Providing Real Estate Regulatory Advice And Customized Forms

Keeping your office and your real estate business compliant with federal, state and local regulations is a constant challenge. The experienced attorneys of Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., will help you meet the challenges, bring you into compliance, and help you stay that way.

With offices in Harrisburg, Hershey and Hummelstown, we represent brokerages and real estate sales professionals in Dauphin County, Cumberland County, York County and statewide across Pennsylvania. If you are mired in a regulatory dispute or want to stay out of trouble with the licensing authorities, call our lawyers today at 717-743-1682.

Comprehensive Compliance Solutions

Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., is one of the pre-eminent law firms in broker and agent law. We serve as legal counsel to the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, and attorney Brett Woodburn and the rest of our team have helped shape legislation favorable to the real estate brokerage industry.

Our firm also has offices located at 325 Laudermilch Road, Hershey, PA 17033 and 113 E. Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036.

REALTORS

Attorneys James Goldsmith and Brett Woodburn

We know the laws and can help you take the proactive steps toward compliance:

  • Broker advertising — We can review your print ads, radio or television commercials, websites and Yellow Pages ads to ensure you comply with the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission regulations, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and state and federal fair housing laws. We work with you to ensure compliance without destroying the effectiveness of your marketing campaign.
  • Risk management — From the documents you use to the practices in your day-to-day operations, we will conduct a thorough review of your business practices to identify potential problems. We gauge your exposure to lawsuits or professional license sanctions, and recommend ways to minimize exposure without altering your efficiency or profitability.
  • Market leadership — The most successful brokers are those who explore new frontiers. We work with clients on new and innovative business models, services and marketing strategies to help them conform to the regulatory framework without limiting their effectiveness.
  • Custom forms and policies — Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., participated in developing many of the standard office forms for real estate professionals available through REALTOR associations. We take that knowledge a step farther, customizing forms and office policies for your specific needs to provide you with legally sound yet flexible documents and procedures.

We have seen brokers and agents draft their own forms — or modify a standardized form — with disastrous results. (If you have drafted your own documents, we can also review them for compliance and suggest revisions.)

If you have run into legal trouble because of compliance issues, Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., also practices in professional license defense and errors and omissions defense.

For experienced counsel and representation specific to the real estate profession, contact our Harrisburg office today.