Hank Lerner, Esq.

General Counsel
Hank Lerner, Esq.

Hank Lerner is the general counsel 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

Two State COVID Restrictions Scheduled to Expire Monday

Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the limited-time mitigation orders put in place on Dec. 12 will expire on Jan. 4, 2021, as scheduled.

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Some of State’s New COVID-19 Business Restrictions Apply to Real Estate

Gov. Tom Wolf announced additional restrictions designed to help address the most recent increases in coronavirus cases and the good news is that there are only a few items that look like they will directly affect real estate practice. 

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Returning Disputed Deposits

Walking through returning disputed deposits step-by-step.

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New Rules Issued to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Pennsylvania has issued over a dozen new orders and advisories between last week and this week and though none of those orders specifically target real estate, PAR’s legal team outlines how several will impact your daily practice to varying degrees. 

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How New State Rules Affect Real Estate Businesses

The state Department of Health announced additional rules in an effort to tamp down the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and this provides a review of how those changes relate to real estate businesses.

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NAR Approves Changes to Professional Standards Rules

Several changes to the NAR Professional Standards rules were approved by the NAR board of directors on Friday, Nov. 13.

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