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Unlicensed Practice of Law

Unlicensed Practice of Law

Becker & PoliakoffQ:  As a realtor, how do I know what I’m allowed to do myself, and what I need to hire an attorney to do?

A: Real estate professionals often have questions about what might constitute the unlicensed practice of law – commonly known as UPL – which is a criminal infraction under Florida law. UPL can occur in a lot of situations, some of which are less obvious than others, and so it’s important to educate yourself as to what actions might violate the law.