Todd W. Boykin
Todd is experienced in virtually every area of real estate, having represented clients regarding matters in Texas, Oklahoma and every other state in the Union. His current practice focuses on real estate development and acquisition, property owner associations, farms and ranches and representation of clients in administrative matters at the Public Utility Commission and condemnation or eminent domain. Having committed his career to real estate, Todd is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Commercial Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law and Property Owners Association Law.
Mr. Boykin’s work for developers spans the spectrum from residential subdivisions, large commercial projects to high rise office, mixed-use and condominium regimes. Todd interacts with municipalities, counties and other governmental organizations to assist clients in navigating the intricacies of development, as well as surveyors, architects, engineers and other professionals to bring developments to fruition.
His representation of Property Owner Associations (“POAs”), which includes homeowner associations and condominiums, helps his clients navigate the complexities of operating in a rapidly changing legal environment. Continuing statutory changes and rapidly evolving case law means POAs are in need of guidance regarding how to navigate the relationship between owners and their governing bodies. As a board certified attorney in POA Law, Todd is uniquely positioned to assist clients in helping neighborhoods to get along and to govern themselves effectively.
Condemnation, or eminent domain, involves representing landowners when a government or similar organization attempts to take land for public purposes. Todd has represented hundreds of landowners across Texas in obtaining fair compensation for their land. In connection with these matters, he represents clients in proceedings before the Public Utility Commission in the placement of utility lines, such as electric transmission lines. Other aspects include representing landowners in a wide variety of renewable energy matters such as solar energy and wind energy.
Mr. Boykin also has extensive experience in commercial lending secured by real estate, having represented commercial lenders in documentation and default workouts across the country.
Governor Abbot appointed Mr. Boykin as President of the Red River Authority, a statutorily created river authority with jurisdiction of the Red River basin in Texas which encompasses all or part of 43 Texas counties. The Authority has many functions including monitoring water quality, and operation of over 30 rural water systems.
In his free time, Todd loves spending time outdoors at the ranch, or in his summer home in Lake City Colorado, with his wife Lori and their children. He is also active in his local church.