Stephen M. Block

Stephen M. Block

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Of Counsel

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    333 Clay Street
    Suite 3300
    Houston, TX 77002 USA
    713.951.5810
    713.654.1871
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Steve Block represents clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to large private and public companies in a broad range of real estate and related transactions. He assists investors, developers, owners, and users in all aspects of real estate development, entity formation, acquisition, finance, construction, leasing and property management. He also provides general advice and counsel in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and coordinating a wide variety of commercial transactions. Having previously served as president and CEO of a major real estate development company, Steve blends his legal expertise with a pragmatic understanding of the complex business issues involved in sophisticated real estate transactions.

Experience

  • Represented a client in assembling and financing a multi-state portfolio of over 20,000 apartment units valued at more than $750 million
  • Represented a shopping center developer in constructing, leasing and selling a 600,000 square foot mixed-use development
  • Represented a client in constructing over 2,500 apartment units
  • Represented an apartment developer in connection with the management and operation of more than 60 apartment projects
  • Represented various clients in the formation of numerous partnerships and other business alliances

Prior Experience

  • Experience includes serving as president and chief operating officer of The Deauville Corporation, a major real estate development company

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Real Estate Law); 2005-present

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Real Estate, Business/Corporate); 2005-2013

  • 2013 Top Lawyer, Houstonia

  • Best Lawyers in Houston, H Texas Magazine; 2004-2005

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  •  President, Keeping PACE in Texas

  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers

  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section

  • Member, Houston Bar Association

  • Past President and Trustee, Congregation Beth Israel of Houston, Texas

  • Management Committee, Thompson & Knight LLP, 2009-2011