Need Help With a Real Estate Transaction or Dispute?
If you are buying, selling, or renting property, or are involved in any sort of dispute involving property ownership, renting, purchase, or sale, consulting a real estate attorney can help you protect your rights and reach a satisfying resolution.
Nearly every type of real estate transaction involves lengthy legal documents meant to clarify and protect one’s rights, but which too often lead to confusion on all sides. And disputes can arise in any sort of real estate matter, whether they involve a broken promise to leave property in a certain condition or a need to evict a difficult tenant.
An experienced real estate lawyer will be able to research the legal history of a piece of property, explain the relevant law to you and how it applies to your situation, and craft appropriate documents and more. If your matter will require litigation, an attorney who knows the system will be able to offer insight as to local court procedures and the tendencies of prosecutors and judges. As your transaction or case moves forward, you’ll want representation you’re confident in.
Looking for a Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings—by both clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your real estate matter. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer you trust.
What to Ask a Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer. Consider including on your list questions about:
- the lawyer’s experience with transactional matters or cases like yours
- the lawyer’s familiarity with the relevant administrative offices or court system
- who else will work on your case
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case
- how long the case might take, and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your case and options