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Denis Braham’s real estate practice involves representation of virtually all segments of the real estate industry in Texas and multistate transactions. He represents real estate developers, lending institutions, landlords, and tenants in lease transactions and large commercial, industrial, residential, and mixed-use transactions. He also handles the acquisition, financing, construction, development, leasing, syndication, sale/leaseback, management, and operations of a wide variety of properties.

Denis represents clients in the sports industry from venue development, finance and P3 transactions, to sports commissions, and local organizing committees for major sporting events to professional sports teams, universities, and governmental entities in complex sports transactions.

Denis also counsels a broad range of clients on complex business transactions. He has deep experience with reorganization and planning, including financing, commercial transactions, venture capital transactions, business start-ups, acquisitions, spin-offs, sales, mergers, and intellectual property rights related to business acquisitions.

Additionally, Denis handles international franchising and licensing, international project development, international finance, and multinational transactions.



  • Board Certified, Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America
    • Real Estate Law, 2003-2024
    • Sports Law, 2009-2024
  • Listed, H Texas, Houston's Top Lawyers, 2017
  • Recipient, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, “David H. White Memorial Award,” 2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2011-2017, 2023
  • Listed, Lawdragon 500, “Leading Dealmaker,” 2007
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2010-2012
  • Listed, SportsBusiness Journal, “Power Players: Outside Counsel,” 2016, 2021
  • Listed, Who's Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment, 2018-2019
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, 2014-2017
  • Advisory Board Member, University of Houston Law Foundation
  • Executive Committee Member, Texas Bowl Foundation, 2008-Present
  • Board Member and Lead Counsel, Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee
  • Executive Committee Member and Lead Counsel, Houston Super Bowl XXXVIII Host Committee
  • Lead Counsel, North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee
  • Executive Committee and Board Member, Greater Houston Partnership, 2005-2022
  • Past Member, University of Texas Health Science Center Development Board
  • Past Member, University of Texas Medical School at Houston Advisory Council
  • Member, Mayor’s Transaction Team (Houston, Texas), 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, Columbia School of Law


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1979
  • B.Sc., Hebrew University, 1974
  • Texas
  • French, Conversational
  • Hebrew, Conversational