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.
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.
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.
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.
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