Being experts in hard money loans, we are sometimes asked if it’s a good idea to have a lawyer as part of your real estate investment team. Here is the answer. A friend once told me that the interesting thing about being an attorney was that no one wants you until they need you and no one wants to need you. As humorous as that sounds, the truth is that if you are going to do any type of investment business, you are going to need an attorney as a key member of your team. Everything you do needs to be above board, and attorneys are part of the process to make sure that happens.