Real Estate Professionals

     
       

Overview

Wilson Elser’s broad Professional Liability & Services practice litigates disputes throughout the United States on behalf of real estate brokers, appraisers, trust deed servicing agents, surveyors, title abstractors and home inspectors, among other industry professionals. We understand the complex issues facing real estate professionals at every stage in the acquisition or sale of real property and are keenly aware of the scrutiny and myriad challenges real estate professionals deal with in today’s market. Our team includes senior trial attorneys with decades of real estate E&O defense experience working alongside partners who have managed hundreds of E&O claims on behalf of large national brokerage firms.

We understand the complex issues facing real estate professionals at every stage in the acquisition or sale of real property and are keenly aware of the scrutiny and myriad challenges real estate professionals deal with in today’s market.

Drawing on substantial real estate, land use and zoning capabilities, we handle a broad spectrum of related matters. Services range from residential closings to commercial leasing, loans, mortgages and environmental due diligence to cooperative and condominium conversions and sales. Our attorneys’ extensive experience in the insurance and real estate industries results in spot-on analysis of liability and exposure and allows us to quickly formulate effective resolution strategies.

We marshal the resources of a national firm with offices in 38 cities across the country to respond to issues no matter where they surface. We understand the brokers' relationships with their clients, co-brokers, employees and licensing authorities. Wilson Elser’s experience in the industry has resulted in the assemblage of an extensive network of expert consultants we access for advice and to provide expert witnesses services. Our goal is always to satisfy our clients, and we employ all available tools toward that end.

Business/Transactional Services
Wilson Elser assists real estate professionals in licensing and regulatory matters. We also help them through the complex contractual issues attendant to business formations, combinations and agency agreements. 

The distinctions between private real estate financing agreements and securities have become blurred in recent decades through the creation of new mechanisms to fund development. Wilson Elser can explain the pitfalls and opportunities of these arrangements to our real estate clients and help formulate unambiguous contract language.

In conjunction with our national Toxic Tort practice, we also can help deal with the discovery or allegation of toxic exposures that were unknown at the time a property was purchased.

From regulatory to transactional to business matters, Wilson Elser’s large contingent of experienced Professional Liability & Services attorneys provides a one-stop resource to address the legal challenges faced by real estate professionals, from the individual broker to the largest national firms.