Howard C. Berger Attorney at Law - Pleasanton Real Estate Lawyer

Howard C Berger

Howard C Berger

Sole Practitioner
Pleasanton, Texas

Howard Berger and his wife, Diane, have resided in Floresville for more than thirty years, where they have raised their four children. Howard was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and graduated from high school there. He attended the University of Oklahoma and then Trinity University in San Antonio, graduating Cum Laude in 1974. It was there he met his wife, Diane Harris Berger. They were married in 1977 and have four children (William, Mark, Jacob, and Katie).

Howard graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri in the upper quarter of his class in 1977. After passing the Texas Bar Exam, he was licensed as an Attorney and has continued to practice in Texas ever since. He is currently a Life Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, a Life Member of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a past Chairman of the District 11C Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas.

After practicing for two years in Alice, Texas, Howard established his own office in 1979 in Floresville, and has maintained his practice in South Texas for over thirty years. He served as Wilson County Attorney (1985 to 1989), City Attorney for the City of Floresville (1989 to 2007), City of Stockdale (2008-2010) and City of Poth (2004-2010). He has also served as Attorney for the Wilson County Hospital District, the Floresville Economic Development Corporation and the Floresville Community Center Corporation (4A).

In addition to representing local governments, Howard has represented numerous individuals and entities in real estate transactions, including developers, property owners associations, buyers, sellers, banks, title companies and lending institutions.

Howard has assisted literally thousands of clients over the last thirty years with estate planning, drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning tools. Howard has also assisted clients in hundreds of estates, both testate and intestate, as well as guardianships for both minors and incapacitated persons.

For over thirty years, Howard has assisted both landowners and oil and gas producers in reaching agreements for oil and gas leases, as well as agreements among operators for buying and selling oil and gas leases. He has also rendered hundreds of title opinions for oil and gas production (both drilling opinions and division order title opinions) for oil and gas operations across many counties in South Texas.

Howard has also assisted many clients in South Texas in their business and financial arrangements, including formation and management of corporations, limited liability companies, trusts, family limited partnerships, limited partnerships, general partnerships, and sole proprietorships. He has worked with numerous CPAs to assist in the most efficacious business planning for small and medium sized companies.

Howard looks forward to assisting you with all of your transactional needs in South Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Business & Commercial Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1977


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: Moot Court Governing Board; Upper 25% of Class
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A. cum laude - 1974

Representative Clients

  • Murray Guaranty Title Company
  • Land Systems Company
  • MIV Ops, Inc.
  • Pat Brown Realtors
  • Title Express of Floresville TX
  • Lyssy & Eckel Feed and Seed, Inc.
  • Texaloy Foundry Company, Inc.
  • Picosa Water Supply Corporation
  • New Adams Ranch, L.P.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, Texas, N.A. (Floresville and Poth Branches)
  • Nixon State Bank
  • First National Bank of George West
  • Reliable Title Company of Pleasanton, TX
  • Martex Corporation


  • Reliable Title Company
  • Murray Guaranty Title Company
  • Pat Brown Realtors
  • Title Express, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Elected Wilson County Attorney, 1984 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Life Member, 1989 - Present
  • Pro-Bono College of the State Bar
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wilson County Tax Appraisal District, Member, Board of Directors, 1982 - 1984
  • Wilson County Child Welfare Board, Director, 1981 - 1984
  • Economic Opportunities Development Counsel of Atascosa, Karnes and Wilson Counties, Chairman, 1988 - 1991, Member 2009-Present
  • Wilson County Education Foundation, 2010 - Present
  • City of Floresville, City Attorney, 1989 - 2007
  • Stewart Title Company, Examining Attorney, 1979 - Present
  • Old Republic Title Insurance Company, Examining Attorney, 1979 - Present
  • Murray Guaranty Title Company, Examining Attorney, 1981 - Present
  • Wilson County Abstract Company, Examining Attorney, 1979 - Present
  • Wilson County Volunteer Ambulance Association, Treasurer, 1993 - Present
  • Wilson County Democratic Party, Chairman, 1994 - 1999
  • Murray Guaranty Title Company, Director, 1981 - 1983
  • Wilson County Volunteer Ambulance Association, Member, 1979 - 2005
  • State Bar of Texas, Chairman, District 11C Grievance Committee, 1995 - 1996
  • State Bar of Texas, Chairman, Panel 2 District 11C Grievance Committee, 1994 - 1995
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, District 11C Grievance Committee, 1990 - 1996
  • City of Poth, City Attorney, 2004 - 2010
  • City of Poth, City of Stockdale, 2008 - 2010
  • Wilson County Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors, Attorney, 1999 - 2010
  • Reliable Title Company, LLC of Pleasanton, TX, Member
  • Lawyers Title Company, Authorized Examining Attorney
  • State Bar of Texas, Sections on Real Estate, Probate and Trust, Family, Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Oil and Gas, and General Practice, Member, 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate, Natural Resources, Individual Rights, and General Practice Sections, Member, 1981 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Member
  • State Democratic Executive Committee, Senate District 21, Committeeman, 1997 - 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past President, Wilson County Volunteer Ambulance Association, 1979 - 2005
  • EMT of the Year, Wilson County Volunteer Ambulance Association, 2002 - Present

Howard C. Berger, Attorney at Law Office building
433A West Oaklawn
Pleasanton, TX 78064
Phone: 830-569-3771
Phone: 210-392-7210
Fax: 830-569-5171
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*Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

The law firm of Howard C. Berger, Attorney at Law, in Pleasanton, Texas, provides representation in real estate, oil and gas law, estate planning and probate law to individuals and businesses in South Texas, Brush Country, Eagle Ford and surrounding areas. This includes those in Wilson County, Bexar County, Karnes County, Guadalupe County, Atascosa County, Medina County, Gonzales County and Hays County, as well as the cities of Pleasanton, Floresville, Stockdale, Poth, Karnes City, Seguin, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Jourdanton, Lytle, Poteet, La Vernia, Falls City, Kenedy, Runge, Tilden and Elmendorf.