The Texas Board of Legal Specialization recognizes four (4) subcategories of Real Estate Law including:
The program for Residential Real Estate Law was launched in 1983. At last count, 250 attorneys are Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law.
For purposes of the board certification program, the term "Real Estate Law" is defined to include "providing advice and services concerning the laws applicable to land and the improvements and appurtenances (including air and subsurface estates) to land.
The term "real estate law" also includes "the acquisition, transfer, development, financing and use of land, including knowledge of restrictions and constraints imposed privately and by local, state and federal governments upon land and the improvements to land."
The term "Residential Real Estate Law" is defined as "providing advice and services in connection with the acquisition, ownership, leasing, financing, use, transfer and disposition of residential real property."
For purposes of becoming board certified in residential real estate law, the attorney must show that at least twenty percent (20%) of the attorney's total time must have been devoted to the practice of Texas residential real estate law during each year of the 3 years immediately preceding application.
Additionally, the attorney must show that aminimum of 30% of his or her total time practicing Texas real estate law during each year of the 3 years immediately preceding application.
Although not all qualified residential real estate law attorneys are board certified, attorneys who have earned their status as a certified specialist have taken the extra step of submitting to evaluation.
To help the public find a board certified attorney in residential real estate law in Texas, Lawyer Legion maintains this directory.
Lawyer Legion is the only commercial lawyer directory to properly acknowledge all ABA-accredited specialization programs and provide a dynamic directory of virtually every lawyer who has earned each certification.
Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board-certified specialists in residential real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Start by choosing your county from the list below.