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Austin Wyker advises clients on the legal, business and tax aspects of joint ventures with a focus on joint ventures in real estate. Austin represents both investors and sponsors in joint ventures and regularly negotiates, structures, and prepares complex joint venture agreements.

Concentrations

  • Partnership and limited liability company (LLC) formations, transactions, and liquidations
  • Drafting and negotiation of partnership and LLC agreements
  • Real estate tax planning

Capabilities

Tax

Experience

  • Represented a real estate developer in the acquisition of land in McKinney, Texas for the development of a 212-unit, single family rental project, consisting of 72 high-density, single-story duplex and detached apartment homes; 56 two-story, row townhomes; and 84 two-story, single-family detached homes.°
  • Represented a joint venture developer and investor in a program with a fund to develop single family rental projects across the country.°
  • Represented a landowner in a joint venture with a real estate investment and development company and other investors to develop property in the Fort Worth area into residential and industrial lots.°
  • Represented a real estate developer in the development of multiple mixed use projects in the Phoenix area, including residential, hotel, office, and retail.°
  • Represented an investment firm in a joint venture to fund a leading innovator of a major meeting automation platform (MAP).°
  • Represented a real estate investment firm in the acquisition of their first industrial development in Nevada.°
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition of numerous properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the development of industrial warehouses.°
  • Represented a restaurant group in the opening of numerous upscale restaurants in the Dallas area.°
  • Represented an investor in a joint venture in the acquisition of a 15-story office high-rise in the Dallas area.°
  • Represented a real estate investment firm in a joint venture real estate program with a developer involving the acquisition, development, and re-development of tunnel car wash systems in Florida.°
  • Represented a fund in a joint venture with another fund to acquire a majority of the controlling class of certain financial instruments.°
  • Represented a national student housing development company in the development of a graduate student housing project on Vanderbilt University’s campus.°
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition of a site in Celebration, Florida, a master-planned community, for the development of a new luxury multifamily project.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Wyker prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2022
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Tax Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, 2009-Present

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University
Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court