Real Estate Broker/Agent Malpractice

Van De Poel, Levy, Thomas LLP represents parties and companies against a wide range of claims related to real estate sales transactions and loans.

We work closely with our clients and their insurance carriers to ensure early participation in Alternative Dispute Resolution to minimize both the personal time required from the client, and the cost of defending and winning cases. These cases include buyer and seller disputes and matters alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, failure to disclose, and other alleged errors and omissions. Cases often involve prayers for punitive damages and insurance policy coverage issues based on policy exclusions of punitive damages, and exclusions for claims arising from sub-prime and negative amortization mortgages. In any case, we help our clients avoid any pitfalls.


  • Real estate brokers and agents
  • Real estate companies
  • Property management companies
  • Buyers and sellers

Extensive experience in the following claims:

  • Professional negligence
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Intentional and negligent misrepresentation
  • Fraud and deceit
  • Elder abuse
  • RESPA actions (Real Estate Settlement Protection Act)
  • TILA claims (Truth-In-Lending Act)