Alfred M. Meyerson
Alfie Meyerson focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including leases (retail, office, industrial, warehouse, build-to-suit, and ground leases), purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, construction contracts, management agreements, and related due diligence matters; representation of developers and equity investors in partnership and joint venture agreements; and representation of borrowers and lenders in interim, permanent, and construction financing secured by real estate; mezzanine and related forms of financing; and debt restructuring, workouts, foreclosures, and problem loans.
Clients consider Alfie “an excellent and gifted real estate attorney who is both innovative and responsive and whose knowledge of all aspects of real estate law is unsurpassed” according to The Best Lawyers in America.
B.A., with highest honors, University of Texas at Austin
- Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., University of Texas School of Law
Commercial Real Estate Law
- Representation of landlord/developer of nearly 800,000-square-foot single tenant office building.
- Representation of tenant in negotiation of 103,000-square-foot office lease.
- Acquisition of real estate and development of 190,000-square-foot owner-occupied industrial warehouse.
- Represented a bank holding company and its subsidiary in negotiating a long-term, 82,214-square-foot office lease.
- Representation of tenant in negotiation of 63,000-square-foot office lease.
- Representation of tenant in negotiation of its build-to-suit lease for a 456,000-square-foot office building and complex to serve as corporate headquarters campus facility.
- Representation of tenant in negotiation of 40,000-square-foot office lease.
- Sale of two office building portfolios with more than 628,000-square feet.
- Sale of multi-type real estate portfolio comprised of 250+ single-family residences, 40+ land parcels, several commercial buildings, and 50+ residential mortgage loans.
- Purchase of 236,000-square-foot office building.
- Sale of portfolio of 31 industrial properties totaling 3 million square feet.
- Purchase of 83,000+-acre ranch, including conservation easement, and 1031 reverse like-kind exchange.
- Sale of 6,700-acre ranch.
- Representation of tenant in negotiation of 61,000+-square-foot office lease.
- Development loans for apartments, condominiums, and townhouses; retail shopping centers; golf courses; and residential infrastructure.
- Representation of tenant in negotiation of 497,000-square-foot office lease with expansion and purchase options including REIT ownership interests.
- Acquisition, development, and eventual sale of several multi-family apartment projects in Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.
- Loans secured by numerous cell tower sites throughout the United States.
- Private equity investment and formation of entities for acquisition and development of commercial properties.
- Build-to-suit development of $120,000,000 suburban hospital.
- Development of 250,000+-square-foot center anchored by grocery store, national retailers, and sale of outparcels.
- Workout and restructuring of hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial real estate loans.
- Acquisition of more than 1,000,000 square feet Class A office buildings.
- Several build-to-suit retail centers throughout Texas and related leasing activity, including 30+ Walgreens.
- Development of 100,000+-square-foot center with grocery store and sale/groundlease of several outparcels.
- Representation of owner of several grocery store-anchored shopping centers, with extensive retail leasing.
- Acquisition of real estate and construction of 500,000-square-foot industrial office/warehouse.
- Acquisition, development, and formation of commercial and residential condominium projects.
- Acquisition of real estate and construction of 300,000-square-foot office complex, including synthetic lease financing.
- Representation of tenant in negotiation of 207,000-square-foot office lease.
- Representation of tenant in negotiation of 190,000-square-foot office lease.
- Construction loans for four hotels, two of which were secured by ground leases.
- Representation of various lead lenders and participant lenders in syndicated credits exceeding, in the aggregate, $1 billion.
- Disposition of $13.3 million office/warehouse.
- Sale of $60+ million warehouse portfolio of four buildings in excess of 231,000 square feet.
Construction, architectural, and related development agreements for a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, which included economic incentive agreements with the local municipality.
- Sale/leaseback of an industrial manufacturing facility for a power supply company.
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.)
