Robert Wilson is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and a former Managing Partner. He has more than 30 years of experience in business transactions. Mr. Wilson was recently named leading individual real estate lawyer by Chambers and Partners USA (2008-2014); named to "The Best Lawyers in America" for Banking and Finance Law (2010-2015), Real Estate (2012-2015); and named to Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly (2009-2013) and D Magazine (2009-2010). Additionally, he was recognized by The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers (2013-2014) and named by Best Lawyers as a "2014 Lawyer of the Year" in Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law. Mr. Wilson is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.
Mr. Wilson has completed transactions including:
- Representation of REIT subsidiary in pre-packaged bankruptcy.
- Representation of pension fund in acquisition of 15 warehouses located in multiple states.
- Representation of agent/lender in financing of 16 luxury hotels located in 7 states owned by REIT.
- Representation of investor in acquisition of 8 assisted living facilities located in 4 states.
- Representation of investor in acquisition of publicly traded bonds secured by real estate.
- Representation of developer in acquisition and construction of world distribution warehouse.
- Representation of foreign investor in acquisition of downtown San Francisco office building.
Selected Representative Experience
Debt Restructure and Collections
Represented Southwest Savings Association, Bonnet Resources, Amresco, and Sunbelt Savings Association in connection with the collection of hundreds of loans including, real property foreclosures, personal property foreclosures, litigation, demands for payment, restructurings, and bankruptcies. These loans covered all industries and involved many novel factual and legal issues.
Restructuring of Letters of Credit Securing Tax Exempt Bonds - Real Estate Developer
Represented a lender in connection with its numerous loans to a major Dallas real estate developer, including many letters of credit issued to enhance tax exempt bonds issued on behalf of the developer. The workout spanned a number of years and a number of loans, many of which were refinanced by other lenders, and some of which involved conveyance of certain properties by deed in lieu of foreclosure to an affiliate of the lender.
Lincoln Properties, Vantage Properties, and Trammell Crow
Represented the major secured creditor in connection with the restructure of these major real estate organizations.