David B. Armbrust - Armbrust & Brown, PLLC
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David B. Armbrust

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983
Phone: 512-435-2301

 Mr. Armbrust practices in the areas of real estate, general business, contracts, environmental, land use, administrative, water and utilities.  Mr. Armbrust serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He has previously served on the Boards of the Colorado River Foundation, the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation and the Brackenridge Hospital Development Council. He served on the Board of Directors of the Austin Real Estate Council and was its President in 1999 and the Board of Hill Country Conservancy and was its president in 2006. In addition, he has formerly served on the Boards of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys, the Texas Capitol Builders’ Association and the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan.  He was recognized as “Best in Business–Real Estate” by the Austin Business Journal.  He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and is a recipient of the City of Austin Distinguished Service Award.  In 2008, Mr. Armbrust received the W. Neal Kocurek Commercial Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award.  Mr. Armbrust has been listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” (Real Estate) every year since it has been published, and has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine every year since it began such feature.  Mr. Armbrust received his LL.M. from the University of Texas in 1975, his J.D. (with honors) from St. Mary’s University in 1974, and his B.A. from New Mexico State University in 1970.

New Mexico State UniversityBA 1970St. Mary's University School of LawJ.D. 1974University of Texas School of LawLL.M 1975

Client Comments

"David Armbrust has everything we look for in a real estate attorney -- he's knowledgeable, experienced, and responsive. He is extremely well-connected and respected throughout the community. David was the key player in helping us navigate successfully through a very tough entitlement process, and he was a pleasure to work with throughout."

-Mark Meyer
Vice President
Haas & Haynie Corporation

"David is one of the best in the business. He has a great combination of personality, intelligence, network and knowledge of the law and issues. He's an important member of our outside counsel team."

-Richard Maier
Vice President, Land Manager
D.R. Horton - America's Builder

"David Armbrust is an extremely experienced land use attorney who understands the real estate business and consistently works toward, and achieves, a business outcome that is optimal for his client. The depth of his knowledge is very helpful on complicated and/or unusual transactions. His interpersonal approach is very effective in negotiating beneficial outcomes without creating an adversarial climate. He is very highly respected by his peers, governmental officials, and the real estate community. His work is prompt and communication with his client is efficient and frequent. I would recommend him highly to anyone transacting real estate business in central Texas."

-Steve Clark
Cypress Real Estate Advisors, Inc.

"I am proud to provide comments regarding David Armbrust, whom I have worked with for almost 20 years and who is now a most-trusted confidant. His integrity, ethics, and business practice standards are beyond reproach. David has helped me on various issues and is always professional, creative, and capable of optimizing results. David is very well respected within our community and his ability to communicate with people at all levels has, I'm sure, played a vital part in his being included among the Best Lawyers in America."

-Bob Gregory
President & CEO
Texas Disposal Systems

"David has represented Endeavor Real Estate Group in a number of complex, challenging entitlement and public finance situations. David is simply best in class in his field. His competence and professionalism are matched by his dignity, integrity, and character. He garners the utmost respect from all the parties in the situations in which he is involved. We have very much enjoyed our relationship with David and look forward to working together for many years in the future."

-Kirk Rudy
Managing Principal
Endeavor Real Estate Group

"David Armbrust has worked with our company on several different major projects involving securing local government approvals, public financial assistance, lobbying for several changes in state law, and litigation. David is truly a gentleman and is well known and well liked by all with whom he works. His style is to advocate on behalf of his clients efficiently and with clarity, and then to listen carefully to the feedback from the public officials. Further, he responds quickly, and in-depth to even the most complex set of circumstances. The information that he gives to his clients is concise, frank, and to the point. His advice is always well founded, complete, and directed towards achieving the goals of the client. As a large, multi-national, public corporation, it is most important that our interests are represented in the most competent, yet discrete manner. David presents a local face for our corporation in a manner that is both well trusted and respected, and can be relied upon to be of the highest integrity and competence."

-William Hammer
Vice President - Development
Simon Property Group

"David Armbrust has represented me in real estate contract as well as entitlement work for many years. He is helpful, articulate, and has a complete grasp of what it takes to do a deal. He is not a deal-breaking lawyer, but rather a deal maker, and he understands the importance of timely responses. Mr. Armbrust is my "go-to" guy for the tough deals."

-Jerry Winetroub
Jerald Winetroub Company

Office Location

100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1300
Austin, TX 78701-2744
United States

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law (Development, Energy Projects, Environmental, Government Relations, Land Use, Municipal, Real Estate, Zoning)
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Development, Land Use, Tax Certiorari, Transactions, Zoning)

Other Information

Gender: Male