Real Estate, Title and Commercial Business Law
Thomas M. Smith’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of real estate, title, and business law. In 1980 he was a founding member of the law firm now known as Smith & Collins, Attorneys At Law which, from its inception, has specialized in real estate law. In 1983 he was certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Texas. His practice consists primarily of representing companies, partnerships, individuals and financial institutions in various real estate transactions and financial matters including the acquisition, development, and sale of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate and other assets; structuring and negotiating financial relationships on behalf of lenders and borrowers; drafting leases on behalf of landlords and tenants and advising landlords with respect to property management issues.
From 1977 to 1979 he worked in Stewart Title Company’s title examination department and National Closing Office. In 1980 he opened a title closing office for Dallas Title Company which is now a closing office for Reunion Title Company, a subsidiary of Republic Title Company.
Mr. Smith maintains an “AV” Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, signifying the highest level of professionalism in terms of legal ability and ethical standards.
Past Board Member with the North Texas Council for International Visitors
Past Treasure of the North Texas Council for International Visitors
Past Director, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society
Dallas Bar Association
Past Member State Bar College
The Real Estate Council
Past Chairman of the Agency Sub-Committee for DFW Association of Realtors
Affiliate Member of the Metrotex Association of Realtors
Mr. Smith is a volunteer member of the North Texas Council for International Visitors and has been since 1979. This organization coordinates with the United States State Department foreign visitors who visit the North Texas Area. For many years he was a board member of the Dallas Arboretum and Chaired the Architecture and Construction Committee. During his tenure as Chair his committee supervised the completion the Crape Myrtle Ally, the design of the Visitors Center, the restoration of the DeGolyer Estate and the construction of the Women’s Garden. He is active in the Education Committee of the DFW Association of Realtors since 1988.
Admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1977
Title Closing Officer since 1978
Education B.A., Texas Tech University
J.D., Texas Tech School of Law
Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law since 1983 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Texas