Real Estate Lawyers

Lawyers who specialize in legal issues regarding real estate are called real estate lawyers or real estate attorneys. They provide advice on title and deed transfers, mortgage contracts, financing options, and other real estate topics. Real estate lawyers handle private, industrial, and commercial holdings. The American College of Real Estate Lawyers is a national organization that promotes high professional standards in the practice of real estate law.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Real Estate Attorneys
Duties Represent clients in matters relating to real estate; provide advice on title and deed transfers, mortgage contracts, financing options, and other real estate topics; file lawsuits; defend clients against lawsuits; attend court hearings and depositions
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in urban areas, but jobs can be found throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Law Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Government
  • Speech
Experience Experience as a real estate law intern highly recommended
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Research
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Partner or General Counsel
  • Junior Partner
  • Real Estate Lawyer
  • Law Clerk
  • Paralegal

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