Alexander (Alex) Parker’s primary practice area is with small and mid-sized business owners in every aspect of their operations. With more than 25 years of experience, he has successfully managed client projects both large and small from inception to completion in a wide variety of practice areas, including entity formation and business startups, intellectual property, technology transfers, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Alex received both a B.A. and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a J.D. from Duke University. He was listed as one of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (2022) in Real Estate Law.

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado

Education

Duke University, J.D.
Southern Methodist University, B.B.A.
Southern Methodist University, B.A.

Representative Commercial Real Estate Matters


Real Estate Investment/Private Equity
  • Lead counsel for sponsor group leading multiple manufactured housing properties raising capital from private equity fund. Lead counsel for sponsor group placing investment in multifamily properties.
  • Significant experience working with private equity investment funds targeting real estate assets and more particularly working with sponsor groups with operating experience and partnering with investors to form funds for future investment.

Real Estate Related Controversy Management and Litigation
  • Substantial experience serving as primary counsel for developers, property owners, and contractors in various types of disputes related to their business operation
  • Extensive involvement in construction dispute involving alleged foundation defects in multiple houses along a single street and participated in successful settlement of claims on behalf of builder

Real Estate Transactional
  • Led borrower teams on multi-family portfolio refinance projects with multiple properties in multiple states.
  • Extensive experience working on the negotiation of sale, acquisition, lease, construction and development of undeveloped land, commercial, industrial and residential projects, including office buildings, multi-family projects, mini/industrial warehouses and single family residential developments. Scope of experience also encompasses interim and permanent loan transactions, workouts involving non-performing loans and assets, foreclosures, mechanics’ lien claims, commercial leasing, construction agreements, management contracts, land use agreements, long term ground leases and condominium development.

Lender Representation
  • Primary counsel for community bank lender in the refinance of an office building in Dallas, TX, primary counsel for commercial bank lender on acquisition of a retail building in Dallas, TX
  • Representation of banks and other lenders in connection with acquisition and development loans to borrowers, secured by both real estate and other assets

Construction and Mortgage Borrowing
  • Represented an architecture firm focused on designs for schools and offices, negotiating construction contracts and other general business matters
  • Experience representing architects in general business and construction issues
  • Represented developer on construction loans for development of single-family development; represented owners for construction of owner-occupied and investment properties
  • Work on construction loans for owners securing loans for construction and development financing.

Developer Representation
  • Represented single family and multifamily developers in acquisition of land for eventual development or redevelopment, including property acquisition, subdivision and lot sales, and construction of developer-owned improvements.
  • Assisted in the financing and development of a 275-acre single-family development in Prosper, TX, worked with the developer in all aspects of an office condominium project in Frisco, TX from declaration, association formation, and sale of individual units.

Capital Formation (Asset Manager and Property Manager Services)
  • Lead counsel for management company expanding operations into asset management services including negotiation of management agreements and other aspects of offering lunch
  • Significant experience working with asset manager in agreement to manage multifamily, mixed use, and office projects

Capital Formation (Real Estate Investment Funds)
  • Lead counsel for sponsor group partnering with private real estate investment fund in acquiring, improving, and exiting manufactured housing projects
  • Experience with sponsor groups and investors in management of real estate investment fund for multifamily and manufactured housing markets.

Capital Formation (Private Equity/Joint Ventures)
  • Significant experience dealing with capital raises and joint venture relationships in a variety of industries, including real estate
  • Work on joint venture agreement between landowner and residential home developer in joint venture with governmental entity for development of automated security software system

Capital Formation (Asset Syndications)
  • Some experience with syndication of bank loans between originating lender and other participating banks
  • Represented small regional bank in syndication of sizable loan to larger, national bank