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June 13, 2018

Lawyer calls Texas real estate tycoon's death ‘A good example of how you don't want to exit'

  • James F. Cotter died at 83 without a valid will. His estate, valued at about $288 million, includes 66 properties in six states.
    San Antonio Express-News

    SAN ANTONIO — Real estate tycoon and cowboy extraordinaire James F. Cotter died as he lived, sowing confusion among the people he loved.

    Since his death from cardiac arrest Jan. 25, 2017, his estate has been the subject of much dispute and legal maneuvering among his surviving widow, five children, his lenders, creditors and the IRS.

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