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Cheryl Rivera Smith

Cheryl Rivera Smith

Practice areas:

Real Estate

About Me

 


Ms. Smith presently handles complex real estate transactions and assists with real estate development projects for area investors.  She was formerly Associate Counsel and Vice President of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company in Phoenix, Arizona and prior to that she was President of WestStar National Title Company in Dallas, Texas.  Ms. Smith, a graduate of the University of Texas, Dallas and a cum laude graduate of John Marshall Law School, is admitted to practice law in the states of Texas, Arizona and Georgia.  She has published several articles and is a frequent speaker before various groups on the subjects of real estate and title insurance.  She currently serves on the Title Insurance Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association and on the Real Estate Forms Committee (which publishes the Texas Real Estate Forms Manual) of the State Bar of Texas.  

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Real Estate: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

89 total 

  • Robert E. Philo

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Cheryl and worked off and on with her for 30 years. She is an outstanding real estate lawyer and a good friend, too.

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    Robert Philo Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Barbara Lindsay Jouette

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and professional. Has worked in the title insurance industry and the real estate industry for over thirty years.

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    Barbara Jouette Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

11660 Creek Point Drive
Frisco, TX, 75035-8278

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199705/02/2015
AZInactive 200502/25/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199305/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation2014
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearDallas Bar Association1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Smith Law Firm1993 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasReal Estate Section1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
ConsultantN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Realtor magazineTitle Company Assistance in Commercial Transactions2000
Texas Realtor MagazineWho Really Chooses The Title Policy?1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School AtlantaDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Claims Counsel MeetingClaims Avoidance in Arizona2006
CLE Tucson, ArizonaTitle Examination in Arizona2005
CLE Tucson, ArizonaTitle Examination in Arizona2004
Realcomm Technology ConferenceInternet Based Transactions2002