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EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, University of Houston

Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston AV Rating - Martindale-Hubbell

LICENSES State Bar of Texas

Texas Real Estate Broker License

AFFILIATIONS State Bar of Texas

Member of the Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Council (2003-2006) Board Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization in Residential Real


Law and Commercial Real Estate Law

Chairman, Title Insurance Committee 2005-2007 Houston Real Estate Lawyer’s Council

American College of Real Estate Lawyers Houston Bar Association

Chairman, Real Estate Section, 1987-1988 American Bar Association

Chairman, Committee on Brokers and Brokerage (1988-1993)

Media/Books Products Editorial Board for the American Bar Association (1993-2005)

Publications Planning and Marketing Communications Division Special Committee on the Drug Crisis

Texas Land Title Association

Chairman, Texas Land Title Institute Committee, 2001

Texas Real Estate Teacher’s Association – Life Member; President, 2009-2010 Real Estate Educators Association, President, 1987-1988

Adjunct Faculty:

- University of Houston Law Center

- University of Houston Bauer College of Business - Houston Community College

- Champions School of Real Estate - Texas Land Title Association School Texas Real Estate Commission

Broker-Lawyer Committee

Real Estate Center MCE Advisory Committee


Texas Real Estate Law -Tenth Edition, Cengage Publishing, 2008. Real Estate Law - Second Edition, national in scope, Cengage Publishing. Real Estate Principles –Eleventh Edition, Cengage Publishing, 2010. Real Estate – Introduction to the Profession, Eleventh Edition, Cengage

Publishing, 2010.

Georgia Real Estate, an Introduction to the Profession, Cengage Publishing,


Co-author of text, Ohio Real Estate, Second Edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1990.

Texas Real Estate – Tenth Edition, Cengage Publishing, 2008.

Co-author, Texas Title Insurance, West Publishing, updated annually. Editor in Chief – Texas Forms Manual, a Guide for Real Estate and Title

Documentation, updated annually.

Co-author of text, Texas Real Estate Brokerage and the Law of Agency, Cengage Publishing, updated annually.

Co-author of text, Mastering Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance in Texas, National Business Institute, Inc., 1996.

Co-author of text, Keeping Current with Texas Real Estate, Cengage Publishing, updated annually.


Estates and Interests in Real Property, 1984. Homesteads, 1985.

Real Estate Brokerage – Conflicts and Lie Abilities, 1986. Warranties of Habitability/Suitability, 1988.

Homestead Update, 1989, 1992.

“There’s a Fight Going on Here!” Partitioning Real Property:

Non-Conveyances, Owelty, Divorces and Other Fun Topics, July 1993. Homestead Issues, 1994.

Contracts for Income Producing Properties, 1999.

Co-author, The Ethical Complications of Fee Attorney Relationships, 2007.

Ethics: Positional Conflicts for Real Estate Lawyers, 2009.


Residential Construction Contracts, 1992. Using and Revising TREC Forms, 1993.

Advertising and Marketing Your Real Estate Practice; Lawyer Advertising and Marketing Rules; Electronic Advertising; Lender’s Who Require That You Participate in Their Newsletters, Etc., 1995.

Co-author, The Ethical Complications of Fee Attorney Relationships, 2000. STATE BAR OF TEXAS BUILDING BLOCKS:

Co-author, Building Blocks of a Commercial Real Estate Transaction, State Bar

of Texas, 1992.

Mechanic’s Lien Update Review of Selected Recent Developments and Key Issues, The Development and Sale of Residential Real Estate, 1994.

Homestead Issues, The Development and Sale of Residential Real Estate, 1994.

Co-author, Building Blocks of a Residential Real Estate Transaction, 1992. AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION:

Broker Liability and Damages, Toronto, Canada, 1988.

Real Estate Brokerage – New Trends and Problem Areas, Honolulu, Hawaii,




- Business Homestead, 1988.

- Construction Lending, 1992.

- Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers, 1998.

