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Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, Michael Boyd, Houston, USA

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Michael Boyd

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Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

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Michael's practice involves all aspects of commercial real estate and finance transactions. He has represented institutional investors, pension funds, life insurance companies and developers in their real estate activities in Texas and throughout the United States. He has extensive experience representing various lenders and borrowers in real estate loans and workouts, including construction loans, acquisition loans, mortgage loans and mezzanine financings.

Michael's development experience includes the acquisition and development of office, retail and industrial projects and various mixed-use developments. He has also represented a number of publicly traded companies in the acquisition and development of their corporate headquarters. His practice includes assisting clients in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of development partnerships, joint ventures, and other entities for real estate development, and the negotiation and preparation of financing documents for real estate development, including both construction and permanent financing. 

He has also represented both landlords and tenants on numerous large commercial leases in Class A buildings and projects. Michael has worked with various clients in connection with the negotiation and documentation of numerous structured finance transactions to facilitate real estate development activities, including both synthetic leases and sale/leaseback transactions.


  • Houston Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association


  • JD, 1988, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • BBA, 1985, Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP’s Texas-based practice is ‘very good for complex matters’ and the team handles a broad range of product types, from sports stadia to corporate headquarters and international hotel chains. Retail and office leasing is a particular strength and the team is also experienced in handling lettings for major energy projects; for example, practice co-chair Jack Fields assisted Enterprise Products with a ground lease to a third party covering a 40-acre tract of land to be used for the construction of a new methanol plant. Other highlights in 2016 included practice co-chair Michael Boyd advising Pacific Life Insurance on a construction-to-permanent loan for a new multifamily project in Atlanta, and David Runnels acting for CBRE Global Investors in the acquisition of a mixed-use development in Dallas. In another significant acquisition, Chanse McLeod acted for ArcLight Capital Partners in the $217m purchase of 230 gasoline station/convenience store properties around the US. All attorneys named thus far are based in Houston, but the practice also has a presence in Dallas, where Adrian Doxey advised a major institutional investor on several substantial investments. The group experienced a number of partner departures in 2016, including Darrell Thomas to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and Chris Boehler to Concho Resources.

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