R. Scott Alagood
Denton Real Estate Attorney
R. Scott Alagood has built an impressive commercial and residential real estate practice throughout the State of Texas, with particular attention to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Denton County. Although real estate matters, including condemnation and eminent domain are his specialty, Scott has extensive experience in Civil and Business Litigation, and Small Business Consulting. Clients often seek his expertise when forming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships. Scott also handles a wide variety of serious and complex issues involving governmental entities. His knowledge, reputation, and experience has earned him appointments by the Probate Court of Denton County, Texas, as a Commissioner in Condemnation and Eminent Domain cases, as well as appointments as Attorney Ad Litem by the District Courts of Denton County, Texas. Scott is also a trained mediator and offers his services in both mediation and arbitration in business, civil, corporate, construction, landlord/tenant, foreclosure, title, adverse possession, sales transactions, eminent domain, lending, and other commercial and residential real estate matters. Denton Mediation Attorney Scott has completed the required 40 hours of mediation training for professional mediators, and offers participants his more than 20 years of knowledge and experience through the mediation and arbitration processes.
He is a 1985 graduate of Denton High School, and received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A & M University in 1989. His interests led him to attend law school, and in 1992 Scott received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He returned to Denton to practice real estate law at a few select law firms in the Denton County area before forming Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., in 2003 with his law partner, Brian T. Cartwright.
Scott Alagood received his board certification in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2001 and has been honored by his peers and legal publications throughout his legal career. Scott was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” as published by Thomson Reuters for Texas Monthly Magazine in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2004, and 2003. In 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 he received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell and was awarded a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. The law firm of Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., was voted one of the Best of Denton 2012, Best Law Firms, by the readers of the Denton Record Chronicle. In 2013, Scott was named the Best Civil Lawyer in Denton County by the readers of GoPages Magazine. Scott is a past President of the Denton County Young Lawyers Association and currently serves as a Director for the Denton County Bar Association.
In addition to his thriving law practice, Scott is involved in the local Community. Scott currently serves as Chairman of the Denton County Lake Ray Roberts Planning Commission, and serves on First State Bank’s Advisory Board for Denton County, Texas. Scott is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, Denton County Bar Association, and Denton County Bar Associations Real Estate, Trust and Probate Law Sections, and the Denton Chamber of Commerce. Scott also authors a monthly column in the Denton Business Chronicle published by the Denton Record Chronicle.
“I strive to address my client’s needs quickly and efficiently in order to achieve optimal results. I believe that by exploring and explaining available options in a straightforward manner, my clients can then make informed decisions and reach their long term goals.”
Scott and his wife Dawn reside in northern Denton County, Texas, in close proximity to Lake Ray Roberts with their two sons, Ryan and Jack, and dog Sofi.
Practice Areas Residential Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate; Litigation; Business Law; Construction Law; Small Business Law; Eminent Domain; Limited Liability Company Law; Landlord and Tenant Law; Partnership Law; Business Enterprises; Corporate Law; Real Estate
Admitted: State of Texas – 1992; U.S District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas – 1993
Law School: Texas Tech University, J. D., 1992
College: Texas A&M University, B.B.A., Finance, 1989
Awards: Recipient, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2004 and 2003 Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine; 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale- Hubbell in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards; AVVO 10.0 Superb Rating; 2012 Best of Denton Readers’ Choice Awards, Denton; Record Chronicle, (2nd), Denton Law Firms; 2013 Best Civil Lawyer of Denton County by the readers of GoPages Magazine
Associations: Member, Denton County Bar Association 1992-present; Director, Denton County Bar Association 2014-15; Member, State Bar College – 1996-97; Member, Denton County Bar Association Real Estate, Trust and Probate Law Section; President, Denton County Young Lawyers Association – 2001-2002; President, Denton County Young Lawyers Association – 2002-2003; Member, Denton Chamber of Commerce 2001-present; Member, Denton County Lake Ray Roberts Planning; Commission – 2009-present; Chairperson, Denton County Lake Ray Roberts Planning Commission – 2010-present; Board Member – First State Bank Advisory Board for Denton County, Texas 2010-present
Speaking Engagements: Denton County Paralegal Association – Receiverships – 2014; Lewisville Noon Rotary Club – Adverse Possession; Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar “Pearls of Wisdom” – 2011 – “10 Questions Concerning Residential Leasing in Texas”; Denton County Paralegal Association – 2010- “10 Questions Concerning Residential Leasing in Texas; Denton County Paralegal Association Seminar “The Effects of the Barnett Shale on Denton County” – 2008 “Drafting a Mineral Deed”; Denton County Trial Lawyers Association – 2005 – “Residential Construction Defects – Following H.B. 730”; Denton County Bar Association “Practice Skills Course” – 2005 – “New and Interesting Things in Texas Real Estate Law”; Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section -2004- “Real Estate Transactions and Documentation.”
ARTICLES by R. SCOTT ALAGOOD
Texas Innkeepers and Hotels
Texas State Legislature
Follow Up on the Town of Lakewood vs. Bizios
Texas Water Rights
Texas Property Taxation – Part One
Texas Property Taxation – Part Two
Texas Title Insurance Mineral Coverage
New Authority Concerning Building Within the ETJ
Commercial Lease Review – Part Two
Commercial Lease Review
Foreclosure of a Texas Property Owners Association Lien
Texas Recording Statutes
When an Opinion is Fraud
How to Choose An Attorney
Buying and Selling a Business
Seller’s Disclosure of Property Condition in Residential Transactions
Contracts: When is a Writing Required?
Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act
Changes to Texas Justice Courts
Buying Property at Foreclosure Sales: A Deal or a Dud?
Is Owner Financing Residential Real Estate SAFE?
Residential Construction Defects
Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien Claims: A Few Pitfalls
Title Insurance: What It Is and What It Isn’t
The Bill of Rights: A Tale of Constitutional Compromise
Full Refund of Security Deposit: Fact or Fiction?
Should I Use a Quitclaim Deed?
Overtime Claims and The Fair Labor Standards Act