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

David J. Willis Attorney & Broker
Houston, Texas

Real Estate Transactions

Assisting buyers, sellers, and real estate investors in Texas

LLC Formation

Traditional LLCs, Series LLCs, and Joint Ventures for Asset Protection

Deeds and Contracts

High-quality documents for real estate and business transactions in Texas

Houston Real Estate Lawyer

David J. Willis offers comprehensive representation in Texas real estate transactions from contract through closing with a focus on real estate investors and protection of client assets. Read his 50+ articles on Texas real estate law, Texas business law, and asset protection in Texas.

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

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

More than a traditional law firm, we also offer extensive legal services online.

Read our five-star reviews.

Contact us for a consultation or document preparation.

Houston LLC Attorney

Interested in forming an LLC? We form both traditional LLCs and series LLCs in Texas and Nevada.

We are often able to simplify the way our clients do business while significantly improving their asset protection. Read our article on Asset Protection in Texas.

Get started forming an LLC.  We also handle the sale and transfer of LLC membership interests.

Series LLCs in Texas

A series LLC offers several advantages for owners of multiple properties. An example is the use of a series LLC as a holding company in our recommended two-company LLC structure for real estate investors:

This structure is based on the principle of separating assets from activities, a critical tenet of asset protection. Browse graphics of other asset protection structures.

Contract us for an entity-structuring consultation.

Real Estate Contracts in Texas

Settlement of litigation against the National Association of Realtors expands options for buyers to negotiate commissions and control how their offers are presented. We can prepare a custom offer contract for you to present on your own to the seller. Starting at $350 per offer or counter-offer.

Read our article on residential earnest money contracts.

Living Trusts in Texas

Living Trusts in Texas real estate are useful for probate avoidance, ease of transfer, and investment advantages. They can also be creatively integrated into an LLC asset protection structure.

Read our articles on investor land trusts and living trusts for the Texas homestead.

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.

Our Attorney

David-J.-Willis Houston Real Estate Attorney

Mr. Willis is board certified in residential real estate law and commercial real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

He is also a Texas real estate broker and author of the popular book Real Estate Law & Asset Protection for Texas Real Estate Investors:

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

Attorney Keaton Frieberg, San Antonio

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

Attorney Brian Gutierrez, Bryan

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.”

Attorney Paul Spielvogel, The Woodlands

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

Attorney Zachary Copp, Dallas

Legal Fees

Our online consultation process has proven efficient and poplar with clients. No fees are incurred at the initial inquiry stage but there is a fee for consultations. The introductory online consult fee for most new clients is a flat fee of $250 (not available for matters exceeding $1M or for very complex or document-heavy cases)

We are primarily a flat-fee office although hourly billing ($450 per hour, one hour minimum) and retainer arrangements are available in certain cases. See fees and policies.

Client Reviews

“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

“David helped me every step of the way setting up my LLC. The process was incredibly well organized. Fees are very reasonable, especially considering the quality of service received. Highly recommend!”

Lyle Johnson

“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!”

Sam Gordon

“David Willis is by far the easiest attorney I’ve ever dealt with. I give him my highest possible recommendation without reservation.”

Sandeep Nanda

“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

“Words cannot express how grateful my family and I are for Mr. Willis’ work. He did a lot more for us online than the other attorneys we met in person.”

Yami Vazquez

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.


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 LLC attorney for anyone forming an entity such as a real estate partnership or joint venture, a Texas series LLC, or a Nevada series LLC.

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