Real estate can be a tricky endeavor. A business deal can be upset by an unexpected clause or even a lawyer’s mistake. And while you may think the answer is obvious, it is not always easy to find an attorney that meets your expectations in such an over-saturated market. So here are a few tips and tricks to help find the right lawyer for your situation.

1. Experience is Key

While not all lawyers have specialized in real estate, it is essential that the one you choose does. This will ensure that your lawyer is up to date on all of the recent changes in laws, such as the new tax law. It also helps to find an attorney that has worked on cases similar to yours in the past. This way, you can be confident they know how to handle your case and get the best result possible.

2. Find a Local Lawyer with a National Reach

What better way to ensure that the lawyer you choose knows all of the ins and outs of your area than to get references from friends, neighbors, and family members. Having someone familiar with the area in which your property is located can be a huge asset. But you also want to make sure that your lawyer has the resources necessary to handle a case of any size.

3. Communication is Key

You want to find an attorney that you feel comfortable communicating with. This is especially important if your case is complex or if you have a lot of questions. A good lawyer will take the time to explain things in detail and make sure you understand every step of the process.

4. Check Their References

While you may be able to find an attorney’s name through a simple Google search, you want to make sure that they are who they say they are. You can read their online reviews before making a final decision. This will give you an idea of what other clients have thought of their experience and whether or not they would recommend them to others.

5. Free Consultation

A free consultation is a great way to get to know an attorney before you make a final decision. It also allows you to ask any questions that you may have, get a feel for their personality and see if you are comfortable working with them.

At Stone & Sallus, we practice real estate law and have a team of experienced lawyers that are ready to help you with your case. We offer free consultations so that you can get to know us and we can assess your situation. Visit our website at or give us a call at 310.889.0233 to schedule a consultation today.