Ann Saegert


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1978, with high honors, Order of the Coif

B.A., Mathematics, Texas Tech University, 1974, with high honors

Bar Admissions



Ann Saegert began practicing in the Real Estate Section of Haynes and Boone in 1978, and served as Chair of the Real Estate Section from 2000 to 2007.  Her practice focuses primarily on:

  • Representation of funds, pension plans and advisers, REITs and other institutional investors in all aspects of real estate and hotel transactions 
  • Representation of corporate real estate users in managing and leveraging their portfolios, as well as headquarters and retail acquisitions and dispositions 
  • Traditional, structured and layered finance arrangements, both securitized and private.

During the course of her practice, Ann has been involved with structuring, documenting and negotiating numerous office, industrial, hotel and special use portfolios throughout the United States, as well as active involvement in all aspects of a number of mixed use projects.

Ann is a frequent author and speaker at various industry and legal conferences throughout the United States and Europe and has been recognized as a "best lawyer" by various publications, including Chambers, the International Bar Association, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Texas Monthly and D Magazine.

Professional Recognition

  • Named a finalist for Texas Lawyer's Go-To Guide - Real Estate (2012)
  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate Law (2006-2015)
  • Recognized in The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers (2013-2014)
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer - Real Estate Law (2006-2014)
  • Recognized as one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas - Commercial Real Estate (D Magazine, 2010)
  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas - Real Estate Law (D Magazine 2007-2010, 2012)
  • Recognized as one of the leading practitioners in the United States Real Estate (Chambers USA, 2004-2014)
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™


Chambers USA

Chambers USA 2014

Chambers USA has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP in its annual guide, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014, featuring 17 of the firm’s practices and 49 individual lawyers. Two of the firm’s practice groups, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Franchising, were included in the national rankings.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI); ULI North Texas 2009 Volunteer of the Year; Vice President at Large of Urban Development/Mixed Use Council Bronze Council; Executive Committee of the North Texas ULI; ULI Advisory Panel in Osceola County, Florida
  • Dallas Real Estate Council; Former Chair of the Dallas Real Estate Council Associate Leadership Council; Former Board and Executive Committee Member
  • Board of the Dallas Area Red Cross 
  • President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers 
  • Former Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association 
  • U.S. Treasurer of the Anglo American Real Property Institute 
  • Board of Trustees of Texas Lutheran University

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