Alag1320_ScottR. Scott Alagood has built an impressive commercial and residential real estate practice throughout the State of Texas, with particular attention to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Denton County. Although real estate matters, including condemnation and eminent domain are his specialty, Scott has extensive experience in Civil and Business Litigation, and Small Business Consulting. Clients often seek his expertise when forming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships. Scott also handles a wide variety of serious and complex issues involving governmental entities. His knowledge, reputation, and experience has earned him appointments by the Probate Court of Denton County, Texas, as a Commissioner in Condemnation and Eminent Domain cases, as well as appointments as Attorney Ad Litem by the District Courts of Denton County, Texas. Scott is also a trained mediator and offers his services in both the mediation and arbitration arenas.

He is a 1985 graduate of Denton High School, and received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A & M University in 1989. His interests led him to attend law school, and in 1992 Scott received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He returned to Denton to practice real estate law at a few select law firms in the Denton County area before forming Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., in 2003 with his law partner, Brian T. Cartwright.

Scott Alagood received his board certification in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2001 and has been honored by his peers and legal publications throughout his legal career. Scott was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” as published by Thomson Reuters for Texas Monthly Magazine in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2004, and 2003. In 2012, 2011 and 2010 he received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell and was awarded a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. The law firm of Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., was voted one of the Best of Denton 2012, Best Law Firms, by the readers of the Denton Record Chronicle. Scott is a past President of the Denton County Young Lawyers Association.

In addition to his thriving law practice, Scott is involved in the local Community. Scott currently serves as Chairman of the Denton County Lake Ray Roberts Planning Commission, and serves on First State Bank’s Advisory Board for Denton County, Texas. Scott is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, Denton County Bar Association, and Denton County Bar Associations Real Estate, Trust and Probate Law Sections, and the Denton Chamber of Commerce. Scott also authors a monthly column in the Denton Business Chronicle published by the Denton Record Chronicle.

“I strive to address my client’s needs quickly and efficiently in order to achieve optimal results. I believe that by exploring and explaining available options in a straightforward manner, my clients can then make informed decisions and reach their long term goals.”

Scott and his wife Dawn reside in northern Denton County, Texas, in close proximity to Lake Ray Roberts with their two sons, Ryan and Jack, and dog Sofi.

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Practice Areas

Residential Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate; Litigation; Business Law; Construction Law; Small Business Law; Eminent Domain; Limited Liability Company Law; Landlord and Tenant Law; Partnership Law; Business Enterprises; Corporate Law; Real Estate
Admitted: State of Texas – 1992; U.S District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas – 1993
Law School: Texas Tech University, J. D., 1992
College: Texas A&M University, B.B.A., Finance, 1989
Awards: Recipient, 2012, 2004 and 2003 Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine; 2012, 2011, and 2010 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale- Hubbell in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards; AVVO 10.0 Superb Rating; 2012 Best of Denton Readers’ Choice Awards, Denton; Record Chronicle, (2nd), Denton Law Firms
Associations: Member, Denton County Bar Association 1992-present; Member, State Bar College – 1996-97; Member, Denton County Bar Association Real Estate, Trust and Probate Law Section; President, Denton County Young Lawyers Association – 2001-2002; President, Denton County Young Lawyers Association – 2002-2003; Member, Denton Chamber of Commerce 2001-present; Member, Denton County Lake Ray Roberts Planning; Commission – 2009-present; Chairperson, Denton County Lake Ray Roberts Planning Commission – 2010-present; Board Member – First State Bank Advisory Board for Denton County, Texas 2010-present
Speaking Engagements: Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar “Pearls of Wisdom” – 2011 – “10 Questions Concerning Residential Leasing in Texas”; Denton County Paralegal Association – 2010- “10 Questions Concerning Residential Leasing in Texas; Denton County Paralegal Association Seminar “The Effects of the Barnett Shale on Denton County” – 2008 “Drafting a Mineral Deed”; Denton County Trial Lawyers Association – 2005 – “Residential Construction Defects – Following H.B. 730”; Denton County Bar Association “Practice Skills Course” – 2005 – “New and Interesting Things in Texas Real Estate Law”; Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section -2004- “Real Estate Transactions and Documentation.”
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