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
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2023
- “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)
March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
December 19, 2022Client Results
Jackson Walker represented D.R. Horton, Inc. as the company’s lead real estate counsel in the acquisition of Riggins Custom Homes, one of the largest builders in Northwest Arkansas, for a cash purchase of approximately $107 million.
August 30, 2021Client Results
Jackson Walker Serves as US Counsel to Grupo Lamosa in Acquisition of Grupo Roca’s Flat Ceramic Division
Jackson Walker acted as U.S. counsel to Grupo Lamosa, S.A.B. de C.V., one of the world’s leading ceramic tile manufacturers, in the purchase of Grupo Roca’s flat ceramic division for $260 million. The transaction includes the acquisition of Tiles Investments and Holdings, SL and its subsidiaries, which have a presence in Spain, Brazil, and the United States.