Bonnie Barksdale is an experienced real estate attorney whose clients trust her judgment and count on her to get the deal done. She routinely handles default and foreclosures for institutional and individual lenders. She aids lenders post-foreclosure. She has represented both buyers and sellers in the acquisition of distressed properties, including note purchases and foreclosures associated with such purchases.
Bonnie’s practice also includes representing real estate lenders throughout the financing process, routinely drafting and negotiating loan documents, addressing title issues, including complex title problems, security perfection and loan workouts. She counsels individuals regarding environmental matters connected to the purchase and sale of real property. She also has experience in entity selection and formation.
Bonnie routinely works with clients on issues related to homeowners and property owners associations. She forms homeowners associations for developers and works with such developers as they work with the association during the development stage. This work typically involves drafting covenants and restrictions for commercial and residential properties. Bonnie advises association boards on issues related to corporate governance and statutory compliance. Bonnie also advises both associations and individuals in connection with the application, enforcement and amendment of restrictive covenants.
Bonnie works with clients from the beginning of the transaction to its culmination and particularly enjoys working with clients over the course of time. Her clients include family investment groups, corporate entities, individuals, and religious and other non-profit groups.
Author, No Longer “Business As Usual” For Texas Property Owner Associations, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Summer 2013).
Author, Texas Homestead Exemptions, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Spring 2013).
Author, New Minerals Coverage Available in Texas Title Insurance Policies, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Fall 2009).
Author, Post-Foreclosure Deficiency Suits Against Borrowers and Guarantors, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Summer 2009).
Southern Methodist University
Member: Order of the Coif, Phi Delta Phi; Citation Editor: Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 1991-1992
University of Texas at Austin
University of Maryland
Member: American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
President: Crowley Education Foundation
Co-Chairperson: Advisory Board for Lawyers Against Domestic Violence of Legal Services of North Texas, 1993-1995.
Former Member: Kid Net Foundation Board of Directors.