Houston Real Estate Leader Melvin Dow Joins Haynes and Boone


HOUSTON – Melvin Dow, described by Chambers and Partners USA as “the dean of Texas real estate,” has moved his extensive practice to Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Mr. Dow comes to Haynes and Boone from Winstead PC, where he had been a partner since 2001.

“We are excited to welcome an attorney of Melvin’s background and reputation to our partnership,” said Terry Conner, Haynes and Boone managing partner. “Over his long career, he has established himself as one of the most respected real estate lawyers in the country. His professional credentials are eclipsed only by his civic and philanthropic renown within the Houston community.”

Mr. Dow, a founding partner of Houston’s Dow, Cogburn & Friedman law firm, has extensive experience with a wide range of sophisticated business and commercial real estate transactions, including the structuring of transactions, negotiation of business issues and the supervision of complex documentation. His work involves a broad range of properties, including shopping centers, office buildings, subdivision developments, warehouse/industrial properties and unimproved land.

Mr. Dow is a charter member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, has been included in Best Lawyers in America for 26 consecutive years (based on election by peers); has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly magazine for multiple years, and within that group has been designated as one of the Top 100 Houston Region Attorneys; has lectured on real estate law subjects at various legal seminars; and has served as a member of the Harvard Law School Board of Overseers' Visiting Committee.

Mr. Dow received a B.A. degree from Rice University (Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors in Philosophy) and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2009), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2009) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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