Michael Y. Lin
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Michael Y. Lin

Clients know they can rely on me to dig into the heart of matters large and small and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. It’s a pleasure to help solve their problems, and I work with speed and accuracy to procure great outcomes for them.

In his broad transactional practice, Michael Lin counsels clients in a range of areas, including real estate and oil and gas transactions, corporate transactions, financing, and loans, as well as real estate construction matters. He brings excellent legal instincts and great attention to detail to everything he does.

With a current focus on real estate matters, Michael does a great deal of real estate financing work. He represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions and advises developers on various projects. He efficiently drafts purchase and sale agreements and other closing documents for real estate and oil and gas transactions, as well as documents for loans.

Michael also represents clients in probate and estate administration matters, as well as trust and estate planning matters.

Naturally friendly, Michael enjoys the collaborative nature of transactions and finds it gratifying to close deals and then eventually see tangible results in the form of buildings and other developments.

Significant Matters

  • 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.

Areas of Focus



  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2012)
    • Texas Review of Law & Politics, 2010-12
    • The Review of Litigation, 2010-11
  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A., with high honors, 2008)


Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2012
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Texas


  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-2024, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Real Estate Law

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  • C0-Author, Issues At Surrender Of Leases For Warehouse And Light Industrial Properties, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2023 Industrial & Other Real Estate Issue (February 2023).
  • 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).

Outside of Work

Michael likes to travel, especially to overseas destinations, and he also collects basketball cards.