Real Estate

Real Estate

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Transactions to construct, develop, buy, sell, or lease office, retail, industrial, or commercial spaces can be incredibly complex. The mix of financial, operational, and even regulatory issues is unique for each project. Successfully completing these transactions requires attorneys who know the real estate industry and have the experience to shepherd these complex transactions from negotiation to completion. The diversity of our clients and projects is as broad as the industry.

Porter Hedges attorneys have successfully completed all types of commercial real estate transactions, including development of high-rise condominiums, apartment complexes, office buildings, residential subdivisions, retail shopping centers, industrial complexes, hotels, golf courses, mixed use developments, deepwater facilities, and developments on leasehold estates. We negotiate leases on behalf of landlords and tenants in shopping centers, medical office buildings, office buildings, and business and industrial parks. We work with all the participants—domestic and foreign developers, investors, lenders, owners, tenants, clients—to provide practical advice on every aspect of real estate projects, including:

  • Pre-development planning and due diligence
  • Entity selection and structure
  • All aspects of project financing
  • Deal structures
  • Tax planning
  • Lease agreements
  • Acquisitions and sales of improved and unimproved properties
  • Construction contracts
  • Commercial leases
  • Operating agreements
  • Restrictive covenant agreements
  • Title encumbrances
  • Environmental liability
  • Litigation
  • Public communication

Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers represent real property owners, lenders, managers, lessors and lessees in disputes with contractors, sureties, design professionals and construction managers. Whether the problems involve allegations of design defects, cost overruns, or delay claims, our experience at construction contract litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution can take properties from courtroom issues to marketplace assets.

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News

05/18/17Porter Hedges Represents Maintenance Supply Headquarters in its $512M Acquisition by Lowe's
02/01/17Jeremy Mouton and Robert Viguet Named as New Practice Group Leaders
11/01/16Porter Hedges Once Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
10/05/16Porter Hedges Expands Real Estate Practice with New Partner George S. Craft, Jr.
09/06/16Twenty Porter Hedges Attorneys Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2016
08/15/16The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Recognizes Porter Hedges
03/29/16Porter Hedges Real Estate Team Advises Reserve at Shadow Creek Ranch and NewQuest Crosswell on the HealthSouth Corp. New Rehabilitation Hospital in Pearland
01/14/16Porter Hedges Advises Fred Haas Interests on the Sale of Two Infiniti Dealerships to John Eagle Automotive Group
01/14/16Porter Hedges Advises Fred Haas Interests on the Sale of Two Infiniti dealerships to John Eagle Automotive Group
11/02/15Porter Hedges Once Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
10/14/15Porter Hedges Real Estate Section Remains Active in the Houston Market
09/08/15Twenty-One Porter Hedges Partners Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2015
08/17/15Twenty-Two Porter Hedges Partners Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
07/23/15Porter Hedges Receives American Lawyer 2015 Global Legal Award for Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance
02/27/15Four Porter Hedges Practices Named Among the Largest in Houston by the Houston Business Journal
10/22/14Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice with New Office in Oklahoma City Led by Partner C. Ray Lees
10/03/14Porter Hedges Real Estate Team Closes Mixed-Use Development Project in Midtown Houston
09/05/14Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2014
08/18/14Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2015
11/01/13Porter Hedges Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
10/18/13Porter Hedges Represents Azure Midstream Energy in the Acquisition of an EXCO and BG Group Joint Venture (TGGT Holdings) for $910 Million
09/27/13Porter Hedges Represents Par Petroleum Corporation in its Acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
09/09/13Sixteen Porter Hedges Partners Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2013
08/16/13Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2014
06/17/13Porter Hedges Represents Par Petroleum Corporation in the $400 million Acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
03/08/13Nine Porter Hedges Attorneys Named Rising Stars
01/17/13Porter Hedges Elects Three New Partners for 2013
11/01/12Porter Hedges Received National and Local Recognition by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings
09/2012Porter Hedges' Partners selected by Super Lawyers Business Edition and Texas Super Lawyers for 2012
09/05/12Twenty-One Porter Hedges Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2013
03/09/12Eight Porter Hedges Attorneys Named Rising Stars

Publications

Articles

03/13/17"Houston's CityCentre Retail Gets $65M In Financing," Law360
10/24/16"Porter Hedges Lures Real Estate Pro George Craft, Jr.," The Texas Lawbook
12/22/15"Engineering Firm Latest to Sublease in Former WorleyParsons Space," Houston Business Journal
11/19/14"Porter Hedges opens Oklahoma City office," The Journal Record
10/24/14"Porter Hedges Opens Okla. City Office with Energy Pro," Law360
10/23/14"Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice to Oklahoma," Houston Chronicle
10/23/14"Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice to Oklahoma," Texas Lawbook
10/22/14"Porter Hedges Opens First Office Outside Houston," Texas Lawyer
10/22/14"Porter Hedges Opens OKC Office," Oklahoma Journal Record
11/27/13Porter Hedges Named Among Leading Real Estate Law Firms in Houston by the Houston Business Journal
10/17/13"V&E, Porter Hedges and Baker Botts Advise in $910 Million Transaction," The Texas Lawbook
09/17/13"7 Tips For Navigating Texas’ Hot Real Estate Market," Law360
01/28/13"Newsmakers: Porter Hedges elects three new partners," Texas Lawyer
08/01/12"Gulf Oil following gasoline marketing trend," Houston Business Journal
04/20/12"Mysterious mixed-use plans surface for Astroworld site," Houston Business Journal
11/09/11"Law Firms Cut Office Space to Gain Efficiency," Law360
10/25/11"The plan to continue ignoring the mortgage crisis," Houston Chronicle
01/28/11"Houston real estate experts' predictions for 2010 turned out close to the mark," Houston Business Journal
10/17/10"Houston experts differ on fallout over foreclosure fray," Houston Business Journal

Events

06/21/13“Impact of Shale Technology on Houston Real Estate,” Mining, Finance and Real Estate Forum hosted by Modern Green Development Co., Ltd. and Canadian Community Service Organization, Vancouver, BC
09/20/11"Procedures for Trust Administration for Non-Corporate Fiduciaries," Wednesday Tax Forum: Houston, Texas
11/11/03“Impact Fees and Paving Assessments: Are You Paying Too Much?” Construction and Real Estate: Latest Industry Trends, Challenges and Tips, firm seminar