Licensing Defense Attorneys for Real Estate Professionals in California
At Kosnett Law Professional Licensing Defense, our Los Angeles attorneys represent licensed real estate brokers and salespersons when they are being investigated for a complaint or are facing discipline from the California Department of Real Estate (DRE).
When there are complaints, the consequences can be profound and require a skilled professional Los Angeles County licensing defense attorney for real estate professionals to pursue the best outcome for their unique needs.
Our professional defense attorneys represent licensed real estate professionals throughout California and will fully investigate the claims made against you or your real estate firm to build the best outcome for you, your profession, and your future, starting with a free consultation today.
When Should I Consult with a Real Estate Professionals Licensing Defense Attorney in California?
At Kosnett Law, our professional licensing defense attorneys for real estate professionals know that not all investigations are related to discipline, which is why we offer end-to-end legal representation for real estate professionals throughout California.
If you are contacted by an investigator, attorney, or administrator for the Board, note their contact information, and call our California real estate professional defense lawyers today. We will identify the issue and, when possible, resolve it at the earliest stage by replying directly to the investigator. Going forward, we will manage all future communication through our law firm in a manner that is documented and controlled, so your rights are protected from the start.
Any statements you make to an analyst or investigator can become admissions that can be used against you, which makes having an experienced California real estate license defense attorney an integral part of your professional success.
That means you do not have to speak with the Board, or any other investigative branch, without understanding your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome.
Our licensing defense attorneys for real estate professionals represent existing agents throughout California and assist future real estate professionals in obtaining their licenses when obstacles like criminal convictions are obstructing their professional paths.
At Kosnett Law, our professional licensing defense attorneys also following services:
- Insurance Professionals
- Medical Technicians
- Psychiatrists and Psychologists
What are the Most Common Types of Violations Alleged Against Real Estate Professionals in California?
Licensed real estate professionals must follow the responsibilities outlined by the Californian Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE).
Common violations of those professional responsibility laws, regulations, standards, and rules for which administrative discipline can be and is levied by the Bureau, may include, but are not limited to:
- Aiding and abetting the unlicensed transacting of real estate
- Broker trust fund shortages and conversion
- Comingling of broker trust funds
- Compliance errors exposed by a broker office survey
- Discipline against other licenses, such as an insurance license or notary commission
- Discipline against out-of-state real estate licenses
- Discipline by other financial regulators, such as FINRAor the SEC
- Discipline for criminal convictions
- Disqualification from Mortgage Loan Originator licensingdue to criminal convictions, civil lawsuits, bankruptcy, poor credit, or other background issues
- Fraud in real estate transactions, including fraud in short sales
- Salesperson activity without a sponsoring broker
- Transacting real estate without a license
- Unlawful payment of commissions
- Unlicensed real estate corporations
If you or your real estate firm has been contacted by the Board or Bureau regarding an alleged violation of your license, contact our skilled Los Angeles professional licensing defense attorneys right away. Time is of the essence when responding to these allegations, as your livelihood may be jeopardized without a skilled legal advocate by your side.
What Happens After a Complaint is Filed Against a California Real Estate Professional?
When the DRE is given a written complaint regarding a real estate licensee by a member of the public, they will initiate an investigation if they have jurisdiction over the individuals or companies involved, which includes real estate licenses and violations of California real estate law.
Once an accusation of misconduct is made regarding a licensee, then the DRE can investigate to determine if a formal misconduct charge should be issued against the licensee.
The case can result in a hearing to determine if the licensee broke any California real estate laws.
If a violation is proven, then the licensee can be subject to having their real estate license suspended or revoked.
At Kosnett Law, we will attempt to resolve your case in a way that saves your license, protects your reputation, and minimizes or eliminates any disciplinary actions.
It is important to note that the DRE does not have the authority that a court does, so it cannot order money to be refunded, contracts to be canceled, or damages to be awarded due to a licensee’s alleged misconduct. If a member of the public wishes to have a court award damages, then they must file a lawsuit with the appropriate court.
If this is the case, we will use our litigation skills and unique experience to provide premier defense services aimed at protecting the license critical to your work and career if a civil lawsuit or criminal charges arise from the complaint.
The firm’s policy is to provide a free consultation, by telephone, online conference, or in our offices, to every person or business needing legal advice or representation. Our unmatched reputation in California extends throughout the United States, with international practice in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe & Asia.
Call Kosnett Professional Licensing Defense For Schedule Consultation Today
Contact our skilled Kosnett Professional Licensing Defense Attorneys for Real estate professionals in California today to schedule a free consultation by calling 310-445-5900 or contact us online to learn about our track record of success, and why it is second to none.