Houston Partner Douglas A. Yeager will serve as Chair of Locke Lord's highly-regarded Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department, effective immediately. A member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Yeager previously served as Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group.
Yeager focuses his practice on real estate and finance matters representing owners, tenants, developers and financial institutions in the acquisition, development, leasing, disposition and financing of commercial real estate. He is consistently named to The Best Lawyers in America and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In addition, Yeager serves as a member of the governing council of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Yeager is an active community leader, serving on the boards of The Lighthouse of Houston and Houston Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. and is a former board member of The Children’s Fund, Inc. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
Additional leadership changes within the department include Dallas Partner Vicky Gunning’s move to Chair of the Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group as well as Chicago Partner Samuel Stempel joining Boston Partner Rebecca A. Lee as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Transactions Section.
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Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of more than 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 125 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional teams.