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About Cris

C. Robert (Cris) focuses on transactional and corporate matters in the real estate industry. He has experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants in office, mixed-use, retail, and medical office environments. His experience includes purchase and sale agreements, loan agreements, licenses, consents, service contracts, construction contracts, management agreements, leasing agreements, commission agreements and a wide range of other documents related to the operation and ownership of commercial buildings. Cris also has experience resolving the day-to-day legal concerns of private companies and real estate owners and managers.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Cris served as general counsel for a major real estate company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. In that position, he oversaw all of the company’s corporate, transactional and asset management legal work, as well as advising management on all legal matters affecting the company, including litigation management, risk management, crisis management, records retention, corporate secretarial matters and compliance and integrity training.


Recent Notable Matters

Landlord — lease of 127,000 square feet of office space for the local headquarters of an international information technology firm in Plano, Texas

Publicly traded company — lease of 244,000 square feet of office space in a suburban Dallas, Texas office complex

Owner of a medical office building — leasing a stand-alone building to a medical service provider in Granbury, Texas

Publicly traded company — leasing 46,000 square feet of space in a shopping center conversion for a call center in Longview, Texas

Publicly traded company — leasing 153,000 square feet of office space in Santa Ana, California

Landlord of a mixed-use building in Dallas, Texas — leasing space to a prominent worldwide coffee retailer

Landlord — leasing space to a high-end steak restaurant in a mixed-use building in Dallas, Texas

Publicly traded company — leasing 46,000 square feet of office space to a provider of executive business office and co-working space in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas-based non-profit agency — drafting and negotiation of a construction contract for the construction of a new campus

Non-profit developer — drafting and negotiation of a construction contract for a new senior living facility in College Station, Texas

Private developer — purchase of land and the negotiation of construction financing for an assisted living and memory care residential facility in suburban Phoenix, Arizona

Texas municipality — drafting and negotiation of a long-term ground lease to a developer

Private equity firm — sale of a 125 unit apartment complex in Dallas, Texas

Seller — sale of a single tenant stand-alone restaurant building in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Private developer — purchase of land in Dallas, Texas for the future development of a senior living facility

Publications and Speeches

"What You Need to Know About 2017 AIA Forms," Headnotes, January 2018.

“Role of the General Counsel,” SMU Dedman School of Law Guest Lecturer, 2011-2013.



Brigham Young University,
Brigham Young University,

Bar Admissions





State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
General Counsel Forum
BYU Management Society, Fort Worth Chapter
Advisory Board Chair
2007 - 2013





American City Business Journals
Dallas Business Journal
Best Corporate Counsel Finalist, 2011