Blogs

5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Business Attorney

Are you in need of a business attorney? Whether you’re starting your own business, entering into a business merger, or you have any other business-related legal matter, you need a knowledgeable, experienced business attorney. Business law can be complicated depending on the situation. It’s important to ensure that you and your business are legally covered and prepared for anything that could happen. Now that you know you need one, how do you find a good business attorney? Look for these 5 things.  Hire an Attorney Who Specializes in Business Law. It matters what type of lawyer you hire. Some attorneys may claim to be able to do it all, but you need one who has [...]

By |February 15th, 2021|Categories: Business Law|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why You Need a Will

As the saying goes, “nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” Despite this, most people don’t have a will because they don’t want to contemplate what will happen when they pass away. It’s uncomfortable to be sure, and that’s why an estimated 70 percent of Americans don’t have a will. If you fall into this category, it’s time to contact our estate planning attorneys in Austin and get started. Here’s why you need a will. 1. A Will Lets You Decide How Your Estate is Handled Your will is legally binding, which means there’s no question about who inherits what and no doubt about whether your wishes will be carried out. You can choose [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|Categories: Estate Planning|0 Comments

Austin’s Residential Real Estate is Red Hot

Austin’s residential real estate is Red Hot. The latest report from the Austin Board of Realtors showcases the market's resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic and demand for homes continues to be very strong - breaking sales records month after month.  Austin has been the fastest-growing major metro in the country for over 10 years and continues to increase. Not only are companies moving to Austin (example: Tesla) but people are relocating from other states, such as California and New York. The continued population explosion remains a major storyline for the Central Texas economy and is reshaping everything, including real estate transactions. The way consumers are buying and selling residential real estate is changing and continuing [...]

By |December 28th, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Real Estate Attorney in Austin?

Even when a real estate attorney isn’t required for a particular transaction, it’s a good idea to have one to look out for your interests. Whether you’re buying a home or selling a home, leasing an office space or building a new location for your business, real estate attorneys make sure there are no loose ends or loopholes. You may consider yourself savvy in business, but the consequences of signing a bad contract are simply too great to risk it. Still, many people decide not to hire attorneys because they’re worried about the cost. How much does it cost to hire a real estate attorney? Is it worth it? Here’s what you should know. The [...]

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments

What Does a Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Do?

Commercial real estate lawyers perform many of the same duties as attorneys who focus on residential real estate—they work on transactions between buyers and sellers, handle issues with title, review contracts, and negotiate with lenders. So what does a commercial real estate lawyer do that makes them different? The main difference between these two real estate law specialties is that commercial real estate law requires a depth of knowledge in a few key areas that are specific to businesses. Our Austin commercial real estate lawyers have experience working with local businesses, developers, and property management firms to assist them in all aspects of real estate law, from transactions to litigation. Here are some of the [...]

By |November 11th, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments

What Does an Attorney Do at a Real Estate Closing?

Is it worth it to hire a real estate attorney when you’re buying or selling a property in Texas? What do real estate attorneys do? We know many Austin-area residents ask themselves these questions. While in a straightforward transaction, an attorney might not be needed, there’s no way of knowing if your purchase or sale will go off without a hitch or if there are major complications headed your way. That’s why it makes sense to hire a real estate attorney for any transaction. Here’s what real estate attorneys do for a closing. Examining the Title One of the most complex pieces of any real estate transaction is examining the title. This happens behind the [...]

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments

Does Loan Modification Stop Foreclosure?

If you’re facing foreclosure, you may feel hopeless, but the reality is that there’s a lot you can do to stay in your home. One of the most effective ways to stop foreclosure is with a loan modification. Here’s what you need to know. What Is a Loan Modification? A loan modification (also known as a mortgage modification) allows you to renegotiate the terms of your loan with your lender. The goal is to come to an agreement that makes your monthly mortgage payments more affordable so you can keep your home and your lender doesn’t have to go through the process of foreclosure. How Can a Mortgage Be Modified? There are several ways in [...]

By |September 30th, 2020|Categories: Loan Modification|0 Comments

What to Look for in a Real Estate Attorney

Hiring a real estate attorney is much like hiring any other professional—you ask around, you look at reviews, you do your research, and you make a decision. Of course, the difference with an attorney is that the stakes are much higher than with a painter or lawn service, which is why the “do your research” portion of the process should involve a little more work. You can always repaint your bedroom ceiling, but you can’t un-sign a contract! If you’re not sure where to start, we can help. Here’s what to look for in a real estate attorney. Find Someone With the Experience You Need First, we’ll assume you’ve already covered the basics of vetting [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Categories: Loan Modification|0 Comments

Can A Lawyer Help With Loan Modification?

What Is a Loan Modification? There are several possible options when you’ve either fallen behind on your mortgage or your home is being foreclosed on. One of the best solutions is a loan modification. Loan modifications rewrite your current mortgage to change its terms and make it more affordable for you. Unlike many other solutions, loan modification programs are permanent—they’re not a temporary decrease in payments, but long-term solutions that lower your monthly payments for good. This is accomplished through renegotiating your interest rate, forbearing part of the principal balance, or extending the loan term. A loan modification is best for homeowners who have the ability to make mortgage payments, but can no longer afford [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Categories: Loan Modification|0 Comments

How Do You Transfer A House Title To Another Person?

There are many reasons why you might want to transfer a house title to another person, but there’s only one way to accomplish it: through a deed. The process of navigating property deeds and titles can be confusing, but with an experienced attorney working on your behalf, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what you need to know about transferring a house title. What Is a House Title? A property or house title is a legal document that stipulates the owner (or owners) of a property. It’s essentially the physical proof that you hold giving you the right to use and occupy the property in question. Most people only think about their house titles when [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments