Q Question: How do I choose the best lawyer to handle my Italian case?
A Answer: It goes without saying that you should never underestimate the importance of finding the right lawyer for your individual case. However this is easier said than done as a so-called “general practitioner” may be an excellent lawyer yet have little to no experience in the particular area of your concern. This could mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful outcome.
If you refine your search to find the best Italian lawyer to assist you with a specific case you may have in Italy you will find yourself faced with some 250,000 Italian lawyers all vying for your attention!
Within this pool of Italian legal expertise, there are probably fewer than 25,000 lawyers who possess sufficient training and experience in domestic and international real estate to help an aspiring property buyer overseas.
This figure can be whittled down further if you are looking for bi-lingual expert legal help in, say, represent you in a legal Court dispute or unravelling the succession of an estate comprised of Italian assets. So specialisation is key.
Here is a checklist to assist you in refining your search;
- Define what sector you require legal help in and focus on lawyers who specialise in it.
- Narrow down your search by finding those lawyers who have been in practice for a minimum of 5 years.
- Check their reviews and look for lawyers who have worked on legal problems that are similar to yours.
- Ensure that from your first contact with a lawyer you feel comfortable working with them, personal dynamics are key.
- Insist on clarity and regular updates. You should never be made to feel intimidated or out of your depth. You should feel in control of the situation throughout.
Studio Legale Metta is grounded in the Italian legal sector and since setting up our international branch in 2004 our focus has centred on providing rapid and accurate bi-lingual assistance that bridges international cultures and underlines our deep understanding of the complex Italian legal system.
Our firm specialises in assisting foreign clients with legal matters throughout Italy. Our international expertise is extensive and our lawyers have established proven procedures that enable our clients to achieve extraordinary outcomes without having to travel to Italy.
We would be more than happy to discuss your particular case to define whether we would be a fit to your needs.
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