Charles F. Baum

Charles F. Baum


University of Houston (J.D., 1984)

University of Delaware (B.A., 1981)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Texas, 1984

Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. Appellate Court for the Fifth Circuit

Representative Experience

Handled and/or closed over 500 commercial foreclosures, REO/ORE purchase and sale transactions and commercial workout matters.

Acted as lead counsel in over 100 bankruptcy adversary proceedings.

Represented financial institutions in over 100 title, lien priority, or lien perfection matters.

Resolved over 5,000 mortgage banking litigation matters.

Represented Chapter 7 trustee in liquidation of six mortgage companies.

Served as in-house counsel for two major mortgage lenders.

Represented buyers and sellers of commercial real estate and associated entities.

Assisted buyers and sellers of assets and operating businesses.

Awards & Honors

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

Practice Description

Mr. Baum runs a diverse financial institution and transactions-oriented practice. Handles work-outs, mortgage related litigation, commercial and residential foreclosures, collections, real estate purchase and sale, landlord-tenant, creditors’ and trustees’ rights in bankruptcy, asset and business purchase and sale, and general real estate, mortgage lending, corporate, and title curative matters.

Publications, Seminars, and Cases

  • “When Tenant Files Bankruptcy During Eviction” – Sterling Education Services, Inc. (2004)
  • “Residential Eviction and Trial” – Sterling Education Services, Inc. (2004)
  • In re Harbor Financial Group, Inc. 303 B.R. 124 (Bankr. N.D. Texas 2003)