How Do I Choose a Real Estate Lawyer?

Choose Your Real Estate Lawyer Carefully

Hiring an attorney is an important decision and it should not be taken lightly. Before you make a choice you should ask for information on the attorney’s experience, qualifications and education.
The process of selecting an attorney is similar to that of choosing a doctor. Talk with your friends, family, and coworkers. Ask about to the experience they had in dealing with their attorney and find out who they like to work with.

Here are some things to look for when choosing an attorney:

After you have a few names, check the Bar Association’s website to make certain the attorney has no history of improper activity.

Look for an attorney who has represented similar people in similar situations.

Choose to work with someone who is involved in real estate law on a full time basis. It is extremely difficult for an attorney to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape of real estate law. An attorney who handles cases outside of real estate limits his/her opportunity to keep up with this fast paced world.

Ask for references. The attorney should be able to have some of his/her past clients call you and tell you about their experience working with him/her. This is the most important part of the attorney selection process. If the attorney refuses, you will probably want to look elsewhere for representation.

For more information on selecting an attorney, call Russ Jacobs – 305.405.4444.

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