For Want Of Real Estate License A Contract Is Voided

Yesterday, I discussed the confused characterization of the defendant in Carbon Crest, LLC v. Tencue Productions, LLC, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66676.  The case is nonetheless a good reminder that those who sell "business opportunities" fall within the...

Bill To Allow LLC Real Estate Broker's License Is Not Dead Yet

Nearly one year ago, I wrote that Assembly Member Tom Daly had introduced legislation that would allow limited liability companies to obtain a real estate license.  Action on the bill stalled out last April and the bill would have died had it not...

Ulysses And Unlicensed Businesses

In the Cyclops chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses, the narrator explains to one Joe Hynes that he is now working as a debt collector, albeit without great success:

Applying The Statute Of Frauds To "Et Al."

Charles II, aka the "Merry Monarch", was sitting on the English throne when the original Statute of Frauds was enacted in 1677.  Therefore, one should be forgiven for the mistaken presumption that all questions involving the application of the...

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