Though the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put a temporary halt to residential evictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many tenants in Texas are still receiving notices to vacate their homes due to loopholes in the Federal Register Notice.
The federal ban only applies to the nonpayment of rent, leaving renters at the whim of their landlords for other lease violations. Moreover, to qualify for the federal eviction ban, renters may earn no more than $99,000 per year and must be able to pay off as much of their rent as possible.
The need for real estate and commercial litigation is higher than ever—which is why our latest employee spotlight is dedicated to our Senior Counsel at HooverSlovacek LLP: Rusty R. Foteh.
Educated and Professional
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 at Sam Houston State University, Rusty continued his education at the University of Houston Law Center and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2009. He didn’t just achieve a formal education; while pursuing his degree at UHLC, Rusty served as an Articles Editor for the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal.
Rusty has been part of the Hoover Slovacek family since 2011, fostering a professional and friendly relationship with everyone at the firm—including his clients. Since joining the firm, Rusty has been a valuable part of the team, sharing his legal expertise with others.
Eviction and Civil Litigation
Despite the ongoing pandemic and high unemployment rate, eviction hearings could resume in the new year. At Hoover Slovacek, we know that trying to understand tenant protections and your rights might be overwhelming. Rusty is one of our top senior counsel for matters regarding residential landlord-tenant disputes.
He’s ready to help Texans stay in their homes after the New Years’ and for years to come with a wide knowledge of multifamily properties, community associations, and contractual disputes law. Since passing the State Bar of Texas in 2009, and becoming a member of the Houston Bar Association, Rusty has successfully resolved countless matters for clients through both litigation and out-of-court resolution.
At Hoover Slovacek, we understand the hardships that COVID-19 has brought to the state of Texas, and want to help any way we can.