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About Michael Farah

Michael Farah is the founder and managing attorney of the Farah Law Firm. Mike graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law with a Juris Doctor and an L.L.M. in Intellectual Property. A native Texan, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys traveling with his wife, flying planes, skiing, and spending time on the family farm. Mike is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York.

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Feb 1, 23 • Real Estate

Subject-to transactions in Texas are a type of real estate purchase in which the buyer takes over the payments on an existing mortgage instead of getting a new mortgage. It can be useful for buyers who are unable to obtain a traditional mortgage, as well as for sellers who are unable to sell their property through traditional means. As appealing as this may sound, however, sellers need to be aware of the potential risks that can come with subject-to transactions. (more…)

Homebuyers Beware: Builder Contracts in a Seller’s Market

Jun 10, 22 • News, Real Estate

Builder Contracts

Fox 4 KDFW recently reported that a North Texas family was left all but homeless after their home builder backed out of their contract in the eleventh hour. It’s a consequence of the current seller’s market, and it’s perfectly legal. (more…)

New Legislation for Texas Series LLCs

Jun 7, 22 • News

Texas Series LLC Legislation

The Texas legislature recently passed new legislation regarding Texas series LLCs, which went into effect on June 1, 2022. This new legislation will potentially offer more protection and peace of mind for individuals and entities conducting business with series LLCs. (more…)

When Damage Occurs Before Closing on a Property

Mar 1, 21 • Real Estate

When Damage Occurs Before Closing

When you’re buying a property, you might — justifiably — feel like you’re in limbo while it’s under contract. There are many “what if” possibilities that, while unlikely, you still need to consider. In light of the recent winter storm in Texas, which wreaked havoc on thousands of properties across the state, many buyers may currently be facing such scenarios. Specifically, what happens when damage occurs to a property before closing? (more…)

Real Estate Deed and Title Transfers in Texas: What You Need to Know

Jan 25, 21 • Real Estate

Texas Deed Transfers

For many people, owning property — particularly your own home — is a major part of the proverbial “American Dream.”

In the past, only the very wealthy were able to become landowners. But today, home and property ownership are possible for more people than ever. And because of the nature of property ownership, and the fact that many people can now own homes and property, understanding the real estate title transfer process is vital. The expert real estate attorneys at The Farah Law Firm can help you understand titles, deeds, and how real estate title transfers work in Texas. (more…)

What Does the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Mean for Landlords?

Sep 14, 20 • News, Real Estate


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an order (the Order) on September 4, 2020, that temporarily places a moratorium on residential evictions. This order is in effect from September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

At this time, many tenants have questions about how the order works: What exactly is a “moratorium on evictions”? To whom does the Order apply? What do they need to do? Likewise, many landlords are wondering: Does this mean that all of their tenants can stop paying rent? Is this the same as the recent CARES Act? Can the CDC even issue an order like this? Fortunately, the expert real estate attorneys here at The Farah Law Firm can help you interpret this recent action and provide answers to your questions. (more…)

What Does COVID-19 Mean For Ongoing Real Estate Transactions?

Mar 26, 20 • News, Real Estate

COVID-19 and Real Estate Transactions

With the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, all Americans are forced to wonder how this pandemic will affect their lives going forward. It’s hard to imagine any aspect of life that won’t be affected by this global tragedy.

Landlords, tenants, and real estate investors in particular are already facing many difficult questions. How will this crisis affect your contracts? What are your options? Does the coronavirus excuse your performance, or will you be forced to pay damages in the event you cannot perform? What will happen to your residential and commercial leases?


Texas Series LLC

May 21, 19 • Business Formation

Texas Series LLC

The Series Limited Liability Company (“Series LLC”) was first introduced in Delaware in 1996. Although many states allow for the formation of Series LLC, few still do not. The Series has been valid in Texas since 2009. The Texas Business Organization Code (BOC) controls and regulates the formation and maintenance of a Texas Series LLC under Tex. Bus. Orgs. Code Ann. §§ 1.001 et seq.

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Renting A Home With No Heating – Who’s Liable?

Jun 29, 18 • Real Estate

Renting A Home With No Heating - Who’s Liable

Over the past 50 years, the number of Americans renting their homes has increased by more than 22%. Pew Research has revealed that 36.6% of US homes are rented, yet just 32% of those said they rent out of choice. While a handful of landlords rent out a property with utilities included, many don’t. So, what do you do when your heating packs up on a cold winter’s night and how can it impact the relationship between tenant and landlord? (more…)

Real Estate: Smart Hacks and Scams to Avoid

Apr 5, 18 • News, Real Estate

Revealing The Scams Targeting Seniors

Real Estate: Smart Hacks and Scams to Avoid
Despite the numerous legal safeguards, checks, and counters that the US’s financial system rely on, there is always another loophole exploited by scammers. This is especially true due to the fluid political climate; as legislation changes, such as with this week’s repeal of Dodds-Frank regulation, so too do the products and terminology offered to people. For vulnerable people, and in particular seniors, this poses a unique challenge, as scammers seek to take advantage of the confusion and lack of knowledge to make illicit cash. (more…)