Neil Wasserstrom is the Partner-in-Charge of Mayer Brown's Houston office. He regularly counsels clients in the areas of real estate and energy. In the course of his practice, Neil handles all aspects of commercial real estate, including representing public and private real estate operating companies, REITs, institutional developers, insurance companies, pension fund advisors and home builders in acquiring, developing, leasing, managing, financing and selling all types of properties, including multi-family projects, shopping centers, industrial parks, office buildings, residential developments, extended-stay hotels, student housing facilities, senior assisted-living facilities and undeveloped properties in single-asset and portfolio transactions throughout the United States.
Neil also assists clients in the context of foreclosures and restructurings of troubled real estate. In addition, he represents developers and owners in the energy sector engaged in developing, acquiring and selling energy projects.
He is listed in Band 1 of Chambers USA as a leading real estate lawyer. Market commentators and clients emphasize his managerial and negotiation skills, stating that he "is always able to find common ground that results in a win-win for both parties," and that he "has a lot of foresight and the ability to steer things in the right direction." Furthermore, Chambers USA asserts he is "very efficient" and affirms "Neil is a facilitator. He knows where to go and get answers. He is a great quarterback who directs everything, and who knows the law and real estate matters well." Neil is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America, selected as a Texas Super Lawyer and included in Texas Best Lawyers.
Tulane University Law School, JD
Tulane University, BA, cum laude
- Urban Land Institute
- Houston Bar Association