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Real Estate

Real estate remains one of the most valuable and complex assets an individual, family or business can own.

Cantey Hanger recognizes the importance of staying on top of the changing landscape of real estate transactions, particularly in connection with the Dodd-Frank Act and the emergence of new approaches towards obtaining financing for real estate transactions. Our Real Estate practice group is comprised of seasoned professionals who can consistently navigate changes to real estate practices and procedures to facilitate routine or complex real estate transactions, including mixed-use developments, multi-family residential projects, commercial leases, oil and gas issues, and the multi-faceted financing issues surrounding transactions of this nature.

Our Real Estate practice group is proud to have some of the most experienced attorneys in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex in the unique fields of title insurance defense, eminent domain/condemnation actions, and environmental law. When real estate disputes occur, our trial lawyers have significant experience in representing commercial real estate developers, institutional and private lenders, title insurance companies, municipalities and utility companies, landlords, tenants, and corporate and private investors.

Our transactional and litigation attorneys remain active in providing our clients with services relating to loan workouts and restructuring, secured collateral realization, and related remedial matters, including deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions, and judicial and non-judicial foreclosures.

As a full service law firm, our Real Estate practice group is positioned well to proactively address related legal issues by collaborating with our colleagues within the firm’s business law, banking, energy, environmental, litigation, taxation, bankruptcy and public/regulatory practices. In addition to our offices in 2 convenient locations within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, our affiliation with Meritas® Law Firms Worldwide allows us to assist clients with the consummation of real estate transactions and the resolution of real estate issues anywhere in the State of Texas and other States and countries.

Areas of focus within our Real Estate practice group include:

  • Acquisitions
  • Condemnations
  • Condominium Law
  • Construction
  • Development
  • Dispositions
  • Eminent Domain/Property Rights
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Financing
  • Foreclosures
  • Land Use
  • Leasing
  • Management

Cantey Hanger attorneys counsel with and appear in court on behalf of an impressive array of clients in the public and private sectors, including commercial real estate development firms, financial institutions and public entities.

Family Law

Cantey Hanger’s experienced family law attorneys provide a broad range of services to clients, including divorce, complex property settlements, premarital and post-marital agreements, child custody, visitation, child support, paternity, and modifications and enforcements.

Our attorneys are committed to aggressive, but nuanced representation of our clients to achieve the best possible results through trial and appellate work, as well as through alternatives to litigation such as settlement conferences, mediation, and collaborative law.

Cantey Hanger is dedicated to resolving each client’s family law matter with courtesy, honesty, and professionalism.

Commercial Litigation

Our litigators analyze, prepare and present cases for resolution before state and federal courts, administrative law judges and arbitrators. We explore with our clients the appropriate use of out-of-court solutions through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. When litigation is the only solution, our attorneys are highly experienced and effective in courtrooms, guiding clients through the complex steps of a trial and an appeal.

Cantey Hanger has significant practice experience in:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Crimes
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action Suits
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Corporate & Partnership Disputes
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • ERISA
  • Employment Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Fraud
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Product Liability
  • Property Rights
  • Securities Fraud

Cantey Hanger attorneys counsel and appear in court on behalf of an impressive array of clients in the public and private sectors, both for-profit and non-profit organizations. We represent clients in many industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Institutions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Natural Resources/Energy
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Our knowledge from actual litigation and resolution of controversies provides a strong foundation for counseling our clients in the early identification and pro-active handling of potential disputes. Our attorneys practice early intervention and management of disputes, acting as soon as our clients become aware of them. In an effort to identify and remedy potential problems, we offer litigation audits and seminars on litigation prevention. Cantey Hanger collaborates with clients to build practices and procedures to better prepare our clients, and ultimately to prevent them from becoming objects of lawsuits.