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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Real estate consultations (residential and commercial) including review/comment on TREC and TAR earnest money contracts, title commitments, and closing documents. An asset protection review (APR) is also available. Since advising on such matters is our core business, fees apply.
General business consultations including sound organizational and transactional planning.
Asset protection review (APR) to discuss entity structuring and asset defense.
Real estate document preparation for Texas residential and commercial transactions and closings 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.
Texas real estate closing documents including creative transactions involving 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).
Formation of LLCs and other entities 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.
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.
Trust agreements including living trusts, land trusts, and anonymity trusts as well as deeds of real property into trusts and pour-over wills.
Foreclosures and evictions in the Houston, Texas area.
Texas real estate litigation and representation in real estate disputes. Geographical limitations may apply.
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.
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.
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, 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.
We are primarily a flat-fee office although hourly billing and retainer arrangements are available. 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.
– 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
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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.
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Clientele and Areas Served
Our principal location is Houston Texas, but our clientele includes real estate investors and businesspersons who reside around the globe, literally from Singapore to San Antonio to Spain. The Houston, Texas area encompasses Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Montgomery County although our practice is statewide. The firm of David Willis Attorney is a Texas real estate attorney serving the cities of Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Galveston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Midland, El Paso, and all areas of Texas. Our firm is also a Texas business law attorney and Texas asset protection attorney for anyone who owns real estate or business interests in Texas and is considering LLC formation or a real estate investment partnership. Services include forming a Texas series LLC or a Nevada series LLC as part of an asset protection plan.
State Bar of Texas Notice to Clients
Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice
Texas Real Estate Commission Information about Brokerage Services