Shareholder, Business Group
Hilary Tyson’s practice as a member of the Real Estate Group focuses on commercial real estate and related business transactions. She joined the firm and returned to Houston after practicing in the Dallas area for more than 11 years. She represents developers, homebuilders and equity investors in a wide range of real estate related transactions including land acquisition and dispositions, residential subdivision development, financing, entity formation, and multi-family, retail, office and mixed-use development and leasing. Her experience includes drafting and negotiation of contracts, development agreements, maintenance agreements, Chapter 380 agreements, utility district development and reimbursement agreements, licensing agreements, construction loan agreements and other financing documents, and agreements in connection with the acquisition, financing, development and operation of real estate, including ground leases, retail and office leases, restrictive covenants and condominium restrictions and related association governance documents, and entity formation and governance documents. Hilary is licensed to practice law in Texas and Oklahoma. Hilary’s interest in real estate development began in college working for homebuilders and architectural firms. During law school she participated in the Community Development Legal Clinic representing Chicago-area not-for profit and community organizations in a variety of business and real estate matters, including negotiation of leases, land acquisition, entity formation and applying for tax exempt status. Hilary serves on the ULI Development of Distinction Committee and serves as Co-Chair for ULI Houston's UrbanPlan Committee. Hilary also serves of the Properties Committee of the Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council and CREW Houston’s Outreach Committee and Mentoring and Leadership Committee. Hilary is also Co-Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s AIDS Outreach Committee.