Fraser Trebilcock shareholder Jared Roberts, an acknowledged leader in the defense of real estate brokers, brokerages and salespeople from administrative licensing complaints, recently secured dismissals for his clients in two multi-party licensing complaints. Those dismissals were obtained as a result of the initial investigation, prior to a formal complaint being filed by the State of Michigan, and prior to the need for the licensee/Respondent to attend a compliance or settlement conference.
Both cases involved claims filed by brokers and salespeople who were economic competitors against the Respondents. Both cases also required navigation of Michigan LARA / Bureau of Professional Licensing’s shifting approaches to keeping the identity of the Complainant confidential, redacting Complaint attachments and arguably denying Respondents the information required to defend themselves. Jared advises that, because real estate licensees have differing duties (or no duties), depending on the role the Complainant occupied in the transaction, even well-intended state confidentiality measures may have the effect of depriving a Respondent of their rights to due process of law.
If you are the subject of a licensing complaint, seek experienced counsel for your initial response. Jared Roberts always offers cost-free initial consultations in all state administrative licensing claims, and is committed to the defense of licensed professionals in all settings.