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Real Estate, Bankruptcy, and Business Law FAQs for Howard A. Birmiel

Turn to an experienced Northern Virginia lawyer

To get answers to your real estate, bankruptcy, or business law questions, contact Howard A. Birmiel, Attorney at Law. Our initial phone consultation is free.

Should I use the settlement company that my real estate agent recommended?

A settlement company recommended by your real estate agent is likely to have a connected relationship to the transaction, which does not put your interests first.  But Howard Birmiel remains independent, and does not seek to profit from referrals that increase the cost to the consumer.  Our firm's fees for services, including real estate settlement fees and title services, are routinely less than connected competition. Purchasers and sellers can enjoy the benefit of an experienced real estate attorney while paying less.

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Why not use the do-it-yourself business formation kits online?

Your business is unique and should not be shoehorned into a set of generic forms. When you work with the office of attorney Howard Birmiel, we give you personalized legal guidance in your business formation. Our law firm gets to know you and your goals so we can provide you with informed legal counsel. Once your business is underway, we continue our relationship with you as your legal advisors. Our staff is here to help you with everything from routine matters such as lease renewals to complex concerns such as partner dispute litigation.

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Will I lose my home if I file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Not necessarily. The sale of your home would typically not generate enough money to benefit your mortgage lender. If Chapter 7 relief from your other debts allows you to resume monthly mortgage payments, then the mortgage lender will usually prefer to give you the chance to pay back the loan. However, if you have a lot of equity in your house then your creditor may want to take it. If that is that case, we advise you of your options for keeping your home. 

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