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Vinay B. Patel
Shareholder
Phone: (214) 658-1903
Fax: (214) 658-1919
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Assistant: Beverly Bates
Phone: 214.658.1921

Overview

Vinay B. Patel was born in Birmingham, England. Vinay’s experience includes representing insurance companies, business entities, property owners' associations, association board members, and individuals in a variety of commercial matters, including litigation and mediation in various disputes.

Vinay provides the following services for our Community Association clients:  

  • Drafting Community Association Governing Documents
  • Amending Community Association Governing Documents
  • Creating the Non-Profit Corporation
  • Providing General Corporate Representation
  • Assessment Collection and Litigation
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • General Corporate Litigation
  • Analysis, Interpretation, and Enforcement of the Community Association's Governing Documents
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Foreclosure
  • Eviction Proceedings
  • Property Tax Matters
  • Counseling developer representation or committees in the pre-transition, transition and post-transition phases of a community development. 

Representative Experience

  • Defended claims against property owners' associations and board members regarding claims involving board governance, enforcement of deed restrictions, challenges to lien foreclosures, architectural control committee decisions, and counter-claims in assessment disputes.
  • Obtained injunctive relief enforcing restrictive covenants in property owners' associations.
  • Representation of insureds in declaratory judgment disputes and disputes involving alleged violations of the Texas Property Code and the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.
  • Obtained summary judgment for client where Plaintiff sought injunctive relief and treble damages.
  • Representation of non-profit entity in claim for breach of contract arising out of property damage dispute and mold remediation, resulting in mediated settlement.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Community Associations Institute - D/FW Chapter
  • Member, Texas Community Association Advocates - Advisory Council
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program - Networking Through Service Project
  • Habitat for Humanity

Speeches, Articles and Presentations

  • Overview of the 84th Legislative Session - Lunch and Learn Presentation Series (2015)
  • Assessment Collections: "Everything You Needed to Know But Were Afraid to Ask" (2014)
  • The Association's Foreclosure Sale Results in Ownership by the Association: Now What? (2014
  • Xeriscaping: The New Turf War in Texas (2013)
  • SBB Leadership Forum: Overview of the 83rd Legislative Session (2013)
  • CAI Expo: The Extraordinary Importance of Contract Law
  • Changes in Voting Laws for Property Owners Associations in Texas (2012)

 

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Practices


Education

- Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 1998, cum laude

- University of Texas at Arlington, B.B.A. in Accounting, 1995  

Bar Admissions

- Texas, 1998

- United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas