Attorneys

Philip has a broad base of experience in complex real estate and corporate transactions.  In a career spanning three decades, he has represented clients in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing, finance, and sale of a variety of large real estate projects in Texas and throughout the country.  Philip regularly advises clients with respect to the formation and operation of development joint ventures and investment partnerships, and general corporate matters.  He has negotiated hundreds of commercial leases, and has represented borrowers and lenders on numerous loans and loan workouts.  He enjoys representing purchasers and sellers of commercial real estate, sponsors of innovative development projects, and private equity investors.

In addition, Philip is rated AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Experience

  • Lease of regional distribution centers
  • Lease of commercial space nationwide for rollout of new stores
  • Formation of joint ventures to develop multifamily projects in Texas
  • Advise family office with respect to private equity investments
  • Lease and development of event center in Cedar Park, Texas
  • Development of town center project in Arlington, Texas
  • Development of sports complex in Frisco, Texas
  • Represent family office on a variety of long-term real estate investments
  • Sale of major office building in Houston
  • Sale of historic New York hotel
  • Sale of luxury hotel in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Development of luxury hotel and resort in Napa Valley, Calif.
  • Development of loft condominiums in Dallas
  • Development of luxury hotel and resort in Mexico
  • Development and leasing of regional shopping centers
  • Purchase of midtown office building in Dallas
  • Lease of 240,000 square feet of office space for corporate tenant in Houston
  • Collocation lease and service agreements for telecommunication facilities
  • Master lease for acquisition of multi-state restaurant chain
  • Sale-Leasebacks for financing of multi-state restaurant chains
  • Workout of partnership disputes
  • Workout of lease disputes
  • Workout of real estate loans

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1984
  • B.A., University of Texas, with highest honors, 1981
  • Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, 1984-present
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Real Property Section

Honors and Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2007 – 2016
  • Legal Leaders/Top Rated Lawyers, ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, recognized 2013 – 2016

Speaking and Writing

  • Panelist, State Bar of Texas “Advanced Real Estate Strategies” seminar, speaking on commercial development, 2007
  • Author, “Drafting Joint Parking Agreements That Work (with Form)” for ALI-ABA’S The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, 2004
  • Speaker, SES Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions seminar speaking on “The Purchase-Sale Agreement,” 2003