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Rahgozar Law Firm
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Ali M.
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My wife and I decided to change our immigration status .We were looking forward to find a professional lawyer who can successfully finalize our cases.Mrs Pegah Rahgozar was introduced by a friend of us and we signed The contract with her(Rahgozar Law Firm ,PLLC).She completed our applications with all necessary comments legally evidenced our eligibility for USCIS authorities. She did an excellent job specially at the time of interview . We appreciate Mrs Rahgozar good efforts and debate with the officer and supervisor to get prove our rightfulness . We think she was an effective multiple task individual that as immigration lawyer. Ensured that all processes were completed in timely manner. Mrs Rahgozar would be an asset to any client and we recommend her for any endeavors she chosen to pursue In this respect.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob G.
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Great experience with Zahra Lakhani. She helped me out with a number of legal issues and concerns that I had that included real estate contracts, my personal will, and even helped with a traffic ticket. The law firm has expertise in many different areas. Unlike other lawyers that show up to court or nickel and dime you for every question, you get a real person to work with you, help you thru all your questions, and show you the process.

Bob K.
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Mr. Brewer has handled several real estate transactions for me including purchasing property from an individuals, as well as some deed issues. I have found him very knowledgeable, quick to respond, upfront and forthcoming about what could and could not be done. I appreciated his frankness, as not to waste time. He was easy to work with, and always available when I had questions. He has earned my respect and business.

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I specialize in real estate, legal services and office administration. I am an executive administrative assistant and a mortgage specialist. I work on loan closings, escrow and notary services, and contract mortgage processing.

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My practice includes both Texas and federal tax planning, as well as defense of tax collection activities and tax controversies and business planning and formation (entity formation, as well as shareholder, partnership or LLC-operating agreements, and buy-sell agreements). Additionally, I assist with estate planning, probate litigation and administration, guardianship litigation and administration, trust drafting and administration, business transactions (including some securities work), real estate transactions, and litigation under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and the Rehabilitiation Act of 1973. I have assisted businesses and families that own businesses in a number of forums, including state and federal district court, US tax court, before-arbitration panels, and in US bankruptcy court (representing both debtors and creditors).

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I have 30 years of residential and commercial real estate experience. I have represented virtually every mortgage lender and title company in the State of Texas throughout my legal career.

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I am a Houston real estate attorney handling purchases, sales, financing documents and negotiation, industrial, office and retail lease drafting and negotiation for landlord and tenant/mechanic's liens, foreclosures, formation of corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, contracts, and other business-related legal services.

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I am an experienced attorney with focus on real estate, wills and estate planning, and transactional contracts.

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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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Houston, TX

  • Work type
    Forclosure
  • Service type
    Representation
  • Details
    We owner financed a property to a couple in Houston They have vacated the property for nearly a year. I cant get them to sign anything to get the property back so we will have to foreclose I believe all paperwork can be faxed
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