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  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Gary F.
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Advice and some legal help with divorce. She is very helpful and eager to assist you in any matter. She's like talking to a friend

  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
JC Y.
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We terminated our previous real estate attorney and came to Michael for help. We were most impressed by Michael's deep commitment on our best interest and his strong legal expertise on helping us achieve the desired outcome. I also really liked Michael's communication - He always returns your call and inform you key progress of the case. We will definitely recommend Michael to our network as the top real estate attorney.

Miller Legal Services
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron D.
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Very good Lawyer. Will use again for real estate deals.

  • 38 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron Y.
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From the first contact till the end Charles and Jason's communication was second to none! You never feel like you aren't important and no question is too small. They was very knowledgeable with our real estate issues and didn't waste any time taking action. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anybody.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Daljeet S.
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Had the opportunity to discuss a real estate matter with Michael Berman. Found him to be very knowledgeable and willing to give good advice. Hope to work with him in the future.

The Real Estate Law Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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Leslie is a wonderful person to work with. She's very intelligent and nose real estate law like nobody else! I was experiencing some tenant-landlord issues and she was able to help me out right away and everything worked out smashingly! I would highly recommend her to anybody who needs Real Estate Law Services.

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Your real estate issue is our priority. We are a full-service title company including closing services, deed preparation and revision, property and lien searches, as well as real estate attorney document review and interpretation.

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We provide real estate settlement services of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We work with our clients throughout the entire short sale process to ensure a timely deision which significantly increases the chances for a successful short sale with their mortgage provider. We represent sellers and buyers with concentration in residential real estate. This includes contract review, title review and insurance, mortgage modification and short sale representation. We also provide services in debtor/creditor rights, collections and debt settlement and general litigation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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At Vantage Real Estate Services the customer comes first. Whether you are buying or selling we never stop working for you. When listing your home, we do more then just put a sign out front. We have many clients who are looking for properties to whom we actively promote your home. If you are buying we gather your specifications, learn your desires and search multiple different services to attain you the house that fits your needs. *Real Estate* is fun. You get to see the decor, and layout of hundreds of houses. In old home's you get to see the love of labor that went into the construction with all the detail. To make it even better, you get to see all the different beautiful houses and help people find their "home"

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Louis A. Simoni, Esquire is the managing attorney and owner of Simoni Law Office, LLC Licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Lou concentrates his practice on civil litigation. The Firm is proud to offer a wide array of legal services, and it represents a diverse client base from individuals and families to entrepreneurs and business owners. Previously employed as designated litigation counsel for leading banks, credit corporations, and other financial institutions, Lou can offer unique perspectives and essential insights from a lender’s point of view. Simoni Law Office offers competitive and affordable fees. The firm is committed to providing the highest-quality representation and to create a long-term attorney-client relationship. Comprehensive litigation services at Simoni Law Office encompass client representation in almost every Pennsylvania and New Jersey court. Simoni Law Office's areas of practice are as follows: * Mortgage Foreclosure Defense * Landlord-Tenant Issues * Loan Modifications * Short Sales * Buying and Selling A Home * Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts * Living Wills and Powers of Attorney * Bankruptcy and Debt Relief * Criminal Expungement * Civil Litigation * Defense * Personal Injury and Negligence * Business Account Collections * Business Formation "Contact the office today; I look forward to speaking with you about your legal issue." - Lou

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I offer estate and trust planning and administration and also corporate law and real estate and financing. I am involved in family succession planning for closely held business. I'm a practical lawyer with 35 years of experience with tax degree (LLM). I am licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and Florida.

  • 18 years in business
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I am a real estate attorney specializing in sales/purchases for commercial and residential property. I am also a consulting attorney.

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For the best legal services in Yardley, Pennsylvania, trust the competent team of lawyers at Russell P. Sacco, LLC. Our team has many years of experience in the real estate legal field and have the essential resources and experience required to successfully handle any case. When you choose the team at Russell P. Sacco, LLC., you can be confident you will be well taken care of.

  • 4 years in business
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Please call for a free initial consultation. I handle estate planning, wills, estate administration, real estate, and family law matters.

  • 30 years in business
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Fromhold Jaffe & Adams is a real estate, estate planning, probate and zoning, and land development law firm in Villanova that provides multifaceted services to individuals, families, and business entities throughout the Main Line and Philadelphia's western suburbs.

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.

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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