Brian N. Larson is associate professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law and of counsel at the law firm of Larson Skinner PLLC. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and comes to Texas A&M after a stint as an assistant professor at Georgia Tech. Before joining the academy, Dr. Larson had a 25-year career as an attorney, business adviser, and business executive with a national reputation for serving the real estate vertical. He formerly led Larson Skinner, the preeminent law firm for real estate multiple listing services and trade associations. In 2015, the Council of Multiple Listing Services inducted Dr. Larson into its MLS Hall of Fame, and he is one of only five persons so honored in the organization's 60-year history. Dr. Larson's law practice focused on strategic legal advice, especially relating to collaborations of MLSs, including copyrights, data-sharing, the formation of new regional MLSs, and national collaborations. As a lawyer, he provided counsel on intellectual property, e-commerce, databases, web-branding issues, the real estate industry, and rule-making for online communities. As a business adviser, he provided strategy, operations, and marketing consulting in the residential real estate vertical. He lives in Dallas.
Join ITIF for a panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities to increase competition in the real estate industry through technological innovation, and the role that policymakers can play in using technology to make home ownership more affordable.