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Author: A. Hunter Faulkner, Esq.

Beware of the Pitfalls When Using Boilerplate Real Estate Contracts

February 15, 2024 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

In the complex realm of residential and commercial real estate transactions, the importance of a well-crafted customized contract cannot be overstated. However, the convenience and seemingly time-saving allure of boilerplate real estate contracts have led many real estate agents and buyers and sellers to neglect the inherent pitfalls associated with […]

The Clean Water Act is Substantially Restricted by the Supreme Court’s Decision in Sackett v. EPA

January 23, 2024 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

A ruling in 2023 by the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) has enormous ramifications for the health of the nation’s waterways. In fact, it would not be hyperbole to call Sackett the most important water-related Supreme Court decision in a generation. A majority […]

Buyer’s Agent’s Real Estate Commissions Could be in Jeopardy in a New Decision in Federal Court

December 19, 2023 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Recently, a federal jury in the Middle District of Missouri found the National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) and two major real estate brokerages—Keller Willams and HomeServices of America—liable under United States antitrust laws for conspiring to fix prices in the class action lawsuit, Burnett v. NAR, et al. Specifically, the […]

Mineral Rights Were Reserved on My Property Before I Bought It; What Now?

January 11, 2023 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

The reservation of mineral rights on real property throughout Florida is not uncommon.  When the State of Florida first conveyed title to state owned lands, it was customary for the state to reserve an interest in all oil, gas and minerals on the property.  This included the right to drill, […]

What Are the Development Restrictions Applicable to My Zoning District and Can They Be Waived?

January 11, 2023 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Land use and zoning lawyers commonly with real estate investors, developers, and homebuyers who purchase real estate looking to either add on to the existing structural improvements on the property or redesign the use of the property, tear down the existing structure, and build brand new. It is natural to […]

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