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Real Estate Transaction Dual Agency and the Escalation Clause

Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith reviews the challenges of dual agency representation in a real estate transaction.

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Deadline Dates and Times Can Impact Real Estate Deals

Real estate attorney, Jim Goldsmith, explains how deadline dates can adversely impact real estate deals.

Thank You Note

Is It Legal For Real Estate Brokers To Give Gifts For Referrals?

“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.

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When Real Estate Brokers are Forced to Sue for Their Fees

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.

Super Lawyers

Four Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers”

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.

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Real Estate Commercial Broker Lien Law

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.

Real Estate Claims

Taking Real Estate Cases To Magisterial District Courts

Many real estate legal disputes find their way to Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania for a number of reasons.

How long to return deposits?

How Long to Return Deposits?

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?