Office Locations in Dallas & Houston

Areas of Experience

We handle both judicial and non-judicial 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 Texas real estate litigation attorneys have handled a number of cases in various 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

We Never Rest on Our Laurels

At Deans & Lyons, LLP, you will find a team of results-driven professionals willing to go the extra mile for you. When you work with us, you will be treated with the respect, customized counsel, and attentive support you need.

More Reasons to Hire Our Firm
  • Versatile

    As a boutique firm, we provide attentive counsel to every client we work with, but we have big firm resources that allow us to get the results our clients seek.

  • Reputable

    At Deans & Lyons, we don’t back down from a challenge. We have handled bet-the-company cases nationwide, and we have earned a reputation for taking on and winning high exposure cases.

  • Determined

    As highly skilled trial lawyers, we go to battle for our clients. Our aggressive representation and innovative approach to your case makes us a force to be reckoned with, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Attentive

    No two clients are going through the same exact situation. We provide customized litigation solutions to fit the unique needs and goals of every client we represent.