Brackett & Ellis, P.C.

Brackett & Ellis, P.C. has been providing a diversified range of transaction and litigation services in Fort Worth, Texas, since 1978. As a midsize law firm, our team offers every client the experience and dedication that is necessary for success. We represent a wide range of clients, from individuals to large companies and nonprofit organizations. For more than three decades, our firm has developed a reputation as a valued corporate citizen in the Fort Worth community.

This is a question that I receive regularly from clients who are purchasing property.  Most often clients are debating whether the information received from a survey is worth the cost and time to have a survey prepared.  Surveys are not required to purchase real estate.  However, if you are financing all or a portion of the purchase price, your lender will most likely require a survey.  When I am reviewing title of a property for…
This is the third and final post regarding the Texas Supreme Court’s (the “Court”) decision in Chicago Title Insurance Company v. Cochran Investments, Inc., No. 18-0676 (Tex. 2020). Part 1 addressed the Court’s ruling that qualifying language in a special warranty deed limits the grantor’s liability for breach of the implied covenant of seisin [click here for Part 1] and Part 2 discussed the effect of the merger doctrine on Chicago’s claim for…