Eli’s practice focuses on real estate transactions, zoning, land use, and leasing law. He often works with private and government clients on negotiation of real estate contracts, due diligence, permitting, zoning, title issues and resolution, subdivision and condominium formation, restrictive covenants, easements, and forming closely-held entities. He received his B.A. from Tulane University and his J.D. at Southern Methodist University.
Chris graduated with a Construction Science degree from Texas A&M University, and worked in commercial construction for several years before attending St. Mary’s School of Law. This practical foundation gives his clients—who include developers, design professionals and construction companies—a partner who understands the complexities of design and construction and can offer pragmatic risk management considerations for every step of the development process.
Chris and Eli frequently work together, giving their clients a complete team of legal advisors to handle the acquisition and development of projects.
“We’re excited to have Chris and Eli join Culhane Meadows, where they have plans to expand the services that they offer clients to include a whole new category of construction management.” says Co-founder and Co-managing Partner Grant Walsh.
Co-founder and Co-managing Partner Kelly Culhane adds, “Eli and Chris’s deep understanding of the commercial real estate and construction markets, especially in Texas, gives us the opportunity to expand our current practice in those areas and better serve our clients.”
“I’m excited to join a firm that emphasizes innovation and gives partners the freedom to pursue new markets.” says Chris. “I’m also looking forward to working with the team at Culhane Meadows, and our partners at NAMWOLF, to foster more diversity in the legal profession.”
Eli agrees, “Joining Culhane Meadows gives me the ability to grow my practice in a way that benefits my clients, including working in a collaborative environment with experienced attorneys in a number of related disciplines. It just made sense to join a firm that prioritizes the needs of their clients and attorneys over fancy office space.”
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