- Ethical Issues for Fee Attorneys, 2006, 2008.


- Title Insurance Update, 1988.

- Title Insurance Legislation, 1991.

- Homestead Issues, 1994.

- Case Law Update, 1995 - 2010.

- Brokerage Agreements, 2006.


- Title Insurance Policies, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991.

- Mortgage Fraud, 2008.


- Real Estate Agency, Duties of Care and Blind Trusts (1984).

- Co-author, Mechanic’s Lien Update: Review of Selected Recent

Developments and Key Issues, January 1993.

- Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens – 2000.

- Brokerage Agreements, Suits for Commissions, 2007.


- Do you or don’t you insure a 50-story homestead – Given four times

a year in various cities in Texas, 1984.

- Foreclosings – not four closings – Given four times a year in various

cities in Texas, 1985.

- Homesteads and Community Property – Texas Land Title

Association School, 1985, 1990, 1992.

- Advanced Ethics – Texas Land Title Association School, 1986 and


- Legislative Update – Given four times a year in various cities in

Texas, 1987.

- Foreclosures and Bankruptcy – Given four times a year in various

cities in Texas, 1988, 1989, 1990.

- Entities and Homesteads – Texas Land Title Association School,


- New Form Owner’s Policies of Title Insurance – New Texas Title

Policy Forms Seminar, Austin, Texas, September 1991.

- Conveyancing – Texas Land Title Institute, 1991.

- Homestead Issues – Texas Land Title Institute, December 1992.

- Co-authors, Powers of Attorney, Texas Land Title Association and St. Mary’s School of Law, December 1993.

- Homestead Issues – Texas Land Title Association Regional Seminar,

January 1994.

- Homestead, Liens, Oil, Gas & Minerals – Land Title School of

Texas, March 1994, March 1995, March 1996.


- Marital Property, Decedents' Estates, Guardianship, Divorce

- Foreclosure, Texas Land Title School, March, 2003.

- Flips - Traps For The Unwary; Tips For Handling, Texas Land Title

Institute, December 2004.

- Drafting Issues to Avoid, Deeds, Mechanic’s Lien Contracts, New

TRCC Disclosures, Texas Land Title Institute, December 2007.

- Ethics: Positional Conflicts, Texas Land Title Institute, December


- Owelty & Partition, Texas Land Title Institute, December 2010.


- Anti-trust Laws Affecting Real Estate, West Palm Beach, Florida,


- Real Estate Broker Liability, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1984.

- Hot Legal Topics, Chicago, Illinois, 1987.

- Hot Legal Topics, Houston, Texas, 1988.

- Contracts, San Diego, California, 1989.

- Legal Update, 1991-2010.


- Law Update, 2006-2009.


- Do Agents Dual, Idaho Association of Realtors State Convention,


- The Trial and Tribulations of Agent “C,” Idaho GRI Program, 1986.

- Agency Law, University of Southern Maine, 1986.

- Basics of Homestead, University of Texas Mortgage Lending

Institute, 1986.

- Contracts and Agency, York County, Main – Board of Realtors,


- Homesteads Pose Potential Problems in Closings, Vol. 19, No. 2,

TLTA News, Fall 1988.

- Agency – Conflicts of Interest and Liabilities, Nevada Department of

Real Estate, June, 1989, 1990.

- The Condominiums and the Corporation, a Proposal for Texas,

Houston Law Review – Volume II, No. 2.

- Co-author of Counseling the Condominium Purchaser, American Bar Association Journal on Real Estate Probate and Trust, Volume 10, No. 3.

- Legislative Changes in Title Insurance, South Texas College of Law

Course, August, 1991.

- Update on Legal Topics Relating to Escrow Issues, Houston Escrow

Officers Association Meeting, October 1992.

- Using and Revising the TREC Forms, Travis County Bar Association

– Real Estate Section, Austin, February 1993.

- ADR – Consumer Issues, American College of Real Estate Lawyers,

October 1993.

