Seth G. Weissman

Partner

Seth Weissman is the founding partner of Weissman PC and represents developers, builders, lenders, corporate and institutional property owners, and real estate brokers 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 and options and with crisis management.

Seth primarily represents domestic and international developers of mixed use developments and master condominiums, home builders, and real estate brokerage firms.  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 and is a former Professor of the Practice of City Planning in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 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, Zoning and Land Use Law in Georgia, the only treatise on the subject in Georgia, and Secrets of Winning the Real Estate Negotiation Game®. He is 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 25 years.   Seth has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer every year the program has been in existence.

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

ReFORMed & Revised (Changes to the 2022 GAR Contracts)

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

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

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

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

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Teamwork: A Playbook for Real Estate Teams

reFORMulated for 2019

GAR Forms Update

Why Building a New Condominium is Riskier than Converting

Buying Out an Existing Condominium is Harder than it Looks

Condominium Conversions in Georgia

How Does Phasing Work in a Condominium?

So What is a Master Condominium Anyway?

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: Who Does a Closing Attorney Represent? 2023 GAR Contract Form Update

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

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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

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

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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

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