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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 of Houston, Texas. We represent buyers, sellers, and investors in Texas real estate transactions and prepare a wide variety of documents for all types of businesses, including entrepreneurial start-ups. Our goal is the prompt delivery of high-quality custom services and documentation with an emphasis on creative solutions and asset protection. More than a traditional law firm, we also offer full online capability and have successfully assisted thousands of online clients.

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Get info on our book Real Estate Law & Asset Protection for Texas Real Estate Investors.

"As an attorney I am familiar with David Willis' expertise in real estate. If David wrote it, you can depend on it! I highly recommend David's book." Attorney Paul Spielvogel, The Woodlands

Online Process

Our online process for consultations and document preparation tasks is efficient and popular with clients. Many routine services are available online at economical flat fees with the goal of a two business day turnaround. No office visit is required in most cases.

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"David's business model is simple, efficient, and transparent, and his fees are fair and reasonable. David has tremendous knowledge of the law in his area of practice. He wrote the book!" Client Rick Barro

Legal Services

Texas residential and commercial real estate consultations including review/comment on proposed transactions, TREC and TAR earnest money contracts, title commitments, and closing documents.

General business consultations including sound organizational and transactional planning.

Asset protection review (APR) to discuss entity structuring and asset defense.

Litigation review to discuss pending or threatened litigation relating to Texas real estate.

Texas earnest money contracts, warranty deeds, real estate lien notes, deeds of trust, leases, lien releases, assignments, options, and affidavits.

Real estate closing documents for Texas transactions including creative alternatives like assumptions, owner financing, wraparounds, "subject to" deals, hard money loans, and land trusts with consideration given to Dodd Frank and the SAFE Act (but excluding RMLO services).

Representation in residential and commercial real estate transactions in Texas.

LLC formation for asset protection – Texas LLCs, Nevada LLCs, and series LLCs.

Investor documentation including flips, "subject to" transactions, and wraparounds.

Asset protection for Texas real estate investors.

General partnerships, limited partnerships, and joint ventures.

Sale and purchase of business entities.

Leases and assignment of leases for residential and commercial properties.

Business contracts of all types.

Lien release against the homestead.

Living trusts, land trusts, and anonymity trusts for estate planning and investors.

Foreclosures and evictions in the Houston, Texas area.

Representation in disputes involving Texas real estate – Texas real estate litigation.

Clearing title to heirship property.

Real estate documents for Texas divorce settlements.

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Asset Protection

We offer asset protection services designed to minimize liability, maximize anonymity, deter lawsuits, and insulate our clients' assets from judgments. We are often able to simplify the way our clients do business while significantly improving their asset protection. For those who are uncertain about what steps to take, or who would like to explore their asset protection options, we offer an asset protection review.

If you would like more detail on our approach to Texas real estate law, entity structuring, and asset protection, scroll down to our library of more than fifty articles. See also graphics of various asset protection structures.

"Six years ago, David guided me through implementing an asset protection plan. I was sued by two major US banks. Both got six-figure judgments but no one collected a dime. David knows real estate law and asset protection!" Client Sam Gordon

Shelf Companies

We have a limited inventory of established Texas shelf LLCs and Nevada shelf LLCs that include our best anonymity and asset protection features including aging and already registered assumed names (see available shelf companies). These premium LLCs are ready for immediate shipment to clients for whom time is a critical factor. Reasons to consider a shelf company.

Legal Fees

We are primarily a flat fee office although hourly billing and retainer arrangements are available. Fees for in office services are higher. Go to Fees & Policies for a comprehensive list of services and fees plus terms of service that apply to all clients. We strive for 100% transparency when it comes to legal fees, which are quoted exclusive of filing fees and other costs.

Our Book: Real Estate Law & Asset Protection for Texas Real Estate Investors

Real Estate Law and Asset Protection - 2018 Edition
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 Estate Investors are changing the ways investors structure their Texas real estate investments.

David J. Willis - Texas Real Estate Attorney
  • Board Certified
    Residential Real Estate Law
    Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Board Certified
    Commercial Real Estate Law
    Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Texas Real Estate Broker

  • AV Rated for Ethical Standards and Professional Ability
Best Real estate lawyers in Houston

Practice Area Articles

"Thank you for the quality of your website and the information you offer. Your articles are absolutely on target!" Attorney Tom Dickens, Galveston

Adverse Possession in Texas

Affidavits of Heirship in Texas

Anonymity in Texas Real Estate

Asset Protection in Texas

Assumed Names in Texas

Assumptions in Texas

Buying and Selling Real Estate Notes

Buying or Selling a Texas Business

Charging Orders in Texas

Co Ownership of Property

Deceptive Trade Practices

Deeding Texas Property to Lender in Anticipation of Foreclosure

Deeding Property to an LLC

Dodd Frank Law in Texas

Deeds in Texas

Discovery Post Judgment

"Due on Sale" in Texas

Earnest Money Disputes in Residential Transactions

Email Professionalism

Equity Stripping for Asset Protection
Evictions in Texas

Executory Contracts in Texas

Foreclosure in Texas

Fraudulent Transfers in Texas

Hard Money Lending

Higher Priced Mortgage Loans

Homestead Protections in Texas

Judgments in Texas

Judgment Liens and The Texas Homestead

Land Trusts in Texas

Lease Options in Texas

Lease Purchases in Texas

Lien Removal All Lien Types

Lien Removal Texas Homestead

Lis Pendens in Texas Real Estate

Litigation in Texas

Living Trusts for The Homestead

LLCs in Texas Company Formation

LLCs in Texas Governing Docs

LLCs in Texas Tax and Banking Issues
LLCs in Texas The Series LLC

Mediation in Texas

Mortgage Loan Fraud in Texas

Owner Finance in Texas

Partition of Texas Property

Partnerships and Joint Ventures

Piercing The Veil in Texas

Redemption Issues for Investors

Residential Sales Contracts

Rights of First Refusal in Texas

Safe Act in Texas

Security Deposits in Texas

Seller Disclosure in Texas

Statute of Frauds in Texas

"Subject To" Transactions

Title Insurance in Texas

Using A Texas Real Estate Lawyer

Wholesaling in Texas

Wraparounds in Texas

Ethics and Confidentiality

Your inquiry is entirely confidential. Adherence to high standards of ethics 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.

Texas Real Estate Attorney

The principal location of the law office of David J. Willis Attorney is Houston, Texas although our practice is statewide. We serve Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Montgomery County as well as Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Conroe, Galveston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Midland, Brownsville, El Paso, and all areas of Texas. Mr. Willis counsels clients in Texas real estate law, Texas business law, and is a Texas asset protection attorney for anyone forming an entity such as a real estate partnership or joint venture, a Texas series LLC, or a Nevada series LLC.