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Palatine Real Estate Attorneys

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  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ken O.
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Great service rendered to me when I needed a reliable and professional attorney to guide me with the our recent purchase of our home. Strongly recommended to anyone who needs a trustworthy attorney for their real estate transaction.

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simon law group llc
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise M.
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David was our attorney for the closing on the sale of our house. There were several hiccups along the way, including at the 11th hour, but he was always very responsive, professional, and helpful. This was a stressful process and his calm manner was reassuring.

Lufrano Law, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ross J.
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Very professional service. Mr. Lufrano was able to reply to all of our inquiries thoroughly and promptly. As an attorney myself (not real estate), I recognize and appreciate his knowledge in his area of law.

Lara Legal, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Peter C.
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I recommend Lara Legal, LLC to anyone that needs a real estate attorney without reservation. They provide competent legal counseling at a fair price with a high degree of professionalism and are very responsive to your individual needs. Mark and Roland are two of the greatest attorney's in Chicago-land and I can attest to the awesome service and friendly nature. Based upon my recent real estate transaction, I would not hesitate to return to Lara Legal for my own personal future needs beyond real estate.

  • 21 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Monika H.
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Robert Kramer has been our lawyer for both selling and buying of our homes two times. He is professional and always gets the best deal for his clients. In fact, he tends to think of details that most others in the Real Estate Field do not think of. He was able to get us over a $10,000 credit for our roof which was a difficult task. He was firm and achieved it with ease. It is obvious how many years of experience he has with real estate. He knows what he is doing! We're not planning to move again anytime soon but we certainly would highly recommend him and use him again ourselves for both the buying and selling of our home. He is currently drawing up a will for us and we have had the same satisfaction level with that as well.

Sherwood Law Group
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Scott G.
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I have used Jason Sherwood and Sherwood Law Group for both general litigation and real estate. Sherwood Law Group is a firm you can trust to work for you and always keep your best interests in mind.

O'Keefe, Rivera & Berk, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
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Wow what a fantastic experience selling a home with Peter L. Berk. We had a number of difficult issues with our real estate agent and the bank holding the mortgage. Once Peter took on the legal responsibilities it was nothing but smooth sailing on our end. I highly highly, did I say highly recommend Peter as an outstanding professional. You will not be disappointed.

APEX LAW GROUP, P.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dominique S.
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Cortne is amazing! She's very thorough and responds to all of my questions. She fast in replying to emails and writing reports. She makes the process smooth and pleasant. I recommend her to anyone buying a home and looking for a real estate attorney.

Michael R.
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I worked with James on a particularly difficult real estate matter. Throughout the transaction I was continuously impressed by his skill, problem solving ability and overall desire to keep the client first and foremost. I would highly recommend James for any legal work.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Elbert J.
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Very nice and honest lawyer. He is a real expert. Highly recommended

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Serafin M.
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Grace was wonderful as my closing attorney. She was responsive, informative and I felt she always had my best interests at heart. Everyone involved in the closing said she was a pleasure. She will be my go to attorney for any future real estate dealings. I highly recommend Grace.

Rivera & Associates
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Luz A.
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I hired Mr. Gil for Real Estate representation and now he is my head attorney for everything. I like his professionalism and interpersonal skills. He has a vast experience in several branches of law and good reputation. Best of all reasonable fees. I highly recommend Attorney Rivera.

Egan & Alaily LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Steve S.
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Adham and Julie and their entire team are outstanding! They are deal makers. We love their experience and their creativity. They have helped up with very difficult real estate transactions and receivership challenges.

MsChicagoRealEstate L.
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Ranj is one of the best Real Estate Attorneys in Chicago. Great staff and very professional!

John "Jay" C.
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Timely, Great Communication, and Excellent Customer Service handling my real estate matters! A++

  • 63 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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He is helping me with my real estate legal issues in Joliet, IL I hope to sell the house in early March. Robert Greenly

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We are the only lawyers in the Southwest Suburbs who bring this depth and breadth of experience to our work in business, litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, and divorce.

About

Our law firm is the premier law firm in the area that concentrates mainly in residential and commercial real estate law. We have processed thousands of closings, short sales, and foreclosures in our 15 years of practice. When you are seeking only the best attorney and one of the most competent and reasonably priced law firms, your first call should be to us. There is no charge for your first initial consultation. Many real estate transactions will be completed for a flat fee. Certain restrictions apply.

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We are a general real estate practice, ranging from property inspections for evidentiary purposes to closings, required general court appearances, and appearances before the Cook County Board of Review, Forcible Entry and Detainer actions, with overall specialization in delinquent property tax buying according to the requirements of the Illinois Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/21 et seq. and 35 ILCS 200/22 et seq.).

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I focus on getting the job done correctly and timely.

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We do real estate sales, leasing and handle purchases, and sales as real estate attorneys. We do it all, and we have over 15 years of sales and closings experience.

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How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

  • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
  • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
  • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
  • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
  • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
  • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
  • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

What does a real estate lawyer do?

A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

Do I need a real estate lawyer?

Whether you need a real estate lawyer depends on what kind of legal assistance you need. In many states (such as Vermont and Maine), you are required to hire a real estate lawyer to handle the closing documents of a home sale. The lawyer may prepare the deed, examine the title, review purchase and sale paperwork, work directly with the lender, and more. In title states such as California and Nevada, you do not need a real estate lawyer to buy or sell a home. Typically sales are handled by escrow agents, title companies or lenders. However, you may opt to hire a real estate lawyer to handle closing — even if it’s not required — to ensure your interests are protected.

You may also need a real estate lawyer are when you are negotiating a large property purchase or development deal, or if you are declaring bankruptcy or have a property that’s going into foreclosure. If a property dispute has escalated beyond mediation, a real estate lawyer can advocate for your interests. If you prefer to remain (relatively) anonymous in property ownership, you may have a real estate lawyer represent you and negotiate deals for you. It can be a costly investment, with national average hourly rates ranging from $150 to $350 or more, but legal representation can offer peace of mind and protection of your financial interests.

How much do real estate lawyers cost?

The cost to hire a real estate lawyer depends on your needs. The national average cost for real estate lawyers ranges between $350 and $550, although prices can vary greatly based on the individual case. Many states, such as New York and Georgia, require that a real estate lawyer handle the closing documents when buying or selling a house. Real estate lawyers may have closing packages that start around $500 and go up. The packages may include deed preparation, title examination, review of purchase and sale paperwork, working with the lender, and more. For more complex cases, real estate lawyers may work on an hourly rate and require a retainer. Hourly rates for real estate lawyers may range from $150 to $300 or more. Geography can also affect your costs; attorneys’ rates will typically be lower on average in Georgia than in New York City.

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