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When it comes to helping find a resolution for clients, Michael Lin knows that details matter. His work includes performing title work and drafting, reviewing, and negotiating transactional documents, such as purchase and sale agreements and other closing documents for real estate and oil and gas transactions, documents for corporate transactions, loan documents, and trust and estate planning documents.

In addition, he has experience handling probate and estate administration matters, and also general litigation matters, such as researching, addressing discovery-related issues, handling written discovery, and drafting briefs and motions. His practice thus covers a variety of areas, including real estate and oil and gas transactions, corporate transactions, financing and loans, trusts and estate planning, probate and estate administration, as well as in the areas of real estate/construction and business litigation.

Whether dealing with large corporations or individuals, Michael enjoys digging into the heart of the matter and making sure every detail has been addressed. Working with the Carrington Coleman team has given Michael the satisfaction of helping to resolve clients’ problems and getting quality results.


Represented several oil and gas producers in 8 and 9-figure sale dispositions.

Represented one of the largest retail restaurant franchisee in the country in the establishment of a $110 million credit facility.

Represented various clients in stock purchase and asset purchase transactions.

Regularly represents clients in real estate and oil and gas transactions, including drafting and negotiating necessary transactional documents, performing title review, and handling closing and post-closing issues.

Regularly represents both lending clients and borrowing clients in loan transactions.

Regularly represents clients in drafting estate planning documents, including trusts, wills, and entity formation documents.

Represented clients in probate and estate administrations, including drafting court documents, making court appearances, and drafting documents necessary for the transfer of estate assets.


Co-Author, Advantages of NFA Gun Trusts – And the Need for Custom Drafting, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2018 Issue One (March 2018).

Author, Transfer on Death Deeds – An Alternate Method to Transfer Real Estate at Death in Texas, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (2017 Issue One).

Author, Texas Supreme Court Will Hear One of Two Court Decisions Influenced by Environmental Concerns, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Fall 2013).

Co-Author, ERISA and ADA: Discrimination Based on Benefits, Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section (January 2013).

Co-Author, United States v. Windsor & The Defense of Marriage Act:  What Does this Mean for Employers? (June 2013).

Court Admissions

Texas, 2012

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas


The University of Texas at Austin
J.D., with honors, 2012
Texas Review of Law & Politics, 2010-12; The Review of Litigation, 2010-11

The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., high honors, 2008


Dallas Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Honors and Distinctions

Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch – Real Estate Law, 2021