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Walter Howl concentrates his practice on commercial real estate law matters, real estate financing transactions, acquisition and disposition of improved and unimproved real property, industrial, office, and retail leasing, title issues, and documenting real estate joint ventures.


  • Acquisitions and dispositions of real property
  • Real estate due diligence in connection with M&A transactions
  • Negotiating, documenting and modifying real estate secured and unsecured loans
  • Real estate joint ventures
  • Negotiating industrial, office and retail leases on behalf of landlords and tenants


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor's Turnaround Awards, "Professional Services (B-To-B) Deal of the Year" and "Restructuring Community Impact Deal of the Year" for the Preferred Stock Investment in Roadrunner Transportation Systems, 2018


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1998
    • Allan F. Smith Scholar, Michigan Journal of Race and Law
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1995
  • Arizona