Real Estate Attorney Fees

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Can range in the hundreds per hour.

Have your questions prepared ahead of time to get the most out of the minutes. If they believe it will lead to more business they might cut you a deal or give you  a freebie for time.

This is consult. If you are talking taking through a whole transaction, litigation, or clearing title issues etc. that can run into thousands to tens of thousands depending on what it is. If you want the attorney to render a legal opinion in writing expect to pay for it.

James is right about the range. It will depend on area of the country and level of expertise. All I can add is that it can really be worth it. In 2005 one hour with the right real estate attorney saved us 40,000. This past year one hour with an attorney specializing in 1031 exchanges helped all parties find common ground and see a way through on two deals worth over 12 million. There are other places to cut costs--even when you're someone like me that actively reads legal documents and is willing to spend days on research. Best wishes for whatever matter you need help with.

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