Spence M. Howden
Spence Howden is an attorney in the real estate practice of Jackson Walker’s Austin office. Spence represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of real estate acquisition and disposition, development, and leasing. He has substantial experience drafting and negotiating all types of real estate purchase agreements, including option contracts. Spence regularly reviews title and drafts closing documents for real estate acquisitions and dispositions. He has also represented lenders, individual investors, family offices, and other entities in financing and lending transactions involving office and retail properties.
During law school at Washington and Lee, Spence worked at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel, and sat on the board of The Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series. Prior to law school, he spent a year in Washington, D.C., clerking at a civil litigation firm. As an undergraduate student at The University of Texas, he interned at Frost Bank, the Railroad Commission of Texas, and the Office of the Texas Governor.
B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
J.D., cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law
- Washington and Lee Law Review
- Kirgis Fellow
- “Text Messages are Property: Why You Don’t Own Your Text messages, but It’d Be a Lot Cooler if You Did,” 76 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1073 (2019)