Seth G. Weissman

Partner

Seth Weissman is the senior partner of Weissman PC and represents developers, builders, real estate brokerage firms, and corporate and institutional property owners with respect to their legal needs.  Seth is often sought out as an advisor and counselor to his clients when difficult problems arise.  Having practiced in a broad range of real estate related areas over a long career, he is particularly adept at helping clients evaluate risks, structuring real estate developments and crisis management.

Seth focuses his practice on representing clients in three areas: 1) mixed-use developments, condominiums, and master condominiums, 2) real estate brokerage, and 3) home building.  Among other things, he is actively involved in structuring complex real estate developments, including vertical and horizontal mixed-use developments, residential condominiums, office and retail condominiums, and master planned, age-restricted and sustainable communities.

In addition to a law degree, Seth has a master’s degree in city and regional planning. A respected author and speaker, Seth is co-author of The Red Book on Real Estate Contracts in Georgia, a best-selling treatise on the law of real estate contracts, Done Deal! The Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Mastering Negotiations, Secrets of Winning the Real Estate Negotiation Game®, and Zoning and Land Use Law in Georgia, the only treatise on the subject in Georgia. He is a former Professor of the Practice of City Planning in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, a former Chair of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and has served as general counsel to the Georgia REALTORS® for the last 30 years.   Seth has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer every year the program has existed.

Credentials

Education

University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)

Duke University (J.D.)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MCP)

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Related Media

Industry Articles

New Year, New Changes

Avoiding Scams In Real Estate Transactions

Updates to the GAR Form

A Closer Look at FAQs Regarding Teams

InFORMed & Improved

A Closer Look at Cases Involving a Lapsed License, Withholding Defects, and a Question of Client vs. Customer

Eight Tips for Becoming a Better Real Estate Negotiator

ReFORMed & Revised (Changes to the 2022 GAR Contracts)

How to Count Days from the Binding Agreement Date & Choose Your Phrases Carefully in Real Estate Advertising

Updates to the 2021 GAR Contract Forms

Midyear Changes to the 2020 GAR Forms

Making the Grade: Would You Pass a Fair Housing Test?

Discover Hidden Defects When You Inspect, Inspect, Inspect

Real Estate in the Age of Home Surveillance. What Do We Tell Our Clients?

How to Use the Amendment to Address Concerns Form to Your Client's Advantage

Could Mixed-Use Be the Answer?

Teamwork: A Playbook for Real Estate Teams

reFORMulated for 2019

GAR Forms Update

So What is a Master Condominium Anyway?

How Does Phasing Work in a Condominium?

Condominium Conversions in Georgia

Buying Out an Existing Condominium is Harder than it Looks

Why Building a New Condominium is Riskier than Converting

Can Earnest Money Be Used to Build the Condo?

Big Picture Thinking about Real Estate Contracts

Understanding Financial Contingencies

Can a Residential Lease Require the Tenant to Make Repairs to the Property?

When the Seller is Not Ready to Move Out

The Two Most Common Fair Housing Mistakes Builders Make

Legal Ease: What every REALTOR® Needs to Know About Condominiums

Legal Ease: The Mess with Molds

Listing "Coming Soon" to Your Neighborhood

Giving Your "Notice"

If You Can’t Sell It, Lease It

Legal Ease: 10 Hard Questions About the Fair Housing Act

Enforceable contracts leave no terms blank

Detect defective septic systems before you buy

Legal Ease: Mortgage Fraud

Condo, Subdivision Managers Must Be Licensed

Major Trends will Shape Tomorrow's Communities

Carefully read the termite report before buying

Down to Earth Questions to Ask About Buying a Loft

High-Rises Bank on Empty Nesters, Tax Breaks

Builders may be personally liable for construction flaws

How buyers and sellers can work with brokers

How to make politicians accountable in zoning

Stricter liability standard imposed

Case may strengthen counties' zoning decisions

Call in a professional home inspector for pre-buy visit

Neighborhoods Form Regional Alliances for Rezoning Battles

Use Proper Procedures for Homeowners Meetings

Videos

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: NAR Settlement Update

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Negotiating Price & Repairs

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Protecting VA and FHA Condo Buyers from Losing Earnest Money

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Ask 3 Questions Regarding For Sale and Lease Signs to Help Limit Your Liability

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Is the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Always Required?

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Protecting REALTORS® from Seller Fraud

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Handling Earnest Money Disputes

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: New 2024 Contract Language Regarding Hazardous Conditions on a Property

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Time to Rethink Customer Relationships

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Who Can Object to a Proposed Disbursement of Earnest Money

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Buyer's Broker Real Estate Commission

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Impact of a Government Shutdown

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Assignment of Contract

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Tax Proration

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Early Termination by Seller

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Open Houses & Liability

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Preventing Seller Fraud

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Square Footage

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Septic vs. Sewer

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Commercial v. Residential Purchase and Sale Agreement

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Representing a Buyer as a Client vs. Customer

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Fair Housing Compliance Testing

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Disclosing an Agency Relationship

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Is Earnest Money Safe if Bank Fails?

