Derek provides responsive, targeted solutions to his clients’ challenges across a broad range of real estate and commercial financial transactions. His clients include developers and owners, who he regularly represents in the purchase, sale, leasing, financing, and development of real property. He also represents financial institutions in the financing of commercial real estate loans, commercial lending, and new market tax credit lending.
Derek’s clients benefit from his considerable experience in drafting and negotiating:
- Commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements
- Easement agreements
- Commercial and real estate loan documents
- Credit agreements
Prior to joining Michael Best, Derek was corporate counsel involved in corporate finance, tax, and commercial transactions at Johnson Controls, Inc. He also worked as a commercial real estate associate in Dallas, Texas.