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Finding the Right Real Estate Attorney for Lease Negotiation

An attorney is often needed in commercial real estate leasing deals to review landlord drafts and help in the negotiation process. Attorneys who work with small businesses usually have knowledge of or experience with commercial leases. Here are some important considerations to think about when choosing a Boulder real estate attorney.

Boulder Real Estate Attorney Lease Negotiation

Screening Process for Attorney Selection

After you have gathered enough information about attorneys and narrowed down your list, you should then contact Boulder real estate attorneys to set up appointments for free consultations. One of the first questions to ask is if the attorney will personally represent you or assign the case to an associate attorney.

Part of your decision on a real estate attorney will likely involve costs for reviewing and negotiating leases. You should shop around and compare prices before making a final decision. But, you will be at a disadvantage if you sacrifice experience for price, so it’s best to select from a pool of candidates who each have plenty of experience in commercial leasing.

Also Read: How an Attorney Can Help During Real Estate Closings

Deeper Questions

Another key area of concern should be the attorney’s availability. Will you be able to call the attorney anytime you want to ask a question or will he or she be tied up with other cases? It’s good to know if the attorney answers emails quickly or at all.

You should also find out if the attorney represents both commercial landlords and small business tenants. Attorneys who only represent landlords may prefer to protect their relationships with landlords rather than challenge them.

It’s good to know how many cases the attorney has handled that relate to real estate law. Ideally, it should be an area of expertise.

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Conclusion

Real estate business cases typically involve plenty of documentation, so make sure you bring all the documents that relate to your case when meeting with a Boulder real estate attorney. Select the attorney that brings you the best value after considering their experience, knowledge and how they handle cases.

To discuss more in this, call us at (360) 296-0344 for our Bellingham, WA attorney, and at (303) 448-8801 for our Boulder, CO real estate attorney. You can also fill out our Contact Form here.

Keating and Lyden

Keating & Lyden LLC was founded by attorneys-at-law, Robert J. Keating, and Thomas P. Lyden and is based in Boulder, Colorado, and Bellingham, Washington. The attorneys specialize in providing legal advice in real estate matters to businesses and individuals pertaining to real estate management and operation including: tenancy in common agreements, partition agreements, real estate financing, homeowner’s associations and land use issues. They also provide the highest quality legal services to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

4 thoughts on “Finding the Right Real Estate Attorney for Lease Negotiation”

  1. I’m glad you mentioned how you should look for a real estate attorney that can answer your emails in a timely manner. It is important to remember that doing this can help you stay up to date on how your case is developing and what you need to do to help it along. My parents were talking about how they needed to find an attorney that could help with their property, so I’ll share your page with them.

  2. Your recommendation to set up appointments with potential real estate attorneys once you’ve researched the differed options and narrowed down the list would be important. If you meet them in person, you’d probably be able to ask questions about their services and talk about your situation in order to determine if they can help. When talking about your situation, you’d probably want to mention any concerns you have or anything that is confusing you, so that you can make sure they’ll be able to provide you the services you need.

  3. I’ve been looking for a good real estate attorney, and I think that being able to get some tips would be good. I’m glad you talked about being able to look for availability, which I would think is important. I’m going to have to do some research and try to find a good real estate attorney who is available to help us!

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