David A. Brooks

Senior Counsel

Biography

David is a native Houstonian and graduate of Bellaire High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and his law degree from South Texas College of Law. David works as a transactional real estate attorney with a focus on the telecommunications industry, including the acquisition of easements and leases, title review, and risk assessment related to telecommunications tower sites. David also has significant experience representing clients in connection with the acquisition, development, and disposition of property as well as the negotiation of commercial and retail leases.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law – J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
    – Recipient of the Dean Elizabeth Dennis Award for Distinguished Service
    – Recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts I; Torts II; and Wills, Trusts & Estates
    – Recipient of Dean’s Merit Scholarship
    – South Texas Law Review, Member
  • The University of Houston – B.A., 2010

Representative Experience

  • Extensive representation of a telecommunications client in connection with the acquisition and extension of property interests in cell tower sites
  • Represented clients in negotiations for the purchase and sale of improved and unimproved commercial properties
  • Represented a client in acquiring and redeveloping city-designated historic property
  • Assisted with the development of multi-family and single-family residential projects
  • Represents commercial landlords and tenants in the negotiation of commercial office leases and retail leases
  • Preparation of covenants, conditions, and restrictions for retail centers and lease forms for office and retail leases
  • Miscellaneous work related to real estate transactions of all kinds, including the formation of entities and negotiation of financing

Publications

  • Depository Trust Company and the Omnibus Proxy: Shareholder Voting in the Era of Share Immobilization, 56 S. Tex. L. Rev. 205 (2014)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Young Lawyers Association, Member

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2014)