About the Book

Real Estate Practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia was originally published in 1995 with Paul Pearlstein serving as the editor and, eventually, publisher. The book grew in both popularity and size. Today, it comes in two three-ring bound volumes together with a disc containing helpful forms. In 2010, Darrell Clark took over the editing and publishing responsibilities.

While the book remains very much a “cottage industry,” subscribers include the libraries of the local courts (state and federal), six law school libraries, the largest law firms in the area, real estate agencies, and title companies. Its popularity is a testament to the excellent authors who have spent years in practice in a particular real estate practice area.

The book is an attempt to cover some of the common real estate practice areas in the three adjoining jurisdictions of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The book will not replace specialty publications on any one topic. However it provides a single resource to allow an attorney to review an area of real estate practice and compare treatment of that subject in each jurisdiction. It is intended to be a useful “desk book” that will guide you through a real estate procedure and direct you to additional resources.

Updates for the book are offered annually (for a price). Most purchasers elect to receive the annual updates which are mailed in the first quarter of each year.
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