Dallas Bar Association

Real Property Law Section

Real Property Law Section

The Real Property Section aims to advance the objectives of the Dallas Bar Association within the field of real property by providing educational resources and philanthropic opportunities to its members.


Meeting Schedule:

Monthly Meetings of the Real Property Law Section are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00 noon at the Dallas Bar Association headquarters.
For more information, email dpratt@krcl.com

Upcoming programs:

Monday July 14, 2014:  Legal Editing: A New Look at an Old Topic - Kevin M. Kerr, Kevin M. Kerr P.C and Sherry Priest, State Bar of Texas

August 2014:  SUMMER BREAK - No meeting

Monday, September 8, 2014: Bankruptcy 101 - E. Lee Morris, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.



Check with the Community Involvement Committee page for ongoing opportunities.

Section Officers:

Chair: David L. Pratt
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
3700 Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 777-4272 | dpratt@krcl.com

Vice Chair: Sara J. Evans
Sara J. Evans, Attorney at Law - Commercial Real Estate
14160 Dallas Parkway, Suite 800
Dallas, Texas 75254
(214) 389-2430 | sevans@saraevanslaw.com

Secretary: Benjamin F.S. Herd
Thompson & Knight LLP
One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 969-1184 | b

Treasurer: William "Bill" R. Weinberg
Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C.
2001 Bryan Street, Ste. 1800
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 871-2111 | 

Immediate Past Chair: Martin Camp
SMU Dedman School of Law
3315 Daniel Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75275
(214) 768-4036 | mlcamp@smu.edu

Board Advisor: Courtney Barksdale Perez
Carter Scholer Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler, PLLC
8150 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 1950
Dallas, Texas 75206
(214) 550-8188 | cperez@carterscholer.com

Resource Links

State Bar of Texas:  Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section - Reptl.org   (membership required)


Section Membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Real Property Law Section, please send a letter of request and a $25.00 membership fee to:

2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201

Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the membership department at the Dallas Bar.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage


Section Downloads:

July 2014 - Legal Editing2.74 MB
June 2014 - Dynamics Influencing Cap Rates3.27 MB
May 2014 - Conservation Easements637.96 KB
April 2014 - What do you mean you aren't my lawyer? 42 KB
March 2014 - Securities Law Issues for Real Estate Lawyers984.32 KB
February 2014 - They want to do it cheap and then they're in deep38.78 KB
January 2014 - Weatherbie Case Update424.9 KB
dba-re_-_barry_knight_december_2013.pdf648.62 KB
2013_Oct._texas_commercial_endorsements_-_final.Lee Cox.pdf668.87 KB
2013_September _lien_law_update_Kennedy.pdf88.65 KB
2013 _July_Conservation and Facade easements Joel Crouch.pdf1.4 MB
2013 June bc_-survey_procedures_03182013_handout.pdf13.93 MB
2013_April_-"Lease Accounting Speech".pdf287.01 KB
2013_April_-"Preparing for the Lease Acccounting Rule Changes".pdf410.36 KB
2013_march_negotiating_non-recourse_carve-outs_in_light_of_recent_court_decisions.pdf210.21 KB
2013_January_"Case Law Update" by David A. Weatherbie.pdf491.33 KB
2012_December_"Promising to be Prudent: A Private Law Approach to Mortgage Loan Regulation in Common-Interest Communities" by Professor Julie Forrester993.35 KB
2012_November_"Ethical Issues In Representing Multiple Clients In Real Estate Transactions" by Professor Fred Moss of SMU.pdf121.09 KB
2012_October_"Practical Responses to Accessibility Litigation" by Richard M. Hunt.pdf641.81 KB
2012_September_"Landlord/Tenant Inssues in Bankruptcy Case" by Jason B. Binford.pdf288.78 KB
2012_July_"New World of Mortgage Regulation" by Barry D. Johnson of SettlePou329.85 KB
2012_June_ "Foreclosure" - Rule 735 and 736 by Mike Baggett and G. Tommy Bastian357.71 KB
2012_May_ "Changes in Texas Indemnity and Mechanics' Lien Law" by Michael F. Albers317.06 KB
2012_April_ "Title Insurance Related Legislation" by Peter Graf2.82 MB
2012_March_ Growing Pains, Working through the 2011 ALTA Survey Standards by James Brown of Bock & Clark1.71 MB
2012_February_“Government Incentives for Development” by Shupe and Ventura245.5 KB
2012_January_ "Case Law Update" by David A. Weatherbie535.24 KB
2011_December_THE TEXAS SERIES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY - a Valuable New Option and a Coming Trend or Too Many Unanswered Questions 12-12-11597.5 KB
2011_November_ 82nd Legislature Final Regular Session Update729.49 KB
2011_October_ Oil and Gas Primer for the Real Estate Practitioner2.76 MB
2011_September_ Vapor Intrusion Progression Timeline86.4 KB
2011_September_ Vapor Intrusion Pathway Potential Scenarios Figure709.84 KB
2011_September_presentation.pdf162.73 KB
2011_September_powerpoint_figures.ppt1.67 MB
2011_September_epa_vi_conceptual_site_model.pdf1.54 MB
2011_September_environmental_acronyms_-_jill_kotvis.pdf47.52 KB
2011_September_basic_conceptual_site_model_csm_figure.pdf1.96 MB
2011_July_dallas_bar_association_real_property_section.pps4.02 MB
2011_June_written_in_reverse_final.ppt8.78 MB
2011_May_basic_real_estate_insurance_terms.pdf625.99 KB
2011_April_commercial_real_estate_market_overview.pdf114.01 KB
2011_April_cw_-_dallas_bar_association_commercial_re_market_update.pdf2.11 MB
2011_March_technology_presentation.mighell_mullen.pdf8.49 MB
2011_February_real_estate.court_.records.update.pdf73.95 KB
2011_January_case_law_update_david_weatherbie.pdf533.88 KB
2010_November_acquisitions_and_dispositions_of_non-performing_and_sub-performing_mortgage_loans.pdf4.4 MB
2010_October_receiverships_revisited.pdf15.47 MB
2010_September_reasonable_enforcement_of_deed_restrictions.pdf2.12 MB
2010_July_using_reits_to_raise_capital_and_acquire_real_estate.ppt685 KB
2010_June_residential_real_estate_update.pdf169.68 KB
2010_May_the_brave_new_world_of_mediation.pdf23.98 KB
2010_April_non-judicial_real_property_foreclosures_legal_considerations__documentation.pdf6.46 MB
2010_weatherbie_case_update.pdf251.23 KB
2009_September_texas_municipal_setting_designations_john_slavich.pdf963.74 KB
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