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(Dallas) – June 15 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Dallas la…

(Dallas) – June 15 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Dallas law firm of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce that Charles Fiscus has joined as a partner in the firm’s real estate section.

Mr. Fiscus’ practice focuses on real estate litigation, title insurance claims and landlord/tenant law. He also has significant transactional experience, including construction, lease, purchase and sale documentation for commercial and residential real estate.

“The real estate market, especially in Dallas, is taking on many dimensions,” says name partner John Shackelford. “And with that comes new legal issues for clients. Charles is one of the most sought-after real estate attorneys in the area, and adding him instantly bolsters our firm’s practice.”

Mr. Fiscus is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law. Only about 9 percent of Texas attorneys are board certified, and fewer than 2 percent have dual certifications. Additionally, he is MCE Certified in Real Estate Law, Law of Contracts and Law of Agency by the Texas Real Estate Commission. In 2004, Texas Monthly magazine named him one of its Texas Super Lawyers, a designation awarded to only two percent of attorneys in the state.

Prior to joining Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, he was in private practice in Addison, Texas. He is also a former Escrow Officer and conveyancing attorney for First American Title Company in Fort Worth.

Mr. Fiscus earned his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1980. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1977.

Mr. Fiscus is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Dallas and Denton County Bar Associations, and previously has served as chair of the Real Property Section of the Dallas Bar.

Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, represents financial institutions, real estate owners and developers, automobile dealerships, and businesses in legal matters across the country. The firm offers a wide range of specialized experience reflecting the increasingly complex legal, financial and social environments confronted by their clients.

For more information on Charles Fiscus or Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, visit the firm’s Web site at www.shacklaw.net or contact Alan Bentrup at 800-559-4534 or alan@legalpr.com.

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