J. Kent Newsome

J. Kent Newsome

Greenberg Traurig

Recognized since 2003

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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Kent Newsome serves as Chair of the firm's Houston Real Estate Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience that includes commercial real estate, real estate development, health care acquisitions and development, financing transactions, and general business law.

Kent regularly represents owners and developers of commercial, retail and industrial properties in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and sale of income producing properties, including office buildings, shopping centers and manufacturing facilities. He represents lessors and lessees in the negotiation of commercial, retail and industrial leases. He also represents owners and developers of health care facilities including hospitals, medical office buildings and surgery centers.

In addition to his legal practice, Kent has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center where he teaches courses in advanced real estate law.

Prior to joining the firm, Kent was a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's Houston office.

  • 1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 6700
    Houston, TX 77002
  • Wake Forest University, BA, graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers - Member
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston - Board Member
  • Governing Council of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section - Member
  • Houston Bar Association - Member
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Houston Real Estate Lawyers' Council - Member
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - Voting Member
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts - Board Member
  • University of Houston Law Center - Adjunct Professor

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Real Estate Law
Special Focus:
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Industrial
  • Land Use
  • Office Buildings
  • Real Property Law
  • Residential
  • Shopping Center Transactions
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Transactions
  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
  • Who's Who Legal
  • H Texas magazine, "Super Lawyers"
  • Chambers USA Guide "Best Real Estate Lawyers in Texas"
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor's Real Estate Expert Guide "Best Real Estate Lawyers in the World"
  • Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2013 Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009-2010
  • Chambers USA Guide, 2003-2013
  • Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
  • The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013

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