Phone (304) 262-0000
Proudly serving the seven eastern-most counties of West Virginia — including Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Hampshire, Mineral, Hardy and Grant counties.

We’ve helped with 50k real estate closings.

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Our Services

We serve as escrow officer or settlement agent for real estate closings and have handled tens of thousands. Most were for residential property but a significant minority were commercial property, including major industrial sites, multi-family residential, and retail. We can assist you with all types of real estate transactions no matter the type or financial scale.

  • We are licensed title insurance agents for First American Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
  • We are members of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and we follow its Best Practices.
  • We prepare documents for real estate matters: contracts, deeds, easements, title certifications, and covenants and restrictions for developments.
  • We prepare Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.
  • We prepare and file documents to create or modify business organizations: limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, and similar entities..

Borrower Purchase Transaction

Settlement or Closing Fee

$795

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Borrower Refinance Transaction

Settlement or Closing Fee

$695

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Seller

Settlement or Closing Fee

$495

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If Lender’s title insurance is required in connection with a closing that we are conducting, it must be added to such borrower fees as shown on Line 1101 of the HUD1 and will be computed and added when a loan amount is determined.

Our Process

Some bullet points about our process of providing legal services:

  • We handle Real Estate Transactions with teams of three employees (team roles are identified as Processor, Abstractor, and Attorney) and there is overlapping membership in several teams. So, if any member of a team is temporarily unavailable, a qualified substitute will step in. (Processors = Joe, Paige and Tara; Abstractors = Anton, Sarah and Randall; Attorneys = Randall and Sarah).
  • We have approximately a 1.3/1 Staff/Attorney ratio.
  • We provide an ALTA Best Practices Certification to clients if required.
  • We provide all legal services in-house.
  • We use PracticeMaster/TABS3 for Law Practice Management and Billing and Qualia for real estate transactional software / communication platform. (We provide this information because we investigate technology persistently and invest in software that most aligns with our values.)
  • Inquiries about law practice management and administration should be directed to Randall R. Conrad, II (the attorney responsible for this website).
  • Please understand that an engagement for legal services or advice may only be created if Conrad Legal Corporation provides written confirmation of such engagement to the client. Any communication by or through this website is subject to such limitation. And, anything communicated to us by or through this website may not be considered privileged or confidential – so alternative means of communication should be used.
  • Beware of wire fraud. It is common. If you are sending funds to our Firm via wire transfer, USE EXTREME CAUTION. Fraudulent impersonation is more difficult to identify than you may think. Please independently verify, by multiple sources, that any written or verbal instructions for wiring funds have been provided by Conrad Legal Corporation and not by an impersonator.

FAQS

  • Do I really need a realtor to buy or sell real estate?

    This is not legal advice; and depends on many factors all of which must align to negate the necessity to employ a realtor. Long story short, if you are asking this question, you need a realtor.

  • What is a “closing?”

    It is an event at a certain time and place where parties convene to transfer money or property in exchange for ownership of land. So, basically one party pays another party for a house. For legal reasons, in most states, this transfer occurs within a few minutes on the same day. There are many technicalities required to ensure that certain risks are minimized. Basically, the parties need assurance (or insurance, i.e. title insurance) that their expected benefit is actually conferred. And, it’s where you go to get paid for the house you are selling – or to get the keys to your new house!

  • What is an enhanced title insurance policy?

    Enhanced title insurance policies cost more and insure more than standard policies. The cost and additional coverages vary by insurer. Typical added coverages include: forgery after the date of the policy, structures encroaching onto your land, past failure to get a building permit, and certain others

  • Does a lawyer have to be at my closing?

    What is the big deal? The lady says she owns the house. Can’t I just give her a check and get a title or deed or whatever from her – and make sure she leaves the house empty of trash and all? Sure you can. It’s a free country (well, you know what I mean). But, if you do not have a lawyer signing something telling you that there are no other interested parties and that you are the legal owner (title certification), then the only safety net that you have if the Seller is intentionally or mistakenly misrepresenting ownership is the Seller. So, most reasonable people require a neutral third party (the lawyer) to investigate the ownership to make sure that what the Seller thinks or states is the ownership situation is actually true.


Our Affiliates

American Land Title
Old Republic Title
First American Title Insurance

Qualia powers our reliable Quoting Tool.

Click this link to get a quote for legal services, title insurance, and recording / transfer tax charges for your proposed transaction.

Please know that such Quote does not cover charges other than those listed and is not the same as a Loan Estimate, pro forma ALTA Settlement Statement or Closing Disclosure. (each of which are far superior in terms of providing financial information) (this Quoting Tool is more valuable to Loan Officers or Real Estate Agents who may be more comprehensively familiar with the process and forms)

About Conrad Legal

Our Values Statement

We know that the matters we handle are important. We challenge ourselves to consider the perspective of the clients, and to be mindful of both details and larger objectives. We are dedicated to communication, efficiency, and loyalty to the client’s wishes. We believe that how each individual client perceives our service matters greatly, and we are motivated to make each and every customer satisfied.