- Homestead Law Update, SMU School of Law, Real Estate Law:


- Agency, San Antonio Board of REALTORS®/San Antonio Bar

Association Risk Reduction seminar, April, 1994.

- Collection of Current Cases, Texas Real Estate Teachers’

Association, 1994-1998.

- Federal Legislation Affecting Real Estate Brokers, Maine

Association of REALTORS®, May, 1994.

- Quoted in Honesty Often a State Policy in Real Estate, Wall Street Journal, June 13, 1994.

- Real Estate Brokerage Law, Disclosure Laws and Cavaet Emptor,

Columbus Bar Association Real Property Law Institute, Ohio, February, 1995.

- What Real Estate Lawyers Need to Know About Federal Civil Rights,

Columbus Bar Association Real Property Law Institute, Ohio, February, 1995.

- What’s on the Legal Horizon – When to be Proactive, When to be

Reactive, and When to be Preventative in a Litigious World, The

Fourth Annual Great Idea Conference, The Great American Consulting Group, Ft. Meyers, Florida, March 1996.

- Bennis v. Michigan, F.Y.I. article, American Bar Association,

Probate and Property Magazine, May/June 1996.

- Section 1031 Exchanges, Southern Methodist University, 1998.

- Law Update – 1998 Tennessee Association of Realtors.

- 1999 North Carolina Association of Realtors.

- Core Law – 1998 Ohio Association of Realtors.

- Legal Update – ARELLO 1998 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

- ARELLO 1999 Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.

- Law Update – 2001 Cheyenne Board of Realtors, Wyoming.

- Real Estate Brokerage Law; What the Regulators Require; TREC

Compliance; Unauthorized Practice of Law; Disclosures; Listing Issues; 2001 Commercial Real Estate Brokers Conference


- Law Update - 2001-2009 Texas Real Estate Teachers Association.

- Law Update - 2002 Greater Dallas Association of Realtors.

- Law Update - 2002 Iowa Association of Realtors.

- Respa and the Realtor®; 2003 Woman's Council of Realtors.

- Co-Author - Real Estate Dictionary- Pocket Guide for Professionals.

- Recognizing and Dealing with Mortgage Fraud and Brokerage Case

Update; Mississippi Realtors.

- Cases for Classes Law Update 2007 and Current Issues on

Mortgage Fraud Alabama Real Estate Commission Annual


- Due Diligence and Disclosure in Land Transactions; 2008

REALTORS Land Institute.

PROFESSIONAL Law Offices of Charles J. Jacobus, Bellaire, Texas.

Advisory Title Officer; Charter Title Company, Houston, Texas Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker


Board of Directors – Tax Increment Finance District, Bellaire, Texas 1983-1991.

Chairman – Planning and Zoning Commission, Bellaire, Texas 1976 to 1977.

Texas Super Lawyers, Real Estate & Corporate Counsel – 2003 – 2010. Who’s Who in American Law – 1987 – 2010.

Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers – 1995-2010. Included in “The Best Lawyers in America,” Woodward/White, Inc. 1995-2010.

Outstanding Real Estate Instructor in Texas – Texas Real Estate Teachers’ Association, 1986.

Real Estate Educator of the Year – Real Estate Educators Association, 1986, 2000.

Teacher of the Year – Richland College, 1989.

DREI – Distinguished Real Estate Instructor. This designation is awarded by REEA for qualified instructors who have passed the examination and presentation requirements.

CREI – Certified Real Estate Instructor (State of Texas).

Chairman, Texas Real Estate Commission Task Force on Education, 1999-2000.

President, South Central Chapter of the Real Estate Educators Association, 2000-2002.

Peggy Hayes Teaching Award (Texas Land Title Association). Don Roose Award of Excellence (Texas Real Estate Teachers Association).

Who’s Who in the World – 1987 – 2010.

Bellaire/Southwest Houston Business Citizen Award, 1989. 1st Asst. Scoutmaster to the World Boy Scout Jamboree – 1995. Scoutmaster, 1997 Boy Scout National Jamboree.


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