Ellen Pilelsky

Ellen Pilelsky

Oppenheim Law
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense ...
  • Florida, New York
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Summary

Ellen Pilelsky, Esq. is a South Florida business leader, founding Oppenheim Law thirty years ago. Ms. Pilelsky is the Managing Partner, resident futurist, and change agent for the firm. Her vital volunteer work and entrepreneurial spirit helped form the culture of the firm. Ms. Pilelsky started her career as a commercial litigator on Wall Street, and subsequently moved to South Florida. The firm’s practice areas include real estate, business and corporate law, commercial litigation, foreclosure defense, and employment related issues. Ms. Pilelsky has also handled animal law cases. After having been selected in 2017 for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, Ms. Pilelsky spearheaded the firm’s flat-fee concierge business program to help small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs with their business needs. Ms. Pilelsky believes that client service is of the utmost importance, and aspires to not only provide the highest quality legal service, but also to become a trusted legal counsellor.

Additionally, Ellen co-founded Weston Title & Escrow, Inc., one of the oldest independent real estate title agencies in South Florida. Weston Title serves lenders, developers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, investors, and both residential and commercial purchasers and sellers.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Foreclosure Defense
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Animal & Dog Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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New York
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Oppenheim Law
Current
Founded in 1989, Oppenheim Law is distinctively positioned as one of Florida’s leading boutique law firms in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida serving national, international, and local clients. Originally known as one of the premier real estate law firms as well as for developing successful strategies in defending thousands of foreclosures, the Firm has developed an impeccable reputation for untangling complex legal situations. Our practice areas include real estate, commercial litigation, corporate and business related matters, consumer rights, foreclosure, and employment law.
Education
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D. (1986)
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Honors: Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business
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Awards
Top 10 Producer Outstanding Performance
Fidelity National Title
“Top 10 Producer Outstanding Performance” for the SE Florida Region
Professional Associations
Florida Bar
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 2140317
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How The Process Of Home Flipping Has Resurfaced
Lawyers.com
Speaking Engagements
Chamber of Commerce Event, West Broward
Sunrise Chamber of Commerce-West Broward
Goldman Sachs 10k PRogram, Miami
Goldman Sachs 10k PRogram
Certifications
Graduation
Goldman Sachs 10k Alumna
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can the HOA in Florida landscape your (rented) lawn without your approval?
A: One would need to review the HOA documents as well as your particular lease. Generally, issues such as landscaping and overall maintenance are included in the HOA docs as well as penalties should the HOA docs not be followed. Your lease may contain language regarding maintenance of the property, including the outside areas. Further, one would need to determine if you and the owner received proper notice of the violation.
Q. Can a business put on the fine print of their contract that clients can never post negative reviews online?
A: While a business may place its policy in fine print, the question is if that policy is enforceable. One must review the entire contract, and make sure that (s)he acknowledges and accepts its content. On a practical level, it would not make sense for a business to contemplate suing a client for a negative review--the reputational damage may far exceed the client's review.
Q. Is the sublease contract still valid?
A: A review of the underlying lease should provide the answer as to whether a sublease is allowable within the confines of your lease. If in fact there is a provision not allowing for a sublease, then your sublease agreement with the lessee is not valid.
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Contact & Map
Oppenheim Law
2500 Weston Road
Suite 404
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
Telephone: (954) 384-6114
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Oppenheim Law
701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1550
Miami, FL 33131
Telephone: (305) 699-0539
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Oppenheim Law
515 N Flagler Drive Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: (561) 677-2765
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Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
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Oppenheim Law
7777 Glades Road, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Toll-Free: (888) 384-6114
Telephone: (561) 264-5589
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Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
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Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
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Oppenheim Law
500 East Broward Boulevard Suite 1710
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Telephone: (954) 466-0936
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM