S. Priya Coffey
S. Priya Coffey 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 she represents homeowners in deed restriction and City of Houston related issues.
B.A., The University of Chicago
M.Sc., London School of Economics
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
- Staff Member, Comment Editor, Texas Tech Law Review
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.), Real Estate Law, 2021-2023
- H Texas Top Lawyers of Houston, 2020
- Top 50 Women Lawyers of Houston, Texas Diversity Council, 2017
- Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Texas magazine, 2010
- Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2009
- Houston Professionals on the Fast Track, H Texas magazine, 2006-2007
“There is More Than One Way to Skin a Copycat: The Emergence of Trade Dress to Combat Design Piracy of Fashion Works,” Texas Tech Law Review (1996)
- Recipe for Success, Board of Directors
- South Asian Bar Association of Houston
- Commercial Real Estate Women – Houston (CREW)
- The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
- The University of Chicago’s Houston Regional Council
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.
June 7, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the arrival of Christina Vitale as a partner in the Houston office. Joining our Trial & Appellate Litigation practice, Christina will focus on complex commercial litigation, class actions, investigations, and regulatory matters.
April 21, 2022Newsletters
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March 8, 2022Attorney News
Houston Managing Partner Priya Coffey has been named among the Top 100 Women in Business in recognition of her contributions to the growth of our Firm, her mentorship of the next generation of women leaders in the legal profession, and her commitment to corporate citizenship. Priya will be recognized with the award during the National Women’s Conference held on March 29-31, 2022.
February 3, 2022Spotlight
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and partner Amanda Shaw-Castro. Amanda was a rising star and leader who left behind a legacy of loyalty and kindness.
March 4, 2022Mentions
Priya Coffey, managing partner of the Houston office, Priya Coffey, was featured in the Women in the Law issue of The Houston Lawyer. In the Q&A, she noted, “As a wife and mother first and a lawyer second, I can personally attest to feeling the pressure of ‘doing it all.’ We can help mitigate all these stressors by making women a regular part of the conversation and having lawyers share their stories so that male and female lawyers are better equipped to support one another.”
October 5, 2021Newsletters
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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.
February 11, 2021Newsletters
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January 5, 2021Mentions
Priya Coffey Speaks With ‘Law360’ About Her Role as Houston Managing Partner, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Texas Legal Market
Houston Managing Partner Priya Coffey spoke with Law360 about her transition to managing partner during the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of the legal industry in Texas.
- Represented landlords in downtown office buildings containing nearly 5,000,000 square feet of office space, for over 15 consecutive years
- Represented a Houston developer in leasing a mixed-use project on Lower Westheimer, which includes 100,000 square feet of office space and more than 50,000 square feet of retail.
- Represented tenants under 100,000 square foot leases in office buildings in the Energy Corridor area of Houston, Texas
- Represented one of the nation’s largest beer distributors in land acquisition and development of beer distributorship center in Pasadena, Texas
- Represented North America’s largest liquor distributor in acquisition of industrial facility in Katy, Texas