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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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New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notices

Sep 24, 15 • Real Estate

Texas Eviction Notices

As a real estate investor or property manager, it is imperative to stay up to date with the current state of the Texas Property Code. At no time is that statement truer than when it comes time to evict a residential tenant. Many times amendments to the Texas Property Code are made without much notice, and it is not until a case is dismissed for failure to follow the proper procedure that landlords become aware that changes to notify provisions have been made. (more…)

Why Hire a Real Estate Investment Attorney?

Mar 9, 15 • Real Estate

Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future. But navigating the various negotiations and purchases required of real estate investment can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the process. That’s why hiring a real estate investment attorney is one of the best ways that you can ensure you’re making the best decisions with your money and your property. A real estate investment attorney can provide you with many important services, whether you’re new to real estate or you’re a seasoned investor. (more…)

Driving Behind a Truck or Trailer: When Things Go Flying

Jan 23, 15 • News

You know that scene in Final Destination 2 when all the logs fall off that truck and a horrifying chain of events ensues?
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Real Estate Attorney vs Realtor – Buying or Selling a House

Dec 30, 14 • Real Estate

For many people, buying or selling a house is one of the most significant transactions of their life, and it stands to reason that you’d want to turn to a professional rather than navigating the process on your own. If you’re purchasing a new home or considering selling your house, your first inclination might be to enlist the help of a realtor. But while buying and selling agents can be a good option, you may be surprised to learn that a real estate attorney might actually be the best option. (more…)

The Farah Law Firm Makes Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” List

Nov 24, 14 • News

Fort Worth, Texas magazine has recognized attorneys Michael Farah and Wayne Taylor of The Farah Law Firm as “2014 Top Attorneys.” Michael was chosen for his work in real estate law.

This is the first time The Farah Law Firm has been recognized in the magazine, and Michael says he and Wayne are honored to be included in this list of highly accomplished attorneys. (more…)

10 of the World’s Most Expensive Divorces (and How You Can Avoid One)

Oct 29, 14 • News

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Fault-Finding Factors in an Auto Accident: When You Collide with a Clunker

Oct 13, 14 • News

Some car accidents are inevitable. Things like poor road conditions and inclement weather can sometimes make it impossible to avoid a fender-bender. But there are plenty of other instances in which a driver’s failure to properly maintain his or her vehicle results in an accident that easily could have been avoided.

When a car is registered, the driver is taking responsibility for that vehicle, meaning that it must be in good working order so it won’t be a hazard on the road. A car that is damaged or that isn’t functioning properly poses a danger to other drivers. Here are a few of the seemingly simple oversights that could lead to a potentially deadly accident. (more…)

10 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Sep 30, 14 • News

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of zipping down the highway on a motorcycle. But unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous forms of transportation. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were more than 10,000 individuals involved in motorcycle accidents in the state in 2012. Of those, 470 were killed and more than 6,000 were injured.

Despite these unsettling statistics, there’s no need to “tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death,” as the saying goes. If you live to ride, you should enjoy every minute you can on your motorcycle. Just be sure to make safety your top priority and be aware of the top causes of motorcycle accidents. (more…)

Get Help With Common Real Estate Disputes: Our Q&A with Texas Homes

Sep 22, 14 • News

The experienced attorneys at The Farah Law Firm have a thorough understanding of the many complexities of real estate law. While some real estate disputes can be handled swiftly and amicably, there are many instances when it’s best to rely on an expert—and our seasoned real estate attorneys are here to help.

We recently sat down with Texas Homes, a full-service brokerage firm serving all of Texas, to share some of our insights and advice regarding real estate disputes. Follow the links below to learn more about the situations in which it’s best to turn to an attorney, and contact our office today to discuss any real estate disputes you may be facing. We’ll help you protect your property and defend your rights.

Check out my interview, Get Help With Common Real Estate Disputes on Texas Homes, one of the top sites for Texas real estate, including Houston, TX homes for sale. Texas Homes also services New Mexico and Georgia real estate.

10 Things You’ll Miss About Law School

Sep 16, 14 • News

Law school is hard. Really hard. If it wasn’t, they wouldn’t call it “law school.” They’d call it “learn how to trapeze school,” or “learn how to ride a unicycle school,” or maybe “learn how to bake delicious crumpets school.” But it’s none of those phenomenal sounding things. It’s law school, an intractable span of three years in which you’ll discover how little sleep you really need, test the limits of your capacity for stress, and stuff your brain with more than you ever thought it could hold.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Far from it, in fact. Speaking from experience, the pleasant memories far outnumber the unpleasant ones. And on that note, I’d like to address today’s intrepid future-J.D.s and share some of the things you’re bound to miss about law school (or, at least some of the things that I miss most) in hopes that you’ll appreciate this brief but paramount chapter in your life. (more…)