Leader of Houston Office Banking & Finance

Tristan E. Propst

Projects & Infrastructure, Lending, Banking & Finance

"Tristan is smart and very commercial." (2023)

"He communicates well, has deep and long-dated expertise and is a trusted partner." (2022)

“Tristan counts a host of banks among his client following, acting for them on complex finance transactions.” (2021)

Chambers USA


Tristan Propst represents both major financial institutions, as administrative agents, arrangers and lenders, and corporate borrowers in a variety of finance transactions, including secured and unsecured commercial transactions, first lien/second lien transactions, acquisition financings, asset-based lending, project finance transactions, structured transactions, restructuring transactions, and cross-border transactions, with a particular emphasis on finance transactions in the oil and gas, coal, pipeline and other energy-related industries.

Tristan has been ranked by Chambers USA since 2009 and is ranked in Band 1 for Banking and Finance in Texas since 2018. Chambers USA 2020 notes that Tristan “incredibly detail-oriented and is always willing to take the time to explain things. He is really great for complicated transactions." Chambers USA 2019 notes that he is “an expert in his field, responsive and thoughtful," according to clients. He also was consistently named as a “Texas Rising Star” (Super Lawyer, 2004-2007).” Prior to joining Mayer Brown, he served as a judicial clerk for the Court of Appeals of Georgia (1995).


  • Princeton University, AB, magna cum laude
  • A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, MBA
    Dean's List
  • Tulane University Law School, JD, magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif; Notes and Comments Editor, Tulane Law Review


  • Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section