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Real Estate

  • LANDLORD REPRESENTATION IN EVICTIONS -John Daves is an Austin attorney who handles evictions primarily on behalf of landlords.  Evictions can become complicated and the Texas Property Code has specific rules governing the landlord-tenant relationship.  John Daves can be trusted to resolve your tenant issues in an effective manner.  The firm handles evictions in the greater Austin area, including Travis, Williamson and Hays counties.  

  • BUSINESS ENTITY FORMATION-  The firm can prepare documents necessary to set up a Limited Liability Company, which is often used to protect assets against liability beyond the value of the company, including real estate investments. A Limited Liability Company is often used in connection with rental or other investment properties. In addition to LLCs, the firm also assists with the formation of other entities such as Series LLCs, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Corporations.

  • PROPERTY TRANSFER DOCUMENTS, DEED OF TRUST, NOTES, WARRANTY DEEDS - The firm can prepare and file all documents necessary for transfer of title to property.

  • FAIR HOUSING CLAIMS - The firm has been actively engaged in representing leasing agents, property owners, and real estate professionals in the defense of fair housing claims brought pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.  The firm's practice necessitates an understanding of local, state and federal fair housing laws.   

  • HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATION -  The firm assists both condominium and homeowner associations in navigating their governing documents and applicable Texas statutes, including the Texas Uniform Condominium Act and Chapter 209 of the Texas Property Code. 

  • LENDER REPRESENTATION IN  FORECLOSURE - The firm assists lenders and noteholders in all aspects of the foreclosure process.

Estate Planning

An estate plan is a legal strategy designed to anticipate and arrange for the care and disposition of your property upon death or incapacitation. An estate plan enables you to control who gets your property when you die, provide for your family, and achieve peace of mind. The Daves Law Firm will work closely with you to create an estate plan tailored to your wishes and needs.

The firm's estate planning services include the following:

  • Wills
  • Trusts, including Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, Special Needs Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Medical Directives
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Long-term Care Planning
  • Succession Planning for Business Owners


 Probate and estate administration is the process of collecting assets, paying debts and distributing the decedent’s property to the heirs and beneficiaries. The Daves Law Firm represents clients in all aspects of probate and estate administration, including, but not limited to the following:.

  • Probate of Wills; Letters Testamentary/Letters of Administration (out of state clients welcomed)
  • Muniments of Title
  • Affidavits of Heirship
  • Determination of Heirship; Intestate Administrations
  • Independent, Dependent, and Temporary Administrations
  • Small Estate Affidavits
  • Ancillary Administrations
  • Creditor’s claims against the Estate
  • Real Estate Title Issues; Retitling Assets