- Law Firm Practice Group
Steve Biegel began his commercial real estate career in 1981 as an attorney with Andrews Kurth. Throughout his 17-year tenure with A&K, Steve advised tenants and landlords on complex lease transactions in Houston and throughout the U.S., including over 5 million square feet of office leases. He also represented developers, investors and institutional lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition, development, financing and disposition, and worked on numerous master limited partnerships, REITs and other financial market transactions
Having practiced law in Houston throughout the 80’s and 90’s, Steve experienced all phases of Houston’s boom-bust real estate market. Accordingly, his depth of legal experience includes not only the structuring, negotiation and closing of complex real estate transactions, but also working through complicated restructurings, refinancings, workouts, and foreclosures. Steve is the former Chair of the Real Estate Law Section of the Houston Bar Association (98-99), is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and The Houston Bar Foundation.
Steve is Chair of Savills Studley’s Law Firm Practice Group, which consists of over 30 senior professionals from Savills Studley offices throughout the country who each specialize in law firm representation. The LFPG meets regularly to discuss issues and trends relating to our law firm practice, and publishes The Legal Tenant, Savills Studley’s biannual newsletter designed to provide law firms with the tools to make prudent and informed real estate decisions.
Activities & Achievements
In 1998, Steve left the practice of law to launch his career in tenant representation, quickly establishing himself as one of the top brokers in Houston. He earned recognition from the Houston Business Journal as a Commercial Real Estate “Heavy Hitter” in 2001, 2002 and 2004 and as an “MVP” in 2003, and was also one of three finalists for the NAIOP Office Broker of the Year Award in 2003. His unique combination of experience as a lawyer and broker executing complex transactions makes Steve an invaluable resource in solving the corporate real estate needs of our clients.
Steve was recently honored by the Houston Bar Foundation with its annual Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for his services provided to the Houston Bar Association and Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.
He is also on the Boards of Directors of the Tony Award winning Alley Theatre, where he chairs the Corporate Giving and Building Committees, and CANTARE Houston.
Steve received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1978, with majors in Finance and Real Estate, and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors from UT in 1981.