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Experience

As Managing Partner of Thompson & Knight, Mark Sloan serves as the chief executive in charge of the Firm’s day-to-day operations, including overseeing more than 300 attorneys and 250 legal support and administrative staff members; and as Chairman of the Management Committee, he sets the strategic direction of the Firm. Mark has nearly 30 years of experience advising clients on various types of real estate finance transactions, real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and real estate development.

“Mark Sloan maintains a reputation as ‘a fantastic lender’s attorney’ who ‘really knows real estate.’” – Chambers USA 2016

Mark has represented lenders in virtually all types of real estate financing transactions, including construction loans, interim bridge loans, permanent loans, mezzanine loans, conduit mortgage backed securities loans (CMBS loans), and revolving loan facilities, as well as preferred equity transactions. He has also represented various financial institutions in their capacity as both administrative agent and participant in connection with syndicated loan transactions. Mark also has extensive experience representing lenders in connection with workouts and foreclosures.

Mark also represents several real estate companies in connection with their acquisition, development, and operation of retail shopping centers, including the negotiation of joint venture agreements with preferred equity providers. Another major part of his practice focuses on multifamily development, including mixed-use “lifestyle” centers.

Named the 2019 Dallas Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White Inc.

Named among the “Most Influential Leaders in North Texas” in The Dallas 500 by D CEO in 2017 and 2019

  • Represented the agent bank in a $250 million syndicated loan facility on a mixed-use development in Hawaii
  • Represented the agent bank in a $132 million syndicated construction loan facility on a high-rise residential condominium development in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Represented the agent bank in a mixed-use development consisting of a $84.6 million syndicated construction loan facility on a high-rise residential condominium development and a $41.8 million syndicated construction loan facility on a boutique hotel in the Dallas Arts District
  • Represented the agent bank in a $198.9 million syndicated construction loan facility on two office buildings for Amazon in Seattle, Washington
  • Represented the agent bank in a $94 million syndicated construction loan facility on an 18-story office building in the Dallas Arts District
  • Represented the agent bank in an $86 million syndicated loan facility secured by six retail shopping centers in Texas, Oklahoma, and Alabama
  • Represented the lender in a $69.6 million loan facility secured by 22 industrial warehouse properties in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Utah, and Florida
  • Represented the lender in a $66 million loan facility secured by 26 industrial warehouse properties in Texas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
  • Represented the agent bank in a $161 million syndicated construction loan facility on a retail shopping center in Texas, and the subsequent workout of the construction loan facility
  • Represented the agent bank in a $150 million syndicated construction loan for a 22-story office building in Denver, Colorado
  • Represented the agent bank in a $100 million syndicated construction loan for a 17-story office building in Dallas, Texas
  • Represented a shopping center owner regarding a $500 million loan on a 1.9 million-square-foot shopping center in Dallas, Texas
  • Represents multiple construction lenders in connection with their lending activities throughout the United States
  • Represents mezzanine lenders in connection with interim bridge loans, subordinate credit facilities, and equity investment transactions
  • Represented the owner regarding the acquisition and redevelopment of a mixed-use development known as the Dallas Design District in Dallas, Texas
  • Represented a shopping center owner regarding the acquisition and redevelopment of a shopping center in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Represented a shopping center owner regarding the acquisition and financing of a 589,000-square-foot shopping center in Stafford, Texas
  • Represented a national corporation in connection with acquisition and development of a corporate headquarters facility and later sale of the headquarters facility
  • Represents a regional shopping center owner in connection with acquisition, disposition, and funding of retail shopping centers in the southwest U.S.; closed transactions for the sale and acquisition of five million square feet of retail space over the last three years
  • Represents developers in master planned single-family residential communities

Prior Employment

  • Audit Division, Arthur Andersen & Company, 1985-1987

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • Chambers USA by Chambers and Partners (Real Estate Law), 2008-2019
  • Dallas Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” The Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White Inc., 2019
  • The Best Lawyers In America© by Woodward/White Inc. (Real Estate Law), 2008-2020
  • Most Influential Leaders in North Texas (Law: Real Estate), D CEO The Dallas 500, 2017, 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Real Estate, Banking), 2003-2018
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Real Estate), D Magazine, 2008, 2014-2019
  • Recommended Attorney, The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate), 2015, 2017
  • Client Choice Award (Real Estate), 2017
  • Best Business Lawyers in Dallas (Commercial Real Estate), D Magazine, 2009

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Current President, Board of Directors, Dickinson Place Charitable Housing Corporation
  • Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of Dallas

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1990, cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Air Law and Commerce; Board of Barristers; Tutor, Law Fellows Tutorial Program; Dean’s Advisor; Phi Delta Phi
  • B.B.A., 1985, with highest distinction, University of Iowa, Beta Gamma Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society

Admissions

  • Texas

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