Porter Hedges Expands Real Estate Practice with New Partner George S. Craft, Jr.

Porter Hedges announced today that George S. Craft, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in the real estate and real estate finance sections in Houston.  His practice focuses primarily on representing lenders, purchasers, sellers, borrowers, developers, landlords and tenants of all types in a variety of real estate transactions.

Mr. Craft has particular focus on representing institutional lenders in connection with a variety of real estate loan transactions including origination of mortgage and construction loans, syndications, participations, loan sales and acquisitions. He also represents special servicers of securitized loans and loan originators in workouts, restructuring and foreclosures of problem loans.

“George’s practice is an ideal fit for our real estate section.  His broad-based experience across the entire real estate industry with a particular focus on finance further reinforces the depth and breadth of our group," said Managing Partner Rob Reedy.

Prior to law school, Mr. Craft worked as a credit analyst and later as an officer specializing in commercial real estate lending with a national bank.

He received his J.D. from The University of Houston Law Center and his B.A. from Connecticut College, with honors.

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