It is important to have a Civil Litigation Attorney that has trial experience. Do not get fooled by thinking that all litigators have trial experience. Trial experience can play a big role in your success in civil litigation as each case tells a different story. If you don’t know what to expect in the courtroom, how can you properly asses the case? How do you know what to ask for during discovery? How do you know that accepting a settlement might be the wrong move? Having a team behind you that knows what to do in these situations is why it is so beneficial to have a competent civil attorney. Outcomes rely on many different factors, but our civil attorneys will represent you at every step in the process.
Civil litigation is the process where a Civil Litigation Attorney conducts trial work on behalf of a client in non-criminal lawsuits, usually in a dispute regarding private rights. A civil attorney will represent a client in pursuing or defending a lawsuit to accomplish the client’s agenda. It requires more than just filing paperwork, knowledge in a specific area of law, and trial experience to be a great civil litigator. An elite civil attorney must have a high level understanding of the law in order to build customized cases and form creative arguments. They must have a psychological understanding of people, the ability to read body language, and know how to successfully maneuver through the politics of judges and opposing attorneys. The civil attorney must be charismatic when pleading a case to persuade a jury in the courtroom and have the ability to improvise under pressure. Civil litigation is more than just presenting the facts, it is an art form that we excel at!
The second option is to get a title commitment. A title commitment is typically only ordered after a contract has been escrowed through a title company. A title commitment will state what the terms of the title policy would be, title defects the title company has found, and what requirements would need to be completed to issue a title policy. A title policy will insure title from title defects that may have been in place prior to a buyer purchasing the property.
Unfortunately, a title commitment is not typically conducted until you have a property under contract and it can typically take up to 2 weeks to be provided. This can prevent you from acting fast on a real estate investment. In real estate, time is of the essence, and a matter of hours could mean losing a deal.
Deciding which tool to use will depend on the type of transaction you are utilizing. Regardless of which option you choose, it is imperative that you conduct title work to ensure efficiency in evaluating properties, prevent liability, and maintain your reputation as a real estate professional. Who wants to spend countless hours on a transaction to later find out there are title defects that could have been discovered earlier in the process?