Chad is an experienced real estate lawyer who has helped both sellers and purchasers of all types of real estate, including raw land, student housing, multifamily apartment buildings, office complexes, industrial projects, subdivisions, golf courses, and retail centers. Chad is regularly involved in retail, office, warehouse and ground lease negotiations on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

Chad has experience in almost all other areas of real estate development, including the negotiation and preparation of declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions, easement agreements, development agreements, construction agreements and the formation of property owners’ associations. He has represented both borrowers and lenders in residential and commercial lending transactions including construction loans, development loans, and purchase and sale transactions, as well as both wind energy development companies and individual landowners during negotiations of wind energy leases. He also does general contract work, including the formation of entities and the sale and purchase of businesses.

Practice Experience

  • Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Office Leases
  • Ground Leases
  • Retail Leases
  • Warehouse Leases

Career Highlights

  • Represented seller of ownership interests of major homebuilder on a +/-$50 million dollar transaction
  • Represented landlords of large downtown office buildings on +/-40 new leases or amendments to existing leases in the past year
  • Represented clients in negotiations of new leases or amendments to existing leases on over 100 leases in the past year
  • Over the last 5 years have negotiated retail leases for or against over 50 popular name brand retailers, including representation of numerous landlords and tenants of popular downtown Austin restaurants and bars in the past year
  • Represented retail developer in purchasing, due diligence, encumbering with easements and restrictive covenants, and sale or long-term leasing 30+ different sites, mainly in Texas but also outside of Texas
  • Represented clients on several large ranch acquisitions in Texas
  • Represented clients on sale, purchase and leasing of large student housing developments inside and outside of Texas
  • Represented client in extension of over 20 fast food franchises in Texas in the past year
  • Represented 5-10 clients in the past year in establishing/leasing their headquarters in Austin, including a headquarters of over 175,000 square feet in 2016.


  • University of Texas McCombs School of Business Real Estate Finance and Investment Center, Guest Lecturer
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Real Estate Section of the Travis County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Real Estate Council of Austin
  • Coastal Conservation Association – Austin
  • Junior Achievement of Central Texas, Past Board of Directors
  • West Austin Youth Association, Past Board of Directors
  • Western Hills Little League, President
  • Casner Christian Academy, Board of Directors
  • Coach
    • Western Hills Little League
    • Western Hills Girls Softball League
    • Westlake Soccer
    • West Austin Youth Basketball

News & Events

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    Jackson Walker Represents Scott Felder Homes in Acquisition by BR Homebuilding Group, L.P.

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    Faye Hilpert Accepted to State Bar of Texas Tax Section Leadership Academy

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    Jackson Walker Wins Appellate Victory for Client in Partnership Dispute

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    Jackson Walker Represents Virtus in Joint Venture for Development of Senior Living Facilities

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    Jackson Walker Wins Courtroom Victory for Client in Partnership Dispute

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