Priya Coffey, Kurt Nondorf, and Vytas Petrulis Featured in 'Houston Business Journal' Real Estate Law Guide


Jackson Walker ranked No. 8 in the HBJ’s annual list of the largest Houston real estate firms. In conjunction with the ranking, the HBJ profiled selected attorneys at those firms. Priya Coffey, Kurt Nondorf and Vytas Petrulis were among those featured, providing insight about their practice and trends they are seeing in the industry.

Priya has experience in assisting clients with complex commercial real estate transactions, including the representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of raw land, office buildings and retail centers, and the representation of landlords and tenants in commercial office building leases and retail leases. Priya’s experience extends to advising her clients on City of Houston ordinances and other governmental compliance related matters. For residential clients, Priya represents both buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of high-end residential property, and represents homeowners in homeowner association, deed restriction and City of Houston related issues. She received her B.A. from the University of Chicago, her M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Kurt has over 30 years of experience in real estate transactions law, including the representation of institutional clients in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing, and leasing of raw land, office buildings, apartment complexes, industrial sites, warehouses, and hotels. His most frequent assignments involve work in the commercial capital and leasing markets, representing buyers and sellers of improved properties and landlords and tenants in commercial leases. He received his B.A. in economics from Yale University and his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Mauer School of Law.

Vytas serves clients in real estate development, investment, leasing and finance. He is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Vytas has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate law. He has represented real estate investment trusts (REITs), pension funds and opportunity funds in real estate acquisitions and dispositions including large, multi-state portfolio transactions; institutional landlords and corporate tenants in office, industrial and retail leasing; developers in real estate development projects including complex, mixed-use projects; and lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions. He received his B.A. from Rice University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.