Derek is a real estate attorney focusing on matters including acquisitions and dispositions of improved and unimproved commercial properties as well as farm and ranch properties, shopping center development, commercial leasing, and real estate finance. He handles conventional real estate lending, loan work-outs and mezzanine loan transactions. Derek's experience includes projects involving public transit facilities, utilities and condemnation.
Derek also works on the real estate aspects of renewable energy projects, specifically solar and wind, including site acquisition and leasing. He is adept at drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, leases, easements, surface waivers and drill site agreements that limit or prevent disturbance by oil, gas and mineral-related activities. Derek works closely with clients to identify and resolve title, survey and other land-related issues, and is able to anticipate the expectations of tax equity and other investors concerning these matters.
Derek spends his free time with his family, hiking, biking and fishing.