Paula L. Beasley



Practice Areas

Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales
Leasing: Commercial and Residential
Affordable and Subsidized Housing Law
Secured Finance Transactions
Real Estate Litigation

Practice Emphasis

Ms. Beasley helps clients reach their real estate goals.  In that regard, she provides counseling and facilitates negotiations for clients involved in sales and acquisitions of real estate.  Commercial landlords and tenants value her extensive experience with lease negotiations.  Owners and management companies of multi-family housing, including HUD-subsidized and affordable housing properties, make up a large portion of her client base and she provides legal services and expertise on a variety of issues including evictions, vendor disputes and defense of fair housing complaints.

Representative Experience

  • Represented out of state developer in acquiring approximately 94 acres of undeveloped property in north Texas in two transactions valued together at just under eleven million
  • Represents the owner of various commercial tracts in sales of property for development in the Houston and South Texas areas
  • Represented the owner and developer of a 9-acre project which currently houses over forty Christian ministries under one roof
  • Represents financial institutions in loan closing transactions, workouts and foreclosure of real and personal property
  • Substantial experience in commercial and residential landlord-tenant law, including multi-family and subsidized housing on behalf of landlords
  • Negotiated numerous lease and purchase contracts for large and small businesses, educational organizations and individuals


  • Moderator and Panelist, “ESQ’ing Minds: CREW Lawyers Tell (Almost) All” CREW Dallas luncheon, November 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, SMU Cox School of Business, Dallas, Texas
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (“CREW”), Board of Directors Southwestern Affordable Housing Management Association, Board of Directors
  • Park Cities Baptist Church, Member, 10th grade small group leader

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as one of the “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine, (May 2010)
  • Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, (Class of 2008)
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40″ by D Magazine, (May 2006)

Publications I Speaking

  • Author and Speaker, “When Good Tenants Go Bad -Eviction Procedures,” Volunteers of America National Conference, October 2009
  • Author and Speaker, “Dead Bodies and Abandoned Property,”
  • Southwestern Affordable Housing Management Association, August 2005
  • Co-author and Speaker, “Proper Lease Termination and Grounds Therefor,” Southwestern Affordable Housing Management Association, August 2005
  • Co-author and Speaker, “Landlord-Tenant Law,” May 2005
  • Co-Author and Speaker, “Commercial and Residential Evictions in Texas,” June 2002
  • Speaker at Annual Presentations for Southwestern Affordable Housing Management Association Conferences, 1993-2005, 2009

Education and Professional Background

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., (summa cum laude), Louisiana Tech University, 1988

Licensed in Texas