Baker Botts LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Extensive experience counseling blue-chip clients in all phases of high-end office, multifamily and mixed-use developments. Expertise spans leasings, acquisitions, dispositions and financings. Complementary strengths in the construction, energy and infrastructure spaces, handling both state and country-wide developments. Also noted for its work in the REITs space, handling matters such as fund formation and the disposition of portfolio investments. Particularly capable of handling real estate joint venture formation.

Strengths Sources regard it as an "excellent" firm and highlight the strength of the offices throughout Texas.

Work highlights Represented Hines in the redevelopment of a 66-acre former army medical base, including the negotiation of land development agreement and associated financing.

Notable practitioners

Consuella Simmons Taylor
is “great at assessing risk and advising on how to get a transaction done” according to a client. She maintains a respected practice that frequently sees her handle retail and office projects for her developer clients.

“Fantastic lawyer”
Jon Dunlay
maintains an excellent reputation for his strong real estate practice, with particular expertise in the representation of developer clients. A client describes him as "very experienced and capable," while another calls him "one of the calmest, most reasonable real estate deal lawyers I've ever seen."