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About Me

Mr. Maynard has 35 years experience as a transactional lawyer in real estate and oil and gas matters and the formation, governance, financing, acquisition and sale of investment vehicles, as well as direct interests in real estate and oil and gas assets. He has extensive experience in representing the interests of borrowers in financing transactions.


Representative Experience

  • Has worked on the investment vehicles and the financing, as well as the underlying real estate, construction and leasing transactions involved in the construction of three high rise structures in the central business district of Houston, Texas.

  • Drafted tunnel connection, construction and operating agreements related to several such high rise buildings resulting in a major extension of the unique underground tunnel and over-street pedestrian bridge connection system in downtown Houston.

  • Has represented both landlords and tenants in a variety of leasing transactions involving single and multi-tenant office towers, ground leases, retail centers, warehouse and industrial facilities.

  • Has worked on all aspects of capital formation, acquisition, subdivision, construction and sale of a multi-use land development built around a golf course with adjoining single family and cluster home subdivisions as well as commercial reserves.

  • Has represented land owners in negotiations involving land use over and adjacent to major underground pipelines, seismic testing licenses, oil and gas leases, drillsite designations, exploration and production activities.

  • Has drafted, amended and been involved in the enforcement of a variety of restrictive covenants involving both residential and commercial properties, as well as establishment of condominium and timeshare regimes.

  • Has participated in the negotiation and documentation of a variety of oil and gas transactions involving construction, chartering and sale of offshore drilling equipment, acquisition, development and sale of onshore and offshore leases in both federal and state waters involving dealings with the Minerals Management Service and the Texas Railroad Commission.


Press Releases/Honors

  • Board Certified, Commercial Real Estate, Texas Board of Legal Specialization - 25 Years

  • Selected for inclusion in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012Texas Super Lawyers, by Thomson Reuters.



  • Clerkship to the Honorable John Fogelmann, Associate Judge, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1975 - 1976


Languages spoken: English, French, Italian

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
  2. Oil & Gas: 20%
    39 years
  3. Partnership: 15%
    7 years
  4. Energy: 5%

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Contact info

Crain, Caton & James, P.C.

Five Houston Center
1401 Mckinney 17th Fl
Houston, TX, 77010-1079


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
President of Trees for HoustonBoard Member and former PresidentN/A
Rice Design AllianceBoard Member and former PresidentN/A
Greater Houston Preservation AllianceBoard Member and former PresidentN/A
Friends of Fondren Library at Rice UniversityBoard Member and former PresidentN/A
Friends of the Houston Public LibraryBoard Member and former PresidentN/A
State Bar of ArkansasMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMember; Former Council Member, Real Estate Law SectionN/A
Rice School of ArchitectureMember, Dean’s CircleN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1975
Rice UniversityEnglishBA1972
University of TexasN/AN/AN/A