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R. Scott Alagood - Denton, TX

319 W. Oak Street Denton, TX 76201

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Updated: 04/12/2024

Denton Residential Real Estate Lawyer

Overview

R. Scott Alagood has built an impressive commercial and residential real estate practice throughout the State of Texas, with particular attention to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Denton County. Although real estate law is Scott's main area of focus, he also has extensive experience in small business consulting, business and civil litigation. Clients often seek his expertise when forming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships...

R. Scott Alagood has built an impressive commercial and residential real estate practice throughout the State of Texas, with particular attention to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Denton County. Although real estate law is Scott's main area of focus, he also has extensive experience in small business consulting, business and civil litigation. Clients often seek his expertise when forming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships. Scott also handles a wide variety of serious and complex issues involving governmental entities. His knowledge, reputation, and experience has earned him appointments by the Probate Court of Denton County, Texas, as a Commissioner in Condemnation and Eminent Domain cases, as well as appointments as Attorney Ad Litem by the District Courts of Denton County, Texas. Scott is also a trained mediator and offers his services in both the mediation and arbitration arenas.

He is a 1985 graduate of Denton High School, and received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A & M University in 1989. His interests led him to attend law school, and in 1992 Scott received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He returned to Denton to practice real estate law at a few select law firms in the Denton County area before forming Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., in 2003 with his law partner, Brian T. Cartwright.

Scott Alagood received his board certification in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2001 and has been honored by his peers and legal publications throughout his legal career. Scott was named a "Texas Super Lawyer" as published by Thomson Reuters for Texas Monthly Magazine in 2004 and then again from 2012 to present. Starting in 2010 until present, he received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell and was awarded a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. The law firm of Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., was voted one of the Best of Denton 2012, Best Law Firms, by the readers of the Denton Record Chronicle. Scott is a past President of the Denton County Young Lawyers Association. He was best of Denton Construction attorney in 2018.

In addition to his thriving law practice, Scott is involved in the local Community. Scott currently serves as Chairman of the Denton County Lake Ray Roberts Planning Commission, and serves on First State Bank's Advisory Board for Denton County, Texas. Scott is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, Denton County Bar Association, and Texas Bar Association Real Estate, Trust and Probate Law Section, and the Denton Chamber of Commerce. Scott also authors a monthly column in the Denton Business Chronicle published by the Denton Record Chronicle.

"I strive to address my client's needs quickly and efficiently in order to achieve optimal results. I believe that by exploring and explaining available options in a straightforward manner, my clients can then make informed decisions and reach their long term goals."

Scott and his wife Dawn reside in northern Denton County, Texas, in close proximity to Lake Ray Roberts with their two sons, Ryan and Jack, and dogs Sofi, and Loki.

About R. Scott Alagood

Practice Areas

  • Residential Real Estate 45%
  • Commercial Real Estate 45%
  • Business Organizations 10%

Litigation

  • 30%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • President/Managing Shareholder

Languages

  • English

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1993

Specialties and Certifications

  • Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001
  • Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, 1992 - Present (Member)
  • Denton County Bar Association, 1992 - Present (Member)
  • Denton County Bar Association Real Estate, Trust and Probate Law Section (Member)
  • Denton County Bar Association, 2014 - 2015 (Board of Director)
  • Denton County Young Lawyers Association, 2001 - 2003 (President)

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1992
    J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1989
    B.A.
    Major: Finance

Classes and Seminars

  • Seller's Disclosure of Property Condition, Flower Mound Bar Association, 2015
  • Receiverships, Denton County Paralegal Association, 2014
  • Eminent Domain, Lewisville Rotary Club, 2013
  • Pearls of Widsom, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 2011
  • 10 Questions Concerning Residential Leasing in Texas, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 2011
  • Residential Leasing in Texas, Advanced Paralegal Seminar/DCPA, 2010 - 2011
  • Residential Construction Defects, DCBA/DC Trial Lawyers Association, 2005

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediation Services

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About R. Scott Alagood

Included on the 2024 Texas list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for R. Scott Alagood on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubble
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Best of Denton County - Civil Attorney, 2013
  • Best of Denton County - Construction Attorney, 2018, 2021, 2022, & 2023

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Office Information

Address

319 W. Oak Street Denton, TX 76201

Fax

  • (940) 891-0004

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Weekdays: 8am to 5pm

Publication

Articles

  • Texas Innkeepers and Hotels (Part One)
  • Texas Innkeepers and Hotels (Part Two)
  • Texas State Legislature
  • Follow Up on the Town of Lakewood vs. Bizios
  • Texas Water Rights
  • Texas Property Taxation – Part One
  • Texas Property Taxation – Part Two
  • Texas Title Insurance Mineral Coverage
  • New Authority Concerning Building Within the ETJ
  • Commercial Lease Review – Part Two
  • Commercial Lease Review
  • Receiverships
  • Foreclosure of a Texas Property Owners Association Lien
  • Texas Recording Statutes
  • When an Opinion is Fraud
  • How to Choose An Attorney
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Adverse Possession
  • Seller’s Disclosure of Property Condition in Residential Transactions
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Eminent Domain
  • Contracts: When is a Writing Required?
  • Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act
  • Changes to Texas Justice Courts
  • Buying Property at Foreclosure Sales: A Deal or a Dud?
  • Is Owner Financing Residential Real Estate Safe?
  • Residential Construction Defects
  • Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien Claims: A Few Pitfalls
  • Title Insurance: What It Is and What It Isn’t
  • The Bill of Rights: A Tale of Constitutional Compromise
  • Full Refund of Security Deposit: Fact or Fiction?
  • When Should I Use a Quitclaim Deed?
  • Overtime Claims and the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Foreclosure of a Property Owners Association Lien
  • Private Land Use Restrictions

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