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Garland Real Estate Attorneys

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Gauthier Law Firm
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie D.
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Mrs. Avia was wonderful! She answered all my questions and was great to just talk to. She wasn't at all intimidating like some lawyers can be. She was very understanding. Wonderful all around.

Christopher Scott Greer
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob E.
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I called Chris for advice about a real estate question I had. He answered the phone himself and took time out of his day to listen and give me advice at that moment. He never made me feel like a bother or just $$$. Chris actually followed up with me the following day and provided excellent information. I hope I never have to use an Attorney again but if I do Chris will be the first person I call.

Leonid Murashkovskiy , PLLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Mike C.
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Successful real estate purchase 5 years ago my wife called Leonid Murashkovskiy P. L. L. C. law firm for the assistance with the house purchase registration. Our family was happy with professional services provided by the company staff. Our son recently decided to buy a house and there's no doubt he'll contact Leo for help.

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FT LAW FIRM, PLLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James M.
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Fini provided me with an excellent phone consultation regarding a pending real estate contract. He articulated the pros and cons of my situation and whether it was even worth the risk of litigation. I felt reassured and confident that I could make the right decision

MediationMasters.org
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Consulted for me on a real estate issue - helpful, responsive, and quick. Helped ease my mind on a complicated contract.

Theresa B.
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I met Ms. Pinkerton over a year ago to enlist her assistance with a special project which turned into a non-profit organization. Throughout the entire process, whether it was providing advice regarding legal structures, filing the IRS 1023 application for "tax exampt" status, reviewing contracts and providing legal counsel and representation in District Court. Attorney Pinkerton is one of the few attorneys I have ever worked with that is prompt in returning my calls and other communications. She is a consumate professional with high level of intergity and I always feel like she is in my "corner." It is with great confidence to recommend Attorney Pinkerton for anyone requiring her services.

Legal Services
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
RAYLOR G.
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Once I hired Milton Hammond, I received a call within the hour requesting more information. By noon we had a meeting set-up, and the rest is history. I look forward to working with Mr. Hammond in the future for all my real estate attorney needs.

  • 33 years in business
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I have a legal practice at present, limited to real estate law in residential, and commercial transactions, contract, and estate law. I am an experienced attorney in private practice for over 25 years.

  • 33 years in business
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John Unell represents individuals and entities in a wide range of legal matters pertaining to real estate. From the drafting of a contract, deed or lease to litigation involving an eviction, foreclosure or HOA dispute, Mr. Unell utilizes his experience and knowledge to seek the outcome you are pursuing. Mr. Unell offices in Plano, Texas but represents clients throughout the Dallas - Fort Worth areas, including Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant counties.

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Leigh Hilton is an estate planning attorney with vast experience and specialization in elder law. While Leigh’s practice primarily focuses on estate planning, there is more to estate planning than drawing up wills and trusts. Estate planning also includes setting up guardianships, planning for children with special needs, establishing written requests for medical care, Medicaid planning, planning for veterans’ benefits, business estate planning, and even real estate planning. This is one reason why, in addition to providing her core estate planning services, Leigh also specializes in probate and probate litigation, elder law, business law, and real estate law.

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I'm a bilingual attorney with an MBA and extensive experience, especially in commercial real estate. I specialize in leases and contracts. I have expertise in franchising and general real estate as well.

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With offices in McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, The Willingham Law Firm, PC offers compassionate legal counsel to clients throughout the surrounding areas. From probate to posterity planning, they are there for life’s inevitable obstacles. While it takes a lifetime to build your legacy, it only takes one phone call to preserve it for future generations to come. The McKinney estate planning lawyer at the firm is ready to help you safeguard your assets, investments, and hard-earned finances for years to come. Every client that walks through their door is treated with personal care and one-on-one attention. They recognize that an estate plan isn’t a simple legal document, but the means to protect your family’s ongoing legacy.

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I offer a solo practice. I have expertise in all aspects of federal and state court litigation, including pre-trial written discovery, depositions, motion practice, mediations, settlement negotiations and trials. I have proven success in managing high-volume litigation caseloads and outside counsel. I am experienced in residential and commercial real-estate-related litigation, loan originations, loan origination fraud, residential and commercial foreclosures, mortgages, mortgage fraud, mortgage finance, mortgage loan servicing and policy, regulatory and compliance issues related to mortgage loan servicing, closings, title insurance, collections and bankruptcy.

  • 38 years in business
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Any legal transaction requires thorough planning and preparation. An experienced lawyer can provide clarity and efficient solutions for your particular transaction or contract concerns. My name is Ruth Brock. At my firm, the Law Office of Ruth Brock, I assist individuals and businesses with real estate, estate planning, probate and business law transactional matters. I prepare and review documents as well as provide business and personal advice with the aim of preventing and resolving disputes. While I have litigation experience, I currently limit my practice to transactional law, which allows me to be highly accessible to my clients. I have two attorneys at my firm who can assist you with your transactional matters in a confident and friendly manner.

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I am a real estate attorney. I am looking for a contract work, remotely or at an office. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

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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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