The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) seeks to promote high standards and ethics for real estate lawyers, as well as improve and reform real estate practice. Areas of real estate law include real estate transactions, disputes in real estate contracts, issues of ownership and tenancy, insurance issues, bankruptcy issues, and land use.
The organization seeks to continually inform its members of developments and issues within the real estate practice. ACREL also publishes educational materials available to the public and to the rest of the Bar on matters pertaining to real estate law. The organization also sometimes participates in policy discussions.
Membership in the organization is by invitation only. Lawyers with a strong practice in real estate law who have a positive reputation and are committed to the improvement of real estate law may be extended an invitation. The organization rigorously screens potential members.
Lawyer Legion maintains a national directory of real estate law attorneys which includes both ACREL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a real estate law attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the ACREL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for ACREL fellows who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with the ACREL.
Use this directory to find a real estate law attorney in your local area. Start by choosing your state from the list below.
Members of ACREL are known as "Fellows" and must be invited to join and then elected to the organization. Lawyers who have earned their fellowship with the organization have demonstrated outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.