Louis focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions.
Louis helps his clients assess risks and make deals.
Louis represents real estate developers, owners, investors, landlords and tenants with respect to the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and sale of land, shopping centers, office buildings, apartments, condominiums and industrial properties. He also represents national and regional homebuilders in the development of residential subdivisions and the purchase and sale of finished lots. His clients also include general contractors and real estate brokers, as well as charitable and arts organizations with respect to their real estate assets.
Louis’s Practice Includes
- Acquisitions and sales
- Shopping centers
- Office buildings
- Industrial properties
- Development of residential subdivisions
- Purchase and sale of finished residential lots
A.B., 1974, Economics, magna cum laude
University of Texas School of Law
J.D., 1978, with honors.
Member Texas Law Review, 1976-1978.
Membership and Affiliations
- State Bar of Texas, 1978
- Houston Bar Association
- Southwest Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL),
Member and past Chair
- Congregation Beth Israel, past Trustee
Recognitions and Awards
Board Certified, Commercial Real Estate Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996 – present
Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2022 Real Estate Law (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Rating in Martindale Hubbell “AV” (highest)
Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate), 2009-2023 (by Woodward White, Inc.)
Best Lawyers in Texas (Real Estate), 2009 – 2023 (by Woodward White, Inc.)
Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
H Texas Magazine’s Top Lawyers of Houston 2016 – 2019
Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer (Real Estate), 2021-2022