In even a relatively straightforward real estate transaction, the buyer and seller are far from the only people involved. There are real estate agents, bankers and others, all helping to make the deal go smoothly, and, not coincidentally, take a chunk of the proceeds. In larger real estate transactions, there are many parties involved, all with large stakes in the sale. With these more complex financial ties come more complex legal ties.
Recently, a South Florida real estate broker won a lawsuit against Florida Power & Light over what he said was his part in a $75 million deal. He stands to recover $1.5 million.