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  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal B.
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Such a great real estate attorney from start to finish. I had a particularly difficult home purchase and Roman was helpful, thorough and paid great attention to detail. He was always patient, even when everything went wrong! I would highly recommend him.

Sutton Sachs Meyer PLLC
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Mathew M.
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Mr. Meyer has been an exceptional lawyer to me. He has provided a 5 star legal service with expertise in Eviction Law for the state of New Jersey and New York. He has a wealth of knowledge in real estate law, I highly recommend future clients to choose him and he will get the job done. He will respond to all questions promptly. Very responsible and truly caring for his client. He will go the extra mile to help you understand your legal needs. * * * * *

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  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack R.
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Mr. Rose is an outstanding Attorney. He is very prompt and Professional. Thanks

Balmer Law Group
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn P.
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Mr. Balmer is representing me in a Family Court matter that is complicated and time consuming. All I can say is that I am impressed with his professionalism. Mr. Balmer has and continues to addressed and resolved issues that are 17 years old. He is most experienced in putting my mind to rest and giving me confidence that each matter is looked at carefully, assessed and ready for a resolution that is favorable to my case. I am very happy working with Mr. Balmer. Significantly, I chose to work with him having researched a number of other attorneys who claim to have much more experience. Sometimes it is not what is said....but the way it is said and the action behind it. Needless to say, I am happy with my choice.

Treuhaft & Zakarin LLP
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan Q.
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Ira is a knowledgeable, hard working, and highly effective attorney. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • 21 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
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Great Attorney I had him handle a DUI charge in Newark and Mr.Doyle had the charges dismissed. We had to go to court three times but it was well worth the wait. Definitely will recommend.

DRS Law Offices LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christian M.
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Completely Amazing ! He's one of the best/ smartest professionals Ive ever met and has helped me with so many different legal aspects from Child Custody to Incorporating my Business! Not only is he an amazing attorney but he also cares about his clients. A year after the first time I hired him ( relating to severe accident) he still texted/ called/ emailed me a regular basis to make sure I was doing well and made sure I had people helping take care of me. Cant say enough!

Matthew R. Schutz, Esq.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shelia H.
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Mr. Schutz. Is my Attorney for two very disagreeable Tenants-Landlord Cases. I was a total wreck. He came in calm, efficient, extremely knowledgeable and handled.everything. He kept me informed as needed, I asked to be removed from the dealings. He told me what would be done and did it. He DID NOT misinform me about anything. He was totally my Attorney, understanding, reasonable. knowledgeable . I was dealing with a sick parent with no time or patience to deal with an unreasonable situation, Mr. Schutz took it all in stride and handled everything accordingly. I can't begin to tell you how much I respect his professionalism, and client respect. He might refer me on but any legal problems that might come my way I will always call him first. I will always have his card, and he will always be recommended by me as the best Attorney around.

Lawrence Pohly, Esq.
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Honie G.
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We are still in the process of completing my Will and Estate. Yet, Attorney Pohly is professional, knowledgeable, and fair.

Warshaw Burstein, LLP
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 91 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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It's only been one day and more has happened than in one month with my previous attorney. The office is clean and organized and everyone is genuinely kind.

Rapps & Associates, PLLC
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Lance F.
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Mr. Rapps and his entire staff were wonderful to work with. They took the time and explained everything to me and answered all my questions in a way that I was able to understand. Often times when dealing with a law firm, you don't speak directly with an attorney. Not with this firm, Mr. Rapps would return my phone calls and respond to my emails. I highly recommend this firm.

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Salvatore R.
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Attorney Rendina helped me through painful back surgery I suffered from a motor vehicle accident when I was struck from behind. He worked with me through the whole process and was able to obtain an excellent settlement for my injury. Att. Rendina is a pure professional down to earth gentleman. Thank you again. SMR

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jon P.
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I worked primarily with Mike Impellizeri at Palmieri, Castiglione & Associates when I was going through a difficult legal situation. I have had many attorneys in the past, but Mike made explained everything very simply and was extremely responsive to all of my questions. I now recommend this firm to all of my friends looking for business or real estate attorneys.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roger R.
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Attorney Cook's work was fantastic. I could not be happier. He went above and beyond what was requested.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
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They handled two separate cases for me. One involving a Superior court matter and another was a local municipal matter. Their attorneys and staff were very knowledgeable and helpful, and they were always quick to respond. They were also helping in explaining every step of the process. I've used them for multiple cases and I would absolutely use them again.

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We offer high-quality affordable legal services as well as mediation. We offer services in the areas of real estate, business, property, intellectual property, contracts and family law.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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We offer legal services, including bankruptcy, real estate, criminal, traffic and all areas of general practice.

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I'm an experienced real estate lawyer whose number one goal is to take care of our customers. We understand that every client has their own unique situation, and we strive to take care of each of them. Call us today.

  • 35 years in business
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I am a general practice attorney in New Jersey with specialization in: * Real estate * Wills Estates and Trusts * Small business * Leases * Contracts * Claims lawsuits I aim to be the attorney whom you stick with and trust as long as you need an attorney. I am your family attorney.

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A professional, reliable and friendly attorney who is available for residential real estate closings. I have flexible hours; late nights or early mornings are okay. I am available on Sundays!

  • 17 years in business
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

What kind of lawyer does wills?

No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

  • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
  • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
  • Have an ownership stake in a business
  • Expect someone to contest your will
  • Want to disinherit your spouse

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 does it cost to have a living will?

Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

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