We remain in full-time operation offering a full-range of legal services online, including preparation of documents and contracts, LLC formation, representation in transactions, and guidance on real estate law, general business matters, and asset protection. In-office services are temporarily suspended.
Thank you for visiting our website, a service of David J. Willis Attorney and Broker of Houston, Texas. We represent buyers, sellers, and investors in Texas real estate transactions and prepare a wide variety of documents for all types of businesses, including entrepreneurial start-ups. 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 full e-commerce capability and have successfully assisted thousands of online clients.
Our Book: Real Estate Law & Asset Protection for Texas Real Estate Investors
Online Services Available
Consultations and most routine document preparation tasks may now be handled online without the need for an office visit. Our online process has proven efficient and popular with clients because it is unrushed, there is ample opportunity for Q&A (the allotted attorney time may be spread over three days), and the client has a written email record of advice given. A follow-up phone or video call is available if needed. Read a detailed explanation of our online consultation process and fees.
“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.”
Asset Protection – Entity Structuring
Our entity-formation advice is designed to achieve an asset protection structure that minimizes liability, maximizes anonymity, deters lawsuits, and insulates assets from judgments. We are often able to simplify the way our clients do business while significantly improving their asset protection. If you would like more detail on our approach to these issues, scroll down to our library of more than fifty articles.
For a visual approach, see various graphics of asset protection structures.
Series LLCs in Texas and Nevada
We form both traditional and series LLCs in Texas and Nevada. Inquire about our recommended two-company structure for real estate investors. Most investors do not need a more elaborate structure than this. Also, if you have an existing traditional LLC or series LLC that was formed with only a minimal filing, we can re-document it with all new, professional-level documents and bring it current and up to par. We also handle conversions to a series LLC and from member-managed to manager-managed companies.
“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!”
David Willis with Rita Santamaria, Owner of Champions Real Estate Schools
Asset Protection Review (APR )
The APR is a thorough analysis of circumstances and goals with recommendations for action. It is a good starting point if a client is uncertain about what action to take regarding a business or investment structure or defending assets. In terms of format, the APR is a dialogue between attorney and client, rather than some sort of glossy formal analysis or report. It is conducted entirely online, supplemented by phone if necessary. The APR may utilize up to two hours of attorney time and automatically concludes after three business days.
“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!”
Asset Protection – Ongoing Retainer
Clients facing a lawsuit or judgment need expert and ongoing guidance when it comes to protecting vulnerable assets and facilitating permissible transfers. We utilize the Texas Constitution, the Property Code, and Texas case law to protect the homestead, wages and salaries, retirement plans, and certain personal property from execution on a judgment. It is not uncommon for our asset protection planning to save a client tens of thousands of dollars. Our attorney is also a real estate broker and may be able to save significant commissions if property is bought or sold when implementing an asset protection plan.
“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!”
Asset Protection – Shelf Companies
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 assumed names (see available shelf companies). Shelf companies begin at $3,250 and are ready for shipment to clients for whom time is a critical factor. Reasons to consider a shelf company.
“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.”
We are primarily a flat-fee office although hourly billing and retainer arrangements may be available in certain cases. Fees for in-office services are higher. View our consultation fees. We strive for 100% transparency so we also post a comprehensive fee schedule which lists all available services and fees.
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 Estate Investors are changing the ways investors structure their Texas real estate investments.
Ethics and Confidentiality
Texas Real Estate Attorney
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.