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W. Austin Barsalou - Houston, TX

4635 Southwest FreewaySuite 580 Houston, TX 77027

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Updated: 12/09/2022

Houston Homeowners' Associations Lawyer


Austin Barsalou is a Board Certified expert in HOA law and Residential Real Estate law, and is a frequent speaker and author on the subjects of deed restriction enforcement, maintenance fee collection, and corporate HOA issues, and teaches continuing legal education on HOA law for the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association and other organizations. He previously served as a director on the Board of the Houston Chapter of the Community Associations Institute for three years...

About W. Austin Barsalou

Year Joined Firm

  • 1980

Practice Areas

  • Homeowners' Associations
  • Condo Associations
  • Commercial Maintenance Associations
  • Single Family HOA Law
  • Collecting Assessments
  • Enforcing Deed Restrictions
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Business Formation
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Acquisitions & Sales


  • 65%


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1982

Other Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1990
  • Real Estate Advisory Commission, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2017 - 2022
  • Board Certified, Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005 - Present
  • Board Certified, Property Owners Association Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2018 - Present
  • Common Interest Ownership Committee, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2019 - Present (Chair, 2014-2018, Member)
  • Northgate Crossing Municipal Utility District No. 2, Past President and Board Member
  • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Property Owners Association Committee of the State Bar of Texas, Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy ("NITA"), 1990
  • Community Associations Institute, Houston Chapter, Legal Committee Chair, 2013 to 2020

Classes and Seminars

  • From Declarant to Property Owners Association: A Checklist for the Seamless Transition of a Development, presented at the 30th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas, in Houston, Texas, 2019
  • Board Leadership Development Workshop, Instructor - Legal, College State, Texas, February 17, 2018
  • Annual Legal Seminar, Community Associations Institute, Houston Chapter, Program Director, 2013 to Present
  • Hot Tips and Current Developments, Presented at the 35th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, State Bar of Texas, in San Antonio, Texas 2013
  • Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Homeowners Associations, Presented at the State Bar College Summer School, in Galveston, Texas 2009
  • Texas Uniform Planned Community Act, Presented at the 18th Annual Real Estate Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas, in Houston, Texas, 2007
  • Mixed Use Developments - Single Site CC&Rs, Presented at the 28th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, State Bar of Texas, in San Antonio, Texas, 2006
  • The Homeowner Association Wars: The Community Association’s Viewpoint, Presented for the Houston Bar Association in Houston, Texas, 2003
  • Enforcement of Private Land Use Regulations: Point/Counterpoint – Community Association’s Viewpoint, Presented at the 22nd Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, State Bar of Texas, in Austin and Fort Worth, Texas , 2000


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, December, 1979
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Law Journal: Houston Journal of International Law, Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, August, 1975
    Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Philosophy


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Office Information


4635 Southwest FreewaySuite 580 Houston, TX 77027


  • 713-650-8745


Other Sources of Feedback About W. Austin Barsalou

Included on the 2023 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Texas Super Lawyers list

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