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Walt Fair was admitted to Baylor University School of Law prior to completing his undergraduate studies and was awarded a Juris Doctorate degree in 1983, becoming one of the youngest lawyers in modern Texas history at age 23. During his brief time as an undergraduate at Baylor, he was named to the Dean’s Distinguished Academic Honor List.
He has been in the land title business since 1976, serving as Managing Director of Home Abstract and Title Company until 2003. Walt was named Stewart Title Guaranty Company’s Texas Young Titleman of the Year in 1991.
Walt is an adjunct professor at a local college and is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission to instruct Principles of Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Promulgated Contract Forms, Law of Contracts, Law of Agency, and continuing education electives. He is licensed to practice law by the Texas Supreme Court, Colorado Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, and the United States Supreme Court. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Synergy Bank, SSB and Synergy Mortgage Corporation. Walt is currently President of RE/MAX Centex, Realtors and was named RE/MAX of Texas Broker/Owner of the Year in 2012 and again in 2014.
The primary focus of The Law Firm of Walt Fair, PLLC is the representation of financial institutions, investors, developers, builders, and individuals in the settlement of real estate transactions. The firm serves as a fee attorney office for a Fidelity National Title Insurance Company agency and closes more than a thousand real estate transactions each year. The firm documents thousands more transactions each year for its bank clientele and offers IRC § 1031 qualified intermediary services.
Walt also has extensive experience in the formation and operation of complex series limited liability companies and the creative utilization of the liability compartmentalization feature that such entities offer.
Representative financial institution clients include Alliance Bank Central Texas, Central National Bank, Community Bank & Trust, Fidelity Bank of Texas, First Guaranty Bank, First National Bank of Bosque County, First National Bank of Evant, First National Bank of Gatesville, TFNB The First National Bank of McGregor, First National Bank of Oglesby, National United, PointWest Bank, Lonestar Ag Credit FLCA, and Highway District 9 Credit Union.
Walt has served as Director of Lorena State Bank, President of the Board of Trustees of Waco Baptist Academy, Trustee of Vanguard College Preparatory School, President of Baylor Fast Break Club, District Director of Baylor University School of Law Alumni Association, Director of Strecker Museum Associates, Director of Boys and Girls Club of Waco, Judge of McLennan County Mock Trial Competition, Director of Ridgewood Country Club, and Commodore of Ridgewood Yacht Club.