Thousands of Transactions.
Billions of dollars in asset value.

Real Estate Transactions

Since 1985, Wilson Cribbs + Goren has focused on commercial real estate law, developing a reputation of excellence in our field. Our attorneys have handled transactional matters covering the entire spectrum of real estate law, primarily in the following asset types:

  • Retail
  • Multifamily
  • Industrial/Warehouse
  • Land
  • Self-Storage
  • Office
  • Hospitality
  • Farm and Ranch

Our attorneys aim to provide a spark to every transaction. We believe that nearly every legal issue, when properly presented, can result in a business decision for the client. Understanding our client’s business so that we can help them properly assess legal risk is what sets us apart. It isn’t enough to spot the issues like we were taught in law school – we have to be committed to actually solving the problem. In all of our hiring practices, we prioritize strong business backgrounds and a commitment to the real estate industry. 

We also understand that all asset types are different, and have their own needs in terms of critical business points, allocation of legal risk, and timing. While solving problems is something we pride ourselves in, we also recognize that not all issues are critical to the transaction. Our clients benefit from our practical approach to their transactions – keeping their deals moving forward without the delays that come from unnecessary distractions and rabbit trails to nowhere. Our attorneys enjoy the art of the deal, negotiating from a position of strength and experience, solving problems and managing the pace of the transaction. For us, it is not just about billing hours - it’s about getting deals done and making a positive impact on our client’s business.

Wilson Cribbs + Goren also represents clients, primarily non-profit organizations, who are finding housing solutions for low- and moderate-income families and seniors, including many aspects of the legal work needed for projects using tax credit programs administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Safe, clean, stable and affordable housing for Houston’s workforce, seniors and disabled people can transform lives. Our firm desires to see more of Houston’s places and people transformed and renewed. By caring and providing expert work for the legal needs of housing providers serving low- and moderate-income people, we aspire to continue the legacy of those who reinvigorate communities, especially in Houston.


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.

Represented investor in the acquisition, financing, leasing, and sale of office buildings and retail shopping centers across Texas.

Represented investors in the acquisition and sale of retail shopping centers across Texas.
Representation of institutional quality self storage developer in all aspects of acquisition, debt and equity financing, development and disposition matters.

Represented investor in acquisition of more than 10,000 acres of ranch land in Texas.

Represented client in acquisition of over 73,000 acres of farm and ranch property in various Texas counties.

Represented a Fortune 500 company in the disposition of its property in La Porte, Texas. The closing of the transaction was contingent on rezoning the tract from Business Industrial and General Commercial to a Planned Unit Development (PUD) which included single family residential. Successfully negotiated with the City and Buyer to obtain such rezoning and coordinated the closing of the transaction. The intended use of the tract is for a single family residential subdivision.

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 purchaser in the acquisition of a shopping center in College Station, Texas. Led due diligence into title, survey and tenant leases. Drafted and negotiated new leases with prospective tenants (to be signed post-closing). Coordinated successful closing of transaction.
Represented national investor in the acquisition and financing of several Class A Multifamily Projects across Texas and Florida.

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 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 of 19,000 sq. ft. retail shopping center in connection with sale to limited partnership investor group.

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

Represented national pipeline company on multiple tract acquisitions and assemblage of tracts for pipeline use.
Ongoing representation of a national industrial corporation for all real estate leasing matters, including office, warehouse and industrial spaces.

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.

Representation of real estate private equity firm in connection with the negotiation of complex programmatic joint venture agreements for a variety of asset types across the country.
Representation of multiple start up real estate companies, serving as primary legal counsel and advisor in connection with the installation of critical legal infrastructure.
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.
Represented institutional investor in acquisition of $40,000,000 office building in Dallas, Texas.

Represented seller in the sale of a large apartment complex in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Represented tenant in negotiation of a specialty café lease agreement in an upscale Houston shopping center.

Represented private developer in negotiation of cell tower lease against telecommunications company.