Find a Lawyer: Don’t wait until you finally find a deal to start looking for your lawyer. You will not have sufficient time to really explore the opportunities. Once you find a deal you like, things move rather swiftly and you might not really have the time to make sure the lawyer you select will meet your needs and is someone that will give your deal the attention it deserves. Be wary of the attorney your broker always uses- Just be sure he or she is “your lawyer” rather than the brokers. Find out if your lawyer will treat your deal as an “assembly line” product or if he or she will truly pay attention to the oddities of your particular deal.