From complex commercial developments to multi-faceted farm and ranch transactions, we combine expertise with a hands-on approach to handle a broad range of real estate transactions and business transactions. Our real estate practice offers a depth of knowledge in matters of commercial real estate, development, farm and ranch real estate, and water law. Our many loyal real estate, business, and water clients have come to rely on our expertise, experience, and practical sense. In the process, we have earned the respect of opposing lawyers in big firms and niche boutiques throughout Texas and the nation.
Represent developers of some of the most significant commercial and mixed-use real estate projects in Central Texas in land acquisition, development, public economic incentives, operation, management, leasing, and disposition of such developments.
Represent major university in significant real estate transactions and development projects for university facilities.
Represent owner of large shopping center with national retail tenants in the acquisition, operation, management, leasing, and disposition of the shopping center.
Represented restaurant chain in acquiring locations throughout Texas.
Represented commercial property owners in loan transactions, each in excess of $50 million, secured by Texas properties.
Represent numerous farmers, ranchers, recreational buyers, and investors in the acquisition, sale, or exchange of farm and ranch property throughout Texas.
Represented sellers of three businesses recently for $67 million, in the aggregate.
Represent water supply corporations and investor-owned water utilities as outside general counsel.
Commercial Real Estate
We represent real estate owners, developers, investors, landlords, and tenants in a myriad of commercial real estate transactions, whether they are acquiring, selling, exchanging, financing, or leasing property. We are involved in complex real estate deals throughout Texas, working head-to-head with top attorneys. Our experience includes:
Acquisition and disposition of improved and unimproved commercial properties
Lease negotiations involving commercial, medical, office, and retail leases
Tax deferred exchanges
Real Estate Development
We represent developers in all areas of commercial, residential, retail, medical, and mixed-use development projects. We understand the dynamics of new development from the ground up as well as the intricacies of redeveloping an existing property. At RouthLaw, we are keenly aware of the difficulties that a real estate development can encounter in coming to fruition, and we understand the importance of fostering relationships and communication at all levels of the community to ensure a successful project. We are equipped to help with the following needs:
Raw land development
Commercial, office, medical, hotel, restaurant, retail, mixed-use, and residential developments
Covenants, conditions, and restrictions
Easements, cross access, parking, and related agreements
Facilitating water, wastewater, electric, natural gas, and other utility services
Public economic incentives
Farm and Ranch Real Estate
As a farm and ranch owner himself, Bo Routh is intimately familiar with the legal issues of purchasing, owning, managing, leasing, and selling rural properties. Farm and ranch transactions have unique complexities that require a depth of knowledge in multiple areas of real estate, energy, and water law. At RouthLaw, we guide our clients through these complexities and the necessary due diligence before making an investment in rural property. Bo is one of the few lawyers in Central Texas who is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in farm and ranch real estate law.
Acquisition or sale of rural land for agricultural or recreational use
Farming, grazing, and hunting leases
Survey and boundary issues
Title review and due diligence
Oil, gas, and mineral issues
Water rights and transactions
Tax deferred exchanges
The ownership and control of water have significant legal and financial implications. If you are a landowner or water utility in Texas, it is important to know these implications. For surface water, this means understanding your certificated water rights and related issues. For groundwater, this means understanding the rule of capture, groundwater conservation districts, and related legal and regulatory issues. For water utilities, this means understanding and complying with the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations governing water utility service, and the legal issues associated with operating a water utility company.
We represent a broad range of clients including regional water companies, water utilities, and private landowners, who benefit from our knowledge of water law and the synergy of our expertise in other real estate practice areas.
General counsel to water supply corporations, investor-owned utilities, and other water utilities