Managing Partner of Houston Office

Neil A. Wasserstrom

Distressed Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation


Neil Wasserstrom is Managing Partner 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 expert in transactional matters. He finds ways to look at every problem or issue from all angles and provides a solution that can get any deal done, while always managing risk for his clients." 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.

Formação Acadêmica

  • Tulane University, BA, cum laude
  • Tulane University Law School, JD


  • Texas


  • Advisory Board, Tulane University Law School Center for Energy Law
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Houston Bar Association