Address
  • 2500 Tanglewilde, Suite 275                                      
  • Houston, Texas 77063

Areas of Practice

 

Business

Our Business practice provides thorough legal counsel for the filing, formation, management and operation of business entities. We counsel and advise a wide range of clients from individuals, to start-ups, to mid-sized companies, to companies of substantial size and scope. We are experienced in assisting many different types of businesses, from commercial real estate companies, to builders, to technology firms. We concentrate not only on the legal aspects of your current situation, but how your business may be affected by legal developments. Some of the subjects that we are able to counsel you on include but are not limited to the following:

  • Choice of Entity and Entity Formation
  • Drafting Entity Operating Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements
  • Drafting Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Review and Negotiation of Loan Documentation
  • Due Diligence
  • Negotiation and Drafting of Purchase and Sale Agreements

Contract Review and Preparation

We negotiate and draft your contracts and written agreements so that they provide a fair representation of your understanding of the business deal. We help you to understand every provision in a contract that we have negotiated and drafted, and we draft contracts that are:

  • Clear and precise
  • Drafted to help protect you from negative results in litigation
  • Drafted to limit your exposure to liability
  • Specific and detailed, unlike a typical form agreement with only boilerplate language

The types of contracts and agreements that we will negotiate and draft for you include but are not limited to:

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Earnest Money Contracts
  • Retail and Shopping Center Leases
  • Office Building Leases
  • Industrial Space Leases
  • Cell Tower Leases
  • Warehouse Leases
  • Letters of Intent
  • Loan Commitments
  • Promissory Notes
  • Construction Loan Agreements
  • Performance Guaranty Agreements
  • Completion Guaranty Agreements
  • Deeds of Trust (Mortgages)
  • Limited Partnership Agreements
  • Company Agreements for Limited Liability Companies
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Purchase Options
  • Rights of First Refusal Agreements
  • Contractor/Subcontractor Agreements
  • Vendor/Supplier Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Tenancy in Common Agreements
  • Management Agreements & Brokerage Agreements
  • Business and Commercial Contracts

Commercial Real Estate

We have over 60 years combined experience in real estate law, real estate transactions, and commercial real estate matters. We have represented both owners and developers of commercial real estate, and have significant experience in the negotiation, preparation, and closing of a wide variety of real estate transactions. Our clients have developed apartment projects, housing projects, townhome associations and townhouse communities, luxury homes, shopping centers, condominiums, industrial facilities, master planned communities, office buildings, and retail centers.

We work closely with companies, various businesses and entities, and individuals that are looking to subdivide and develop real estate for both residential and/or commercial real estate purposes. We represent clients who own and manage retail, residential, and commercial properties.

We advise our clients in all aspects of property acquisition and development, including but not limited to drafting and reviewing purchase agreement/contracts, earnest money contracts, contracts promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission, we examine title commitments, deed restrictions, and surveys, and we advise our clients on all closing matters. Our firm has an abundance of experience in negotiating with title companies, escrow officers, surveyors, realtors, real estate agents, property associations and property managers.

We work intensely at guiding our clients through various due diligence issues that clients face when purchasing residential and commercial property. Title issues that we assist our clients with include, but are not limited to examining all relevant title issues, handling environmental issues related to Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessment Reports, managing mineral rights issues and dealing with easements, liens, lienholders, and right of way agreements.

Our attorneys also have conducted business with Municipal Utility Districts (and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Code, both of which govern Municipal Utility Districts), landlords, property owners, shopping/retail center landlords, shopping/retail center tenants, and federal and governmental agencies.

Some of our specific areas of work include but are not limited to:

  • Purchases/Acquisitions
  • Project Development Issues
  • Drafting of Deed Restrictions for Townhome and Townhouse Associations
  • Environmental Due Diligence Issues
  • Lease Negotiations and Lease Drafting for Landlords and Tenants of Shopping/Retail Centers
  • Contract Drafting
  • Defeasance Issues
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Construction and Build Out Issues for Tenants and Landlords of Shopping/Retail Centers

Construction

From owners, to homebuilders, to commercial builders, to developers, to construction managers, to general contractors, to subcontractors, to vendors, to architects, and to engineers, we represent numerous clients that are involved in commercial and multi-family housing construction and development.  We assist them with the drafting and negotiation of contracts (including various, major industry constracts, such as those promulgated by the American Institute of Architects), sale agreements, loan documentation, leases, independent contractor and supplier agreements, professional consultant agreements, construction management agreements, property management agreements and internet supplier agreements.

Provisions of particular concern to clients may include:

  • Termination clauses
  • Pay when paid, pay if paid clauses
  • Dispute resolution clauses
  • Substantial completion clauses
  • Indemnity clauses