- Lawyer of the Year – Real Estate Law, 2017
- Real Estate Law, 2003-2021
- Banking and Finance Law, 2021
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011-2020
- Ranked for Real Estate – Texas
- Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2015-2016, 2019-2020
- “Texas Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2003-2020
- Real Estate
- Top Lawyers – Houston, H Texas Magazine, 2004-2005, 2009-2013, 2015
- AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
- “Lending Deals Gone Bad,” Thompson & Knight Commercial Lending Institute, Houston, Texas, February 19, 2014
- “Lessons Learned through the Crash and Rebound,” Panel Moderator, Thompson & Knight Commercial Lending Institute, Houston, Texas, February 19, 2014
- “Limited Recourse Guaranties (They May Not Be as Limited as You Think),” July 2013
- “Do We Really Need To Hire Local Counsel For Our Texas Real Estate Deal?” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, April 2013
- “Practical Aspects of Commercial Real Estate Transactions,” Structuring Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2011
- “Drafting, Reviewing, and Negotiating Real Estate Contracts,” University of Houston Law School, Houston, Texas, March 3, 2010
- “Investor interest in distressed properties decidedly on the uptick,” Houston Business Journal, September 18, 2009
- “Purchasing Distressed Real Estate Assets,” Houston, Texas, July 2009
- “Buying Troubled Real Estate Assets,” Houston, Texas, July 15, 2009
- “The Basics of Build-to-Suit Leases,” Forum Nacional do Mercado Imobliario (National Real Estate Market Forum), Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 2007
- “Shining a Light on Shadow Anchors and Outparcels – Balancing the Interests of Developers, Shadow Anchors, and Outparcel Users,” International Council of Shopping Centers 2005 Law Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
- “Letters of Intent – Enforceability Issues,” Probate & Property, September/October – 2003
- “Letters of Intent,” ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law 14th Annual Spring Symposium, New York City, New York, April 2003
- “Drafting and Negotiating Purchase and Sale Contracts for Shopping Centers from the Buyer’s Perspective,” International Council of Shopping Centers – 2003 Law Conference, Desert Springs, California
- “Financing The Deal: Key Issues For Borrowers and Lenders,” The Real Estate Finance Journal, Fall 2002
- “Financing the Deal: Key Issues for Borrowers and Lenders,” Real Estate Development Conference, Houston, Texas, February 2002
- “Fundamentals of Leasing: Use, Trade Name, Radius, Assignment,” International Council of Shopping Centers, National Shopping Center Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 2000
- “Radius Restrictions in Shopping Center Leases,” International Council of Shopping Centers, National Shopping Center Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 2000
- “Money Management for the Young Lawyer,” 53 Texas Bar Journal 469, 1990
- “Why your company needs a sublease clause,” Houston Business Journal, February 19, 2015
- “Across the city, waiting for the fallout from falling oil prices,” Houston Chronicle, February 14, 2015
- “Top 11 of 2011: Dynamo Launches Construction,” Real Estate Bisnow, January 4, 2014
- “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow,” Real Estate Bisnow Houston, March 23, 2011
- “Best Real Estate Deals: New development deal of the year winner,” Dallas Business Journal, February 24, 2011
- “Keeping Real Estate Legal,” Real Estate Bisnow, April 21, 2010
- “Commercial real estate starting to lose luster,” Houston Chronicle, January 9, 2009
- “Dwindling capital weighing on commercial construction,” Houston Chronicle, December 19, 2008
- “Public Service Motivates Resident,” Houston Chronicle, September 18, 2008
- “Ripple Effect: Even in States Where Subprime Crisis is More Muted, Law Firms Gear Up For Expected Work From Foreclosures From the Courts,” Miami Daily Business Review, March 10, 2008
- “Primed & Ready: Texas Firms Gear Up To Lend Helping Hand To Clients With Subprime-Related Matters,” Texas Lawyer, March 3, 2008
- “Mexico, viable para inversions,” Inmobiliare, September 1, 2007
- Houston Real Estate Lawyers Council
- International Council of Shopping Centers
- Texas Association of Bank Counsel
- State Bar of Texas – Corporation, Banking, and Business Law Section
- Houston Bar Association – Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
- Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
- North American Real Estate Group of Interlaw, Chair, 2005-2007
- Texas Exes (The University of Texas Alumni Association)
- Board Member, 2013-2022
- Scholarship Foundation President, 2014-2016
- Houston Chapter President, 1995-1996
- The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth), Development Board
- The University of Texas Medical School, Advisory Council
- The University of Texas at Austin College of Education, Advisory Council
- Life Member
- Chair, 2015-2017
- The University of Texas Foundation, Board Member, Since 2019
- Vice President & Treasurer
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Board of Trustees, 2018-2020
- Guardian of the Human Spirit Award Luncheon, Host Committee Chair, 2017
- American Heart Association’s “Men in Red,” Houston Chapter, Chair, 2016
- Central Houston, Strategic Planning and Business Development Committee, 2014
- Anti-Defamation League Southwest Region, Chair, 2008
- Houston Longhorn Club, President, 2001-2002