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Aaron Martin - The Fairness Center

Attorney Aaron Martin Appointed The Fairness Center Trustee

Attorney Aaron D. Martin has been appointed a trustee of The Fairness Center, a nonprofit, that provides free legal services to those in disputes with public sector union officials.

Independent Contractor Agreement

Independent Contractor Agreement

Real estate licensees can be transient. When a sales associate moves on, the broker will likely take one of three paths…

Solar Leases Farm Ground

Solar Leases: Landowners Beware

The nature of agricultural land, being undeveloped and of high acreage, makes Pennsylvania’s farmland ideal for commercial solar projects.

What Workplace Notices To Employees Are Required?

Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) mandate notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace.

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.

Lawyer Typing with Justice Scales in Front

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.

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?