Intellectual property law is basically law that helps protect musicians, artist, writers, etc. IP can help you if you want to become an entertainment lawyer or if you just want to be an agent or manager. This law protects copyrights, patents, trademarks and any other related rights. Intellectual property rights give the creator exclusive rights to their creations. So, the creator can share their creation and the idea won't be stolen.
I'm not a lawyer but I am trying to go to law school. Then get a LLM in IP law so I can become an agent.
Sounds like you made all of your decisions and took all of your actions based on the belief that the sale would go thru.
Real Estate sales are often 'iffy' and, unless you had a cast iron sales agreement with your buyer, your actions seem to have been premature.
If you HAD such an agreement, you may have a cause of action against the BUYER..
If you did not, did your attorney have your authorization to sign documents for you or to enter into agreements in your name (that is not a usual practice). If not, then you had an opportunity to read, review, and comment on all of the documents that you DID sign and that is the reason they have the right ot keep the ernest money.
Escrow will give the earnest money to whomever the existing sale of contract directs it. If you wish to contest that you are going to need yet another attorney... sorry.