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Real Estate Attorney's Scope of Representation

 I retined an attorney in connection with a purchase of an investment property.  There was no formal retainer agreement between me and the attorney concerning the scope of the representation. 

Immediately after closing, I discovered a problem/defect that the seller represented had been fixed.  I brought the issue to the attention of my attorney, she is refusing to help/advise me.  She told me that her representation of me concluded as of the date of closing and has thereafter failed to answer my emails/calls.

I paid this atty $1,200 to represent me and feel that she has done nothing.  She is now refusing to help me when I'm most in need.  Do I have any recourse?
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July 11 2013 - Hoboken
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I presume that you had her review the paperwork and assist with the contract?

If that's the case, then it makes perfect sense, user. I would then agree that her representation concluded at the date of closing, and now you have a separate issue which you can hire her to handle.

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July 14 2013
That's very likely a question for an attorney (no pun intended).  However, you could call the bar association for the state and make this inquiry and/or file a complaint.  
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