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Shauna Collins

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (J.D.)
  • Texas A&M University (B.S., Agricultural Economics)

Shauna Collins

Shauna has eight years’ experience as a commercial real estate lawyer. Prior to working with Thorsen Legal, Shauna served as in-house counsel at Hines. Hines is a privately held company in Houston, Texas that invests in, develops, and manages commercial real estate. The company has developed or acquired 1,362 real estate parcels and is the property manager of 514 properties. Shauna has also worked as a sole practitioner and as an associate with a large firm in Houston.

Real Estate Focused Business Entities

Whether it’s an LLC, corporation, limited partnership, construction company, property management company or other real estate related business, a Texas real estate lawyer on Shauna can advise on business formation and business operations issues. Shauna provides business entities with legal assistance in real estate practice areas such as: Section 1031 exchanges, permitting, zoning, land use, easements, covenants, conditions, restrictions, property tax matters, planned use developments, condominiums, financing, leasing, environmental due diligence, architectural and construction contracting.

Drafts, Reviews, and Negotiates Real Estate Contract Agreements

Shauna assists clients who are investing in Texas real estate, buying Texas real estate, or selling Texas real estate. She can help negotiate your real estate contract agreement, advise on real estate titles, easements, environmental issues and zoning. Shauna can draft almost any type of real estate related contract agreement including construction contracts, purchase agreements, land use development agreements and commercial leases.

Advises Land Developers

Shauna assists raw land developers, multiple family developments, condos, real estate investors and real estate partnerships. She also advises land developers and real estate investors on commercial, industrial, farm, ranch and residential real estate development.

Advises Real Estate Investors with Buying and Selling Real Estate

Shauna represents real estate focused businesses entities and real estate investors in the acquisition and disposition of real estate interests. This includes site acquisitions for retail, industrial, housing and other types of development, acquisitions and dispositions of office complexes, residential projects, retail facilities, industrial facilities, hotel properties and shopping centers. She can also assist with the acquisition and disposition of bank owned properties.

Experienced in Oil & Gas

Shauna has conducted oil and gas title examinations on hundreds of properties. She assists clients with obtaining releases, surface waivers and pipeline easement relocations to allow for residential or commercial uses of properties. Shauna has experience drafting dealer agreements for fuel distributors.

Experienced in Commercial Real Estate Financing

Shauna advises on commercial lending and mortgage financing, representing lenders in the preparation of commercial and residential loan documentation. She also represents financial institutions in general banking matters, collections, and foreclosures.