Texas Real Estate Law
Business Law & LLCs
Asset Protection in Texas

David J. Willis Attorney & Broker
LoneStarLandLaw.com
Houston, Texas

Real Estate Law

Houston Texas real estate attorney David J. Willis offers real estate law services online at competitive fees.

Business Law & LLCs

Contracts and transaction documents, entity formation, and consultations available online.

Asset Protection

Make a plan to defend your assets from lawsuits and judgments. Start with an Asset Protection Review.

Welcome

Thank you for visiting LoneStarLandLaw.com, the website of David J. Willis Attorney & Broker of Houston, Texas.

Mr. Willis is board certified in residential real estate law and commercial real estate law and is also a Texas real estate broker. He represents buyers, sellers, and investors in Texas real estate transactions, prepares a wide variety of documents for businesses, and creates comprehensive plans for protection of clients’ assets.

Our goal is the prompt delivery of high-quality custom services and documentation with an emphasis on creative solutions and asset protection. More than a traditional law firm, we also offer a full range of legal services online.

“Nice dealing with an expert! Mr. Willis answered all my questions the same day. Being able to do everything online saved us numerous trips to his office. His book is very helpful also.”

Doug Warner
★★★★★

Resources

We offer 50+ articles on Texas real estate law, Texas business law, and asset protection in Texas.

Browse graphics of popular asset protection structures.

Check out our book Real Estate Law & Asset Protection for Texas Real Estate Investors.

Review our process and fees for online consultations and a list of available legal services and fees.

Read our qualifications and experience, 185+five-star Google reviews, then contact us with a description of your case.

Online Legal Services

Consultations and most routine document preparation tasks may now be handled online without the need for an office visit. We have assisted over a thousand online clients (in addition to decades of office practice) and the feedback we receive is quite positive.

Our online consultation process has proven efficient and popular with clients because it is unrushed, there is ample opportunity for Q&A, and the client has a written email record of advice given. After an email discussion, a follow-up call is available if needed. The introductory consultation fee for most new clients is $250.

“I’m an old school kind of guy so I prefer face-to-face meetings but David was only available for an online appointment when I needed him . . . . and I couldn’t be happier. David was thorough and prompt in his responses and the process was very smooth, informative, and educational.”

Faraad Mohamed
★★★★★

Texas Real Estate Lawyer

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 firm offers comprehensive representation in Texas real estate transactions from contract through closing with a special focus on real estate investors and the protection of investment assets.

Mr. Willis has extensive experience in creative transactions such as wraparounds, “subject to” contracts, seller financing, and wholesaling.

We prepare documents that meet title company and lender requirements and assure compliance with Dodd-Frank, the Safe Act, FinCEN beneficial ownership rules, and other regulatory regimes.

New clients can begin with a consultation to discuss a prospective transaction or contract, title commitment, or closing documents.

Mr. Willis is a Texas real estate broker. See TREC’s Information About Brokerage Services.

“David Willis’ knowledge of real estate law and transactions is superb . . . I have never encountered a more efficient or thorough process than that offered by David. I highly recommend him and his firm for any real estate related legal or transactional needs. He is simply impressive!”

L. Hunt
★★★★★

Our Book

The innovative concepts and methods described in Real Estate Law & Asset Protection for Texas Real Estate Investors are changing the ways investors structure their Texas real estate investments.

“The most important real estate book you will ever read!”

“David offers a wealth of sage advice with keen insights.”

2024 Edition – 784 Pages 

“As an attorney I am familiar with David Willis’ expertise in real estate. If David wrote it, you can depend on it! I highly recommend David’s book.”

“This book is amazing! Many great tips and creative solutions.”

Houston Business Lawyer

We offer consultations and documents for business transactions including the purchase and sale of a Texas business.
Entity formation (including LLCs as well as partnerships and joint ventures) is an important part of our practice.

Entity Structuring for Asset Protection

Our entity-structuring advice is designed to minimize liability, deter lawsuits, and insulate assets from judgments. Equity stripping techniques are also available.

We often simplify the way our clients do business while significantly improving their asset protection.

LLC Formation

Interested in forming an LLC? We handle both traditional LLCs and series LLCs in Texas and Nevada. Services include formations, amendments, conversions, and transfers of LLC membership interests.

