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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 67%
    19 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 33%
    19 years

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Koons Real Estate Law

3400 Carlisle Street
Suite 400
Dallas, TX, 75204-1268


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who In Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh EnergyDallas Business Journal2011
Extraordinary Minorities in Texas LawTexas Lawyer Magazine2009
2008 Latino Lawyer of the YearHispanic National Bar Association2008
Presidents' AwardState Bar of Texas2008
Diversity Leadership AwardTexas Diversity Council2006
Texas Rising StarN/A2006
Texas Rising StarN/A2006
Texas Rising StarN/A2005
Outstanding Minority Attorney AwardN/A2005
Texas Rising StarN/A2005
Texas Rising StarN/A2004
Texas Rising StarN/A2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKoons Real Estate Law2012 - Present
PartnerK&L Gates2008 - 2012
PartnerHughes & Luce1996 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship FoundationTreasurer2006 - Present
Dallas Hispanic Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Mexican American Bar Association of TexasMemberN/A
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Mexican-American Bar Association of TexasPresident2009 - 2010
Dallas Bar AssociationDirector2005 - 2005
Dallas Bar Association, Minority Participation CommitteeBoard Advisor2005 - 2005
Dallas Hispanic Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2005
Hispanic National Bar AssociationVice President, External Affairs2004 - 2006
Dallas Bar Association, Minority Participation CommitteeCo-Chair2003 - 2003
Dallas Hispanic Bar AssociationDirector2003 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
K&L Gates e-alertCan E-Commerce Growth Jumpstart Real Estate in 2011?2011
K&L Gates e-alertRed Flags Continue for Gas Well Development in North Texas2011
K&L Gates e-alertNorth Texas Exhibiting Red Flag Conditions Affecting Gas Well Development2010
K&L Gates e-alertWill the Texas Supreme Court Allow "Texas Citizens" to Detour the Texas Railroad Commission over Traffic Concerns?2010
K&L Gates e-alertWindows of Opportunity: Lease Amendments, Extensions and Modifications2010
KL Gates-Real Estate AlertKeeping PACE with Green Financial Incentives2010
Independent Oil & Gas Association of Pennsylvania, IOGAPA NewsletterOn the Road Again: Revisiting and Revising Aspects of Road Damage Remediation Fees2009
Real Estate Law Client Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Structuring Transactions, Overseeing Land Use Proceedings, and Conducting Litigation Settlements and NegotiationsThe Role of the Real Estate Attorney2007
Retail Law StrategistTenant's Approach to Casualty-Related Provisions2003
Retail Law StrategistShopping Center Exclusives -- A Reasonable Tenant's Response2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1996
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law SymposiumPanel Discussion on Urban Drilling and Relevant Legal Issues2009
Institute for Energy Law 60th Annual Oil and Gas Law ConferenceLocal Regulation of Gas Development in an Urban Setting: The Texas Experience2009
National Royalty Owners Annual ConferenceUrban Drilling2008
Houston Bar Association - Oil & Gas SectionLegal Issues on Urban Drilling in North Texas2008
American Association of Professional Landmen Annual ConferenceUrban Gas Drilling Regulations2008
American Planners Association ConferenceThere’s Gas in Them Thar Hills2005
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law FoundationLocal Regulation of Oil and Gas Operations: The Texas Experience2004
ICSC Law ConferenceFight or Invite -- Perspectives on e-Commerce for the Shopping Center2000
CLE presentationThe Paralegal's Role in the Real Estate Transaction -- The Legal Support Staff in the Closing Process2000
ICSC Law ConferenceThe New Mall Reality for the Internet Age1999