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Richard A. Crow

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Richard A. Crow focuses his practice on the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate.

Richard’s clients include a national retail quick service restaurant chain, one of the largest public junior college systems in the nation, land developers, office and retail landlords/tenants, and real estate investors. He has also represented several high-profile Houston-based restauranteurs in connection with their real estate leases and land acquisitions.

Richard is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Education

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1998
M.A., Wright State University-Main Campus, Dayton, Ohio, 1995
B.A., Ambassador University, 1991, 1991

Recognitions

Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Named among The Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers (2018-2022)

Top Lawyers (Real Estate) by Houstonia magazine (2019-2020)

Texas Bar CLE’s “Best of. . . the 2019 Advanced Real Estate Law Course”

Steven C. Haley Award for Best Speaker at the 2017 Advanced Real Estate Law Course

Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Council Member (2016-2020)

Houston Bar Association, Real Estate Section

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

State Bar Licenses

Texas

Experience

  • Negotiated ground lease for the first Houston-area location of a national quick-service restaurant chain.
  • Represented an out of state investment group in the acquisition and leasing of a large shopping center project in the Houston area.
  • Represented a national nonprofit corporation in the financing, development and construction of a Houston area multi-family project.
  • Represented an out-of-state mortgage lender in the foreclosure of a partially constructed shopping center project.
  • Represented developer in acquisition through foreclosure of partially completed multi-million dollar residential development in Houston area.
Articles
  • How Hurricane Harvey Created a Perfect Storm for Houston Commercial Leases, Houston Business Journal (November 2017)
  • Co-author. Real Estate Law Update, Texas Bar Journal (September 2017)
  • Co-author. Real Estate Law Update, Texas Bar Journal (September 2015)
  • Co-author. Real Estate Law Update, Texas Bar Journal (September 2013)
  • Real Estate Law Update: Texas Assignment of Rents Act (TARA), Texas Lawyer (December 2011)
  • Real Estate Law Update, Texas Bar Journal (September 2011)
  • Real Law Estate Update, Texas Bar Journal (September 2009)
Presentations
  • Collateral Assignment of Promissory Notes, presented at Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course (2021)
  • Role of Cities in the Legislative Process, part of panel discussion presented at UT Law Land Use Conference (2021)
  • Real Estate Law Legislative Update, Advanced Real Estate Law Course (July 2017)
  • Co-presenter, Real Estate Law Legislative Update, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (June 2017)
  • Real Estate Law Legislative Update, Dallas Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section (January 2016)
  • Real Estate Law Legislative Update, Houston Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section (September 2015)
  • Real Estate Law Legislative Update, Advanced Real Estate Law Course (July 2015)