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Jim Stokes
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Jim Stokes

Law Office of James H Stokes Jr.

Houston, Texas

About Jim

Provide companies with outsourced General Counsel services and law firms and in-house legal departments with overflow assistance. Primary areas of practice are real estate, corporate, bankruptcy, estate planning and securities law.

Practice Areas

Arbitration
Bankruptcy
Business and Corporate
Family
Labor and Employment
Mediation
Real Property
Securities
Trusts and Estates
Professional References

Jim and I were Executive VP's together at a Houston based REIT. We worked very closely together as the company was transitioning to a C corp. Jim is a very knowledgeable, dedicated and hard working individual. Although I left the company a short time after I arrived (2008), Jim and I remained in close contact for the past 7 years. Jim is a very fine attorney and friend.

George Garrett, colleague of Jim

Licenses

Authority

Year

Status

Texas
Not provided
ACTIVE
Languages

English
Professional Experience

Beacon Hill Legal

Attorney Editor 2014 - Present

Law Office of James H Stokes Jr.

Attorney/Principal 2013 - Present

Hartman Income REIT, Inc.

SVP & General Counsel 2006 - 2013

Education

University of Texas School of Law

Doctor of JurisprudenceGraduated in 1981

University of Texas

Bachelor of ArtsGraduated in 1978
Contact Information

Law Office of James H Stokes Jr.

2500 Tanglewilde, Suite 269
Houston, Texas
Services

LLC Formation

Create a Limited Liability Company.


Advisor Agreement

Structure the relationship with your business advisors.


General Counsel Basic

A dedicated general counsel, available for 20 hours for a 3 month period.


Will

Get a will in place. Determine beneficiaries for your assets, appoint guardians for minor children and make sure that your wishes are carried out.


Power of attorney

Grant someone an authorization to act on your behalf in personal, business or other matters.


Step-parent adoption

Adopt a stepchild. An uncontested step parent adoption is possible if the noncustodial parents consent to adoption or termination of parental rights.


General Counsel Plus

A dedicated general counsel, available for 40 hours for a 3 month period.


Incorporation - $500 - $3,500

Create a US corporation.


Estate Plan Basic (Individual)

Put in place a basic estate plan. This includes a will, a power of attorney and an advanced health care directive, customized to your specific needs.


Uncontested adoption

Adopt a child. An uncontested adoption is possible if the noncustodial parents consent to adoption or termination of parental rights.


Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Get a financial fresh start and free yourself from the burden of debt. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help qualifying individuals permanently eliminate unsecured debt, such as credit cards, medical bills, utilities and more. Chapter 7 is sometimes used by businesses.


Contract Review Pro

Get an in-depth review of a contract of up to 25 pages.


Hourly Rate

Hourly rates are the most common fee arrangement for legal services.


Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Get a financial fresh start and free yourself from the burden of debt. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is available to qualifying individuals with a regular income. Under a chapter 13, you can keep your property, but pay back all or a portion of your debts over a three to five-year period.


General Counsel Pro

A dedicated general counsel, available for 60 hours for a 3 month period.


Uncontested divorce

End a marriage in a cost-effective, dignified manner. An uncontested divorce is possible if both spouses have reached agreement on issues such as property division, child support, and other financial issues.


Estate Plan Plus (Couple)

Put in place a comprehensive estate plan for you and your partner. This includes two wills, two powers of attorney, two two advanced health care directives and two living trusts, customized to your specific needs.


Contract Review Basic

Get an in-depth review of a contract of up to 5 pages.


Estate Plan Basic (Couple)

Put in place a basic estate plan for you and your partner. This includes two wills, two powers of attorney and two advanced health care directives, customized to your specific needs.


Estate Plan Plus (Single)

Put in place a comprehensive estate plan. This includes a will, a power of attorney, an advanced health care directive and a living trust, customized to your specific needs.


Contract Review Plus

Get an in-depth review of a contract of up to 15 pages.


Revocable Living Trust

Determine who will get your property when you pass away. Putting in place a living trust helps you avoid probate.