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strip mall real estate attorney
Mark D. Stout

Practical, results-driven commercial real estate attorney with over 35 years of experience providing solutions-based legal service.

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About Mark

Mark's 35 years of commercial real estate expertise provide a solid background for ensuring you'll derive the best solutions for your real estate transactions. As a dedicated member and leader of a best-in-class legal department for an NYSE-traded real estate investment trust for over 27 years, Mark was intricately involved in all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition and development.

Career Highlights

MARK D. STOUT LAW FIRM, PLLC
Houston, TX

2021 - Present

President

Mark D. Stout, as solo practitioner, established his firm to serve clients with their commercial real estate transactions including, acquisitions, divestitures, leasing, management, and development.

WEINGARTEN REALTY INVESTORS
Houston, TX

1994 - 2021

Most Recent Position Held: Senior Vice President/General Counsel

• Led a 30+ member legal department through a company portfolio transformation and merger.
• Supervised management of all aspects of legal services for a company.
• Managed all subsidiary and affiliated company corporate records.
• Managed a legal department operations division and negotiated retail, industrial and office building leases including major and anchor tenant leases.
• Built and organized the legal department acquisition team.

Education

University of Houston Law Center Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1984

Marquette University

BS Business Administration,
with honors, 1981

Lectures & Presentations

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business

Adjunct Professor
Repeat Guest Lecturer

ICSC Law Conference (2015, 2016, 2022)

37th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course (2015)

Panel Presentation

8th Annual Advanced Real Estate Strategies Course (2014)

Panel Presentation

BUTLER & BINION, LLP
Houston, TX

1986 - 1994

• Real estate and real estate finance practice serving clients in the commercial real estate and banking industries.
• Lead local counsel and member of legal transition team to facilitate entrance of Bank of America into Texas through a merger.
• Lead counsel in acquisition of two large ranch properties.

LAPIN, TOTZ & MAYER
Houston, TX

1984 - 1986

• Real estate finance practice primarily representing a Texas-chartered savings and loan.

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