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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 17, 2018
Wilson County attorney Todd Allen Tressler received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility on April 16. Tressler hired a real estate broker in connection with the purchase of commercial realty, but terminated the broker’s services and hired an immediate family member as successor broker after the original broker’s work was substantially completed. The closing documents and contractual agreement between Tressler and the two brokers granted the original broker the full commission at closing and provided that the division of the commission would be subsequently negotiated between the two brokers. Contrary to this agreement, Tressler refused to forward payment of the full commission to the original broker, and instead attempted to negotiate a division of the commission on behalf of the successor broker. For these actions, he was publicly censured.