Whitney Withers

Email: wwithers@sneedvine.com

Whitney Withers represents both individual and corporate clients in commercial matters, with an emphasis on real estate transactions. Ms. Withers advises clients in real estate purchase and sales transactions, commercial lease negotiations, development of real property, land use matters, and title disputes. In addition to her real estate practice, Ms. Withers counsels clients on general business law matters, including commercial transactions and contracts.

Ms. Withers, a native Austinite, began her law career in private practice in Austin where she handled both transactional and litigation matters in various areas including eminent domain, land use litigation, real estate transactions, construction, and general corporate matters. Ms. Withers then spent seven years as in-house counsel with Fidelity National Financial’s title insurance division, where she provided legal and underwriting support in various capacities. Ms. Withers’ experience as in-house counsel combined with her private practice experience, handling both transactional and litigation matters, allows her to assist clients in a variety of business law matters.

Admissions

Texas, 2000

Professional Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Texas

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Texas

Austin Bar Association

  • Member
  • Chair, Publications Committee of Austin Young Lawyers Association (2000-2001)
  • Former Participant, Bar & Grill Show benefitting Volunteer Legal Services (2000-2002)
  • Former Assistant Editor, Austin Lawyer Journal (2000-2002)
  • Former Volunteer, Lawyers as Leaders Volunteerism Initiative (2001)

Real Estate Council of Austin

  • Leadership Development Council, Real Estate Counsel of Austin – Class of 2001
  • Member, Real Estate Counsel of Austin

Texas Land Title Association

  • Member
  • Legislative Committee (2006-2009)
  • Regulatory Committee (2008)

City of Austin Chamber of Commerce – Austin Young Chamber of Commerce, Founding Member Society (2010-2011)

Urban Land Institute – Young Leaders Group (2007-2008)

Community Involvement

Rodeo Austin (Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo)

  • Board of Directors (2004-2012)
  • Legal Committee, former member
  • Auction Committee, former member & subcommittee chair
  • Mutton Bustin’ Committee, former committee chair
  • Ambassador’s Committee, former member
  • Health & Safety Committee, former member

We Viva – Volunteer

Volunteer Legal Services – Volunteer

Settlement Home for Children – Member of Bremond Society (2006-2007)

Publications & Presentations

Co-Author and Speaker- 2007 18th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course – State Bar of Texas, “Escrow Duties and Closing Instructions“

Author and Speaker, Texas Real Estate Title Issues – 2007 HalfMoon Education, Inc., “Title Issues in Death & Divorce”

Texas Endorsement Manual, Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. © 2011

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Finance
  • General Business
  • Title Insurance
  • Condemnation
Education
  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law (2000)
    • Student Body Executive President, Student Bar Association
    • Officer, Phi Delta Phi International
  • B.A., Political Science, Austin College (1997)
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