Stuart A. Lautin

972 716 1865
972 770 7865 (FAX)

2711 North Haskell Ave
Suite 2400
Dallas, Texas 75204
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Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

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Stuart A Lautin Blog - Counselor's CornerStuart Lautin specializes in real estate law. He is Board Certified in Commercial (1989) and Residential (1988) Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a frequent lecturer on real estate topics. Mr. Lautin’s practice includes commercial and residential real estate, acquisition, disposition and leasing, conduit / securitized and traditional finance, distressed properties, zoning and property development, raw acreage / farm and ranch transactions, office, warehouse and shopping center leasing, office and residential condominiums, IRS 1031 and 1033 tax-deferred exchanges, corporate and business law, partnership matters and agency relationships, real estate brokerage licensing, and secured property transactions.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law
  • Mortgage Lending and Finance
  • Real Property Acquisition, Disposition and Leasing
  • Distressed Properties
  • Conduit/Securitized and Traditional Finance
  • Zoning and Property Development
  • Raw Acreage/Farm and Ranch Transactions
  • Office, Warehouse and Shopping Center Leasing
  • Office and Residential Condominiums
  • IRS 1031 and 1033 Tax-Deferred Exchanges
  • Corporate and Business Law, and General Business Transactions
  • Partnership Matters and Agency Relationships
  • Real Estate Brokerage Licensing
  • Secured Transactions

Representative Experience

  • Represented NYC based company in the acquisition of nine multi-family apartment properties in Houston, Texas, with an aggregate value of $250 million
  • Assisted NYC based client in the acquisition and later disposition of 20 multi-family apartment and single family properties in Harris, Dallas and Tarrant Counties, Texas
  • Represented NASDAQ tenant with negotiation of new multi-floor, multi-year corporate headquarters lease in Richardson, Texas
  • Assisted nationally-recognized physicians in the development and ultimate sale of a mixed-use medical building adjacent to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas
  • Represented client in several significant raw land sales transactions with national shopping center developer in Allen, Texas
  • Assisted provider of medical services and products in the purchase of land, development and construction, as well as the subsequent sale of its assets and leaseback of its prime facility in McKinney, Texas


  • B.B.A degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas (1976)
  • Institute on International and Comparative Law, London England (1981)
  • J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas (1982)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas (1982)
  • New York (2013)

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (1982)
  • State Bar of New York (2013)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1982)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer (a Thomson Reuters business) in 2009
  • Certified as an instructor by the Texas Real Estate Commission
  • Board Certified in Commercial (1989) and Residential (1988) Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Highest AVVO rating award – 10 out of 10, Superb
  • Highest Martindale-Hubbell rating award – AV Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5

Recent Publications, Articles & Presentations

  • Counsel Corner online blog (2011 – Present) – Click here to visit “Counsel Corner” blog
  • Counsel’s Corner column for NTCAR (2010 – Present) – Click here to visit “Counsel's Corner”
  • Briefcase column for AAGD (1994 – Present)
  • Insight Into Commercial Leases for NTCAR and TAR (2008 – Present)
  • Insight Into Commercial Contracts for NTCAR (2007 – Present)
  • Commercial Contracts of Sale for CEI (2004 – 2007)
  • Commercial Leases for CEI (2004 – 2007)
  • How to Buy or Sell Real Property for DBA (2005)
  • Let Me Speak to the Lawyer! NOW!! Prepared for NARPM (2004)
  • Let me Speak to the Attorney! Prepared for NAA (2001)
  • Review of Statutes and Rules; TREC’s Views of Your Duties for IREM (1999)
  • Broker Disclosures and Liabilities for SBOT (1996)

Legal Associations, Professional Affiliations, and Community Leadership

  • North Texas Commercial Association of REALTORS®
  • Texas Association of REALTORS®
  • National Association of Real Property Managers
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of New York

Previous Professional Experience

  • Shareholder at Tobolowsky, Prager & Schlinger, PC (1982 – 1993)
  • Shareholder at Higier Allen & Lautin, PC, and its merger predecessors (1993 – Present)