Avoiding Traps for the Unwary in Real Estate Law
What do a commercial litigator, a divorce attorney, an eminent domain lawyer, a banking attorney and a general practitioner have in common? At some point, each will encounter real property, either as the subject of litigation or as collateral in a settlement agreement, writes Emily M. Herbster.

Title Insurance Issues That Can Arise in Litigation and Transactions
Attorneys should consider consulting with a title company when structuring a litigation settlement or other transaction that involves an award, partition or conveyance of real property, write Brian Watts and David Fair.

Assignment of Rents Post-TARA: Frankly, Counsel Must Give a Damn
The Texas Legislature had an unusually busy session in 2011, passing a number of new laws affecting commercial real estate. Among the new laws is the Texas Assignment of Rents Act (TARA), writes Susan George.

Understanding Cleanup Statutes
Owning property contaminated by hazardous material can result in government cleanup requirements, depress the value of the property, and create a possible threat to human health and the environment — not a good thing, writes Jeffrey M. Gaba.