Real Estate Attorney Job Description

A real estate attorney is a professional dealing with issues related to real estate and property - including home purchase transactions, foreclosure, the tenant-landlord relationship, neighbor disputes, land use regulation, trespassing, and much more. Real estate law covers a wide range of issues related to acquiring, financing, developing, constructing, leasing and selling commercial and residential real property of different kinds. Qualified real estate attorneys represent and help their clients in a range of residential and commercial real estate issues including real estate investment opportunities, acquisitions and sales, real estate construction and development, farm acquisitions and sales, landlord/tenant matters, leasing, land use, zoning, eminent domain, financing, refinancing, mortgages and foreclosures, and other real estate matters. Their aim is to protect clients for committing expensive mistakes, faults in the documents, errors in the figures and other problems that could lead to litigation or other expensive legal action. They also offer their expertise in real estate disputes, real estate broker issues construction defects and mechanics liens, and land use and zoning matters.

Lawyers can specialize in various subcategories of real estate law including: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, and Landlord-Tenant. Construction Law or Environmental Law are some other areas of law where the lawyers can specialize. A full understanding of real estate laws, statutes, relevant government agency releases, and court decisions is required.

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