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Joel Grayson,

an attorney licensed since 1971 and EMAR’s legal counsel, is a recognized authority in real estate law, litigation, a published author, and has been a frequent lecturer and continuing education instructor and mediator to the real estate industry, as well as a contributor to newspapers, television and radio. Mr. Grayson practices in Oregon and Washington. is a member of the firm’s real estate and litigation group, and participates in continuing education instruction to brokers.

Janet L. Grayson,

is a member of the firm’s real estate and litigation group, participates in continuing education instruction to brokers, and is a published author.

Maylie & Grayson

is a full service law firm providing representation to real estate brokerages, licensees, Realtor® associations, developers, builders, lenders and investors, providing services in all aspects of real estate including transaction review, land use planning, licensing, mediation, arbitration and court matters throughout Oregon and Washington.

© Maylie & Grayson 2012

New Legislation that Impacts Licensees

Recent Articles by Joel Grayson and Janet Grayson
Feds Help Distressed Homeowners
Top Risk Reduction Lessons of 2009
Short Sales v. Foreclosures: How the Differences May Impact Your Clients
Foreclosure and Loan Modification Scams
New Construction Warranties: Myth Becomes Reality
Avoiding Antitrust Violations
2008: Year In Review
Advertising of Investments by Brokers
What if the buyer doesn�t qualify? Alternatives to Conventional Financing
American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008
Inspection Contingencies and Requested Repairs
Washington Distressed Home Consulting
Listing Distressed Properties
New Law Regulates Foreclosure Consultants
Consumer Identity Theft Legislation Impacting the Real Estate Industry
Protecting Your Commission in a Short Sale
Short Sales Update
Ballot Measure 49
Change is on the Horizon
Disputes and Unhappy Clients
To Trust or Not to Trust?
Legislative Update
Benefit from the Experience of Others
Short Sales Alert
The Complexities of Condo Transactions
Paying the Price for Crossing City Lines
You Ask, We Answer – Common Legal Questions
2007: New Forms for a New Year
Disclosing Prior Inspections
Have You Had Your Annual Checkup?
Advertising: Are you Violating Fair Housing Laws?
Operating Outside of Your Expertise
Rules Find a Permanent Home
Are You Committing Lender Fraud?
Selling Your Own Property
RESPA: How to Save Money and Stay Out of Jail
How to Avoid Being Caught in the Middle
Avoiding Common Licensing Violations