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Why You Need A Real Estate Attorney

As anyone who has bought or sold a home can attest, this process can be complicated and involve a lot of confusing paperwork. Small or overlooked things can cause serious headaches for parties on either side of the transaction. An attorney who is experienced in real estate law can identify potential issues and help ensure that the transaction is carried out as smoothly as possible.

I am Paul R. Idlas, a lawyer located in Grayslake, Illinois. I provide representation to both buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions. To find out how I can protect your interests during one of the most significant transactions you will ever make, call me at 847-986-8862 for an initial consultation.

Avoiding Unclear Terms

Whether you are buying or selling, a real estate agent will usually provide you with a lot of preprinted, standardized documents. The customary wisdom is that these forms are comprehensive enough to cover nearly any contingency or can be easily changed to fit different circumstances. The truth is, there is no document that can take every possibility into account. A lawyer can help review, explain and amend any document to help protect your interests as either a buyer or a seller.

Title Searches

Understanding what is involved in the title to a property is essential to avoid unpleasant surprises. You may not realize that there is an easement on your property until someone begins to build on or gain access to what you thought was yours. I can review the title to determine if there are any exceptions, easements or encumbrances that may complicate a sale or purchase. I can also address and explain your options if zoning is expected to be a problem.


The closing process should be simple. However, it can quickly become confusing for either side, especially if one side is represented by an attorney and the other is not. I can be present at the closing, answer any questions you may have and ensure that you do not give up your rights or interests during this important meeting.

Contact Me For Real Estate Legal Representation In Lake County

If you are buying or selling real estate in the Lake County area, ensure that you are legally protected throughout the process. To schedule an initial consultation, call me at 847-986-8862 or contact me online.

With more than 30 years of bankruptcy law experience, I can help you with all of your bankruptcy troubles.