Do I Need a Real Estate Law Attorney?
What Northern California Consumers Need to Know About Working With a Real Estate Lawyer
Real estate law is a branch of civil law that covers the right to possess, use, and enjoy land and the buildings that are on it. Real estate may be commercial or residential, and can be owned by one person but used by another through rental agreements. Land may be bought or sold, or passed between family members, or may be owned by more than one person.
California and local governments have rules concerning the purposes for which land may be used, such as local zoning and environmental laws.
An experienced Northern California real estate lawyer can help with:
- Document drafting
- Transaction reviews
- Among others…
To learn more about hiring an attorney, read our Guide to Hiring a Lawyer section.
If you are considering hiring an attorney, you should consider talking with several before choosing one. To search for real estate lawyers in Northern California, begin now by browsing our law firm directory, or click on your county link on this page to search for the firms closest to you. To learn more about real estate law, go to our Learn About California Real Estate Law section.