Real Estate Featured Transactions

  • Representation before the Harris County Appraisal District contesting 2012 appraisal of $3.13MM on a commercial warehouse owned by a firm client.  After failing to reach an agreement with the HCAD appraiser, PDH pursued a formal protest with the Appraisal Review Board and secured an order reducing the appraised value by 1/3 and reducing the annual tax savings by a low six figure amount.
  • Represented client in acquisition of real estate and facilitated the re-platting of property through local municipality.
  • Representation of purchaser in the acquisition of $5 million warehouse/distribution center in Houston.
  • Representation of purchaser in the acquisition of $12 million ranch in south Texas.
  • Representation of real estate borrower in refinancing of $7 million warehouse.
  • Drafting of restrictions and regulations for residential subdivisions, town home developments, residential condominium complexes, and office condominiums.
  • Numerous 1031--exchanges of commercial properties and apartment complexes
  • in various states.
  • Representation of property owner for exchange of entire city block in downtown Houston for another city block.
  • Obtained jury award for owner of warehouse/distribution facility in lawsuit against major tenant involving the interpretation of lease terms.
  • Represented real estate investment entity as a second lien holder of multiple lots and houses in Galveston County, Texas development against first lien holder and set aside foreclosures and sustained ownership through multiple court orders.
  • Representation of general contractor in the construction of several well-known restaurants in the Houston area
  • Obtained jury award in condemnation case.
  • Successful resolution of condemnation actions, without trial, which resulted in my clients receiving payments substantially higher than the initial offers by the condemning authorities.
  • Successful resolution of partition action between joint tenants.
  • Assisted a client in the purchase of a Real Estate Note from the lending bank, then pursued collection after the borrower filed bankruptcy.
  • Assisted a client in the purchase of a Real Estate Note from the lending bank, then foreclosed on the property, resulting in firm client obtaining ownership of an apartment complex.
  • Successfully defended a buyer’s claim for a refund of earnest money on a commercial sales contract, when the buyer failed to close on the purchase.
  • Successfully defended a tenant which breached its lease, resulting in an agreement for the payment to the landlord of only 10% of its claim for lost rents.
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