Gutierrez-Begin, Michelle J.

Michelle J. Gutierrez-Begin

Senior Counsel



Michelle Gutierrez-Begin represents lenders and borrowers on financings, acquisitions and development of apartment complexes, office buildings and shopping centers, as well as representing owners and tenants in the acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate. Michelle assists in representing the arranger/administrative agent, energy companies or other corporate borrowers in connection with commercial credit transactions, including secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, asset-backed and oil and gas reserve-based financings and other real estate financings. She also negotiates office and retail leases for commercial landlords and tenants, and advises property owners in all aspects of real property sales and acquisitions.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of various lenders and administrative agents in connection with construction and acquisition loans for multifamily complexes, mixed-use developments, office towers, residential and commercial condominium projects and hotels nationwide ranging from $10,000,000 to over $150,000,000
  • Assist with the representation of midstream natural gas companies in revolving credit facilities in the aggregate amount of up to $450,000,000
  • Assisted with the representation of syndicate agent in a $230,000,000 credit facility for a central business district office building
  • Assisted with the representation of energy company in connection with $250,000,000 revolving credit facility
  • Assisted with the representation of a major financial institution as arranger in amending a group of related credit facilities aggregating $650 million secured by oil and gas properties
  • Assisted with the representation of a major financial institution in restructuring loan portfolios secured by real estate in multiple states
  • Assisted with the representation of master limited partnership in $10 million to $500 million acquisitions of gas gathering and processing assets, pipeline systems and other midstream assets
  • Assisted with the representation of publicly traded oilfield service companies in various acquisitions ranging from $15 million to $300 million
  • Assisted with the representation of syndicate agents in secured credit facilities for privately and publicly held companies
  • Representation of energy companies in the acquisition and disposition of industrial properties, commercial properties, and pipeline systems throughout the United States
  • Representation Houston-based energy company in the acquisition of industrial properties in Texas, California, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas
  • Representation of developer in acquisition of raw land and related land use matters and access easements in the Houston area
  • Representation of lenders in connection with workouts and foreclosures
  • Representation of lenders in the negotiation of secured and unsecured credit facilities
  • Representation of lender in cross-collateralized real estate term loans secured by multi-state portfolios of single-tenant commercial properties
  • Assist with the representation of an energy company in the acquisition of right-of-way for the construction and operation of an interstate pipeline
  • Representation of institutional landlord in preparation and negotiation of leases for Class “A” office complex in Houston
  • Representation of national retailer in negotiation of anchor tenant leases and related transactions throughout the United States
  • Prepare and negotiate office and commercial leases for landlords and tenants

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Association of Women Attorneys