Real Estate Transactions and Document Drafting


Over the years, I have served as transactional real estate attorney for countless landowners, buyers, sellers, tenants, lessors and developers of real property throughout Texas. I routinely assist in negotiating and drafting contracts and other documents related to the purchase, sale, lease, exchange and construction of single family residences, farms and ranches, hospitals, hotels, man-camps, retail centers, restaurants, office buildings, multi-unit residences, water production and transportation facilities, schools and other improvements.

The majority of my real estate transaction clients have come as referrals from real estate brokers and other lawyers. These referral sources understand that the importance of properly documenting the terms and conditions of a real estate transfer cannot be overstated, and that the benefits of having an attorney who is intimately familiar with the nuances of the instruments utilized to document these transfers are enormous.

In addition to drafting and negotiating Purchase and Sale Agreements / Earnest Money Contracts, I also have extensive experience writing all manner of documents and instruments related to real estate transactions, including but not limited to the following:

  • Promissory Notes
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Build-to-Suit Agreements
  • Commercial and Residential Leases
  • Utility Service Agreements
  • Roadway, access and utility easements
  • Developer Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants / Deed Restrictions
  • Construction Contracts
  • Shared water well agreements
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Contract Amendments and Addenda
  • Financing Agreements, including Owner-Finance Contracts and Contracts for Deed
  • Liens (Mechanics, Assessment, Judgment)
  • Releases of Liens and other encumbrances
  • Escrow Agreements

My firm also routinely drafts instruments associated with the transfer, sale and conveyance of real estate in Texas, including the following:

  • Earnest Money Contracts
  • General Warranty Deeds
  • Special Warranty Deeds
  • Gift Deeds
  • Quitclaim Deeds
  • Lis Pendens