What is the Role of a Real Estate Lawyer?

By January 17, 2020 Real Estate
What is the Role of a Real Estate Lawyer?

A real estate lawyer performs numerous functions within the rubric of real estate law. In fact, though we at Provident Law provide a full slate of real estate law services, there are many in this area of law who sub-specialize. And it’s important to get a real estate lawyer involved in a transaction well before it occurs—because the concept of land ownership is defined almost entirely by specific terms of art with which a layperson may be unfamiliar.

When you’re investing in a real estate purchase, a real estate attorney is there to help in evaluating deeds and title, as well as the terms of the contracts that create the parameters of what is bought and sold. When involved early in the process, a real estate attorney can aid a buyer in avoiding various pitfalls that can derail the sale or result in a purchaser being unable to use the purchase for their intended purpose. While real estate agents are helpful to a point in dealing with contracts, real estate attorneys are more deeply versed in the ins and outs of legal instruments, not to mention at identifying  legal issues with the property that even experienced agents may miss.

A real estate attorney can examine and determine issues with a property’s title, and can even cure defects found in title, ensuring that a purchaser gains free and clear use of their new property.

When you’re making a complex sale of real property, such as selling properties with many owners or liens, a real estate lawyer can manage the details.

Basically, a real estate lawyer is a valuable ally at every stage of a real estate transaction.

Which is to say, whether you’re looking to either sell or buy a home in Phoenix or anywhere else in the state of Arizona, you’ll need an experienced attorney with strong scruples by your side. At Provident Law, our real estate attorneys represent parties on either side of real estate and financing transactions, including buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders, borrowers, trustees, guarantors, shareholders, partners, and others. We structure, negotiate and document a variety of real estate and financing transactions, including leases, purchase and sale agreements, loans and development agreements for a variety of commercial and residential projects. Contact us if you’d like us to give you a hand.

Christopher J. Charles is the founder and Managing Partner of Provident Law ®. He is a State Bar Certified Real Estate Specialist and a former “Broker Hotline Attorney” for the Arizona Association of REALTORS ® (the “AAR”). Mr. Charles holds the AV ® Preeminent Rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system which connotes the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He serves as an Arbitrator and Mediator for the AAR regarding real estate disputes; and he served on the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Jury Instructions Committee where he helped draft the Agency Instructions and the Residential Landlord/Tenant Eviction Jury Instructions.

Christopher is a licensed Real Estate Instructor and he teaches continuing education classes at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. He can be reached at Chris@ProvidentLawyers.com or at 480-388-3343.