Russ Toates is a Dallas, Texas attorney who has practiced real estate law and business law for more than 25
years.  My practice focuses on-

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • General Business and Corporate Transactions

With more than 15 years as an in-house general counsel, my experience gives me a perspective that is unique
among attorneys-

I have been a client.

I understand transactions and legal issues from a client’s perspective.

As an attorney in Dallas, Texas for over 25 years, I have focused on real estate law as well as general
corporate and business transactions.  With experience as a partner in a national law firm and having served as
in-house general counsel for Centex Homes, a national homebuilder, and a Dallas-based real estate
investment firm, my clients have ranged from single person start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.  

I have handled all types of legal matters clients face on a daily basis, including-

  • General corporate contracts

  • Commercial real estate development

  • Leases

  • Residential real estate

  • Project and corporate financing

  • Employment/HR support

  • Asset sales

  • Formation of limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships

  • General business law advice
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Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Texas Christian University, 1980
J.D. Southern Methodist University, 1983
Certified Public Accountant, Texas, 1985 (currently license inactive)
Member: State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association
"AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Principal Office- Dallas, Texas
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