Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Florida

If I buy a house in Sarasota,FL, does the lawyer doing the closing have to live/work in that town? - A lawyer from a different town (approx 1.5 hours drive away) would probably be cheaper.

Asked on 5/19/13, 7:17 pm

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David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.


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Answered on 5/20/13, 2:54 am

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

No requirement that the attorney be in the same town. Most of these closings can be done by email and fax and overnight. I have handled closings in different counties without a problem.

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Answered on 5/20/13, 7:26 am

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