Aaron Barton


Aaron M. Barton is a Member of the firm’s Business and Real Estate Groups. Aaron has been practicing law for over a decade, representing businesses, title companies, developers, lenders, and individuals in a wide variety of business, financing, leasing, and real estate transactions. Prior to joining Branscomb Law, Aaron also represented title insurers and businesses in business and real estate litigation matters. This experience has assisted Aaron in delivering legal services to the firm’s clients with an eye to avoiding litigation, and structuring transactions to better protect clients in the event a dispute arises in the future.


B.A., Texas State University, 2004, summa cum laude
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2007

Representative Matters
  • Represents sellers in the sale of both unimproved and improved tracts of land, including contract negotiation, curing title defects, and navigating the closing process from the seller side
  • Represents purchasers in the acquisition of both unimproved and improved tracts of land, including contract negotiation, due diligence and title review, review of financing documents, and navigating the closing process from the purchaser side
  • Assists clients with clearing title to real property prior to listing property for sale and other curative measures
  • Negotiates and prepares restrictive covenants, easement agreements, ground leases, licenses, boundary agreements, and other documents affecting legal interests in land
  • Represents commercial landlords in lease negotiations, review, and preparation of leases
  • Represents tenants in commercial lease negotiations and review to obtain more favorable terms
  • Represents title companies in the preparation of legal documentation for their customers and representing title companies as general counsel
  • Represents lenders in the preparation of loan documents and negotiating the terms of loan documents with borrowers and their legal counsel
  • Represents businesses in reviewing and negotiating loan documents with their commercial lenders
  • Represents real estate developers in the acquisition, subdivision, entitlement process, and development of real estate
  • Represents business clients in the review, negotiation, and preparation of the business’ contractual agreements with outside parties, including vendors and customers

Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Real Estate, 2022
Member, State Bar of Texas Real Estate Section
Member, San Antonio Bar Association
Adjunct Professor, St. Mary’s University School of Law

Presentations, Publications, and Articles

Purchase and Sale of Commercial Real Property (TX)– 2020
Fallout from COVID-10: I Can’t Pay My Rent. Now What? -2020
A Deal’s a Deal – Right? – 2020
Boundaries and Easements- Identifying, Locating, and Classifying Easements 2019
Boundaries and Easements- Resolving Boundary Issues 2018


Aaron enjoys fly-fishing and hiking.

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