In the wake of the NAR Settlement, law and administrative rules were changed to implement the two practice changes in Iowa. The Iowa Real Estate Transparency Act (Senate File 2291) and proposed administrative rules (ARC 7931C) together implement mandatory buyer agreements within the real estate transaction and change cooperative compensation

Dickinson, Bradshaw, Fowler & Hagen, P.C. has been ranked as one of the top firms in Iowa by Chambers USA in its annual survey, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2024.

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Last year, the real estate profession was rocked by a lawsuit from Missouri known as the Sitzer/Burnett case. This case drew national attention as well-known real estate brokerages and the National Association of REALTORS® (“NAR”) received a $1.78 billion verdict against them. Plaintiffs alleged antitrust violations based on the cooperative compensation model required for participants

Dickinson, Bradshaw, Fowler & Hagen, P.C. is pleased to announce that Matthew Blake has joined the firm as an Of Counsel attorney.

With an extensive background serving as the General Counsel to the Iowa Association of REALTORS, Matt’s practice primarily specializes in real estate and land use matters, including residential and real estate brokerage work.