From small-scale entrepreneurs to national firms,
we help realize visions that can transform
the built environment.


Wilson, Cribbs + Goren represents real estate developers in the acquisition and development of new construction, renovation and repurposing of existing structures, raw land development, subdivisions and assemblages of land, and other value-add projects. Our clients range from small-scale entrepreneurs to national firms. 

We assist our clients with legal services and unique advice designed to implement their creative vision through the various phases of any project from acquisition, planning, design, platting, permitting, construction and disposition. We assist our clients with management of development risks associated with their plan and inherent in all real estate transactions. We frequently collaborate on our clients’ behalf with other service professionals involved in the development process including planners, architects, engineers, surveyors, and other attorneys.


Represented national developer in the acquisition and development of more than nine Class A Self Storage Facilities across the country.
Represented regional lot developers in acquisition and development of large scale residential developments and subsequent lot sales to national and regional builders. Also handled ancillary commercial lot acquisitions and sales in said developments.
Represented retail end user on acquisition and development of several Houston area pad sites for use as specialized restaurant.
Represented owner in acquisition and development of a Panera Bread restaurant site and the subsequent resale of the site.
Represented a developer in the acquisition of property in Houston, Texas that was subject to residential deed restrictions. The property was on the opposite side of a commercial road of the residential neighborhood. Successfully led a deed restriction amendment campaign which removed the property from the residential restrictions so that it could be developed as commercial use. The property will be developed as a Class A shopping center.
Representation of institutional quality self storage developer in all aspects of acquisition, debt and equity financing, development and disposition matters.

Represented regional developer in the acquisition, financing/refinancing, development, leasing, ground leasing, and sale of retail shopping centers.

Represented multiple developers in the project leasing of newly developed mixed-use projects.

Represented a Houston non-profit corporation and related entities formed to own and construct an affordable multi-family housing development with a cost of over $7,600,000, in a recent conversion from construction financing to permanent financing, after originally representing them in many aspects of the project funded both by loans and by funds invested through success in receiving federal tax credits for the project.

Represented major national developer as land use counsel securing land entitlements and other regulatory compliance in acquisition and development of multi-phased, long-term, mixed-used urban infill project.
Represented Fortune 500 retailer as local land use counsel in development of a 1,000,000+ square foot regional distribution hub.
Represented major national hotel developer in negotiation of development agreement securing economic incentives and other entitlements from governmental entity.
Represented a bank in its loan of over $17,000,000 to provide combined construction financing and short term permanent financing for a complex including entertainment space, offices and a parking garage.
Represented regional developer with assemblage of nine tracts (approximately 360 +/- acres) closing simultaneously with land cost more than $42,000,000 for the development of a Master Planned Community containing approximately 862 single family homes.
Represented nonprofit organization doing business  in Texas Medical Center in connection with negotiation of ground lease for construction of hospitality home and negotiation of construction contract with contractor.

Represented owner/developer of residential townhome project, including formation of Homeowners Association and preparation of Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions.

Represent developers and property owners’ associations/homeowners' associations to advise and prepare restrictions, policies and guidelines regarding short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, VRBO or HomeAway, either prohibiting or permitting and regulating.

Represent multiple national and area real estate developers of residential communities in all phases of planning and development, including development and preparation of covenants, conditions, restrictions and easements, and consultation regarding and preparation of property owners’ association, homeowners’ association and condominium association formation and other  governing documents.

Represent developer of 10,000+ acre project in Harris and Fort Bend Counties as to planning, development and preparation of covenants, conditions, restrictions and easements for subdivisions to be managed and operated by Texas special purpose districts.

Represent multiple commercial real estate developers in project planning, development and documentation.
Represent investors/developers in planning and documentation as to subdivision re-developments, and condominium conversions, terminations and re-developments.
Represent developer in title investigation and examination and preparation of correction instruments, deeds and notices, and as to resulting property tax issues.

Represent multiple developers and property owners’ associations and condominium associations regarding drafting, amendment and adoption of governing documents, including restrictions, bylaws, policies and guidelines, and assessment collection, architectural control and other enforcement actions.

Represented publicly traded, national retail developer in 145 acre multi-phase, new retail center in San Antonio, Texas including overlay of project development agreement, reciprocal easements and restrictive covenants and pad sales.
Represented land owners in organization of new entity to own and pursue 2,500 acre, long term multi-use development in College Station, Texas including negotiation of development agreement with developer.