Real Estate

Deans & Lyons handles a broad variety of real estate litigation matters, representing all players in the real estate industry, including banks, lenders, financial institutions, mortgage services, commercial and real estate owners, investors, guarantors, developers, property management companies, real estate agents, brokers, escrow agents and title companies.

We handle both judicial and nonjudicial real estate matters, as well as commercial and residential foreclosure litigation. Other areas of experience include:

  • Lender liability
  • Title claims, quiet title actions, adverse possession and other title curative matters
  • Title and lien holder disputes
  • Construction liens and mechanics liens
  • Municipal ordinance actions
  • Condemnations
  • Landlord-tenant disputes and evictions
  • Deed restriction enforcement and disputes
  • Condominium association disputes
  • Homeowners association disputes
  • Nonprofit association corporate governance
  • Ad valorem tax disputes
  • Commission disputes
  • Fraudulent real estate sales
  • Post-judgment and deficiency collections, including bank garnishments

Clients rely upon our skill in litigation and dispute resolution to protect the investment of resources they have made into real estate and depend upon for growth.

Representative Experience

Real Estate Fraud/Fraudulent Nondisclosure

Our attorneys have handled a number of cases in various Texas state courts, prosecuting and defending claims for fraud in a real estate transaction either by affirmative misrepresentation or fraudulent failure to disclose. Examples of real estate fraud cases handled by our attorneys include:

  • Representing the seller of Ritz Carlton condominiums in a lawsuit filed by the buyer alleging failure to disclose plumbing defects
  • Representing the seller of a San Antonio residence in a lawsuit filed by the buyer against the seller, realtors and home inspectors that alleged failure to disclose termite damage
  • Representing buyers of town homes in Carrollton, Texas, in a lawsuit against the builder alleging failure to disclose known construction defects
  • Representing the developer of a condominium complex in San Antonio, Texas, in a lawsuit filed by the buyer alleging fraudulent sale of the condominium and failure to disclose foundation problems

Land Title, Zoning And Fiduciary Duty

  • Representing the property owner against a neighbor in an easement dispute
  • Representing Tarrant County Golf Course concerning utility easements and condemnation proceeding
  • Representing the property owner in Bexar County defending claims brought by the city for violation of zoning ordinances and nuisance
  • Representing the property owner in obtaining new zoning for commercial property
  • Representing escrow agents in lawsuits asserting breach of fiduciary duty in relation to closing real estate transactions
  • Representing title companies concerning the issuance of policies of title insurance and coverage under issued policies
  • Representing real estate buyers in lawsuits asserting failure to close real estate transactions in accordance with closing instruction and misappropriation of escrow funds

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To speak with one of our lawyers, please contact us at 214-736-7861 or 877-819-8033 toll free to discuss your specific case.