Assistance is offered in complying with the Corporate Transparency Act and the new FinCEN beneficial ownership rules.

Series LLCs

A series LLC offers advantages for those who own multiple properties. In many cases, it is no longer necessary to form a separate LLC for each asset.

We can also advise you on Texas law relating to registered series and the effect on deeds of real property into series.

Two-Company Structure

Two Company Structure for Investors

Our recommended two-company LLC structure is based on the principle of separation of activities from assets. This benefits not just real estate investors but anyone who has public dealings while also holding hard assets.

See graphics of our asset protection structures.

“David helped me every step of the way setting up my LLC. The process was incredibly well organized. He informed me of multiple options and provided guidance that I didn’t even realize I needed. Fees are very reasonable, especially considering the quality of service received. Highly recommend!”

Trusts in Texas Real Estate

Trusts in Texas real estate are useful for achieving relative anonymity, ease of transfer, and probate avoidance. Read our articles on investor land trusts and living trusts for the Texas homestead.

A living trust may also be used in conjunction with an LLC to achieve both probate-avoidance and asset protection.

David Willis with Rita Santamaria, Owner of Champions, Real Estate Schools

David Willis with Rita Santamaria, Owner of Champions Real Estate Schools

Texas Asset Protection Attorney

We utilize the Texas Constitution, Texas Property Code, and case law to protect the Texas homestead, wages and salaries, retirement plans, and personal property from litigation in Texas courts and execution on a judgment. It is not uncommon for our asset protection planning to save a client tens of thousands of dollars.

Our asset protection review is an in-depth analysis of circumstances and goals with recommendations for action.

“David’s business model is simple, efficient, and transparent, and his fees are fair and reasonable. David has tremendous knowledge of the law in his area of practice. He wrote the book!”

“Six years ago, David guided me through implementing an asset protection plan. I was sued by two major banks. Both got six-figure judgments but no one collected a dime. David knows real estate law and asset protection!”

LLC Books

We form traditional LLCs and Series LLCs in Texas and Nevada

Shelf Companies

Our limited inventory of shelf companies includes LLCs with our best asset protection features. Shelf companies are ready for shipment to clients for whom time and quality are critical factors.

“David Willis is an excellent attorney. His online process was very efficient and easy. He obviously has this down to a science. He is by far the easiest attorney I’ve ever dealt with. I give him my highest possible recommendation without reservation.”

Legal Fees

We are primarily a flat-fee office although hourly billing and retainer arrangements are available in certain cases. No fees are incurred at the initial inquiry stage. However, there is a charge for consultations.

Our introductory online consultation fee for most new clients is $250 (not available for matters exceeding $1M – our regular $450 hourly rate applies).

Most of our fees are transparently-posted flat fees. See our schedule of fees and services.

Confidentiality and Ethics

Your inquiry is 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.

Terms of Service

Our posted terms of service apply to all clients without exception in lieu of individual fee agreements or engagement letters.

Fraud Prevention

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Texas Real Estate Attorney Location

The principal location of the law office of David J. Willis Attorney is Houston, Texas although our practice is statewide. We serve Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Montgomery County as well as Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Conroe, Galveston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Midland, Brownsville, El Paso, and all areas of Texas. Mr. Willis counsels clients in Texas real estate law, Texas business law, and is a Texas asset protection attorney for anyone forming an entity such as a real estate partnership or joint venture, a Texas series LLC, or a Nevada series LLC.

“Words cannot express how grateful my family and I are for Mr. Willis’ work . . . Initially, we were a bit hesitant, seeing as the only method of contact with this attorney would be online. However, his professionalism, knowledge, experience and interest he showed in our case quickly changed our minds. He truly made us feel as if we were his only clients, which really made us feel at ease in this very stressful and difficult situation . . . Mr. Willis did a lot more for us via online then the attorneys we did meet in person.”

“I have used the services of David Willis for over 10 years now for my real estate needs. He is the most accomplished attorney I have found. He has developed creative but sound solutions to many potential problems that I have encountered. He responds rapidly and as you know doing real estate improperly can cost you a ton. David Willis prevents those problems and assures you do it correctly.”

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