Ned Blumenthal is a shareholder practicing in Weissman’s litigation section. He represents real estate brokers, agents, appraisers, builders, developers and lenders in litigation and regulatory matters. Ned’s primary areas of practice include: insurance defense; negligence; professional negligence / malpractice; fraud; the Brokerage Relationships in Real Estate Transactions Act (“BRRETA”); Fair Business Practices Act; Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) and Georgia Real Estate Appraiser Board matters; Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (GaDBF) issues; Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) fair housing complaints; Federal and state Interstate Land Sales Act (ILSA) concerns; HUD and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) joint venture and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) compliance and general business disputes and litigation. Ned is the co-author of The Red Book on Real Estate Contracts in Georgia, now in its 5th edition, and Secrets of Winning the Real Estate Negotiation Game, and a former REALTOR®. He has been named a "Georgia Super Lawyer," representing the top 5% of Georgia lawyers every year since 2011. Ned received his B.A from Emory University and also went to Emory University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Georgia, Florida and Maryland.