News Release

Former Goldman Sachs Vice President and Associate General ‎Counsel Brian Bolton Rejoins Locke Lord’s Dallas Office as ‎Partner

June 1, 2020

(DALLAS) June 1, 2020Brian Bolton has rejoined Locke Lord’s Dallas office as a Partner in the Firm’s renowned Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group. Bolton will primarily support the Firm’s real estate acquisition and finance practice.‎

“Brian is a substantial addition to our nationally recognized Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Practice Group, and his distinguished professional background will further strengthen our team in Dallas and beyond,” said Vicky Gunning, Dallas Office Managing Partner and Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department. “We are delighted to welcome back to Locke Lord such an accomplished and respected lawyer.”

Bolton, who was at the Firm earlier in his career, rejoins Locke Lord from Goldman Sachs where he served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. He focuses his practice on real estate and lending matters. Bolton represents purchasers, owners and developers in connection with the acquisition, disposition and development of a variety of types of improved and unimproved real property. He also represents lenders and borrowers in connection with lending transactions secured by real and related personal property. Bolton is a member of The Real Estate Council in Dallas.

“Locke Lord’s long-standing history, esteemed reputation in the real estate market and deep roots in Texas drew me back,” Bolton noted. “I am thrilled to reunite with my former colleagues in Dallas and look forward to closely collaborating with such a talented collection of lawyers in a range of practice areas across the Firm.”

Locke Lord’s Real Estate and Real Estate Finance team provides sophisticated legal services to clients throughout the world for the acquisition, development, permitting, construction, financing, leasing, management/operation and disposition of real estate. The Firm’s clients include corporations, major financial institutions, real estate developers, private equity, pension and other investment funds, individual investors, family offices, REITs, public agencies, educational institutions, insurance companies, health care systems, nonprofit organizations, homebuilders and contractors. Locke Lord brings a holistic approach to each real estate and real estate finance matter to seamlessly handle complex global matters. The Firm has been ranked as a National Tier 1 and Metropolitan Tier 1 firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, and the Firm’s Texas Real Estate Practice was recognized in Chambers USA 2020.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 21 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.