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 sat on hearing panels
that adjudicated Ethics complaints against Realtors and
also arbitrated 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. By an Ohio attorney
whose client charged a broker with nonfeasance in a
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
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,