800 Bering Drive, Suite 220
Houston, TX 77057

Real Estate Litigation

Real estate transactions involve so much money, that it is sometimes too tempting for the greedy to take advantage. You need legal help.

For individuals, your home is likely the single largest investment you will ever make. Too often homeowners like you can be a target for unscrupulous contractors, real estate agents and sellers.

For small businesses, your livelihood depends on being paid for the good work you perform. In times of economic uncertainty, cash flow is a requirement that you cannot allow a difficult project to interrupt.

Disputes over purchase price or construction that result in litigation can cause significant personal financial damage and even business failure.

You need legal help, and you need it now. Call Peckham Martin, PLLC at 713-574-9044.


Mary A. Martin and Charles H. Peckham have over 50 combined years’ experience in handling real estate disputes for individuals and small business owners*. They have handled everything from the sale and purchase of multi-million dollar hotels in Houston and Dallas, and ADA accessibility disputes for commercial buildings to mortgage fraud and contract for deed disputes, and much in between. Charles is AV rated as a Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell Peer ReviewTM rating system.

This experience includes matters such as:

  • Construction litigation
  • Collections disputes,
  • Mechanics liens
  • Title dispute lawsuits
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Contract for Deed disputes
  • Lease negotiation between landlord and tenant
  • Deed restriction violations
  • Property line disputes
  • Vendor contracts
  • Evictions
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issues
  • General forms preparation.


Mechanics and Materialmen’s Liens:

One of the most confusing and convoluted areas of law in Texas is M&M Lien Law. It was designed by the Texas Legislature to ensure property owners notice of disputes and to give workers an easy and fool-proof way to get paid for their work. What a mess they created. You need a lawyer to guide you through the M&M laws.

For the unprepared, there are severe consequences. Wrongfully filing a mechanic’s lien against someone else’s property may subject you to civil penalties, and more.

Call Peckham Martin, PLLC at 713-574-9044 – we can help.

* Charles and Mary have chosen not to seek certification in these areas and are not Board Certified in either Residential or Commercial Real Estate Law.