Flower Mound (Principal Location)


  • Phone: 972-353-4174
  • Fax: 972-221-9316
  • Toll Free Phone: 888-293-0505
  • Toll Free Fax: 888-713-8840
Flower Mound

Thomas E. Black, Jr.

Contact Info
(972) 353-4174
[email protected]
Tom's Bio
Thomas E. Black, Jr. is the managing partner of Black, Mann & Graham, LLP, a firm he founded in 1997. The firm has offices in Dallas, Flower Mound, and Houston, Texas with over 150 employees. Tom practices in the area of residential real estate law and represents clients that include many of the nation’s largest banks and mortgage companies.
Tom was admitted to the practice of law in New York in 1979. He has also been admitted to the practice of law in Texas, Iowa and Washington. In 1976 Tom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from the University at Buffalo in 1979. He received a Masters in Business Administration degree from The University of Notre Dame in 2008.
Tom served as General Counsel to Goldome Realty Credit Corporation from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 to 1995 he held senior positions with several nationwide mortgage companies, including Empire of America Realty Credit Corp., Foster Mortgage and Victoria Mortgage. In 1995 he returned to the practice of law in Texas.
Tom is a frequent lecturer at mortgage-related seminars. For over 25 years, he taught in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s School of Mortgage Banking and was awarded the Faculty Fellow Award (1991) and the Master Faculty Fellow Award (2000) by the Association. Tom received the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2011 he was awarded the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor that the UB Law School and its Law Alumni Association can bestow.
Tom is active in the area of community service. He served as the long-time Chairman of the Board of Christian Community Action, Inc. and served for four years as Chair of the North Texas Food Bank, where he is appointed Trustee for Life and member of the Executive Committee. He is a Trustee of both the University at Buffalo Foundation, Buffalo New York and Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame Indiana.
Tom served nine years as Chairman of The Dean’s Advisory Committee of the University at Buffalo Law School. He also served on the Undergraduate Experience Advisory Board for the University of Notre Dame and on the Advisory Board for the Alliance for Catholic Education.

Shawn P. Black

Contact Info
(972) 353-4174
[email protected]
Shawn's Bio
Shawn P. Black has been admitted to the practice of law since 1992, and is currently licensed in Texas, New York and Kentucky. Mr. Black received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a partner with the law firm of Black, Mann & Graham, where he manages their Flower Mound office, as well as the firm’s title operations.
Shawn has been a fee attorney for Stewart Title Company since 2004. Prior to that, he served as western New York counsel to Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, and had also managed the residential real estate department for one of Buffalo’s largest law firms. Mr. Black’s areas of practice include real estate law, title insurance and regulatory compliance for residential mortgage lending.
He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers, Texas Mortgage Bankers, American Land Title and Texas Land Title Associations. Shawn serves on the Board of Directors for PediPlace, a non-profit corporation which provides free health care to children whose families cannot afford health insurance, and also volunteers his time to Habitat for Humanity of Denton County and Christian Community Action.

Jeff Bolen

Contact Info
(469) 826-6455
[email protected]
Jeff's Bio
Jeff Bolen’s document preparation/quality control experience, coupled with his 8 years of sales and marketing experience, make him an asset to the firm in the position of Client Relations Specialist. He has worked onsite at a national lender for the firm for the past two years. Jeff is affiliated with Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers, Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association and is the Program Director for the Dallas Chapter of the NAPMW. (Please note: Mr. Bolen is not a licensed attorney).