Realtor® & Professional License Defense

At Rheinheimer + Smigliani, we have been representing California real estate licensees since 1992. We have represented hundreds of Realtors® in litigated and pre-litigated matters, including CalBRE accusations. Your license is your livelihood. You need the experience and judgment we bring to the table.

Common Realtor® errors and omissions claims involve one or more of the following charges:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud/misrepresentation/concealment
  • Dual agency issues
  • Negligence
  • Breach of statutory duty/nondisclosure
  • Procuring cause claims
  • Failure to investigate/advise
  • CalBRE administrative complaints

You need to protect your license, your reputation, and your livelihood! We know how.

We are uniquely positioned to give you some of the best defense in the industry. We have access to the experts, the databases and the updated law you need to defend your license.

Jane Rheinheimer has been a member of CAR®’s exclusive Strategic Defense Panel Counsel since its inception in 2005. Only a handful of California attorneys have been named to this panel which meets quarterly to discuss the most current issues in Realtor® defense. Jane also serves on SDAR®’s Risk Management Committee where Realtor® defense and risk management is always at the forefront.

Jane and Suzanne Smigliani have also been members of CAR®’s Legal Affairs Forum for well over a decade. LAF is dedicated to keeping attorneys abreast of current trends, current issues, and current challenges to California’s real estate broker community.

We are approved panel counsel for many Realtor® E&O insurance carriers.

If someone has filed or is threatening to file a claim against your real estate license, you need the best defense you can get. We have successfully defended Realtors® for a quarter century. For a free consultation, contact our office at 619.503.1437.

Other Professional Liability Defense

In addition to our Realtor® defense practice, we have many years’ experience defending other kinds of professional licenses including escrow officers, mortgage brokers, insurance brokers, accountants, property inspectors, design professionals, and attorneys.

Typical claims in this area include:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Failure to adhere to standard of care
  • Breach of contract
  • Failure to disclose/investigate
  • Misrepresentation/Concealment
  • Administrative claims

We will give you a no-nonsense assessment of your case, review your professional liability insurance coverages, and tell you what your options are. We want you to be actively involved in this process – your license depends on it.

If your professional license is at stake, you need a thoughtful and zealous defense team. Protect your future with our help. With our assistance, you may be able to safeguard your reputation, your license, and your livelihood.

For a free consultation with your professional liability concerns, contact us at 619.503.1437. We have experience and resources you can count on.