Disciplinary Results

East Coast Finanical, Inc.  NCAL# 8995  (Chamblee, GA)

Effective February 14, 2011, Mr. Levinsohn voluntarily permanently surrendered his North Carolina auction license. This action resulted from Mr. Levinsohn's newspaper advertisements about "Bernie Madoff Auctions" which were believed to be false and misleading. This is a violation of G.S. 85B-8(a)(2) and (4); 21 NCAC 4B.0404(a)(6)(B); and 21 NCAC 4B.0604(a).


Ervin, Michael Lynn   NCAL# 9970  (Greenville, NC)

Effective March 28, 2017, Michael Lynn Ervin, NCAL #9770 and Estate Liquidators of Eastern North Carolina, LLC, NCFL #9791 received a one hundred-eighty (180) day suspension, held in abeyance for 90 days subject to completion of conditions, for violation of NCGS 85B-7(a) No licensee shall conduct an auction in this State without first having a written contract with the owner of any property to be sold, and NCGS 85B-7.1(a) All settlement statements shall be signed by the licensee or the licensees agent and by the person receiving the disbursement. Michael Lynn Ervin and Estate Liquidators of Eastern North Carolina, LLC waived the right to appeal as allowed by law and agreed to the Board's findings of violations. Suspension completed on September 25, 2017.


Ervin, R. Danny  NCAL# 1007  (Mooresville, NC)

Effective September 10, 2001, R. Danny Ervin's auctioneer license was revoked for selling, or offering to sell, goods or real estate at auction in this State or perform any act for which an auction firm license is required without a currently valid license issued under N.C.G.S 85B; for not possessing an auction firm license; and for violating any order of the Auctioneer Licensing Board requiring a licensee to comply with any provision of the Board's law or administrative rules. Mr. Ervin did not appeal the Revocation of his auctioneer license as allowed by law and agreed to the Board`s findings of the violations.


Estate Galleries  NCAL# 9380  (Raleigh, NC)

Effective March 11, 2013, Estate Galleries auction firm license was permanently revoked for violation of G.S. 85B-4(g); G.S 85B-7(a)and (b); G.S. 85B-7.1(a) G.S. 85B-8(a)(2),(3),(5),(7), and (10); 21 NCAC 4B.0404(a)(6)(A) and (11); 21 NCAC 4B.0602(a); and, 21 NCAC 4B.0606(b). An Administrative Hearing was held on February 11, 2013, N.C. Auctioneer Licensing Board vs. Estate Galleries. Garris Neal Yarborough, the Board's Legal Counsel presided at the hearing and the respondent, Gary Louis Nadel, elected to proceed pro se. On March 11, 2013 the Board adopted the Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law submitted by Board Counsel and revoked the auction firm license of Estate Galleries.


Estate Liquidators of Eastern North Carolina, LLC  NCAL# 9791  (Greenville, NC)

Effective March 28, 2017, Michael Lynn Ervin, NCAL #9770 and Estate Liquidators of Eastern North Carolina, LLC, NCFL #9791 received a one hundred-eighty (180) day suspension, held in abeyance for 90 days subject to completion of conditions, for violation of NCGS 85B-7(a) No licensee shall conduct an auction in this State without first having a written contract with the owner of any property to be sold, and NCGS 85B-7.1(a) All settlement statements shall be signed by the licensee or the licensees agent and by the person receiving the disbursement. Michael Lynn Ervin and Estate Liquidators of Eastern North Carolina, LLC waived the right to appeal as allowed by law and agreed to the Board's findings of violations. Suspension completed on September 25, 2017.