Texas Real Estate Commission license Defense Lawyer.

Alan Abergel is an attorney licensed by both the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of California.

THE LAW OFFICES OF ALAN ABERGEL, P.C. also provides California DRE enforcement defense services.

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is the state agency that governs real estate practices in the state of Texas. TREC issues real estate licenses, renews licenses, and enforces real estate laws & regulations. TREC is the state’s regulatory agency for:  Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons, Real Estate Inspectors, Real Estate Appraisers, Education Providers for Real Estate and Inspection Courses, Residential Service Companies, Timeshare Developers, and Easement Or Right-of-Way (ERW) agents.

An attorney that represents you or your company in an administrative Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) enforcement case, can only be effective if that attorney is also a TREC compliance lawyer, who is knowledgeable in TREC, and even related CFPB, FTC, OCCC, TX-SML and other applicable Texas and federal consumer, real estate, and mortgage laws and regulations.  A general administrative lawyer that defends all types of Texas licensees (nurses, healthcare professionals, barbers, cosmetologists, locksmiths, manicurists, etc.) is highly unlikely to also practice regularly TREC compliance laws.

Being familiar with the procedural aspects of the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings and court procedures, such as administrative appeals to the Travis County District Court, is only one aspect of effective administrative representation.   The other aspect that is even more important is deep knowledge and experience of the substantive law that governs the specific license or area of regulation such as TREC laws and regulations.  THE LAW OFFICES OF ALAN ABERGEL, P.C. (“LOAA“), a Texas TREC license defense lawyer, practices both real estate and TREC compliance and administrative defense.


TREC’s Enforcement Division, working through its enforcement staff attorneys, brings enforcement actions to ensure compliance with Texas law. Enforcement actions can include administrative penalties, restitution, injunctions, and license suspensions or revocations.  Contested case hearings are held before an Administrative Law Judge at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (“SOAH”). Hearings are conducted under the SOAH Rules of Procedure.


  • Representation in TREC administrative hearings, proceedings, and investigations.
  • Representation in appeals of final orders of the TREC to the Travis County District Court.
  • Compliance advice to TREC licensees and prospective licensees with Texas real estate and TREC laws and regulations.
  • Representation of Texas real estate agents and brokers in court defense litigation.
  • No criminal defense services are provided.   Only administrative defense, civil, compliance, and transactional services are provided.
  • LOAA does not represent consumers in TREC proceedings.  It only represents TREC licensees, Texas real estate service providers, and persons accused by TREC of operating without a license.

Feel free to contact LOAA, a Texas Real Estate Commission license defense lawyer, to discuss your Texas TREC license defense needs.