Michael J. Pappert


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"[Mike's] understanding of our requirements and his dedication to quick turnaround times are both outstanding."

— Chambers USA 2021


Mike Pappert assists clients in creating and implementing strategies for their business transactions. For 30 years, he has applied his skills to hundreds of real estate, finance and business matters. Mike has been involved in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, financing and sale of commercial and residential real estate, including shopping centers, industrial warehouse projects, office buildings, hotel and recreational developments and multi- and single-family properties. He has also represented lenders and borrowers, including financial institutions, mortgage companies, institutional investors, developers and publicly held companies in lending and financing transactions. He has experience in mortgage and asset-based lending and loan workout, restructuring and refinancing matters.

In addition, Mike has extensively represented entities and individuals in the purchase, sale, restructuring and reorganization of the ownership of business organizations and assets. His representation has extended to national and multinational financial institutions, real estate companies, insurance concerns, oil and gas companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • The Legal 500 United States (2021 to 2022)
    • Recommended for Real Estate
  • Chambers USA: Real Estate in Texas (2010 to 2023)
    • Band 4 (2020 to 2023), Band 3 (2010 to 2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2018 to Present)
    • Texas: Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent


  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Corporation Section
    • Subcommittee on the Drafting of the Revised Texas Business Organization Code
    • Co-editor of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Reporter
    • Has lectured at several State Bar of Texas seminars
  • Houston Bar Association

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  • Texas, 1982


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1982