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Charles F. Baum

Bio 2001 Bryan Street, Suite 1800 Dallas, Texas 75201 (214) 880-1837


  • 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

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.

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.

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)