What qualifications should a lawyer have?
Theoretically any lawyer in Ontario is qualified to handle real estate transactions because all lawyers had to pass the Bar Admission Course in Real Estate in order to become lawyers. From a practical point of view, I would suggest that you would want a lawyer for whom real estate consists of at least 20-25 % of his or her practice. I say this because there is a risk that a lawyer doing less real estate than this will not have the internal systems and procedures in place to handle the transaction smoothly and efficiently.