Diane Shapiro Richer is a principal in Ober|Kaler's Real Estate and Finance Groups and brings thirty years of experience in real estate financings and other real estate transactions.... more
Diane Shapiro Richer is a principal in Ober|Kaler's Real Estate and Finance Groups and brings thirty years of experience in real estate financings and other real estate transactions. She represents real estate investment trusts (REITs), private developers, construction and permanent lenders, retailers, non-profits, and others in a wide range of real estate matters. Diane counsels banks and oth... view profile
Real estate attorneys deal with the many laws and practice areas associated with land ownership issues. For example, a commercial real estate attorney knows which laws apply to commercial transactions for construction/development projects (such as condo construction), or land use/zoning projects (such as subdividing a parcel of land for development), or real property issues (such as financing a large land purchase). Likewise, residential real estate lawyers help you buy a home, or prevent you from losing your home in foreclosure. They also know how residential tenancy laws work and can advise you of your rights as a tenant. With so many types of real estate attorneys, it is important to find a specialist who does the work you need.