Hank Lerner, Esq.

Director, Law & Policy
Hank Lerner, Esq.

Hank Lerner is the director of law & policy for PAR. In his role he oversees the Standard Forms and Professional Standards programs, and works on all sorts of various legal/regulatory/compliance issues for the association. He is a frequent speaker on legal, ethical and risk reduction issues around the state and beyond, and has served on several NAR committees and in other roles.

Hank earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree from William and Mary Law School. He has been admitted to the bar since 1994, and has been with PAR in a variety of positions since 2000.

Latest Content by Hank

Just Do It

Pennsylvania is currently under an “Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings.” This rule clearly applies to showings – that’s not really up for discussion. Wear your mask.

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Best of the Hotline: Price Escalation Addendum

The Price Escalation Addendum (Form PEA) is one of the most misunderstood in the PAR forms library. You should review PAR’s guidelines for the form before using it, but let’s review a couple of the most common questions/complaints/misconceptions that we hear on the PAR Legal Hotline.

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So You Didn’t Renew Your Real Estate License

If your license is not renewed, it is expire. If your license is expired, you cannot practice real estate – it’s illegal.

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Are You There, Facebook? It’s Me, Realtor®

PAR handled over 8,000 tickets in our first year of answering hotline calls in-house – and plenty more in casual conversations or presentations made to local associations. But Realtors® have plenty of questions that get asked in other arenas and never make it to the hotline. How do I know? Because we see lots of […]

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How Gov. Wolf’s New Restrictions Impact Real Estate

What does Gov. Wolf’s latest restrictions mean for Realtors®?

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Open Houses, Best Practices and Forms, Oh My!

As some of Pennsylvania’s most populous counties move into the green phase of reopening, the PAR Legal Hotline is getting another wave of green-phase questions.

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