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More detail about the background and skills of Larry Lowenthal, a real estate expert witness who is retained for lawsuits wherein Florida real estate brokers are charged with malpractice, failure to disclose, negligence, dishonesty, deceptive conduct, violations of Florida statutes and the Realtor Code of Ethics.  Depending upon the facts and the law, Larry works for plaintiffs and defendants, and testifies at depositions and trials.

Over the years, Larry was appointed by his 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 Board of Realtors, Larry sits on hearing panels that adjudicate Ethics complaints against Realtors and also arbitrate commission disputes when procuring cause is to be determined.

OUT OF STATE Larry was retained to consult with a Michigan attorney whose client was appealing an adverse opinion from the local board of Realtors.  By a West Virginia attorney whose clients sued a broker & seller, charging failure to disclose a material property defect.  By a North Dakota insurance defense attorney whose national-brand clients were charged with failing to disclose information about a local developer to a buyer.  By an Illinois attorney whose clients sued their Realtors and the sellers in an action involving latent defects and the handling of inspection results.

Larry is also 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 (ethics) hearings.

Larry is

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.  

2, A low-key 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. 

3. 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, click HERE.

 

                Telephone (954) 437-2133      E-mail: Larry@RealWitness.com        VCard
                                Mailing Address: 
11565 N. Quayside Drive, Cooper City, Florida 33026
                                In Broward County:  southwest of Fort Lauderdale and northwest of Miami.

                      
Working with Defendants, Plaintiffs, and their Attorneys since 2003.

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