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Is a Contract Valid if Binding Agreement Date is Blank

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Is There an Obligation to Disclose Repaired Defects

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Can an Agent Restrict Who Tours a Home?

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Financing Contingency Exhibit (2023 GAR Contract Forms Update)

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Who Does a Closing Attorney Represent? 2023 GAR Contract Form Update

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Take a Fair Housing Course

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Contingencies & Stipulations in a Changing Market

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Records Retention

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Errors and Omission Claims

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Agent Liability & Showings

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Limiting Legal Liability

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Disclaimer for Repairs Made Prior to Listing

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Revising the Seller's Property Disclosure Statement

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: How Agents Should Sign Contracts

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Option Money

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Right to Request Repairs

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Fiduciary Duty

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Recording Calls and Home Surveillance

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: When a Tenant Occupies the Property a Buyer is Purchasing

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Understanding the Protected Period

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Does One Spouse Have Legal Authority to Sign for Another Spouse?

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Most Common Used Deeds in Real Estate Transactions

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Representing Multiple Buyers Interested in the Same Property

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Commissions Part II

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Commission Negotiation & the GAR Purchase and Sale Agreement

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Objecting to a Binding Agreement Date

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Definition of the Word Day in the 2022 GAR Contract

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Buyer's Broker Commission Update

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: RESPA Reminder

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Written Agreements and Client Relationships

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Sellers Safely Putting a Property Back on The Market

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Buyer Terminations Based on Condition of Property on Closing Date

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Builder Warranties

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: When Earnest Money is Not Timely Paid

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: When a Seller Changes Their Mind

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: FHA and VA Amendatory Clause

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Does No Financing Contingency = Cash Offer?

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Numbering Amendments

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Temporary Occupancy

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Backup Offers

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Using Midnight as a Deadline

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Beware of this Appraisal Stipulation

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Georgia's Tree Laws

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Can Love Letters Be Fair Housing Compliant?

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Disclosure for Buyers to Protect Agents in Seller's Market

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Representing Multiple Buyers for One Property

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Seller Protection With Offers Above List Price

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Getting an Offer Accepted in an Extreme Seller's Market

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Earnest Money Holder & Duties

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Legal Impact of Not Closing

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Right to Request Repair of Defects

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Confirmation from Seller's Broker

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Writing Repair Amendments

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: TBD or Not TBD

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Designated Agency

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: 2021 Brokerage Engagement Agreement Change

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Buyer Options when Seller Violates Temporary Occupancy Agreement

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Loan Denial and Seller Options

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Updated COVID-19 Stipulation

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Referral Agreements

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Escalation Clauses

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman:Binding Contract with Counteroffer

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Material Relationships

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Mortgage Fraud

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Closing Date

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Commission & Special Stips

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Multiple Offers & Listings

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Buyers, Repairs & Due Diligence

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Duty of Buyer to Inspect Property

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Counting Days from Binding Agreement Date

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Resolving Earnest Money Disputes

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Offers & Counteroffers

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Lead-Based Paint and Federal Requirements

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: Seller Rights When Buyer Loses Financing

Safe Real Estate with Seth Weissman: COVID-19 Special Stipulation Revision

Classes/Events

Just Added: Understanding the New World of Real Estate Commissions

A Few Spots Remain: Understanding the New World of Real Estate Commissions

Sold Out: Understanding the New World of Real Estate Commissions

Sold Out: Understanding the New World of Real Estate Commissions

Understanding the New World of Real Estate Commissions

Contracts for 2024 - Changes to the GAR Forms

License Law: Scenarios that Get Agents in Trouble

Contracts for 2024 - Changes to the GAR Forms

Contracts for 2024 - Changes to the GAR Forms

Advanced Real Estate Negotiations with Seth Weissman

License Law: Scenarios that Get Agents in Trouble

Identifying & Preventing Scams in Today's Real Estate Market

The Contract Class Series

Understanding the Commercial Purchase & Sale Agreement

Secrets of Safeguarding You & Your Seller

Understanding the Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreement

A Crash Course in Negotiations with Seth Weissman

License Law: The Scenarios That Get Agents in Trouble

Contracts for 2023- Changes to the GAR Forms

Contracts for 2023- Changes to the GAR Forms

Contracts for 2023- Changes to the GAR Forms

License Law: The Scenarios That Get Agents in Trouble

Learning to Negotiate Again I & II

The Red Book Class Series

Advanced Real Estate Contract Issues in Today's Market for the Experienced Agent

License Law: Scenarios that Get Agents in Trouble

License Law: Scenarios that Get Agents in Trouble

Broker License Law

Contracts for 2019- Changes to the GAR Forms

Condominium Certification Class

The Red Book Class

Condominium Sales Specialist

The Red Book Class

Contracts for 2017 - Changes to the GAR Forms

Understanding Georgia License Law

Understanding Georgia License Law

Condominium Sales Specialist

Red Book Class - The Ultimate Course for Real Estate Professionals

Why Zoning Matters Again and How to Get the Zoning You Need

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