James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Jim Goldsmith, Esq. is an attorney with Caldwell & Kearns and serves as general counsel to PAR. 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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Greatest hits: Your legal hotline questions answered

Greatest hits: Your legal hotline questions answered

Aug 10, 2015 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Three questions—and answers—from recent calls to PAR’s legal hotline.

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Who pays when the home inspector damages property or is injured while at the property?

Who pays when the home inspector damages property or is injured while at the property?

Jul 27, 2015 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Learn how to protect your clients in the case of a home inspector causing damage or becoming injured.

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Recent rulings could impact litigation and Realtors®

Recent rulings could impact litigation and Realtors®

Mar 17, 2015 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Two recent orders may have impact on Pennsylvania Realtors®

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Can a buyer’s corrective proposal be rescinded?

Can a buyer’s corrective proposal be rescinded?

Feb 5, 2015 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Attorney James Goldsmith talks about whether a buyer can alter their corrective proposal.

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Post-inspection negotiation – Is “good faith” required?

Post-inspection negotiation – Is “good faith” required?

Feb 4, 2015 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Attorney James Goldsmith discusses a seller’s “obligation” to negotiate repairs or improvements during the negotiation period.

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Best of the Hotline: Who gets the pellet stove?

Best of the Hotline: Who gets the pellet stove?

Oct 23, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

This is not the first time I have published an article on included and excluded items nor is it likely to be the last. In my 30+ years representing Realtors®, this has been a recurring problem though the recent call was my first on this specific item.

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What Conway decision means for Realtors®

What Conway decision means for Realtors®

Sep 11, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court again has addressed the issue of the implied warranty of habitability. It recently ruled that the warranty it established in 1972, does not apply to purchasers other than the original home buyers of new construction.

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Murder-suicide disclosure: implications of the court's decision

Murder-suicide disclosure: implications of the court’s decision

Jul 23, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

When listing a property, do you even ask if a stigmatizing event has occurred? In light of the Supreme Court’s decision, it is not essential that you inquire.

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Best of the Hotline: dual agency delivers

Best of the Hotline: dual agency delivers

Jun 26, 2014 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

When agents take on the mantle of dual agency, they further complicate their relationships because they have competing duties of loyalty to buyers and sellers.

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