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Derek Christopher Pershing

Commercial real estate Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2013
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Derek

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Real estate attorney Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law, Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


I served as a combat medic (Health Care Specialist) for four years in the US Army.  I was airborne and air assault qulified.  I deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom V for 13 months.





Wilson, Cribbs, & Goren, P.C.
2500 Fannin St
Houston, TX, 77002-9116

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Posted by Gary | March 26, 2015
Great firm, great people
Derek worked with our litigation team in a complex entitlement challenge and prevailed. Their preparation and execution were outstanding.
Posted by Lisa | March 21, 2015
Real Estate
Derek and I work together on many issues related to residential land development. Some of the documentation that is produced for us includes Earnest Money Contracts, Amendments, Supplementary Declarations to CC&R's and many others. This requires that he work with not only our company but our builders and their attorney's and title companies. Derek represents us very well in his dealings with these entities. He is a good negotiator and is always very professional, respectful, dependable and timely. When Derek is working on something for me I am always at ease because I know he always has our best interests in mind and will always conduct his business effectively and efficiently. I have and will continue to recommend Derek and his firm to my friends and business associates.
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Posted by Elizabeth | October 2, 2014
Professional and Knowledgeable
Derek Pershing responded immediately to my urgent need for legal advice. He reviewed a contract I was about to sign and made suggestions that saved me money. He rewrote sections of the agreement to tighten the provisions to protect me, and he kept me informed of progress. He personally intervened on my behalf with the buyers and their counsel so that the process ran smoothly and with minimal need for me to be involved, which was exactly what I needed. He charged fairly.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Wilson, Cribbs & Goren, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Wilson, Cribbs & Goren, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Summer Associate
  • Crady, Jewett & McCulley, LLP
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Lexis Nexis Group
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Commercial Real Estate Analyst
  • National Appraisal Partners
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Finance Intern
  • Merrill Lynch & Co.
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Combat Medic/Health Care Specialist
  • United States Army
  • 2002 - 2006
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  • Texas A&M University CNVE
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2013
  • University of St. Thomas
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2010
  • University of St. Thomas
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2010
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • (Ashby Highrise) Penelope Loughead, et al. v. 1717 Bissonnet, LLC (Cause No. 2013-26155)
  • Injunction denied


  • Houston Bar Association
  • Real Estate Law Section – Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Young Leader
  • 2011 - Present
  • CCIM Houston Chapter
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Residential Real Estate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Dean's Citizenship Award
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2013
  • Transactional Law Practice Certificate
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2013
  • Liberty Bell Award
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Honors Certificate
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Finance Graduate
  • University of St. Thomas
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business law course
  • Negotiating Commercial Contracts - Improved Property
  • 2017
  • Land Use Panel
  • Land Use, Development, and Regulation in Houston— America's "Unzoned City"
  • 2016
  • Rice University Current Trends in Best Practices in Real Estate (MGMT 700)
  • ULI Young Leaders and Mentorship
  • 2015
  • NAI Young Broker Presentation
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Brokers
  • 2013
  • CCIM January Luncheon
  • "Ashby Highrise" Legal Update
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Derek
Real estate Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is a solid attorney with a deep understanding of real estate transactions."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is a highly committed and skilled lawyer. He has excellent work ethics and an ability to work with sophistication on all assigned projects. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is a smart, hard-working attorney who will ensure his clients are well-represented and will get a great result."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Commercial real estate Lawyer Derek Christopher Pershing
Derek Christopher Pershing
Commercial real estate Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 10 years