Over the years, Larry was appointed by
his local Board of Realtors to carefully review and analyze hundreds
of ethics complaints
about Realtors. Retained as an expert dozens of times, he testified
under oath at several depositions and trials. Locations of
attorneys, plaintiffs and defendants range from the Panhandle to
Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Naples, Marco Island, Stuart, Boca Raton,
Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. (See "Out of State" below.)
For the South Broward Board of Realtors, Larry sat on hearing panels
that adjudicated Ethics complaints against Realtors, and
he also arbitrated commission disputes when procuring cause
is to be determined -- "Who earned the
OUT OF STATE Larry was retained to consult with
Michigan attorney whose client was
appealing an adverse opinion from the local board of Realtors.
West Virginia attorney whose clients
sued a broker & seller, alleging failure to disclose a known, latent property defect.
North Dakota insurance defense
attorney whose national-brand client was charged with failing to disclose
about a local developer to a buyer.
whose clients sued their national-brand Realtors and the sellers in an
action involving latent defects and the negligent
whose client charged a national-brand broker with nonfeasance in
the course of a
commercial short sale.
a Pennsylvania plaintiff charging a
national-brand broker with failing to disclose known
latent material defects, namely hidden water and
a New Mexico insurance defense attorney whose
national-brand client was charged with failing to
disclose known, latent material defects.
Real estate statutes are very similar throughout the
land, so it only takes a brief reading for Larry to
identify and understand the differences from state to
Of course, Larry is familiar with Florida Statutes 475
and 61J2 regarding the duties of real estate
brokers and agents towards their clients, customers, and the public.
Typically, these issues address fairness, honesty, care, and diligence
in the performance of actions as well as the complex nature of
agency and representation.
The Realtor Code of Ethics applies uniformly to
all Realtors across the country, and Larry has been retained to help
licensees in Florida and other states with Professional Standards
1. Experienced in the day-to-day business and intricacies of real estate
transactions. He can relate to the emotions that often affect the
conduct of the parties and their brokers.
professional adept at reducing the myriad facts of a complex
transaction to its simple core elements ("What really happened here?"
or "Who was procuring cause?"), then communicating that simpler
explanation to both retaining counsel and jurors so they, too, will
understand what happened.
A skilled, professional presenter with decades
of advertising writing experience. Larry also taught a continuing education
course, "Business Writing," for five years at Broward College.
To examine Larry's CV,