William

T.  "Chip" Cavanaugh

Shareholder
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Chip’s practice focuses on real estate, hospitality and health care companies with respect to a variety of real estate, corporate/securities and general business matters.

Chip represents investors, developers, private equity funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), management companies, lenders and corporations in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and sale of office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, health care, senior housing and residential properties. Chip has particular experience in the formation of partnerships, joint ventures and funds for the investment of capital in real estate opportunities.

Chip first joined the Firm in 1985 and has played a key role in building the Firm’s real estate practice. In 1999, Chip joined one of the Firm’s private equity clients as a Principal. While there, he handled public and private mergers, acquisitions and securities transactions from both the business and the legal perspective, as well as the formation of the Firm’s investment funds and many of the Firm’s administrative functions. Chip rejoined Munsch Hardt in 2002. The time Chip spent as a client, focused on a broad spectrum of financial, investment, operational and other business concerns in addition to complex legal issues, gave him a unique perspective on better serving client needs as outside counsel.

Chip currently serves on the Firm’s Compensation Committee, and in the past he served on the Firm’s Management Committee and as Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate group.

Education

Admission

Achievements

  • Chambers USA – Leaders in Their Field, Real Estate – Texas (2008-2017)
  • D Magazine – Best Lawyers in Dallas (2007-2009, 2011)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®, Peer Review RatedTM
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2017); Texas Super Lawyers, Business Edition and Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
  • Woodward/White, Inc. – Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Real Estate Law (2007-2018); Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Litigation – Real Estate (2011-2018)
  • Memberships

    • Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Property Law and Securities Sections
    • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • The Real Estate Council (Sustaining Member; Chairman of Education Committee, 2010-2011; Vice Chairman, 2009)
    • Urban Land Institute

Overview

Chip’s practice focuses on real estate, hospitality and health care companies with respect to a variety of real estate, corporate/securities and general business matters.

Chip represents investors, developers, private equity funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), management companies, lenders and corporations in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and sale of office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, health care, senior housing and residential properties. Chip has particular experience in the formation of partnerships, joint ventures and funds for the investment of capital in real estate opportunities.

Chip first joined the Firm in 1985 and has played a key role in building the Firm’s real estate practice. In 1999, Chip joined one of the Firm’s private equity clients as a Principal. While there, he handled public and private mergers, acquisitions and securities transactions from both the business and the legal perspective, as well as the formation of the Firm’s investment funds and many of the Firm’s administrative functions. Chip rejoined Munsch Hardt in 2002. The time Chip spent as a client, focused on a broad spectrum of financial, investment, operational and other business concerns in addition to complex legal issues, gave him a unique perspective on better serving client needs as outside counsel.

Chip currently serves on the Firm’s Compensation Committee, and in the past he served on the Firm’s Management Committee and as Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate group.

Experience

  • Corporate Relocation

    Represented a publicly-traded manufacturing and distribution company in the relocation of its corporate headquarters from California to Texas, where it constructed an

  • Real Estate Investment Program

    Represented a private real estate investor in more than 130 joint ventures that to-date have invested approximately $400 MM in the acquisition and development of more

  • Hotels Disposition

    Represented a hospitality REIT in the sales of approximately 30 hotels in multiple states as part of an on-going disposition and repositioning plan. The Firm's work included

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