Real Estate

How to Choose a Commercial Real Estate Attorney

Anyone considering an investment in commercial real estate, either for the opening of a business or for the sake of investing itself, can benefit from the expert assistance of a commercial real estate attorney. 

For starters, commercial real estate is much different from residential real estate. There are complex laws and guidelines and some states even require buyers to have an attorney on their side for certain transactions. Even if it isn’t required, though, it’s still a good idea to have an attorney you can trust to help you through the process. 

How do you go about finding that person? Here’s what you need to know. 

Ask Around 

A lawyer is someone that you want to know will be able to provide the assistance you need. What better way to guarantee that you’re getting a reliable real estate attorney than to get a referral from someone else? You might not know a lot of people who are involved with commercial real estate, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to ask. 

Compare Their Experience to Your Needs 

It’s important to find an experienced attorney to handle your commercial real estate needs. Of course, there are different areas of practice within this field, along with different areas of expertise. Depending on what you need, find a commercial real estate attorney that has the matching experience. That way, you know you have someone who can do the job. 

Check Their Licensing and Credentials

You shouldn’t just assume that attorneys are properly licensed and credentialed because they say they are. This information should be available on their website (or elsewhere), or they should provide it to you on request. Make sure that you’re working with commercial real estate attorneys that are licensed in your state. If anyone is hesitant to give you information about their credentials, consider that a warning that you should probably look elsewhere. 

Use the Free Consultation 

Finally, you should be taking full advantage of the free consultation that is offered to new clients who seek a commercial real estate attorney. This is your chance to:

  • Ask questions
  • See whether you get along 
  • Feel out their experience and what they might be able to do for you
  • Get more information about your transaction or situation

Speaking of free consultations, reach out to Gandhi Selim Law Firm for all of your commercial real estate and other business law needs. 

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