Buying or Selling a home can be a complicated process for many people as they only do it once or twice in their life so it’s best to use people who know what to do because they do it every day. If you already know a lawyer you want to use that’s good however if you are looking to find a lawyer to close a Real Estate transaction make sure they deal primarily in Real Estate and don’t decide based just on price. There is no Land Transfer tax when you buy here in Alberta so your closing costs can be broken down as follows, legal fees, conveyancing costs and disbursements. If you get a price from a lawyer, make sure it includes all three so you compare apples to apples.