Real estate attorneys are adopting more deal-making skills characteristic of their corporate counterparts, according to an article in the National Law Review. Real estate attorneys say clients that are buying and selling high-dollar, multi-property assets increasingly want a lawyer who not only understands how to access properties, but who can also play a role in crafting a transaction.
Most lawyers practice law on their own, either as practicing lawyers or in a law firm. For one to be a lawyer, he has to have a four year degree, must go through law school for three years, and has to excel in the written bar examination. Though these are the basic requirements for any prospective lawyer, the requirements may be different from state to state. Law schools are very competitive as far as admissions are concerned, so one has to be very articulate to be admitted. Every year there are many law school graduates that compete for the limited number of jobs in the legal industry.
Real estate funds partners of Ashurst join Goodwin Procter's London Office