The name is synonymous with commercial and residential real estate law in the State of Texas.
Jack Rattikin, Jr., and Jeffrey A. Rattikin—the partners comprising Rattikin & Rattikin, LLP—have a combined 72-plus years of
experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate law across the State of Texas. The firm continues a tradition
of providing the most professional, ethical and up-to-date legal services available in the industry. In response to the growing
needs of its clients, the firm has expanded its areas of practice to include a broad range of real estate and transactional services.
We would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your legal needs, and appreciate your interest in the Firm.
Jack Rattikin Sr.
Jack Rattikin, Sr. began practicing law in the 1916, and quickly took a special interest in land records and real estate. By the 1920’s,
Jack Sr.’s interest in real estate law led him to join Maco Stewart in leading the charge for the establishment of the title insurance
industry in the State of Texas. Jack Sr. established and opened the title offices across the state, introducing Texans to the new concept
of title insurance. By the time the Great Depression gripped the country, Jack Sr. had established his own law office and title company,
which would eventually grow into one of the largest independent title agencies in the nation. But such a powerful company had a rather
inauspicious start. In 1934, Jack Sr. was given the opportunity to own one of only two complete copies of the Tarrant County real property
records, as long as he could get them out of the building in which they were housed within an afternoon. Realizing the importance of this
opportunity, he backed up a pickup below a second floor window, and dumped all the records through the window and into the bed of the pickup.
Several years later, the Tarrant County Courthouse copied his records, since they lost their own records in the turn of the century courthouse
fires. Ironically, Jack Sr.’s frantic record dump out of a second floor window played a huge role in saving the historic record of Tarrant County.
Jack Rattikin Jr.
In 1968, Jack Rattikin, Jr. assumed control over the law firm and title company. Jack Jr. continued the Rattikin legacy of
serving in leadership positions, serving as President of both the Texas Land Title Association and the American Land Title
In early 1993, Jeffrey A. Rattikin joined the Rattikin law firm. And quickly saw an opportunity to expand its services and client base beyond
the family title insurance operations. Under Jeff’s leadership, the firm quickly took advantage of niche opportunities to practice commercial
and residential real estate law in ways distinct from the age-old practices of traditional large law firms. First, the firm established a
boutique title closing operation, catering to a select residential and commercial market segment. Second, the firm created an
expertise in Sec. 1031 Tax –Deferred exchanges, now owning and operating three distinct exchange companies. Jeff currently handles exchanges across the nation. Most recently, the
firm has taken the initiative to form a one-of-a kind online legal services company known as TexasLegalDocs.com, which provides internet-based
secure real estate transactional law services for clients across the State of Texas. This newest initiative utilizes state of the art
technology to deliver accurate and secure documents to our clients, facilitated through the use of the latest social networking and internet platforms.
The firm of Rattikin & Rattikin, LLP prides itself in providing our clients with comprehensive, ethical and accurate representation in their
real estate transactional needs. We listen to our client, analyze the issues at hand and the proper steps necessary to ensure an effective
solution, and ultimately deliver a professional and complete set of legal documents to our clients that will serve and protect them for years
to come. The firm is different from traditional law firms in that we strive to deliver legal services to the end-consumer, rather
than large corporate entities. Our focus is on the everyday citizen who needs accurate and enforceable legal documents to help their families
grow, succeed and enjoy life. We do not get trapped in the world of endless legal minutia, disputes and games associated with litigation
and/or large corporate representation. Most exciting is our willingness to break through the traditional barriers of legal representation
and offer our services online, utilizing the latest in technology and social networking platforms.
Rattikin & Rattikin, L.L.P. supports a wonderful outreach organization known as Volunteers For Christ, Inc. (“VFC”), a
non-profit IRS approved 501(c)(3) Christian organization formed for the specific purpose of reaching out to the poor,
destitute children of Brazil. Specifically, VFC provides educational, medical, housing, vocational and spiritual comfort
and assistance to the villagers of tiny Abreu do Una, a remote fishing village on the coast of Brazil, as well as to the
citizens of Recife, Brazil, a city of several million impoverished residents. At both locations, VFC focuses on improving
the lives of the local children, mostly orphaned and plagued with disease, drugs and deplorable living conditions. We
encourage you to visit VFC’s website, www.vfcbrazil.org, to gain a full
understanding and appreciation for its varied programs and initiatives. Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration of this ministry.