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Susan Coleman’s practice is focused on multi-state office, retail, industrial, and flex leasing transactions; construction and permanent lending transactions secured by real estate; and the purchase and sale of commercial real property.

She also assists owners, developers, buyers, and sellers with conventional land assembly and disposition, redevelopment, leasing, construction, and management issues for developments such as offices, corporate campuses, retail centers, and mixed-use projects.

In addition, she has significant expertise in representing developers in equity and debt transactions. Susan is also a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

Representative Matters

  • Negotiated a full building office lease for premises in excess of 300,000 rentable square feet to an international tenant with rent in excess of $200 million
  • Negotiated, on behalf of landlord, a four-building build-to-suit corporate headquarters lease for premises in excess of 600,000 rentable square feet with rent in excess of $300 million
  • Negotiated a two-building build-to-suit lease to a major U.S. financial institution for premises in excess of 300,000 rentable square feet with options for an additional 150,000 rentable square feet
  • Negotiated a lease to a major oil company in downtown Houston for premises in excess of 200,000 rentable square feet with rent in excess of $50 million
  • Negotiated office leases for major institutional real property owners in the cities of Dallas, Austin, and Houston
  • Negotiated leases for national tenants in numerous states
  • Negotiated retail leases in numerous U.S. markets for major insurance company
  • Prepared and negotiated telecommunication leases and license agreements
  • Prepared acquisition documents and negotiated financing arrangements in connection with commercial real estate acquisitions and development

Honors & Affiliations


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Real Estate Law), 2010-2021
  • Recommended Attorney, The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate), 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Real Estate, Banking), 2003-2020
  • Top Attorneys (Real Estate), Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2006-2009, 2012-13, 2015-2019
  • 2013 Power Attorney, Fort Worth Business Press
  • Great Woman of Texas, Fort Worth Business Press, 2008


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tarrant County Business Law Association
  • Former Director, YWCA of Fort Worth and Tarrant County
  • Member, Forum Fort Worth

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 1987, cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law; Managing Editor, Southwestern Law Journal; Order of the Coif; Barristers
  • B.B.A., 1979, with honors, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

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