Mr. Lopez represents clients in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, development and financing, including interim construction and permanent financing matters. Prior to founding MBL Law, Mr. Lopez served as a transactional attorney at Dallas-based law firm Hughes & Luce, LLP. He then continued his transactional practice as a member of international law firm K&L Gates LLP, following the two firms’ combination in January 2008.
Mr. Lopez’s experience includes representing clients in land acquisitions for large developments, complex contract and lease negotiations; analysis of development restrictions, land use and title issues, contract disputes and pre-litigation negotiations; foreclosures; as well as negotiating and drafting loan documents, company agreements, corporate resolutions, development agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and office and commercial lease agreements.
In addition, he has worked with municipalities on development agreements and tax incentives, zoning and land use; and represented hedge funds and partnerships in the acquisition and disposition of hotel properties and retail properties, including multi-state and multi-property transactions.
Mr. Lopez is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED-AP, he has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED Rating System.
Mr. Lopez received his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and Cox School of Business, respectively. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, where he also earned recognition as a Division I Soccer Letterman and Academic All-American. In his free time, Mr. Lopez enjoys competing in triathlons (including Ironman races) and traveling.