Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith reviews the challenges of dual agency representation in a real estate transaction.
Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith, gives guidance on how to get accurate disclosure information from sellers.
Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith, explains how deadline dates can adversely impact real estate deals.
Real estate licensees can be transient. When a sales associate moves on, the broker will likely take one of three paths…
“It depends” is the right answer to most questions. Here the question is whether it is legal to give thank you gifts to people who refer buyers and sellers to real estate licensees. The reason I can’t give a straight answer to this simple question is because it lacks the details that accompany real life situations.
The clear message is that when you sue for a fee, the client is going to bite by claiming that no fee was owed because of the malpractice committed by the broker or salesperson.
Mette, Evans & Woodside attorneys Kathryn L. Simpson, James L. Goldsmith and Michael A. Farrell were named as top attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers. Attorney Victoria P. Edwards was also recognized by Super Lawyer as a Rising Star.
A majority of states, including Pennsylvania, have enacted broker lien laws that enable real estate brokers to file liens on commercial property in the full amount of their commission.
Many real estate legal disputes find their way to Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania for a number of reasons.
As a broker holding a deposit, how long should it take you to return it pursuant to the terms of a release signed by both parties or when sufficient time has passed and not litigation/mediation has been initated?