Reliable & Informed Legal Advice
Why Choose The Legal Estate Group
The Legal Estate Group is a law firm based in Phuket, Thailand with experienced attorneys, both Thai and foreign. At the Legal Estate Group, we strive to provide people based in Thailand’s beautiful islands with the professional and reliable legal advice they would expect if they were living in a large city. We recognize that foreigners in Thailand may have an unfamiliarity with the legal system, so we aim to clearly explain procedures, alternatives, risks and benefits so that our clients can make informed decisions on all transactional and litigious matters.
We Offer a Wide Range
of Legal Services
Real estate transactions in Thailand are generally less regulated than transactions in more sophisticated jurisdictions. Except for certain minimum requirements for certain types of transactions, the contractual representations, warranties, and covenants that protect any given buyer are generally a matter of negotiation between the transacting parties. The extent to which a buyer is able to discover risks and mitigate risks is therefore largely a function of the buyer’s, or buyer’s representative’s, legal experience and expertise.
When a buyer expresses interest in proceeding with a real estate acquisition, it is important to move quickly so that completion of the deal is not jeopardized. Some of the ways we can help ensure deals close are to negotiate terms that make it difficult or costly for a buyer to withdraw from a deal, provide professional contracts to the buyer that do not require significant amendments and respond to due diligence inquiries with informed and solution-based answers, if necessary.
If you find yourself involved in a real estate dispute, our knowledge, research capabilities, experience with government officials and negotiating and litigation experience will put you in a better position to achieve your best outcome. Our goal is always to achieve a satisfactory solution without resorting to formal dispute resolution, but if it becomes necessary, you’ll be in steady hands. We won’t just handle your dispute – we’ll explain in detail the procedural and substantial elements of your dispute so you always have a full understanding of what is happening.
What are the typical fees?
Our fees are dependent upon the scope of work we are hired to carry out. Prior to you being charged fees, you will need to sign an engagement letter that clearly explains the work we will be performing, the fees for that work and the terms and conditions of our services. Depending on the nature of the work, our fees may be hourly, fixed at a certain price or some combination of the two.
What languages do your attorneys speak?
We have native-speaking English and Thai attorneys.
Do you handle matters not specified on this website?
Yes. Contact us to set up a free consultation and we’ll let you know if we can assist you. If we can’t, we’ll suggest firms that might have the expertise you need.
In which jurisdictions does your firm practice?
We are a Thai law firm specializing in Thai law. However, we also have attorneys qualified in Canada and the USA and can liaise with attorneys in other jurisdictions as necessary to help you achieve your objective.
Do you provide nominee shareholders?
No. We do not provide nominee shareholders.