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Gerald P. Lance has more than 30+ years of experience in commercial real estate, land development and real estate finance. He focuses his practice on commercial leasing (retail, office, and industrial), construction lending, long-term institutional financing and related restructurings, commercial land and income-producing property sales, construction contracts, and real estate development. Jerry has coordinated the real estate portions of many major multi-state acquisitions and financings.

In addition to his private practice, Jerry was formerly senior counsel for a large multi-state land development company where he focused on residential land development for master-planned communities, including golf course operations.


  • Commercial real estate finance
  • Construction contracts
  • Leases and leasing
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Acquisitions and dispositions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section
    • Corporate Counsel Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Business Law Section


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1984
    • Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • B.A., Haverford College, 1981
  • Texas