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Real Estate Closings Attorney in Dallas, Texas

There's an excitement that comes with real estate closings. It's not only about signing papers and shaking hands; it's about accomplishing a meaningful life goal. It's about entering a new chapter of your life, whether you're purchasing your first home or selling a business property to embark on a new journey. It's an important milestone, and I'm here to help ensure it's a smooth and successful one. 

As a real estate attorney based in Dallas, Texas, I'm proud to offer my services not just to residents of my hometown, but also to those in surrounding areas. I represent residents throughout Fort Worth, McKinney, Denton, and any nearby communities.  

You can count on me to guide you through your real estate closing with the utmost professionalism and candidness. Let's navigate your real estate journey together — call my firm today to get set up with an initial consultation. 

My Role as Your Real Estate Closing Lawyer

Wondering if you even need an attorney for your closing? They're not always required, but their knowledge can be wonderfully beneficial, especially in more delicate or complex transactions.  

As a real estate closing attorney, here's how I can help:  

  • Handling Property Transactions: I assist you with buying, selling, and leasing properties. I meticulously review and draft contracts, negotiate terms on your behalf, and ensure all legal requirements are met during the transaction process. 

  • Conducting Title Examination: I conduct thorough title searches to verify the ownership and legal status of a property. This way, I make certain that there are no liens, encumbrances, or any other issues that could affect your ownership rights. 

  • Preparing Documents: I prepare and review legal documents such as deeds, mortgages, leases, and purchase agreements. It's my job to ensure that these documents accurately reflect your intentions and comply with applicable laws. 

  • Performing Due Diligence: I investigate the property's history, including any potential zoning restrictions, environmental concerns, or pending legal disputes. I help you make informed decisions by identifying and addressing any potential risks or issues. 

  • Overseeing the Closing Process: I oversee the closing process, ensuring that all necessary documents are properly executed, funds are transferred, and the transaction is legally finalized. I also handle the distribution of funds and ensure that all parties fulfill their obligations. 

  • Resolving Disputes: In case of disputes or legal issues related to real estate, I represent you in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. I strive to protect your interests and resolve conflicts in the most favorable manner. 

In essence, as your real estate attorney, I'm not just here to provide legal advice. I am here to guide you, support you, and work hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for you. 

Your Goals Are My Goals

Situations That Call for a Closing Attorney

While real estate transactions vary in complexity and circumstances, here are some situations where hiring a closing attorney is highly recommended:  

  • Buying or Selling Commercial Properties: Commercial real estate transactions often involve larger sums of money and more complex legal considerations. A closing attorney can ensure that all legal requirements are met, mitigate risks, and protect your interests. 

  • Purchasing a Property With Tenants: If you're buying a property that already has tenants, a closing attorney can review the leases and help you understand your rights and obligations as the new owner. They can also assist with evictions or negotiating new lease terms if needed. 

  • Issues with Property Title: In cases where there are issues with the property title, such as conflicting ownership claims or easements, a closing attorney can help resolve these issues and ensure that you have clear, undisputed ownership of the property. 

  • Transactions Involving Out-of-State Properties: If you're buying or selling a property in another state, it's wise to hire an attorney who is familiar with the relevant laws and regulations. They can also help you navigate any differences in legal procedures and requirements. 

  • Foreclosure or Short Sale: In situations where a property is being foreclosed on or sold in a short sale, having a closing attorney can be invaluable. They can help you understand your options, negotiate with lenders, and protect your rights throughout the process. 

These are just a smattering of the scenarios where having a knowledgeable and experienced closing attorney can make all the difference. So, whether you're a first-time home buyer or an experienced real estate investor, don't hesitate to seek the help of a qualified attorney for your property transactions.  

What Sets My Firm Apart

My firm, Thomas McMurray, P.C., isn't just another law firm in Dallas, Texas. When I opened it in 1993, I wanted to make sure my practice was founded on the values of delivering personalized service tailored to my clients' unique needs.  

Decades later, I'm still thinking outside the box and using creative strategies to solve my clients' legal issues. Whether it's real estate litigation, raw land development, or commercial construction, I listen to your needs and create a customized plan of action. Then, I execute these strategies with unwavering dedication. 

When you choose my firm, you won't get a lawyer who just goes through the motions; I listen, I plan, and I act with your best interests at heart. My negotiation approach is aggressive, yet professional, ensuring that I represent you and your objectives effectively every step of the way. 

I'm also candid with our clients. If I take on your case, it's because I'm confident I can achieve a favorable outcome. I won't sugarcoat the situation or mislead you about potential outcomes. I approach each problem with complete control, analyzing every detail with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome for you. 

To go along with my candidness, I also believe in maintaining a transparent relationship with my clients. I'll keep you informed about every step of the process, and I'll always be honest with you about the progress and potential outcomes of your case.  

Reach Out for Help

If you're in the process of closing a real estate deal and need legal assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to help and guide you through the entire process. Real estate closings can be complicated, but with my expertise and dedication, I'll ensure it's as smooth and successful as possible. Let's take this important step together. Contact me today to schedule a consultation, and let's get started on your real estate closing journey.