RE Law Has Become Much More Than Deals And Dirt

By Kaitlin Ugolik (April 10, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A growing number of real estate attorneys have found they must expand their expertise in order to thrive in a sector increasingly intertwined with other areas of the law, such as environmental, insurance, tax and energy.

The realm of real estate law has changed drastically over the last 30 years or so, as the number of laws and regulations affecting the industry — both directly and indirectly — has skyrocketed in the wake of environmental and financial crises.

Gone are the days of being a "pure" real estate attorney; now, practitioners say they must build a broader base of knowledge encompassing...

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