Stopa Law Blog

July 23, 2017

Standing At Inception: First DCA Goes En Banc

A recent blog by Carlton Fields filled my Facebook feed, and I thought it time to explain what’s going on from the homeowners’ perspective. Florida’s First District […]
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 […]
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 8, 2010

Loan Modifications – it’s not that complicated

I am constantly befuddled at the banks’ refusal to provide loan modifications to clients and even more frustrated at the inability or unwillingness of anyone (be […]
July 5, 2010

The mediation process in Florida’s foreclosure lawsuits – why it’s flawed and what must be done to fix it

Foreclosure defense attorney Mark Stopa attended a hearing last week on a Motion to Dismiss before a Pinellas County judge.  The hearing was, unfortunately, like all too many […]
June 30, 2010

Conflict of interest, fraud on the court, Motion to DQ Counsel

STUNNING ADMISSIONS:   (1)  Citimortgage admits its own employees signed an assignment of mortgage, conveying a mortgage to itself.     (2)  Foreclosure Mill Shapiro & Fishman, […]