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S. Troy Christensen

Partner | Co Chair - Real Estate Practice Group

Troy Christensen is co-chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Haynes Boone. He regularly advises clients in connection with the formation of private equity funds, real estate funds, and fund of funds, and investments in such vehicles. Troy has extensive experience representing real estate developers and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating, and documenting limited liability companies, partnerships, and other business entities.

Troy has experience in a variety of transactions including:

  • Representing real estate company sponsors in the formation of private equity funds focused on investments in domestic and international real estate.
  • Representing institutional investors in numerous co-investment transactions.
  • Representing fund sponsors in the formation of numerous commingled funds and funds-of-one.
  • Representing institutional real estate investors and developers in joint ventures to construct and operate industrial, office, mixed-use, multi-family, and retail developments. 
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  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Real Estate Law, 2021-2024
  • "Federal Taxation of Series Limited Liability Companies," co-author, The Texas Tax Lawyer, State Bar of Texas Tax Section, Vol. 38, No. 2, Winter 2011.
  • "IRS Guidance on Series Limited Liability Companies," co-author, Headnotes, Dallas Bar Association, Vol. 36, No. 1, January 2011.
  • Co-contributor to chapter on Cleantech Financing in legal treatise Energy Law and Transactions, 2009.


J.D., Tulane University, 2005, magna cum laude

B.S., Accountancy, Brigham Young University, 2001





Troy Christensen, Jeff Dorrill, Matthew Schindel, Madeline Ballard and James Barnett in SMU Annual T [...]
March 15, 2024

When considering last year’s issues related to joint venture agreements, Texas courts continued their approach of generally following precedent and respecting the express terms of the relevant joint-venture agreements. In terms of precedent, when making decisions based on less than crystal clear statutes, Texas courts often took great care to examine the legislative history behind the relevant law [...]