Elizabeth Breazeale

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Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1990, with honors

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1986

Admissions

Texas, 1990

Profile

Elizabeth Breazeale is counsel in the Real Estate Practice Group and has been a real estate, construction and finance lawyer since 1990.

Representative Experience 

General Real Estate Matters: general real estate matters, including the sale, purchase and operation of income producing properties (office and multi-family), commercial leasing (including leasing/development for major bank expansion in Texas), easements, homeowner association declarations, leases and commercial transactions with governmental entities (including the conservation and preservation of historic structures) 

Real Estate Development: acquisition and development of real property (developer and owner-occupied), including development of hill country resorts, local residential developments and a major commercial/residential development in Tarrant County, Texas; drafting of documentation for homeowner associations, including entity documents and declarations; acquisition and development of commercial properties; familiar with local Unified Development Code and the local platting/zoning procedures; condominium development and conversion; representation of homeowners associations (generally and architectural control committees) 

Water/Groundwater Rights: acquisition, development and leasing of groundwater and surface water rights throughout the state of Texas, including but not limited to the negotiation and drafting of documents relating to the purchase/sale of various groundwater and surface water rights, development of municipal leasing/acquisition programs, "water farm" agreements, and other development agreements for water generation and supply facilities; very versed with local Edward Aquifer Authority rules and procedures, as well as local municipal water authorities 

Construction/Contracting: drafting and negotiation of various construction contracts (using AIA and non-AIA format), including the contracts relating to the Majestic Theater stage expansion project and the Empire Theater renovations, renovations to San Antonio Zoo, industrial parks and other major projects; representation of homebuilders and commercial developers in connection with residential sales/construction contracts and issues 

Finance: representation of major lending institutions and major borrowers in connection with real estate (development, multi-family and office properties) and commercial lending matters, including due diligence review and the documentation and negotiation of acquisition, development and construction loans 

General Business: formation of business entities, including limited partnerships, limited liability companies, general partnerships, registered limited liability partnerships and corporations; drafting contracts; assisting in the day-to-day operating needs of various business entities

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas 
  • San Antonio Bar Association 
  • Real Estate Council of San Antonio

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "The New Dominance of Groundwater (When Oil and Water Mix)," co-author, Haynes and Boone client alert, August 2, 2016.

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