Deborah Ryan serves as Americas chair of the global Real Estate Practice. She has devoted her practice to all aspects of commercial real estate investments, development and financing. She has represented both landlords and tenants in leases ranging from long-term ground leases to office leases. She has represented both sellers and purchasers in the acquisition of real estate and partnership interests.
Deborah has represented one of Wall Street’s largest banks in connection with real estate construction lending and some of the nation’s most active commercial real estate developers in connection with the development and redevelopment of complex, high-profile properties, including historic properties, many of which involve economic incentives from cities and counties in the form of tax increment financing, tax abatements or other economic development tools.
Deborah is a recognized expert in mixed-use, high-rise condominium developments and residential condominiums governed by the Texas Uniform Condominium Act.
She represents both domestic and foreign investors in real estate development joint ventures for mixed-used, hotel, multifamily, office and retail.
Deborah began her practice in 1984, not long before the S&L crisis. For many years, her practice focused almost exclusively on real estate workouts and foreclosures. She also assisted in numerous real estate single-asset bankruptcies and structured workouts. Deborah has advised lenders, developers and investors on distressed debt and assets, default strategy, real estate workouts, pre-foreclosure strategy, foreclosure and acquisition and disposition of distressed real estate and debt.
Deborah also uses her deal management and real property skills to serve renewable energy clients. She has acted as lead Texas counsel for large loans for wind farm and solar projects, and has provided a wide range of legal advice, including real estate, FAA, FERC, NERC, PUC, ERCOT and environmental. She has also worked on site development agreements for wind farm development projects.
Deborah is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.
Residential and Mixed-Use (Master) Condominiums
Tax Increment Financing
Real Estate Finance and Refinance