James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Jim Goldsmith, Esq. is an attorney with Caldwell & Kearns and serves as general counsel to the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®. A substantial portion of his practice is dedicated to providing advice and counsel to real estate licensees and representing and defending real estate salespersons and brokers in civil lawsuits and licensing claims across the Commonwealth. He routinely counsels employers on employee relations issues as one of the voices of the PAR Legal Hotline.
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Best of the legal hotline: August edition

Best of the legal hotline: August edition

Aug 25, 2016 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Attorney Goldsmith shares seven questions and his answers he received on the legal hotline one recent morning.

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Choosing a home inspector

Choosing a home inspector

Jul 15, 2016 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

What are the key factors buyers consider when deciding on a home inspector? How to help your clients hire the right home inspector.

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Denying access to the “bad” home inspector

Denying access to the “bad” home inspector

Jul 1, 2016 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Can sellers deny an inspector’s access to the property because the listing agent believes that inspector is a known problem-finder?

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Best of the hotline: How much weight does a seller's signature hold on an estimate of closing cost?

Best of the hotline: How much weight does a seller’s signature hold on an estimate of closing cost?

Apr 26, 2016 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

If a seller signs the estimate of closing cost, is it the equivalent of the sellers accepting the buyer’s offer?

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Best of the hotline: Who is entitled to the deposit money when an Agreement of Sale is terminated?

Best of the hotline: Who is entitled to the deposit money when an Agreement of Sale is terminated?

Apr 1, 2016 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

If a lender requires repairs, and the buyer terminates the Agreement of Sale due to it, does the seller or buyer get the deposit money?

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Best of the legal hotline: What's considered an advertisement?

Best of the legal hotline: What’s considered an advertisement?

Feb 9, 2016 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Must an associate broker include her broker’s name in her “about the author” page for her how-to home buying book?

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Individual liability of individual who signs on behalf of the corporate tenant

Individual liability of individual who signs on behalf of the corporate tenant

Dec 11, 2015 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

In most instances, members of Pennsylvania LLCs are not individually liable “by virtue of statue or general law” for the contracts they sign in their capacity as an authorized member.

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Use care in advertising giveaways

Use care in advertising giveaways

Dec 3, 2015 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Free gifts could mean free trouble for Realtors®.

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Best of the legal hotline: Carelessness costs

Best of the legal hotline: Carelessness costs

Nov 13, 2015 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Learn about a recent case involving a disagreement on a referral fee.

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