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“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt

We represent nationally known businesses in connection with their real estate activities, as well as local entities involved in real estate development, management and brokerage. We handle acquisition, development, and leasing activities across Texas and many other states.

We counsel our clients and prepare the requisite documentation on all matters relating to retail real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale, financing, development, and leasing of retail properties. Johnston Clem Gifford lawyers have substantial experience in all matters related to retail shopping center acquisition and development, including land use and entitlements, due diligence matters, operating agreements between retailers, lending documentation, build-to-suit transactions, leasing matters, and the acquisition, construction and disposition of retail-related real estate assets.

Our lawyers also have significant experience in commercial real estate construction issues, including the representation of owners, lenders, contractors, and subcontractors in the negotiation of construction law matters and the documentation and administration of construction contracts.

The firm also represents lenders in acquisition and construction loans and construction-related transactions. 

Our real estate team counsel clients in a variety of transactions including:

  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Leasing & Development
  • Purchases & Sales
  • Trade Finance