Real Estate Expert Witness
Steven J. Kitnick, CFAC, CSP, CNE, RRG, GRI
Las Vegas, Nevada 89166
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Authored over 55 Nevada Real Estate Division-approved continuing education courses. Presented over 3,000 live classroom Nevada real estate continuing education courses representing over 9,000 classroom hours. Approved by the Nevada Real Estate Division to instruct pre-licensing, continuing education, and post-licensing education courses. Approved by the State of Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education to instruct online Nevada pre-licensing courses.
Extensive historical, practical knowledge, and understanding of the practices of the Nevada Real Estate Division and rulings of the Nevada Real Estate Commission. Attended over 350 Nevada Real Estate Commission disciplinary hearings and have occasionally provided the Commission with public comments regarding issues of importance. Frequent Contributor / Las Vegas Real Estate NOW Radio Show / 101.1 FM / 720AM. Provided case review, consultation, expert opinion reports, and/or expert rebuttal opinion reports in 24 legal cases in the past 4 years on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants.
Steven J. Kitnick provides real estate expert witness services including case reviews, consultations, non-testifying consultations, initial expert witness opinion reports, expert witness rebuttal reports. His areas of expertise include standard of care, fiduciary duties, agency, disclosures, seller's disclosure obligations, buyer's due diligence, real estate purchase agreements, real estate brokerage agreements, broker supervision and responsibilities.
Areas of Expertise
Standard of Care, Standard of Practice, Fiduciary Duties, Nevada Law on Agency, Nevada Law on Disclosures, Residential Purchase Agreements, Broker Supervision & Responsibilities.
Real Estate Expert Witness
About Steven J. Kitnick, Expert Witness
Broker/Agent Consulting, Legal Consultant
NRED Complaint Help / LVR Ethics Complaint Help
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Provided paralegal services for Nevada real estate licensees in defense of Nevada Real Estate Division complaints. Assessed, analyzed, and reviewed complaints alleging violations of NRS 645 & NAC 645; NRS 113 & NAC 113; and NRS 116 & NAC 116. Created timelines, compiled and organized documents and other evidence; assisted in preparing responses to complaints and; helped to prepare respondents for contested hearings and non-contested negotiated settlement hearings.
REALTOR® acting as Counsel
Provided consulting services for REALTORS® facing Code of Ethics complaints filed at the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®. Assessed, analyzed, and reviewed complaints. Created timelines, compiled and organized documents and other evidence; assisted in preparing responses to complaints; helped to prepare respondents for Ethics Panel Hearings and; acted as REALTOR® Counsel at the hearing.
Provided consulting services to Nevada real estate brokers in matters relating to company policies and procedures manuals, independent contractor agreements, errors and omission insurance, transaction management systems, real estate transaction problem-solving strategies, broker responsibilities, and regulatory compliance.
Provided consulting services to Nevada attorneys at law in matters relating to real estate transactions including but not limited to, standards of care, standards of practice, best practices, fiduciary duty issues, broker responsibilities, regulatory compliance, Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code Chapters 645, 113, & 116. Nevada, Real Estate Commission hearings, cases, & decisions, Nevada real estate licensing laws, and real estate transaction problem-solving strategies.
Steven Kitnick Seminars, LLC
Provider, author, and instructor of Nevada Real Estate Division approved live classroom continuing education courses.
Real Estate Experience
John Griffith Realty 2021-Present
New Home Resource, LLC 2018-2021
Realty ONE Group 2012-2018
Realty Executives of Nevada 2003-2012
Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS® 1999-2003
Various real estate brokerage in Sacramento-area 1986-1999
Current Instructor Positions
Steven Kitnick Seminars, LLC ~ Continuing Education
OnlineEd.com ~ Pre-Licensing & Continuing Education
ABC Real Estate School ~ Pre-Licensing
Nevada Real Estate Institute ~ Continuing Education & Post-Licensing
Nevada Real Estate Broker/Salesman License # BS.45424 (1999-Present)
California Real Estate Broker BRE # 00921974 (1987-Present)
California Real Estate Salesperson BRE # 00921974 (1986-1987)
Nevada Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #1622604 (Inactive)
Covered Service Provider / Division of Mortgage Lending – Nevada (Inactive)
Legal Experience & Services
Steven J. Kitnick has been retained by the following firms:
Bremer White Brown & O'Meara, LLP
Clark Hill, PPLC
Gordon Law, LLC
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Hutchings Law Group
Ladah Law Firm
Leah Martin Law
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
Lipson Neilson, PC
Marquis Aurbach CHTD.
Resnick & Louis, P.C.
Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Steadman, LTD.
Sylvester & Polednak, LTD.
Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP
Las Vegas REALTORS® (LVR)
Nevada REALTORS® (NVR)
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
Real Estate Educators Association (REEA)
Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) – Associate Member
Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant (CFAC) 2010
Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP) 2009
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) 2009
Risk Reduction Graduate (RRG) 2006
Graduate REALTORS® Institute (GRI) 1990
Seminars & Training
Continuing Education Courses Authored
Advance Fees, Retainer Fees, & Compensation for Services Rendered Avoiding Earnest Money Deposit Disputes
Avoiding Fixtures & Personal Property Disputes Buyer Agency in New Home Sales
The Bewildering World of Preliminary Title Reports
Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant (CFAC Designation) (co-authored) Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP Designation) (co-authored)
Closing Costs in 10 Minutes or Less!
Commission Hearings: Case Studies I,II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, & X The Comparative Market Analysis
Contract Clauses for Short Sales Contracts for the Real Estate Professional CYA 101: Covering Your Assets
CYA 102: Covering Your Assets Deficiency Judgments Disclosure
Ethics for the Nevada Real Estate Licensee
Ethics of the Profession (Approved for NAR Ethics Training Requirement) Fiduciary Duties
Fiduciary Duties in Nevada
FIRPTA: Foreign Sellers & Uncle Sam The HUD Sales Contract
The Listing Agreement NAC 645 Update
Nevada Agency Relationships Nevada Law & Legislation 2015-2016 Nevada Law & Legislation 2017-2018 Nevada Real Estate Brokerage
NRS 645 Update
NRS Legislative Update 2013
Procuring Cause (Approved for NAR Ethics Training Requirement) Real Estate Ethics is not an Oxymoron
Red Flags & The Duty to Investigate The Residential Purchase Agreement
The Short Sale Process
Trust Fund Accounting & Record Keeping for Nevada Brokers
What Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know About Mortgage Financing (co-authored)
Who Can Legally Negotiate Short Sales in Nevada?
Scott Marquis, Esq. - (702) 942-2147
Elias "Nick" Nicholson - (702) 482-4500
California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Cum Laude Honors (1979)
Most Outstanding Male Graduate Award (1979)
President's Club Outstanding Student Award ~ Honorable Mention (1979)
Real Estate Education
Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant – Career Realty – 2010
Certified Negotiation Expert – Real Estate Negotiation Institute – 2009
Certified Short-Sale Professional – RealtyU® Group, Inc. – 2009
Risk Reduction Graduate, GLVAR – 2006
Graduate REALTORS® Institute of California – 1990
Property Management Pre-Permit Course 2018
National Mortgage Licensing System Pre-Licensing 2017
Nevada Mortgage Lending Division/ Covered Service Provider Pre-Licensing 2017
The People's Law School – Certificate of Completion, Sponsored by Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education & Nevada Justice Association 2012