What is a TI premium?
The real estate lawyers I work for work their asses off, bill at between $105 - $250/hr. and seem like generally miserable people.
From what i've heard from a lawyer, solo practice real estate law is one of the two non-specialized types of law; intellecually driven, and machine driven. Whereas, in litigation, your whits more than your business skills drive your profit margins Real Estate is a whole different ballgame. 95% of what you do is the same old c_rap; you build a business machine that cranks in the clients, puts them through the same workover and you make money. If you fail to realize this, you probably won't make much money. Understand what type of law this is. If you want thinking, surviving and in general all out combat, this is not the field for you. If, on the otherhand you can warm up to about 400k for a well run business (higher if your excellent at it) and don't mind the repitition you'll do great.