s blog, I shared video of an Oral Argument, where I asserted HUD Regulations are a condition precedent to foreclosure of an FHA mortgage. Today, the […]
December 1, 2016

Oral Argument: HUD Regs in an FHA Mortgage

Here’s a video from a recent Oral Argument I had before Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal. The issue here was one of first impression in […]
November 15, 2016

Published Appellate Decisions in Foreclosure-World

I recently had occasion to list out some of the published appellate decisions in which I was counsel.  Now seemed like as good a time as […]
November 11, 2016

My Statement Regarding Negative Press

I’ve spent the last 9 years of my professional life defending homeowners in foreclosure cases throughout Florida.  It’s not only my career; it’s my life’s work. […]
July 24, 2010

Foreclosure defense – finding reputable attorneys amidst a sea of lawyers

With Florida facing unprecedented numbers of foreclosures (and no end in sight), an incredible number of lawyers, and even some non-lawyers, have thrown their hats into […]
July 23, 2010

Servicemembers – know your rights

Facing a foreclosure is hard enough.  For members of the military, it’s even harder.  How can anyone be expected to deal with an impending foreclosure while being […]
July 20, 2010

Trial in a foreclosure case – my thoughts the day after

On July 19, 2010, foreclosure defense attorney Mark Stopa defended a homeowner at trial in a foreclosure case in St. Petersburg, Florida.   Every case is different, and there […]
July 18, 2010

Who benefits from foreclosure?

When I see judges (some, not all) doing everything possible to “push through” foreclosure cases – often on behalf of a plaintiff nobody can identify – […]