A 1984 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, Mr. Elder has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1989 in the areas of Commercial, Residential and Farm & Ranch Real Estate Law.
Mr. Elder has extensive experience in representing parties to complex commercial transactions. Representative transactions include:
Mr. Elder is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Electric Cooperative Bar Association, and the Lubbock County Bar Association. In 2003, he was designated a Texas Super Lawyer in the area of real estate by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Elder’s practice is focused in the areas of commercial transactions, with extensive experience in real estate, utility, banking, business entities, oil & gas, wills & probate and employment law.
Dulan D. Elder’s early legal practice was concentrated in the area of banking, oil and gas and real estate. He has examined many abstracts and conducted stand-up title examinations and rendered title opinions on farm and ranch properties as well as giving drilling and division order title opinions. This extensive title and lending background serves him well in representing cooperatives in lending transactions. Over time, Mr. Elder became heavily involved in the representation of agricultural cooperatives in addition to his involvement with utility cooperatives. As the focus of the Firm has turned towards cooperatives, Mr. Elder has applied his extensive experience in multiple facets of complex commercial transactions to the needs of cooperatives.
Mr. Elder is married to his wife of 30 years, Rae Ann, and has three children, Thomas, a Project Engineer for National Oilwell Varco, Alison, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and Lori, a recent graduate ofÂ Texas A&M University.