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Frederick J. Biel

Frederick J. Biel

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Corporate & Incorporation, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Debt & Lending Agreements, Foreclosure, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord & Tenant, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership

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About Me

Fred, an Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP partner since 1989, represents clients in real estate law, including the sale and acquisition of improved and unimproved land, commercial and residential real estate development, mortgage lending, foreclosures and loan re-structurings, commercial retail, office and industrial leasing, residential and commercial construction, real estate brokerage and management, residential and commercial property owners associations, condominium development, government regulation and approval of residential and commercial subdivisions, farm and ranch matters, and entity formation and structurings.


 


Prior to joining Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP, Fred's practice included government service as general counsel to the Commissioner and Board for the Texas Department of Human Resources, County Attorney for Bee County, Texas, and Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Beeville, Texas.  From 1983 through 1987 Fred was a partner in the Beeville, Texas law firm of Morrill, Patton & Biel.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Real Estate: 50%
    42 years
  2. Partnership: 5%
    42 years
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 5%
    42 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    42 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check

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Contact Info

Atlas & Hall, L.L.P.

P. O. Box 3725
818 Pecan Blvd.
Mcallen, TX, 78502-3725

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197305/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Texas Super Lawyer - Real EstateLaw & Politics Magazine2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Pro Bono Project Attorney of the YearHidalgo County Bar Association2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
Board Certified - Farm and Ranch Real EstateTexas Board of Legal Specialization1995
Board Certified - Commercial Real EstateTexas Board of Legal Specialization1995
Board Certified - Residential Real EstateTexas Board of Legal Specialization1995
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1993
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAtlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP1987 - Present
PartnerMorrill, Patton & Biel1981 - 1987
General CounselTexas Department of Human Resources1973 - 1981

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
32nd Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, Sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of TexasCourse Director2010 - 2010
American College of Real Estate LawyersFellow2010 - Present
20th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course Sponsored by the State Bar of TexasCourse Director2009 - 2009
Real Estate Law Exam Commission, Texas Board of Legal SpecializationMember2009 - Present
American Land Title AssociationMember2008 - Present
Title Insurance Subcommittee - Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law CouncilChair2008 - Present
Texas Land Title AssociationMember2008 - Present
Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Council, State Bar of TexasMember2007 - 2010
Real Estate Law Section, Hidalgo County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Real Estate Law Advisory Commission, Texas Board of Legal SpecializationMember2003 - 2008
Real Estate Law Legal Assistant Advisory Commission, Texas Board of Legal SpecializationMember2003 - 2008
Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals, City of McAllen, TexasMember2002 - 2007
Real Estate Forms Committee, State Bar of TexasCommitte Member2000 - Present
Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Farm & Ranch Real Estate LawCertification1995 - Present
Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Residential Real Estate LawCertification1995 - Present
Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Commercial Real Estate LawCertification1995 - Present
The Texas Supreme Court Historical SocietyMember1992 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember1991 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationSustaining Life Fellow1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Hidalgo County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Texas Association of Bank CounselMember1982 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionMember1981 - Present
State Bar of TexasAttorney Member1973 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
23rd Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course - State Bar of TexasCorrection Instruments After Myrad Properties v LaSalle Bank (Tex. 2009) and S.B. 1496 (82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)2012
33rd Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course - State Bar of Texas and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of TexasServicing, Foreclosing and Re-Selling Non-Securitized Single Family Residential Real Estate Lien Notes2011
31st Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course - State Bar of Texas and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of TexasCommerical Foreclosures: Selected Documentation and Procedural Issues2009
43rd Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute - The University of Texas at Austin School of LawNew Title Insurance Rules Regarding Minerals Coverage2009
20th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course - State Bar of TexasProposed Title Insurance Rules Regarding Minerals2009
Texas Paralegal JournalPersonal Property Issues After Foreclosure2006
Hidalgo County Bar Association SymposiumCommercial Real Estate Transactions, Including Ethical Considerations2006
28th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course - State Bar of Texas and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of TexasPersonal Property Issues After Foreclosure2006
13th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course sponosred by the State Bar of TexasReal & Personal Property Foreclosures in Texas - A baker's Dozen of Foreclosure Practice Tips2002
36th Annual William W. Gipson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin Scool of LawPersonal Property Foreclosures in Texas2002

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1973
Baylor UniversityBusiness AdministrationBachelor of Business Administration1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
23rd Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting CourseCorrection Instruments After Myrad Properties v LaSalle Bank (Tex. 2009) and S.B. 1496 (82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)2012
33rd Annual Advanced Real Estate Law CourseServicing, Foreclosing, and Re-Selling Non-Securitized Single Family Residential Real Estate Lien Notes2011
43rd Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending InstituteNew Title Insurance Rules Regarding Minerals Coverage2009
31st Annual Advanced Real Estate Law CourseCommercial Foreclosures: Selected Documentation and Procedural Issues2009
20th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting CourseProposed Title Insurance Rules Regarding Minerals2009
Hidalgo County Bar Association Symposium 2006Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Including Ethical Considerations2006
28th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law CoursePersonal Property Issues After Foreclosure2006
Real Estate Lending Officers and Loan Processors ConferenceTitle Insurance Basics - Mortgagee Coverages2005
Real Estate Law Section BreakfastTitle Insurance Update2004
36th Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending InstitutePersonal Property Foreclosures in Texas2002
13th Annual Advanced REal Estate Drafting CourseReal and Personal Property Foreclosures in Texas - A Baker's Dozen of Foreclosure Practice Tips2002