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.
Our recommendation – consistent with the CDC guidance and amended Pennsylvania order – is that real estate licensees should continue to wear masks when interacting with clients regardless of the setting.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed a fourth renewal of the COVID-19 emergency declaration, while President Joe Biden announced a 14-day window (Feb. 24-March 10) in which the Paycheck Protection Program will only be available to businesses of 20 employees or fewer.
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.