Real Estate Attorney
Job Description

Real Estate Attorney Job Description

Real Estate Attorney Job Overview

A real estate attorney is a licensed legal professional who provides legal services and counsel in property and real estate law. They consider all legal aspects of clients’ cases to provide sound legal advice. They direct complex due diligence and draft and review legal documents such as contracts, abstracts, and agreements to ensure they meet stringent requirements for risk, completion, and accuracy. A real estate attorney negotiates real estate transaction terms, facilitates the transfer of title, and interfaces with city boards and agencies to avoid legal issues. They represent their client at real estate closings, in real estate disputes, and real estate litigation. Real estate attorneys typically work in an office environment for law firms, title companies, or real estate development companies.

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Real Estate Attorney Job Summary

We’re seeking a skilled real estate attorney to join our team. Our ideal applicant will have 3 years of real estate litigation experience and strong knowledge of land use, title insurance, and business law. You must have a current license and exceptional negotiation, research, and communication skills. If you have a proven track record of favorable outcomes for your clients and you’re looking to move your career forward with a supportive company, please apply today!


Ashburn, VA

Real Estate Attorney Responsibilities

  • Consider all legal aspects of clients’ circumstances and desired outcome to provide sound legal advice to them
  • Conduct detailed due diligence, and inspect title examination, closing binder, and legal documents for legal risk, completion, and accuracy
  • Draft and review contracts, probate and trust documents, leases, financing statements, purchase and property management agreements, as well as title abstracts, summaries, and commitments, as required
  • Negotiate real estate transaction terms and conditions, and facilitate the transfer of title between borrowers, real estate agents, and title company
  • Represent client at real estate closings, in real estate disputes, and real estate litigation
  • Interface with city boards and agencies to avoid zoning legal issues and obtain permits
  • Manage paralegals, clerks, and other assistants

Real Estate Attorney Qualifications

  • Completion of accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree is required
  • Hold a current law license in the state and be a member of your local bar association
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a residential or commercial real estate attorney, as a transactional attorney, or as corporate counsel for a real estate development firm
  • Working knowledge of title insurance, land use, business law, property management, and residential and commercial real estate law, including litigation
  • Computer proficiency is needed
  • Exceptional negotiation, research, networking, and communication skills are desired

Real Estate Attorney Compensation

$78,551 (National Average)


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