Real estate law covers the purchase and sale of residential or commercially zoned land and structures. If you’re considering buying or selling property in Virginia or North Carolina, the experienced real estate attorneys at Alperin Law can mitigate the risk associated with making wrong or uniformed legal decisions. Real Estate Lawyer Alperin Law

Why Working With a Real Estate Attorney Is Preferable to Using a Title or Escrow Company

While there are many states that require the use of an attorney in a real estate transaction, Virginia law lets buyers and sellers choose whether they want to use an attorney or a title and escrow company to handle their real estate settlement.

In comparison to real estate attorneys, title and escrow companies offer a much more limited service. They are only concerned with making sure the title gives you a clear legal right to the property you’ve purchased. Title and escrow companies thrive on cookie-cutter deals that involve boilerplate, pre-printed real estate contracts. The attorneys at Alperin Law can spot issues that can either kill the deal or create expensive and time-consuming problems after the closing has been completed.

When you want legal advice and accountability, a real estate attorney is the only logical choice. It’s also the financially smart move since an attorney can do double duty as a title agent without charging you miscellaneous “junk” fees associated with a title or escrow company.

Get the Help You Need to Protect Your Investment

Alperin Law’s real estate attorneys assist clients with every stage of a residential or commercial transaction. We can:

Prepare and review documents.

Our real estate attorneys can prepare and review any documents necessary to complete the transaction such as mortgage documents, title documents, or purchase agreements.

Assist with obtaining financing.

When your purchase is being financed, your real estate attorney will handle documents related to the loan such as the federal HUD-1 Form and related transfer of funds documentation for your lender.

Keep you informed as the transaction progresses.

Alperin Law offers a convenient online closing portal where you can upload documents, view crucial information about your transaction, and communicate with your attorney in a secure environment.

Negotiate the terms of a deal.

Real estate attorneys are recognized as expert negotiators. If needed, your attorney can negotiate the terms and conditions of your real estate deal by working with the other attorneys, developers, brokers, and investors involved in the transaction.

Attend the closing.

If you’re buying property, your attorney can attend the closing to ensure that the transfer is legal, binding, and completed in your best interest. Alperin Law has multiple convenient locations for conducting closings in Virginia and North Carolina. If needed, we can even close in your office or your home.

Represent you in a dispute.

In a perfect world, all real estate transactions would proceed smoothly. However, if there is a dispute related to issues such as the chain of title or a lot line problem, your attorney can represent your interests and work towards a solution that will allow the transaction to continue. If needed, Alperin Law will take the issue to court on your behalf.

Provide peace of mind.

Buying or selling real estate is one of the most complicated financial decisions a person will ever make. Our experienced attorneys are readily available to answer your questions and guide you through the process to provide the peace of mind you need to complete the transaction with confidence.

Do You Need A Real Estate Lawyer? Discover the Alperin Law Advantage

At Alperin Law, our staff is available seven days a week should you have questions related to residential or commercial real estate transactions in Virginia or North Carolina. Contact us online, or call our Virginia Beach office directly at 757.490.3500 to learn how we can be of service. We serve all communities in Eastern Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Isle of Wight County, Hampton, the Eastern Shore and Northeastern North Carolina, including Currituck, Elizabeth City, and the Outer Banks.


Scott Alperin
Experienced Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney Serving Virginia Beach Area Clients Since 1994.