Rockdale, Texas Real Estate Lawyers
Prominent cases included Pangborn v. Burnet County over a bill of attainder limiting real estate development rights, Piatt v. City of Austin over racially discriminatory affirmative action in the Police Department, and Hendee v. Dewhurst over Texas constitutional spending limits.
Former clerk for Texas Supreme Court Justice Steven Wayne Smith.
Elissa was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2016, but has served in various legal capacities since 2009....
My career actually began in community banks and savings and loans in Arlington and Houston. I ultimately served as the president of a newly-chartered national bank during its organization and start-up phases.
After fifteen years in business, I...
Keesha is an attorney with years of experience helping people through high conflict divorces, child custody and related family law matters. Her caring, compassionate, and nonjudgmental style of practicing continually draws new clients to request her representation and her no-nonsense approach to solving her client’s legal issues ensures she maintains lasting client relationships.
Keesha also has twelve years of commercial real estate, investment, business development and contract negotiations experience. She advises new and established business owners through real estate transactions, commercial lease agreements, local area investment opportunities and contract disputes.
Keesha prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases...
Ms. McClain has focused her practice of law in areas that she loves. She enjoys helping members of our community every day with Family-Based Petitions, Fiancé Visas, Adjustment of Status, Affidavits of Support, Waiver Applications, Naturalization/Citizenship Applications, Citizenship Certifications, Removal of Conditions of Residency, Green Card Renewals, Visa Renewals, criminal law charges (Assault, Drugs, Harassment, Evading/Resisting Arrest, Expunctions, Sealing Court Records, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Unauthorized Use...
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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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