Randal S. Farber
Randal S. Farber practices primarily in the real estate, construction, finance, loan workout and general business areas.
In the real estate area, Randal has represented purchasers and sellers of commercial and residential properties including office buildings, apartment complexes, and shopping centers; developers of commercial and residential properties including the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts and contracts with architects; lenders and borrowers in loan workouts and foreclosures; landlords and tenants in commercial, residential, and ground leases; and community associations in connection with the creation and amendment of deed restrictions, deed restriction enforcement, and general corporate matters. In addition to practicing real estate law, Randal has taught real estate courses for real estate agents and brokers at Houston Community College.
Randal’s experience in finance includes the representation of financial institutions in connection with real estate based loans, (including single property loans, multi-property loans, and subdivision based loans), asset based loans, and general commercial loans. He also represents borrowers in connection with operating loans and loans secured by real estate.
In the general business area, Randal has advised small and medium sized companies in their day to day operations and the interplay of their strategic legal decisions with their business decisions. He has also represented several clients in the purchase and sale of multi-million dollar companies. Additionally, Randal had advised entrepreneurs concerning the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing different forms of business entities, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
Randal has also utilized his writing and analytical skills by assisting in several complex litigation matters that resulted in his preparing appellate briefs filed before the United States Fifth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit.
Before becoming an attorney, Randal was a Certified Systems Professional and Certified Data Processor for over a decade, as well as a licensed Real Estate Broker. He utilizes his computer skills and real estate background to represent clients efficiently and effectively.
B.S.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
M.B.A., cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
- Order of the Coif
- MIS Editor, Houston Law Review
Commercial Real Estate Law
- Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996-Present
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.), Real Estate Law, 2021-2024
- Best Lawyers for Real Estate Law, Houston Chronicle Best Lawyers Supplement, 2023
- Texas Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2004-2007
- Top Lawyer, H Texas magazine
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
- Member, Real Estate Section Advisory Council, 2018
- National Association of Blind Lawyers, Treasurer & Board Member
- Foundation Fighting Blindness – Houston Chapter, Former Officer
- Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Licensed Real Estate Broker
August 24, 2023Newsletters
View Jackson Walker’s August 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
August 7, 2023Mentions
In this second installment of Dispelling the Disability Dilemma from PractiePro, Randy Farber shares with Dan Ankenman how he has succeeded in the legal profession with a disability and helped foster a greater understanding and inclusion of people with disabilities in the legal community.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
August 20, 2020Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 164 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 Edition, Including 9 “Lawyers of the Year” and 25 “Ones to Watch”
Jackson Walker congratulates the 164 attorneys who were selected by their peers as Best Lawyers, including 9 Lawyers of the Year and 25 Ones to Watch, across 6 offices and 66 specialty practice areas.
July 9, 2015Attorney News
Jackson Walker partner Randy Farber was recently re-elected to the Board of the National Association of Blind Lawyers.
August 5, 2014Attorney News
Jackson Walker partner Randy Farber spoke at the State Bar of Texas Bar Leaders Conference on August 1–2, 2014, in Houston, Texas.
July 25, 2014Attorney News
Jackson Walker partner Randy Farber attended the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Blind Lawyers on July 3, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.
December 18, 2012Insights
Several Jackson Walker attorneys recently authored the law book Texas Forms – Real Estate 2013, published by Jones McClure.