Top Needham Residential Real Estate Attorneys Near You

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Booth Law, P.C.

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Needham, MA

Free Consultation

508-202-1709

At Booth Law, P.C., we do what we love: providing personalized service for every client along with expertise and efficiency.

Formerly of Haddleton & Associates, P.C., John S. Booth, Esq. proudly continues to represent his clients on Cape Cod and the Islands. Booth Law, P.C. represents clients in the areas of elder law and estate planning, tax, real estate, business and corporate law.  Attorney Booth understands the issues that your family or business may be facing. Don’t wait until …

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Levin and Levin, LLP

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Needham, MA

617-520-4981

Quality Legal Services In Quincy Since 1933

At Levin and Levin, LLP, full service means we offer experienced, effective legal counsel and advocacy in virtually every area of law. This can be a tremendous benefit to our clients as there are many times where a problem may involve more than one area of law. By offering a multi-faceted approach to the law, we are able to provide the comprehensive representation our …

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Residential Real Estate

Residential real estate transactions are regulated by state law and can involve a number of issues, such as easements, property lines, known and unknown faults with the home or the land. A home purchase is a contract between buyer and seller so other legal issues may be involved.

Do You Need a Residential Real Estate Lawyer?

Some states require a lawyer to be involved in the sale of a home. But even if your state does not have that requirement, it is still in your best interest to consult a Needham residential real estate lawyer. The lawyer can review the sales contract and the deed to prevent a legal issue arising later.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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