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Michael W. Eaton

Michael W. Eaton

The Eaton Law Firm, PLLC
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

A 4th generation Texas lawyer with over 28 years of experience, Michael Eaton serves clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Colleyville, Grapevine, Coppell, Plano, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Irving, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, and surrounding North Texas areas.

Education
Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Southern Methodist University
B.S. | Political Science/Economics
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Honors: Graduated with Departmental Distinction
Auburn University
Austrian Economics
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Honors: Certificate of Completion from Ludwig von Mises Institute
University of Texas - Dallas
Political Economy
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Honors: Passed Comprehensive Examinations in Theory and Quantitative Methods
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Eaton Law Firm, PLLC
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Provide representation and advice to clients regarding highly complex tax and finance structures for real estate acquisition and development, especially in the multifamily arena. Mr. Eaton has acted as borrower's counsel, developer's counsel, lender counsel or bond counsel in transactions totaling over $1,500,000,000 over the past 25+ years, and routinely advises high profile developers, institutional investors, national rating agencies, elected officials, and private individuals in these areas.
Managing Attorney
Eaton, Deaguero & Bishop, PLLC
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Provide representation and advice to clients regarding highly complex tax and finance structures for real estate acquisition and development, especially in the multifamily arena. During his time with this firm, Mr. Eaton became nationally known as an expert on affordable housing finance and tax issues, especially federal and state tax exemptions available to affordable housing projects.
Attorney
Eaton & Kemp, P.C.
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All phases of client representation of businesses, real estate investors, real estate developers, and other businesses, including some of the first internet service providers (ISP's) in Texas.
Attorney
Law Offices of Norman L. "Happy" Nelson, Jr.
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Real estate and business practice focusing on HUD financing for multifamily and seniors projects.
Attorney
Law Offices of Michael W. Eaton
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Practice focusing on all aspects of business litigation and transactional matters.
Founding Texas Attorney
Hall & Vance LLP
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Opened Texas office for California offshoot of Finley Kumble focusing on financial institution representation. The firm chose to withdraw from Texas at the end of 1987 because of expense considerations, and Mr. Eaton continued in active representation of developers, real estate investors, and a wide variety of businesses.
Associate
Page & Addison, P.C.
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Advanced real estate and related litigation practice for a boutique law firm which represented more country clubs, private dining clubs, and city clubs than any other law firm in the nation, including representation of Club Corporation of America.
Assistant General Counsel
Kirby Oil, Inc.
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All phases of client advising and representation on real estate, tax, and oil and gas issues for a large independent oil and gas producer.
Awards
Decade of Service Award
Texas Lawyers Assistance Program
Award for representing TLAP for over a decade at speaking appearances sponsored by the Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism.
Eisenhower Commission
Republican National Committee
The Eisenhower Commission is awarded for outstanding service and dedication demonstrated by a Life Member of the Republican National Committee.
Professional Associations
Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association
Member
- Current
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Member
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Federalist Society
Member
- Current
National Republican Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas
Attorney Monitor
- Current
Activities: Act as attorney monitor for lawyers whose licenses have bee suspended and for whom monitoring is a condition of their suspension or probation.
Texas Board of Law Examiners
Attorney Monitor
- Current
Activities: Act as attorney monitor for newly licensed Texas lawyers given a probationary license.
Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers
Past President, Dallas Chapter 1999-2000
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Activities: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) is a group which provides support and guidance for lawyers suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health issues. LCL works closely with the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program to provide treatment and recovery options for lawyers, law students and judges who suffer form substance abuse and mental health issues.
Texas Lawyer Assistance Program
Attorney Volunteer
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Activities: Act on behalf of TLAP communicating and aiding lawyers, law students, and judges with alcohol, substance abuse, or mental health issues that impact their ability to practice law.
Texas State Bar # 06383800
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Most services provided based upon hourly fee arrangements, but some matters are also handled on a flat fee basis.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
3824 Cedar Springs Road
#801-5549
Dallas, TX 75219
USA
Telephone: (817) 689-2434