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Texas Real Estate Law, Business Law, and Asset Protection

Thank you for visiting our website, a service of DAVID J. WILLIS ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE BROKER. We represent buyers and sellers of Texas residential real estate and Texas commercial real estate and prepare a wide variety of transactional documents for Texas businesses and investors. When it comes to real estate and business documents, our focus is on the production of high-quality custom documentation on a per-transaction basis. We have successfully assisted over a thousand online clients for more than a decade. Read our Google reviews.

Our real estate practice encompasses a broad range of documents including earnest money contracts, warranty deeds, real estate lien notes, deeds of trust, leases, options, affidavits, assignments, and many more. We also offer closing documents for creative transactions involving owner financing, wraparounds, “subject to” deals, and land trusts, with consideration given to the impact of Dodd-Frank and the SAFE Act.

In the area of asset protection, we work extensively with both traditional and series LLCs as well as anonymity techniques designed to achieve liability protection, anonymity, deterrence of lawsuits, and insulation from judgments. Living trusts for probate avoidance are also available. We can often simplify the way our clients do business while improving asset protection. Check our inventory of established shelf companies formed in either in Texas and Nevada (shelf companies) that include our best anonymity and asset protection features. Limited availability.

For more detail on our approach to Texas real estate law, entity structuring, and asset protection, visit our library of more than fifty web articles in the column to the left. See also graphics of various asset protection structures.

Our Online Process

All inquiries and new cases are efficiently reviewed and screened online at Contact Us. Initial consultations, LLC formations, and documents for routine real estate and business transactions are handled exclusively online at economical flat fees. A range of in-office services after the initial consultation is offered but at fees higher than those quoted for online items.

Our goal is a two business day turnaround whenever possible, both for online consultations and document preparation. Reasonable follow-up questions and document changes are included within three calendar days after which an online consultation concludes and any documents we have delivered are automatically considered final.

Legal Fees

We strive for 100% transparency when it comes to legal fees which are usually quoted in the form of flat fees plus costs. Advance payment is required by credit, debit, or direct deposit (see Payment). For a comprehensive list of services and fees plus terms of service which apply to all clients, go to Fees & Policies.

Qualifications and Experience

    David J. Willis is a double board-certified Texas lawyer on the cutting edge of the intersection of real estate law and asset protection. The innovative concepts and methods described in his book Real Estate Law & Asset Protection for Texas Real Investors are changing the ways investors structure their Texas real estate investments.

David J. Willis - Texas Real Estate Attorney
35 years experience in Texas transactions and litigation
Board Certified – Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified – Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
AV rated for ethical standards and professional ability
Two law degrees (J.D. and LL.M.)
Texas real estate broker
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Ethics and Confidentiality

Adherence to high standards of ethics and confidentiality is part of our firm philosophy. We subscribe to The Texas Lawyer’s Creed and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors.

Clientele and Areas Served

    Our principal office is in Houston, Texas but our clientele includes businesspersons and investors who reside around the globe, literally from Singapore to San Antonio to Spain. The Houston area encompasses Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Montgomery County. David J. Willis is a Texas real estate attorney serving Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Galveston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Midland, El Paso, and all areas of Texas. David J. Willis is also a Texas business and asset protection attorney for anyone who owns real estate or business interests in Texas and is considering forming a Texas series LLC or a Nevada series LLC as part of an asset protection plan for real estate investments or other commercial interests.