Newport Beach Real Estate Broker Denied Six-Figure Commission
Newport Beach Real Estate Broker Denied Six-Figure Commission for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Owed to Client. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP business attorney Gregory G. Brown successfully represented a seller of multi-million dollar Orange County real estate. The broker sued Mr. Brown’s client for a six-figure commission and attorneys fees after the client fired the broker, hired another broker and sold the property. Mr. Brown provided significant evidence proving that the broker, although contractually entitled to a commission, breached his fiduciary duties to his client and thereby forfeited his commission. Since the real estate contract contained an attorney fee provision, Mr. Brown’s client recovered all of her attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in defending the case.