I'm living in New Hampshire seacoast area and looking for a lawyer specializing in real estate. What are the resources to find a good lawyer? What are some questions and things to consider when establishing a relationship with a lawyer?
Hi Ryan! As an investor who has had crappy advice from some real estate attorneys and great advice from others, it's certainly worth doing some due diligence on whoever you're considering. I have a couple in Manchester I can heartily recommend if you like. Hopefully you can get a few client testimonials and failing that, ask the local investor community for feedback on them, especially busy investors who are doing a lot of deals. Goes without saying you'd want them to specialize in the type of real estate you're considering. Have a 'if you were in my shoes as an investor, what things would you keep in mind' sort of conversation, so you can get a sense as to whether or not you're on the same page and if this is someone you want to do business with......
I highly recommend Judy Field out of Beverly MA, she is also licensed in NH. If you can't find her on google then definitely send me a message, good luck- very important piece to the puzzle !
A "real estate attorney" is a much broader term than you probably realize. Some specializations within real estate include:
Transactional (closing attorney)
Asset protection (setting up LLCs and trusts, and advising on the best structure)
Commercial real estate (Includes negotiating leases and P&S)
Perhaps you want to fill us in on exactly what you're looking for?