We Represent Real Estate Brokers Before IDFPR
The law firm of Williams & Nickl, LLC represents real estate brokers. Our attorneys protect your professional licenses before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
Our firm has successfully defended many different kinds of business disciplinary matters at the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. Here are a few examples of the IDFPR real estate broker cases we handle:
- Practicing Without a License or on an Expired License
- Escrow Money Violations
- Accounting or Recordkeeping Irregularities
- Failure to Properly Fill in or Use a Contract
- Sister-State or Sister-License Discipline
- Criminal Convictions
- Unethical or Unprofessional Conduct
Don't Respond to IDFPR Without Proper Representation
If you have been contacted by an IDFPR employee or investigator, received a Notice of Preliminary Hearing, Notice of Informal Conference, or Complaint, you should contact us right away.
Real Estate Brokers are all licensed and regulated pursuant to the Illinois Real Estate License Act of 2000 and are subject to the provisions of several complex statutes and rules. Additionally, there are many other state and federal statutes that govern the practice of this profession. View the laws that govern real estate professionals.
Attempting to deal with the IDFPR on any licensing or regulatory enforcement matter can easily overwhelm all but the most experienced of attorneys who regularly interact with IDFPR on a daily basis.
IDFPR Attorneys for Real Estate Brokers
Any licensed professional (or their representative) can petition for hearing or negotiate a Consent Order with an IDFPR staff prosecutor. Unfortunately, the Consent Order often contains harsh consequences and conditions that IDFPR prosecutors will cite as "boilerplate." The unforeseen consequences do not rear their ugly head until it is too late.
Unless one is knowledgeable with the myriad of informal policies and procedures of the IDFPR (which sometimes may vary from prosecutor to prosecutor) it is simply not possible to achieve the best possible outcome, especially one that minimizes to the fullest extent possible any disciplinary sanctions that are attached to your license to practice.
33 Years of IDFPR Experience
Since we have been defending or prosecuting licensees as IDFPR lawyers for more than 33 years, our firm is uniquely positioned to lead your defense and guide you through the process. Edward W. Williams and Fred Nickl have a reputation as tough litigators who will not hesitate to take a case to a formal evidentiary hearing if it is warranted.
Before you agree to an interview, produce a document, surrender your license, or meet with a IDFPR employee or investigator, contact us immediately.
We're Trusted Legal and Governmental Affairs Consultants to:
Illinois Security Professionals Association (ISPA)
Associated Detectives and Security Agencies of Illinois (ADSAI)
Cook County Funeral Directors Association (CCFDA)