David Pratt understands that time kills deals, so he promptly responds to the demands of each transaction. His approach is to focus on key issues, respond quickly and treat others with a high level of professionalism.
David represents developers and operators in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including entity formation, land use planning, purchase and sale, construction, and lending matters. He also represents landlords and tenants in retail, office, and industrial development and leasing transactions. He represents banks and other financial institutions in loan originations, workout, foreclosure, and litigation of loan transactions.
David brings a pragmatic approach to legal advice because of his personal business experience. He was previously licensed as a broker by the Texas Real Estate Commission and has been involved in various real estate transactions as an investor.
David has practiced law in Dallas for over 25 years. He has walked with clients through both booms and busts in the business cycle, and each experience has made him better prepared to handle the next challenge and achieve his ultimate goal – the success of his clients.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow Listed in Texas Super Lawyers Listed in D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” Real Estate Law Acquisition of Thanksgiving Tower, a $120,000,000 50 story office building in downtown Dallas, Texas on behalf of a prominent Wall Street based private equity real estate fund. Acquisition, renovation, repositioning, and disposition of Tulsa Mall (Tulsa, OK), Tulsa Promenade Mall (Tulsa, OK), Crossroads Mall (Waterloo, IA), Temple Mall (Temple, TX), Sandburg Mall (Galesburg, IL), Alton Mall (Alton, IL), Lakeshore Mall ( Gainesville, GA), Decatur Mall (Decatur, AL), Promenade Mall (Montgomery, AL), Bellwood Shoppes (Montgomery, AL), Quaker Village Shopping Center (Greensboro, NC), Central Mall (Salina, KS), St. Vincent Mall (Shreveport, AL), and Chapel Hills Mall (Colorado Springs, CO) on behalf of an investment company located in Dallas, Texas. Acquisition of an office building portfolio comprised of four office properties located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex that were collectively valued in excess of $100,000,000 on behalf of a prominent Wall Street based private equity real estate fund. Disposition of 11-site $58,000,000 Texas retail portfolio on behalf of a regional real estate company. Disposition of 2-site $50,000,000 multifamily portfolio on behalf of a developer. Acquisition and financing of $47,000,000 72-site multi-state ground leasehold portfolio and subsequent disposition of same. Disposition of 3-site assisted living facility portfolio located in Texas on behalf of a public company. Acquisition of a 10 property skilled nursing facility in Texas for $150,000,000 and “Table Flip” Disposition of the same 10 properties for $165,000,000 on the same day on behalf of a private partnership. Disposition of Fountain Place, a 60 story office building in downtown Dallas, Texas on behalf of a public REIT. Representation of buyers and sellers in connection with several tax-deferred exchange transactions.