Bo Routh is the founding partner at RouthLaw. He is an experienced real estate lawyer and represents clients in a broad range of complex real estate transactions. His experience includes acquisition, finance, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial, farm and ranch, and residential real properties. In 2001, Bo became one of the youngest attorneys to be board certified in Texas. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in commercial real estate law, farm and ranch real estate law, and residential real estate law. Bo also represents clients in complex business transactions including the sale of business assets. He also represents water utilities and landowners in connection with water law issues, water utility regulation, water rights and permitting, and water transactions (surface water and groundwater).
Real Estate Transactions
Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas (J.D. 1996), Honors: summa cum laude (highest ranking graduate)
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California (B.S. Political Science 1992) Honors: cum laude
Certifications, Designations, and Honors
Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence)
Selected to Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District and Northern District of Texas
Professional Activities and Memberships
Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Harris Creek Baptist Church, former Elder, Deacon, and Life Group Leader
Midway Little League, former Manager and Coach
“I have a passion for serving clients well. I enjoy helping clients solve current problems and avoid future ones. I believe that excellence makes a difference, and I strive to be a difference-maker.“
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT and Firm Administrator
What Others Say
"Bo Routh has been our attorney from the beginning and I could not be happier with the service he has provided. Smart, capable, and direct. We know that when we go to Bo for help we will always get honest and intelligent representation."
"Bo Routh is an excellent real estate attorney. I have referred Bo to clients and to attorneys throughout the state on deals I have been involved in. The response is always the same, ‘Thank you for referring us to Bo.’ His knowledge of real estate law, practical experience, and attention to detail are qualities that show up in his work."
Jim Peevey, SIOR, CCIMReid Peevey Company
"Bo Routh, of RouthLaw PLLC, has been and continues to be my attorney and advisor on many levels throughout my real estate career and personal life. He is always reasonable and exhibits intellectual and personal integrity and is an invaluable team member when it comes to the creativity of my transactions. Bo subscribes to my mantra that ‘sometimes it’s ok to lose the battle as long as we win the war.’ RouthLaw PLLC, serves as legal counsel for my businesses and with great confidence I am certain that they will be the only law firm you will ever need for real estate and business matters."
Jimmy BanksTriliji Group
“Bo Routh has helped me buy and sell numerous farm and ranch properties over the course of twenty years. Bo’s professionalism and expertise help close deals quickly and efficiently while giving me complete confidence that I have the best attorney on every deal. I am a bottom-line guy and his services are an investment, not a cost.”
Cory PriestPresident, Priest Cattle and Land, Inc.
“Having had a long career in the commercial real estate business, I have had the opportunity to deal with many great real estate attorneys. Bo is definitely on the top of the list. He is well respected by the other professionals and his knowledge is always helpful to the clients, whether the transaction is large or small. I always enjoy the transactions when Bo is involved!”
H. Bland Cromwell, CCIM, SIORCromwell Commercial Group
“Bo Routh is without a doubt one of the best commercial real estate lawyers with whom I have dealt. He is that perfect combination of a strategic mind, focus, and attention to detail that achieves real results. I have seen Bo masterfully handle the most complex transactions, in all asset types. I’m not sure you would find a better commercial real estate lawyer in Texas than Bo.”
Will FairChairman, Home Abstract and Title Company
“Bo Routh is in the top 5% of lawyers I’ve ever dealt with. Bo helped guide our partnership through a complicated business divestment in a way that protected our interests and maintained a strong relationship with the buyers. His insight, clarity, and wisdom were key to a successful transaction.”
Rick Tullis, P.E.President, Capstone Mechanical
"I have had the opportunity to work with Bo on a number of commercial real estate transactions. He’s a problem solver, even in the deepest trenches of a transaction. Bo has a fantastic legal mind, he’s honest, straightforward, and he’s a deal-maker. Working with Bo makes a difference. I am 100% confident when referring clients to Bo."
Gregg Glime, SIOR, CCIMCromwell Commercial Group
“I have known Bo for over 15 years. He is outside counsel for a former employer of mine. Bo provided legal counsel as I started my own firm, and most recently helped us in the sale of that same firm. His attention to the complex details of the transaction and his ability to work with the purchaser in the negotiations were invaluable to me.”
Brian NicholsonCEO, Intrepid Development Group
“Bo is attentive, responsive, and detail oriented. I have completed multiple transactions with him over the years and have found him to work swiftly and diligently on everything and get to the finish line. I would highly recommend using him and his firm.”
Isaiah F. HarfRegional Director & Partner, Stan Johnson Co., Chicago, Illinois
“Bo was invaluable in helping us navigate the sale of our business. His attention to detail and thoroughness helped put us at ease throughout the negotiation of the largest business transaction of our lives. We were very pleased not only with the outcome but with Bo’s steady guidance in the process. We will definitely use him in our future merger and acquisition opportunities.”
Stefan LeRowExecutive Vice-President, Capstone Mechanical
“Bo Routh is a rare and valuable real estate attorney. The grace by which he performs his work is elite and at a level few will ever reach. He simplifies what is difficult and protects his clients for not only today but also the days ahead.”
Clay FullerCromwell Commercial Group
“Bo Routh is not only my real estate attorney, he is also my friend. Bo has been our only real estate attorney for almost 20 years. I would refer anyone in need of a real estate lawyer to Bo and his firm. The firm is very knowledgeable, experienced, prompt, and they pay attention to details.”
Tom WrightPresident, Built Wright Properties, LLC
"We have found RouthLaw PLLC to be very responsive with any legal matters we have needed them to be involved in. They are extremely knowledgeable, conscientious, and prepared."
"Bo Routh represented us in a sizeable business transaction this past year. We were extremely happy with his knowledge, professionalism, and quick responses. Bo's communication with us went beyond all expectations."