Marc focuses his practice in real estate and business matters, counseling clients in the acquisition and disposition of income-producing real property and raw land, as well as lease negotiations and documentation, including retail, office, ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions. He has also negotiated and drafted commercial construction contracts and has represented Texas-based and national restaurant owners and operators in connection with the acquisition, sale and leasing of their real estate and liquor licensing matters in Texas. A member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team, Marc also has experience in asset and stock purchase agreements and sales, mergers and financing arrangements.
His recent industry representations have included:
Structured, negotiated and documented the leasing of more than 1 million rentable square feet of office and retail space in the past two years.
Represented investors in financing and acquisition of five commercial office buildings in Texas containing in excess of 1.6 million square feet of leasable space.
Advised national upscale, casual restaurant group in connection with the merger of its 18 restaurants into an investment vehicle formed by a national private equity fund to own and operate such restaurants. Also served as national coordinating counsel for all liquor licensing issues in connection with such merger.
Represented private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of eight nationally branded casual family restaurants in Texas.
Represented seller of 40 billboard portfolio in six states to single national purchaser of income producing properties.
Represented a national Southwestern-theme restaurant owner/operator in connection with the leasing of eight site locations throughout the country.
Counseled a publicly held national owner and operator of a portfolio of primarily upscale, full-service hotels and brand affiliates in connection with liquor licensing matters in Texas.
Represented a publicly held national owner and operator of a midpriced, full-service casual dining restaurant in connection with leasing and liquor licensing issues in Texas.
Represented publicly held national owner and operator of midpriced, full service dining restaurants in connection with the acquisition of a 20-restaurant chain out of bankruptcy and counseled client in various transitional liquor licensing issues associated with such acquisition.
Advised a national casual dining restaurant owner/operator in multiple sale-leaseback transactions.
Southern Methodist University
B.A., cum laude, 1981
Dallas Bar Association, Real Property Section
International Council of Shopping Centers
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
Texas Restaurant Association
Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent
Texas Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2012