Richard L. Spencer

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Houston, Texas

Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC.
Richard L. Spencer
Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC.

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Business & Corporate, Banking

Licensed in Texas since: 1981

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2024

Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC.

3200 Southwest Freeway
Suite 3200
Houston, TX 77027 Phone: 713-403-4224 Email: Richard L. Spencer Visit website

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  Rick has represented a wide range of businesses and individuals in contracts, commercial transactions, complex financings, securities fraud, corporate matters, stock, and asset acquisitions.  He also works with commercial and residential real estate owners, associations, developers, and lenders in; loans, construction matters, workouts, foreclosures; title issues, lot sales, utilities, platting, development, and zoning issues, landlords and tenants in leasing matters.  Rick serves as an expert witness and consultant on variety of legal, ethical, and business matters.  He successfully drafted and passed bills before the Texas Legislature.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on real estate topics.

First Admitted: 1981, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.fbfk.law/richard_spencer/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Attorneys; Board Certified in Commercial, Residential and POA Real Estate Law; Chairman, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Chairman, Uniform Assignment of Leases and Rents Drafting Committee; Chairman, Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys; Texas Board of Legal Specialization Advisory Commission; Chairman, Texas Real Estate Forms Committee, 27 year Member; Texas Bar College-35 year member, Life Fellow, Board of Directors; State Bar of Texas 4D-10 Grievance Committee Member; Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Houston Real Estate Lawyer’s Council; Course Director: State Bar of Texas-Advanced Real Estate Law, Advanced Real Estate Drafting, and Advanced Real Estate Strategies; University of Texas; Mortgage Lending Institute and Leasing Institute; South Texas College of Law Real Estate Course;  American Inns of Court, Master;  Licensed Real Estate Broker-Texas; Committee on Brokers and Brokerage-ABA; and Briefing Attorney, Hon. Richard N. Countiss, Texas Court of Appeals. 
  • Recognition:  State Bar of Texas: “Distinguished Real Estate Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award” 2023.Weatherbie Workhorse Award, Standing Ovation Award, Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award and Society of Legal Scholars from State Bar of Texas; Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, 10 years; Texas Monthly, “Super Lawyer” 22 years; ConnectCRE 2022 Lawyers in Real Estate Award; Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate; H-Magazine; “Top Lawyer”; “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell; Houstonia Magazine, “Top Lawyer”; “Society of Legal Scholars”, Texas Bar College.
  • Author and Speaker: State Bar Real Estate Forms Manual and Foreclosure Manual; Texas State Bar Journal; Texas Lawyer; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Reporter; University of Texas-Mortgage Lending Institute and Leasing Institutes; College of the State Bar-Summer School; State Bar-Advanced Real Estate Law, Advanced Real Estate Drafting, Changing Face of Water Rights, and Advanced Real Estate Strategies; South Texas College of Law-Real Estate Law Program; Houston Bar Association; and Houston SBA Advisory Council..
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Texas State Bar Journal;  Texas Lawyer;  Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Reporter;  University of Texas-Mortgage Lending Institute;  College of the State Bar-Summer School;  State Bar of Texas-Advanced Real Estate Law; Advanced Real Estate Drafting;  Advanced Real Estate Strategies; South Texas College of Law-Real Estate Law Program;  Houston SBA Advisory Council; and Gulf Coast Legal Foundation., Real Estate
  • Author and Speaker: State Bar Real Estate Forms Manual and Foreclosure Manual; Texas State Bar Journal; Texas Lawyer; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Reporter; University of Texas-Mortgage Lending Institute and Leasing Institutes; College of the State Bar-Summer School; State Bar-Advanced Real Estate Law, Advanced Real Estate Drafting, Changing Face of Water Rights, and Advanced Real Estate Strategies; South Texas College of Law-Real Estate Law Program; Houston Bar Association; and Houston SBA Advisory Council.. 
Educational Background:
  • BBA, University of Texas, Austin, 1974
  • JD, University of Houston, 1981
  • MBA, University of Texas, Austin, 1976
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Commercial , 1989
  • Board Certified in POA Real Estate Law., 2019
  • Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law., 1989
Honors/Awards:
  • Houston Real Estate Lawyer's Council, Houston Real Estate Lawyer's Council, 2016
  • Distinguished Real Estate Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, 2023
  • Participation in Advanced Real Estate Law Course, Weatherbie Workhorse Award, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Contributions to Continuing Legal Education., Standing Ovation Award, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • National organization of preeminent real estate attorneys, Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2005
  • Outstanding Professionalism in the practice of law., Jim D. Bowmer Professionalism Award, Texas Bar College., 2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • HAY Center Foundation Board of Directors, Chair; West University Place Rotary Club, Founding Member, President 1995-96; Rotary Foundation Board Member 2010-2013.  American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart.  MS-150 "300 Club" Member., 2020
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Expert Witness
  • Real Estate

Office location for Richard L. Spencer

3200 Southwest Freeway
Suite 3200
Houston, TX 77027

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22 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2024

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