The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to welcome Bruce Merwin as a Partner in the Real Estate and Banking Practice Group of the Firm’s Houston office.

“With more than three decades of experience, Bruce is a seasoned real estate lawyer with experience in a wide array of complex real estate transactions as well as noted expertise in construction transactions,” said Andrew A. Ingrum, the Firm’s Real Estate and Banking Practice Group Leader. “His impressive skillset will complement our existing practice and create synergies enabling us to grow our market share.”

In addition to working on all types of complex real estate transactions, Merwin’s practice places a particular emphasis on construction-related transactions; office building, apartment, and condominium development; industrial projects; leasing; land development projects; and the purchase, sale, and financing of unimproved and improved property. He also has substantial experience in working with developers of multifamily projects, including mixed-use projects, and assisted living centers, including Alzheimer’s facilities.

Merwin is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Recognized for his legal work, he has been honored by numerous publications, including “Leaders in Their Field” in Chambers USA by Chambers & Partners (2003-2014), The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (1999-2014), and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2003-2014). He is a member of the Construction Law Section, and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and Houston Bar Association. He is also the Chairperson of Division 2 – Contract Documents – of the Construction Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Admitted to practice in Texas, Merwin received a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1976 and B.A., with distinction and special honors, in Political Science from George Washington University in 1973. He joins the Firm from Haynes and Boone.

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