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Pattillo Richards, P.C.

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Areas of Practice

Real Estate

Our firm has a highly regarded Real Estate practice. We use creative strategies to address the many issues that arise in real estate transactions.

We regularly advise clients regarding the acquisition, financing, development, construction, leasing, management and sale of commercial, residential and farm and ranch real property, as well as the formation of limited partnerships in connection with the development of office, retail and mixed-use projects.

Our firm also assists property owners in all stages of the land development process. In our lending practice, we regularly structure and document complex real estate and asset-based financing transactions, including all types of construction loans.

  • Residential
  • Ranch
  • Commercial
  • Unimproved Property
  • Earnest Money Contracts
  • Deeds, Deeds of Trust
  • Promissory Notes
  • Bill of Sale
  • Foreclosures
  • Commercial and Residential Leases
  • Partitions
  • Landlord Lease Representation
  • Mechanic’s & Materialman’s Liens
  • Subdivision, Development, Construction
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Planned Development District
  • Representation in front of City Council, County Commissioners and their respective boards/committees
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Easements
Civil Litigation

Our firm has experienced trial attorneys who represent and have represented clients in a variety of litigation, including but not limited to the following:

  • Deceptive Trade Practice (Plaintiff and Defense)
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Debt Collection
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Will Contests
  • Construction Defects
  • Products Liability
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Property Damage
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
Estate Planning

Our firm’s work in this area includes advising and assisting individual clients in their estate planning needs, including both personal and business issues involved in this process.

We utilize a variety of techniques, including traditional wills, trusts, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, powers of attorney and similar documents to plan and administer estates.

We also represent and advise individuals concerned with succession, management, ownership and strategic issues arising in family or other closely-held businesses. Additionally, we assist clients in the advancement of their charitable estate planning goals. To view our Estate Planning Worksheet click Here.

  • Simple Wills
  • Management and Living Trusts
  • Tax-Oriented Wills and Trusts
  • Durable Power of Attorney (for healthcare and asset management)
  • Directive to Physicians
  • Pre- and Post- Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Disability Planning
  • Insurance Trusts
  • Guardianships for Minors and Incompetent Persons
  • Probate Wills (independent, dependent & muniment of title)
  • Heirship Proceedings
  • Administration of Estates
  • Family Settlement Agreements
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Mediation/Arbitration
Family Law

Our firm has experience in virtually every aspect of family law, having represented numerous clients in the following areas:

  • Terminations
  • Adoptions
  • Divorce
  • Custody and Child Support Modification
  • Custody and Child-Support Enforcement
  • Pre-Marital & Post-Nuptial Agreement
  • Partition Agreements
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Title IV-D Child Support Cases
  • Mediation/Arbitration
Business Law

Our firm regularly serves as an adviser to banks and financial institutions, established private businesses and new ventures, communication and technology companies, non-profit organizations, political subdivisions, individual entrepreneurs and investors, and is active in the planning and formation of all types of business entities including limited liability companies, corporations, and limited partnerships.

We also represent buyers and sellers in acquisitions, reorganizations and dissolutions of private companies.

  • Buy/Sell/or Start a Business
  • Formation of Limited Liability Companies, Corporations & Limited Partnerships
  • Drafting complex Company Agreements for multi-member LLCs / Limited Partnerships
  • Debt Collections
  • Non-Profit Corporations
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Representing Commercial and Residential Landlords
  • Mediation/Arbitration
Criminal Law
  • Federal & State Practice
  • Misdemeanors & Felonies
  • Juvenile & Municipal
  • All Attorneys are Former Prosecutors

Mediation has been used to handle disputes arising from many different situations, ranging from large public disputes to inter-organizational disputes to more personal disputes involving family, friends, and neighbors.

  • Family Mediation/Advanced Family Mediation
  • Employer/Employee
  • Agency/Public
  • Contract Disputes
  • Partnership and other Business Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Real Estate
Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is a unique process used to resolve disputes in which both parties retain separate lawyers whose only job is to help the parties settle their disputes. It is a process of open communication between the parties and their respective lawyers.

All of the participants agree to work together in a collaborative manner. If the lawyers are not successful in helping the clients resolve the disputes, the lawyers must withdraw and cannot participate in court proceedings.

This agreement that the lawyers will not go to court requires the lawyers and the parties to look at the dissolution process in a different way.

Personal Injury

Tragedy, unfortunately, does not discriminate. We are all exposed to the imperfect conditions of life and often bear the catastrophic consequences of personal injuries and death resulting from failed products, drunk drivers, automobile accidents, work conditions, premises mismanagement and construction defects, only to name a few. By and large, most of these horrific injuries could have been avoided “but for” the negligence or gross negligence of another party, or the defective condition of a product or premise of another party. The bottom line is that in case wherein you or a loved one has been injured or killed by another party – you or that loved one have legal rights that need to be timely protected and pursued to solidify and begin the process of not only holding the other party accountable, but also to ensure that the appropriate remedies are received.*

So whether your personal injury or loss is related to a car wreck, an intentional act or defect of some kind, I encourage you to call or contact me to discuss your rights and remedies. I represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis which means that you are not charged a fee or expense unless a recovery is made.

Finally, I appreciate that there are options as to your legal representation. My continuing goal is to treat your trust in my representation of your tragic circumstances with the highest degree of diligence, trust and integrity. I have not forgotten what it feels like to need help and believe that the answering help is reliable and respectful.

I look forward to personally speaking or meeting with you.

*There are incidents wherein an insurance carrier with whom you have a policy of coverage (auto, home, business, etc.) will wrongfully deny your coverage arising from and injury and/or property damage that you have sustained. This conduct by the carrier is legally termed “bad faith” and can lead to an award or judgment against that carrier for the injury or damages sustained – for which I have successfully represented individuals against such carriers through the state.