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 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 – […]
July 13, 2010

Who is harming the economy – BANKS, not my clients

With all the recent media attention that Stopa Law Firm has received, I’ve gotten a TON of positive feedback from clients and prospective clients in Florida and […]
July 9, 2010

Motions to Dismiss – some judges are starting to “get it”

Stopa Law Firm is currently counsel in about 400 foreclosure cases throughout the State of Florida, so we’ve had more than our share of hearings on […]