Thompson & Knight Partner Named American College of Mortgage Attorneys Fellow

DALLAS — The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce David Lawrence has been accepted into the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) as a Fellow. The ACMA’s highly skilled attorneys work to improve and reform laws and procedures affecting real estate secured transactions and enhance the level of professional responsibility of attorneys practicing real estate finance law.

Mr. Lawrence is a Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate and Banking Practice Group where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate development and finance matters. His practice includes representing lenders in a variety of loan origination transactions for interim, construction, and permanent financing, and in connection with working out existing loans. He also represents real estate developers in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing, and development of real estate, including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, hospitality, and mixed-use properties.

Mr. Lawrence received his J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law and his B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He has recently been honored as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas” by D Magazine and as a “Recommended Attorney” in Real Estate in The Legal 500 US by Legalease.

Formed in 1974, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) is comprised of more than 400 attorneys in North America who are experts in mortgage law. ACMA Fellows share a commitment to giving back to their profession, and have distinguished themselves as practitioners in the field of real estate mortgage law through their skills and practice experience, bar association activities, lecturing, authoring articles and program materials, participation in the legislative process, and writing briefs and/or arguing cases that are significant to mortgage transactions. For more information, visit