Moorman Tate Haley Upchurch & Yates, LLP PROVIDING QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES TO CLIENTS ACROSS TEXAS SINCE 1954 979-836-5664
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Steven C. Haley

Steven C. Haley has extensive experience in commercial, residential and farm and ranch real estate transactional and litigation matters. He advises and prepares documents for both individuals and businesses regarding leases, contracts, sales, purchases, title matters and rights of property owners, landlords and tenants. He also represents businesses and individuals in agricultural, commercial, contract, and real estate litigation as well as other areas of law. He has first chair trial experience in federal, state district, and county courts. He also is the author and proponent of real estate and agricultural statutory and constitutional provisions in Texas and a frequent speaker on a variety of real estate and litigation topics across Texas.

Distinctions

  • Frequent Continuing Legal Education Speaker and Lecturer
  • Recognized in 2004, 2007-2016 Texas Super Lawyers list, in the fields of Litigation and Real Estate, Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2008-2016 in the fields of Litigation and  Real Estate (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken SC)
  • Awarded 2013 Jerry Charles Saegert Award by Texas State Bar for Best CLE Paper, prepared for the 2013 Advanced Real Estate Law Course:  "Texas Homestead Law"
  • Awarded 2008 Jerry Charles Saegert Award by Texas State Bar for Best CLE Paper, prepared for the 2008 Advanced Real Estate Law Course:  "Texas Abstracts of Judgment and Judgment Liens"
  • Best Speaker Award, Texas State Bar's Advanced Real Estate Law Course 2010

Education

  • Texas A&M University,
  • B.S., Agricultural Economics, cum laude, 1978 
  • University of Houston Bates College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981

Educational Achievements

  • University of Houston Bates College of Law:
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Order of the Barons
  • Houston Law Review, Articles Research Editor

Court Admissions

  • Texas State Courts
  • U. S. District Courts:  Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Memberships

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys, Past Chairman
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas' Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Council (1998 - present)
  • State Bar of Texas' Real Estate Forms Committee (1997 - present)
  • State Bar of Texas' Agricultural Law Committee, Past Chairman
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Washington County Bar Association, Past President
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association, Past President

Community Involvement

  • Brenham Rotary Club, Past President
  • Boy Scout Troop 577, B.S.A., Assistant Scoutmaster
  • First United Methodist Church, Brenham, Chairman, Administrative Council 

Partner

Practice Emphasis

  • Agricultural Law
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Creditors Rights
  • Crop Damage
  • Creditor-Debtor
  • Litigation: Commercial
  • Real Estate

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Phone:  (979) 836-5664
shaley@moormantate.com