Protecting The Professional Licenses Of Realtors

If your professional license or certification is in jeopardy because of alleged misconduct, you need the services of an attorney who practices extensively in this area. Few law firms in Pennsylvania have the experience in real estate broker and agent law and license defense of Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., in Harrisburg.

Our attorneys routinely represent realtors, brokers, agents and appraisers in disciplinary and administrative proceedings before Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA):

  • The Real Estate Commission
  • The State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers

We have extensive knowledge of the BPOA's unique rules, procedures and practices used in these proceedings. When not actively representing licensees in matters before the Commission or the Board, our Harrisburg lawyers have also been called upon to provide expert testimony.

Avoiding Adverse Sanctions

Certain conduct while acting as a real estate agent, as well as "off-duty" conduct reflecting poorly on the profession, can subject real estate licensees to sanctions, including license revocation or suspension, fines and remedial education. Certain actions can also lead to civil lawsuits against the brokerage or the individual licensee. (See Errors and Omissions Defense page.)

We have represented realtors and other licensed brokers and sales agents and appraisers accused of misrepresentation and fraud, practicing without a valid license, failure to disclose seller affiliations or conflicts of interest, misappropriation of escrow funds and crimes of moral turpitude.

Nondefense Representation

In addition to defending professional licenses, we also represent real estate professionals whose initial application for a license or for reinstatement has been denied in appealing those decisions. We also assist real estate brokers who wish to set up a licensed entity in order to work in Pennsylvania.

Knowledgeable And Compassionate Representation

We understand that your license is your livelihood, and your professional reputation and personal integrity are on the line. We evaluate the complaint and preliminary findings of the investigation and sit down with you to explain the possible ramifications, your rights and the process. If we cannot convince the Commission or the Board to dismiss the complaint, we are prepared to mount a vigorous defense to keep your license or lessen the sanctions.

Contact A Pennsylvania Attorney Representing Real Estate Brokers

Matters before the Real Estate Commission or the Board can be stressful, but we take time to counsel and prepare you to put your mind at ease through every step of the process. You will be hard-pressed to find more experienced advocates in Pennsylvania for real estate license defense and reinstatement hearings. Contact our Harrisburg office to discuss your situation in a confidential consultation. Call 717-743-1682. Representing brokers, agents and appraisers in Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania.