Texas Real Estate Law, Business Law, and Asset Protection

Thank you for visiting our website, a service of David J. Willis Attorney. We represent buyers and sellers of Texas real estate (residential and commercial) and prepare a wide variety of transactional documents for small and medium-sized businesses. Asset protection is a priority. Our goal is the delivery of high-quality custom services and documentation on a per-transaction basis. We have successfully assisted over a thousand online clients for more than a decade.

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Online Process

New cases and clients are accepted exclusively through the Contact page rather than by phone or in the office. Initial consultations and routine services such as document preparation and LLC formation are all handled online at economical flat fees with the goal of a two business day turnaround.

Legal Services

Real estate consultations (residential and commercial) 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.

Residential and commercial real estate documents for transactions across Texas.

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

Real estate closing documents for Texas transactions including assumptions, owner financing, wraparounds, "subject to" deals, and land trusts with consideration given to the impact of Dodd-Frank and the SAFE Act (but excluding RMLO services).

LLC formation for asset protection including both traditional LLCs and series LLCs registered in Texas or Nevada (anonymity techniques available).

General partnerships, limited partnerships, and joint ventures for real estate investors.

Sale and purchase of business entities as well as sale and assignment of LLC membership interests; business contracts of all types.

Lien removal from the homestead.

Living trusts, land trusts, and anonymity trusts as well as deeds of real property into trusts.

Foreclosures and evictions in the Houston, Texas area.

Texas real estate litigation and representation in real estate disputes.

Our online consultation and payment process is summarized here.

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Asset Protection

We offer asset protection services designed to minimize liability, maximize anonymity, deter lawsuits, and insulate 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.

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 ageing 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

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
  • Board Certified
  • – Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • – Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 35 years experience with two law degrees (J.D. and LL.M.)
  • AV rated for ethical standards and professional ability
  • Texas real estate broker
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Practice Area Articles
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 Judgement

"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

Partitions 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

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

Our principal location is Houston Texas although our practice is statewide. Our core service area encompasses Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Montgomery County and the cities of Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Conroe, Galveston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Midland, El Paso, and all areas of Texas. We are also a Texas business law attorney and Texas asset protection attorney for anyone forming a Texas series LLC or a Nevada series LLC.

Consumer Notices

State Bar of Texas Notice to Clients
TREC Consumer Protection Notice
TREC Information about Brokerage Services