Justin Mapes

Justin Mapes

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Justin Mapes focuses his practice on the hospitality industry as well as real estate and finance matters.

Justin joined the Firm from Highgate Hotels in Dallas, where he served as deputy general counsel responsible for the legal affairs of the hotel management and investment platforms in connection with the acquisition, management and operation of approximately 400 hospitality assets located across the United States, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and Europe.

Previously, he served as vice ‎president and associate general counsel at Goldman Sachs, managing and supervising the legal affairs of the Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Loan Asset Management and Specialty Lending Group divisions.

Prior to his work in-house, Justin spent more than eight years in private practice in Dallas, where he garnered significant general real estate and corporate finance experience. Most recently, at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, he focused his practice on real estate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on financing transactions and the acquisition, development and sale of improved and unimproved real property.

Justin Mapes focuses his practice on the hospitality industry as well as real estate and finance matters.

Justin joined the Firm from Highgate Hotels in Dallas, where he served as deputy general counsel responsible for the legal affairs of the hotel management and investment platforms in connection with the acquisition, management and operation of approximately 400 hospitality assets located across the United States, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and Europe.

Previously, he served as vice president and associate general counsel at Goldman Sachs, managing and supervising the legal affairs of the Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Loan Asset Management and Specialty Lending Group divisions.

Prior to his work in-house, Justin spent more than eight years in private practice in Dallas, where he garnered significant general real estate and corporate finance experience. Most recently, at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, he focused his practice on real estate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on financing transactions and the acquisition, development and sale of improved and unimproved real property.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2003
    Articles Editor, Texas Journal of Business Law‎
  • M.P.A., Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000
  • B.B.A., Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, State Bar of New York
    • Member, Texas General Counsel Forum
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Real Estate (2008-2009)
Professional History
    • Deputy General Counsel, Highgate Hotels, L.P., Dallas
    • Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Dallas
    • Senior Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Dallas
    • Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP (successor to Jenkens & Gilchrist, PC), Dallas