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Franklin James Harberg Jr.

Commercial real estate Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as "Jay" Harberg

  • Licensed for 43 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Franklin

Learn Franklin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Commercial real estate
    34%

  2. Business
    33%
    Formation, management, general advice.

    43 years

  3. Real estate
    33%
    Acquisition, disposition, management, leasing, finance, construction, title issues.

    43 years

I have represented clients in the acquisition, development, management, finance, and disposition of undeveloped land, apartment complexes, shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, industrial properties, multifamily housing and single family dwellings throughout Texas, concentrating in the greater Houston area.  In addition to being Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law, I am a licensed escrow officer for American Title Company and has been an authorized closing attorney and/or licensed escrow officer since 1986.

Location

Harberg Huvard Jacobs Wadler LLP
2100 West Loop S Ste 1100
Houston, TX, 77027-3534

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Reviews

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Posted by MICHAEL | March 16, 2015
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR LEGAL SERVICES
Mr. Harberg closed my personal home during a divorce proceeding. The closing had numerous issues and he handled the manner with utmost care and professionalism. If it was not for his personal involvement, the closing probably would never had taken place. I would strongly recommend Mr. Harberg for any real estate services that are needed
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Posted by Alan | March 9, 2015
None better
I have been a client of Jay Harberg for years and I couldn't be happier. He is the most professional and one of the smartest lawyers I have ever been associated with. Nobody can work a contract Like Mr. Harberg and I take comfort knowing he is always looking out for my best interest.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Harberg Huvard Jacobs Wadler LLP
  • 1983 - Present

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1980
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • City of Houston
  • Commissioner - Civil Service Commissioner
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • National Commissioner
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Regional Board Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • City of Houston
  • Vice Chair - Public Safety Advisory Committee
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Regional Board Chair
  • 2010 - 2010
  • City of Houston
  • Vice Chair - Civil Service Commission
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Houston Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section
  • Director
  • 1991 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Samuel E. Karff Leadership Award
  • Congregation Beth Israel
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer - Real Estate
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Board Certified - Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1990
  • Board Certified - Residential Real Estate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1989
  • Outstanding Contribution Recognition
  • State Bar of Texas, Law Student Division
  • 1983
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Real Estate Law Conference
  • Title and Survey Review
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Harberg is an excellent lawyer. He is highly ethical, extremely professional, and easily approachable. He is accessible to his clients. He is steeped in knowledge of real estate transactions, financing and development. He has an uncanny ability to "think outside the box" and fashion solutions to complex problems. He uses a "real world" approach and gives sound advice to clients."
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