Ellen Pilelsky

Ellen Pilelsky

Oppenheim Law
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense...
  • Florida, New York
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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
  • Real Estate Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D. (1986)
Honors: Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business
Professional Associations
Florida Bar
- Current
New York State Bar # 2140317
- Current
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3 Questions Answered

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.
Q. Hi, I am in a work contract and my employer has refused to pay me after working for 2 weeks. Is my contract now null?
A: It would be helpful to review the terms of your "work contract." If you have an actual employment contract, the terms of your employment should be incorporated, especially terms concerning breaches of the contract and your rights pursuant to the contract . More information is needed as it is doubtful that you worked for two weeks with the understanding that you would not be paid.
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Oppenheim Law
2500 Weston Road
Suite 404
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
Telephone: (954) 384-6114