Balch Springs, Texas Real Estate Lawyers
David HagEstad is an associate at Guest and Gray Law Firm. He is a part of a civil litigation team with a diverse practice, and experience handling personal injury, deceptive trade practices, commercial debt collection, landlord-tenant, real estate transactions, real estate litigation, business litigation, partnership disputes, business and asset purchases, LLC formation, and general civil litigation.
Pezzulli understands the emotional and financial toll of taking legal action...
Texas Real Estate Law Attorney
During his tenure in the energy business, Mr. Childers has been charged with leading the management of exploration and production operations, the acquisition...
David L. Leon graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1992, and SMU Law in 1996 and is licensed in Texas and New York.
He co-founded and for 15 years was CEO of Ad Hoc The Legal Placement Company, a legal recruiting and staffing firm that serviced more than 1,000 law firms and corporate clients globally. Through Ad Hoc,...
Peter focuses his practice on providing cost-effective counsel to his clients before, during, and after some of the most difficult times in a family’s life. He has extensive experience working with individuals, families, executors, and trustees in estate planning and administration, probate matters, wills, trust, asset protection planning, and probate litigation. He takes a personalized approach with each of his clients to guide them through all phases of estate planning and the preparation of wills, trusts, financial or medical powers of attorney, and physician directives based on their specific goals. Peter also advises clients who recently relocated to Texas to...
Balch Springs Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Texas Tenants Union
Housing Crisis Center Dallas
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.
Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.
Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.
Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.
Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.
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