Real Estate Legal Services Northern Virginia
Other Legal Services
Adam Engel is an attorney admitted to the bar in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Adam’s practice of law is centered on real estate transactions, providing services for buyers, sellers and investors. He also provides general business legal services and ancillary legal services related to real estate transactions. His professional goal is simple: to facilitate flawless and timely legal transactions and settlements for his clients. In addition to his extensive real estate settlement practice, he provides legal expertise and services related to both real estate and general business matters.
Deed Creation/ Writing
The transfer of a property’s title is made by a deed — a written instrument that conveys an interest in real property from a grantor to a grantee. Different deeds provide various levels of protection to the grantee, and the obligations of a grantor are determined by the form of the deed.
Regulated by applicable state law, deeds should not be created casually. A deed that contains errors — even simple ones such as a misspelling — can have a significant financial impact or unnecessarily delay completion of any legal transfer. Because deeds are important legal documents that affect ownership interests and rights, you should always consult a qualified attorney when transferring property.
Transfer of property is not limited to real estate; it may include personal possessions or items that have been repossessed, for example. With his expertise in real estate settlement issues and his deep knowledge about the legal transfer of all kinds of property, Adam researches, develops and writes error-free deeds across a broad range of applications, including:
- Grant Deed
- Quit Claim Deed
- Deeds of Trust
- Deed to Secure Debt
- Zero Consideration Deeds
- Gift Deeds
- General Warranty Deeds
- Special Warranty Deeds
- Deeds with Limited or no Warranties
- Bargain and Sale Deeds
- Deeds held by Trusts
- Deeds of Trust
- Reconveyance Deeds
- Trustee’s Deeds
- Deeds Executed by Courts
- Administrator Deeds
- Executor Deeds
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is written authorization for someone to represent or act on another’s behalf in a private affair, or a business or other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent.
A Limited Power of Attorney for Sale of Real Estate is an effective way to authorize your lawyer to facilitate your real estate transactions. It is especially helpful if you are unable to be present during the sale or purchase of property. Adam’s deep commitment to an ethical, robust and error-free transaction and his expertise in real estate law make him the ideal attorney for single or multiple property conveyance.
His deep understanding of District of Columbia and Virginia law and his unfailing attention to his client’s expectations and circumstances means he can be your dedicated and expert agent in non-real estate matters, as well.
Business Legal Services
Virginia and the District of Columbia enjoy a robust economy and increasing opportunities for businesses and agencies of all types. Business formation and operating agreements are complex and subject to broad legal oversight. If you are considering creating a new business or moving your existing business to this region, or are planning to renegotiate an existing contract, you need expert legal guidance throughout the process to ensure that your business meets local, state and federal compliance standards.
Adam’s thorough understanding of District and Virginia law, together with his unfailing attention to each detail of every legal transaction he negotiates on behalf of his clients, ensures that your decision to establish a healthy business entity will be managed according to the highest standards.
Contracts and Agreements
An agreement is any understanding or arrangement reached between two or more parties. A contract is a specific type of agreement that, by its terms and elements, is legally binding and enforceable in a court of law.
When agreeing parties have a time-proven relationship and share a considerable degree of trust, the use of a non-contract agreement may be sufficient. The advantage of contracts is that they specify the exact terms that the contracting parties have agreed upon and, in the event that one or more parties fail to fulfill their obligations, are a guide for a court of law to determine the proper remedy for the injured party or parties.
Contracts are advisable in any official business or commercial matter because of the added protection they provide. In either case, Adam can help you attain the outcome that best protects your interests.
Adam Engel, Managing Partner at Prime Title & Escrow
Everyone who is involved in the closing process—the sellers, buyers, listing agent, buyers agent, lenders and the real estate settlement attorney—are all dependent on the resources of the settlement company.
Adam Engel is proud to act as a real estate settlement attorney for Prime Title & Escrow, LLC, a leading title and settlement company in the Washington, D.C. region. As a principal and settlement agent, Adam is able to leverage Prime’s mobile settlement capabilities to bring the settlement table to you and your clients. Prime Title & Escrow operates on the principles of neutrality, transparency and professionalism. Learn more about Prime Title & Escrow.
Adam Engel offers significant real-world real estate title and settlement expertise and vast experience. His single goal is to provide a flawless, stress-free settlement transaction that leaves everyone — buyer, seller, real estate agents and loan officers — feeling confident and happy. He focuses on being a dependable, valuable and flexible partner to his real estate agent and individual clients, and will be sure to listen to your concerns and ensure all questions are researched and answered in a time-sensitive fashion.
Contact Adam today to discuss how he can help increase your and your clients’ satisfaction with the real estate closing process, each and every settlement. Call him at 703-552-4155, email him or fill out his contact form.