Ellen Pilelsky

Ellen Pilelsky

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

For the past three decades, Ellen Pilelsky has focused her practice areas on real estate transactions, commercial litigation, and business law. Ms. Pilelsky has represented both purchasers and sellers in their real estate contracts, developers, landlords and tenants concerning their commercial leases and contractual issues. These issues include buyer and seller defaults, change of mind/remorse, material misrepresentations, fraudulent inducement and concealment, nondisclosures, and escrow disputes representing buyers, sellers, developers, realtors, and title companies.

As the Managing Partner of the firm, Ms. Pilelsky is proud of the firm’s 10.0 rating, the highest rating from AVVO, a distinguished national rating service. Ms. Pilelsky is an alumna of the Goldmans Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. She has spearheaded the firm’s flat-fee concierge program, providing affordable outside general counsel services for small and medium sized businesses. In addition to that program, Ms. Pilelsky assists the firm’s corporate clients with daily legal matters including various contracts including vendor and customer agreements, independent contractor agreements, nondisclosure, nondisparagement, noncompete and confidentiality agreements. Further, Ms. Pilelsky is passionate about providing proactive counsel to her clients in order to avoid potential legal issues.

Ms. Pilelsky was originally trained as a commercial litigator on Wall Street, later moving to South Florida where she continued to hone her litigation skills. Subsequently, Ms. Pilelsky joined the Broward County State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney, where she handled a high volume of cases and received tremendous courtroom experience.

In addition to Oppenheim Law, Ms. Pilelsky also co-founded Weston Title & Escrow, Inc., in 1994, where she remains as its President. Weston Title is one of the oldest independent real estate title agencies in South Florida.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
    Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Area
  • Commercial Litigation
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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Oppenheim Law
2500 Weston Road
Suite 209
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
Telephone: (954) 384-6114
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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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Oppenheim Law
2385 NW Executive Center Drive Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Toll-Free: (888) 384-6114
Telephone: (561) 264-5589
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Oppenheim Law
500 East Broward Boulevard Suite 1710
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Telephone: (954) 466-0936
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Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM