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Westminster Real Estate Attorneys

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Law Office of Eric Hawkins
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria C.
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Mr. Hawkins is an excellent lawyer who is devoted to his clients. He dedicates himself 100% to helping you with your case, no matter how complicated. If you are looking for outstanding service, I can only recommend hiring him.

Jay Lazrus
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam D.
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Jay Lazrus was exceptionally knowledgeable and steered me away from more expensive choices, which is a rarity among lawyers. Highly recommend him!

Law Offices of Rick Todd
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Bradley D.
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Rick helped my wife and I get all set up with our estate planning needs. He is very professional and a caring family man who understands the needs of a growing family.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tomas P.
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One of the nicest and most conscientious lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of working with! He really helped me get my life back on track! He is very well spoken and knowledgeable as to how court proceedings really work!

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jose G.
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Mr. Scheuerman prepared and filed a Chapter 7 on my behalf. I had the opportunity to observe other lawyers that were representing other people and could tell the difference between them and Mr. Scheuerman, my case was excellently prepared and Mr. Scheuerman covered all the angles from advising me about my rights and responsibilities, preparing the petition of bankruptcy, answering any questions, keeping me informed of every step, and also appearing on my behalf at the 341 Hearing Meeting with Creditors. He is very professional with great work ethics, I highly recommend him.

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The Bhatia Law Firm, P.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
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Vikrant has been my go-to lawyer for the last two years. He is incredibly understanding, sincere and knowledgeable. He has helped me specifically in setting up my own company, filing lawsuits and negotiating disputes with great results for me.

AP Law Group, PLC
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Cem K.
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I was one of the clients of AP Law group during spring 2017. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my lawyer Ashvin for the outstanding job that he did in my bankruptcy chapter 7 case. He handled my entire case from the beginning to the end, with complete professionalism and integrity. I greatly appreciate your services and care you've shown for my case. Thank you

  • 24 years in business
Ahmad R.
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I've worked with many lawyers but he is one of the best most professional, knowledgeable, hard working lawyers that I know. He takes time to listen, pays attention to detail and gets the job done and I would recommend Michael Rosofsky to everyone.

  • 46 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Umar H.
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I am a small business owner who never used lawyers because of the cost. This never got me into trouble but one bad decision could have cost me my business. Kelly got me to sign up for Legal Shield. The next contract I signed I had my legal team review it before I signed it. The biggest value Legal Shield provides me is peace of mind. All this for a few dollars a month. Kelly is a great guy and the service is awesome!

About

I am an attorney with 20 years of experience in private practice. I appear before the courts in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Howard and Carroll counties. My practice is concentrated in the areas of probate, estates, wills, real estate, business formation and general business legal matters. I am directly involved with my clients and handle all matters personally.

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In UrbanLand Company NW DC Real Estate Office the CDA Maryland Mortgage Program makes home ownership, delivering less stringent qualifications than traditional loan programs. Lower interest loans and reduced restrictions allow more people to qualify for home ownership. Some programs even assist with down payments and closing costs.

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Certified Elder Law Attorney helping families protect assets from the costs of long-term care, taxes and inefficient estate planning and administration.

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Lawyers Realty, LLC is a full-service real estate brokerage firm that provides buyers and sellers with the services of an experienced real estate attorney at every critical stage of the transaction at no additional cost. All clients have a licensed Realtor and an experienced real estate attorney on their Team. 'Better Value, Better Way' is not just a slogan. It's a revolutionary process that gives buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate protection and value. When buying and/or selling, you owe it to yourself to call the only real estate company that offers you this added protection and value. Why take a chance with your life's largest investment?

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WE WORK FOR OTHERS TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A BIT EASIER! Either Us or higher a therapist! we are less expensive!

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Metro Legal Solutions, located in Washington, D.C., is committed to providing the highest level of client service. From its inception, our attorneys have placed an emphasis on providing legal services that make sense from the client's perspective. We are litigators, transactional attorneys and specialists in alternative dispute resolution-mediation and arbitration.

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I have been doing this long enough to know the likely problems but not so long as to get burned out!

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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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