Denis Clive Braham

Denis-BrahamChairman Emeritus; Shareholder; Co-Chair, Sports Business & Public Venues Industry Group

Real Estate Development & Investments; Corporate, Securities/M&A; Sports Business & Public Venues Industry; Real Estate Industry; University Industry; Healthcare Industry; Healthcare Facilities Real Estate; Real Estate Finance, Default Resolution & Servicing

Chairman Emeritus Denis Clive Braham is a member of the firm's Real Estate Development & Investments and Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions practices, and he chairs Winstead's Sports Business & Public Venues Practice Group.

Board Certified in commercial and residential real estate law, Denis has a broad-based real estate practice which regularly involves representation of all segments of the real estate industry in Texas and multistate transactions.

Denis has lectured on a wide variety of real estate topics.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of significant real estate developers, lending institutions, landlords, and tenants in significant lease transactions and large commercial, industrial, and residential transactions
  • Acquisition, financing, construction, development, leasing, syndication, sale/leaseback, management, and operations of public and private buildings, unimproved land, hospital projects, hotels, apartments, office buildings, recreational developments, shopping centers, malls, warehouses, industrial developments, and multi-unit projects
  • Clients include: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, The Methodist Hospital System, DH Investment Company, Lakewood Church, Rice University

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (General Counsel)
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Houston (Chair, Board of Trustees)
  • Secretary and General Counsel of Houston YET Center, Inc. (Board Member)
  • University of Houston Law Foundation (Advisory Board Member)
  • Texas Bowl Foundation (Executive Committee Member)
  • Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee (Board Member and Lead Counsel)
  • Houston Super Bowl XXXVIII Host Committee (Executive Committee Member and Lead Counsel)
  • North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee (Lead Counsel)
  • Greater Houston Partnership (Board Member)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center Development Board
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston Advisory Council
  • Guest Lecturer, Columbia School of Law

Awards & Recognition

  • Nationally ranked by Chambers USA in Sports Law
  • Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • He has been honored with multiple listings in Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers and Houston's Top Lawyers.
  • Named a 2007 Leading Dealmaker by Lawdragon 500
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2011-2015

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas, 1979