Services

Services for Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Brokerage Firms 

Areas of Practice

 

Personnel: Licensees & Staff

  • IDFPR Complaint Defense
  • Broker – Independent contractor agreements
  • Employee contracts
  • Policy & Procedures Manual creation, implmentation, & compliance
  • Employer/employee requirements & EEOC compliance
  • Employment discrimination & human resources issues
  • Compliance calendar
  • Litigation – Defense/Prosecution

Author/Writer/Marketing

  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Author
  • Real Estate Broker Litigation - Chapter 12
  • Blog and newsletter to keep the broker, staff, & agents aware of prospective changes
  • Synopsis of current issues

Corporate/Ownership

  • General Counsel
  • Business Operations Management
  • Develop, implement, and review compliance with company policies & procedures
  • Product & Service development
  • Copyright & Trademark
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint ventures
  • Business litigation, arbitration, & claims resolution
  • Franchise contracts & issues, domestic & international
  • Office leases & purchase/sale contracts
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Walk-overs
  • National business alliances
  • Corporate law issues
  • Corporate Secretary responsibilities: Minutes, Resolutions, By-Laws, Reporting
  • Information Technology Management contracts


Forms/Document Preparation

  • Draft necessary forms & documents
  • Contracts
  • Multi-Board Contract Form

Education & Training

  • Ethics
  • Agency & Dual Agency
  • License Law
  • Preventative law/best practices
  • Early claims resolution

Legal Affairs

  • Preventative Conduct, Ethics Complaints & Arbitration, Litigation
  • Legislative, regulatory, executive, & judicial review
  • Municipal, county, & other local government review

Client/Consumer/public

  • Claims & litigation/prosecution defense & resolution
  • Agency & Dual Agency
  • Arbitration and Ethics case defense and prosecution

Sales & Ancillary Services

  • Transactional Attorney for Residential & Commercial Sales & Leases
  • Corporate operations & management

MRED/MLS

  • Outside General Counsel for Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC, "MRED" multiple listing service

Association Involvement

  • Ethics & Arbitration
  • Committees

Licensure, Compliance, & Disciplinary Actions

  • Member Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) License Law Re-Write Committee 1999 and 2009 IDFPR Complaint Defense
  • Client/Consumer/Public
  • Arbitration and Ethics Case Defense

Cooperating Brokers

    • Managing Broker & Designated REALTOR® experience
    • Arbitration & Ethics
    • Commision claim prosecution & defense
    • Commercial broker lien enforcement

    Strategic Planning