Professional Details

Martha G. King
Associate Mediator

Real Estate Mediations of Texas

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12222 Merit Drive
Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75251
USA
214-923-9978

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Description of Practice

Martha brings to the mediation process over 20 years of experience handling multi-state real estate disputes and title insurance matters. She has resolved hundreds of disputes involving a wide array of issues relating to real property including competing claims of title, easements, legal access, boundary and survey disputes, foreclosures, various types of liens, homeowner's associations disputes, contract disputes, probate, bankruptcy, mechanic's liens and oil and gas leasehold interests, among others. In addition, she has handled numerous escrow and contract disputes associated with the closing of real estate transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to opening her private real estate mediation practice in February 2015, Martha acquired over 20 years of practical real estate dispute resolution experience as former in-house title insurance claims counsel for national title insurers. She worked on a daily basis to resolve a wide variety of real estate disputes, while actively participating in numerous mediations, negotiating settlements directly with parties or their counsels, and managing real estate litigation matters filed in state and federal district courts and bankruptcy courts in numerous states including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Previously, she practiced in the areas of family law, probate and commercial real estate.

Experience

Since February 2015 Martha has devoted her mediation practice to resolving disputes that are related to real estate. Previously, she participated in numerous real estate mediations during her 22 years as title insurance claims counsel. Since obtaining her mediator's certification in 2010, she has continued to complete additional advanced mediation training each year. She also serves as a pro bono mediator for the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center in Dallas, Texas.

Degrees

J.D. Baylor University 1984 M.A. Baylor University 1978 (Political science) B.A. Baylor University 1975 (Political science, Latin)

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2010    University of Houston    Basic Mediation Training 41.75 hours
2011    University of Houston    Advance Training (5 seminars) 13.0 hours
2012    State Bar of Texas    Mediation Ethics 1.0 hour
2013    State Bar of Texas    Several ADR seminars 10.5 hours
2014    State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar     Several ADR seminars 11.75 hours
2015    Dallas Bar    Several ADR seminars 6.0 hours
2016    State Bar of Texas    ADR Seminars 12.75 hours

Approach

The core values of Real Estate Mediations of Texas are integrity and respect for all participants and their viewpoints. Early in the mediation, Martha encourages the parties to be transparent with her as to their underlying interest(s) in resolving the conflict and the setting of realistic goals in the mediation process. With a clearer understanding of each party's true interests and goals, more time can be spent crafting acceptable solutions. Pre-mediation discussions with counsel (or the parties, if unrepresented) can yield insights into the parties and/or the dispute, which lead to focused settlement discussions earlier in the mediation process.

Fees

Half-day $600.00 per party (4 hours) Three-quarter day $900.00 per party (6 hours) Full-day mediation $1,200.00 per party (8 hours) Hourly mediation $150.00 per hour, per party

Areas of Practice

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Eminent Domain
  • Energy
  • Faith Based
  • Foreclosure
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer

References available upon request.

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