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Christopher Neal

Christopher Neal is an associate in the Real Estate Practice Group in the Dallas - North office of Haynes and Boone. His practice focuses on representing a broad range of clients across the nation engaged in complex commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and the leasing, financing and development of commercial property portfolios.  Christopher has recently assisted with signing up a $300,000,000.00 credit facility for real estate acquisitions, worked closely with numerous clients in the acquisition of commercial storage facility properties, and facilitated the acquisition and disposition of numerous industrial warehouse projects across the nation.

Prior to law school, Christopher spent ten years in the military with the United States Marine Corps Reserves, the United States Army, and the Texas National Guard. During his numerous tours of duty he deployed to multiple combat theaters, most notably to Iraq, where he was part of a Special Operations attachment that facilitated the first free democratic elections in that nation. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (x2), the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (x2), the Air Assault Badge, the Combat Action Badge, and the Expert Riflemen Badge.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Champion, 29th Annual National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament (sponsored by the University of San Diego School of Law), 2017
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J.D., University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, 2019, summa cum laude

B.A., Texas Tech University, 2011



Troy Christensen, Jeff Dorrill, Matthew Schindel, Mary Claire Cranford, Christopher Neal in SMU Annu [...]
November 11, 2021

INTRODUCTION During an unprecedented survey period defined by disruption, uncertainty, and adaptation, Texas courts remained committed to precedent. Despite necessary adjustments to court procedure in connection with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas judiciary continued to issue decisions that emphasize freedom of contract, the importance of maintaining good standing with the Texas Secretar [...]