Oh good lordy, are you KIDDING?!?! There are so many things wrong with that approach, I don't even know where to begin. First, if the lawyer is not local, s/he won't know what the H*LL s/he is doing. Second, that is the quickest way to screw up a potential transaction, have your attorney friend lawyer the d*mn thing to death. And third, it will end up costing you a bloody fortune, if the lawyer charges by the hour, as most do.