People: Peter M. Oxman, Partner

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Peter M. Oxman

Partner

Houston
Direct: (713) 238-1802
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Peter M. Oxman is a partner in the Real Estate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Oxman has 25 years of experience in a broad range of real estate transactions, including the development, leasing, financing, acquisition and disposition of multifamily,  office, student housing, industrial, and healthcare projects in the U.S. and Latin America. He has considerable experience in negotiating domestic and international joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional portfolio transactions.  His clients include leading real estate developers, investors, fund sponsors, healthcare operators and lenders. 

From 2013-2016, Mr. Oxman served as the Houston City Co-Chair for the Lawyers Council on Legal Diversity’s law school mentoring programs. From 1997-1999, Mr. Oxman served as a member of the Houston Planning Commission. From 2002-2004, Mr. Oxman served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Harris County Municipal Management District No. 1. He is a graduate of Class XIV of Leadership Houston.

Peter M. Oxman is a partner in the Real Estate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Oxman has 25 years of experience in a broad range of real estate transactions, including the development, leasing, financing, acquisition and disposition of multifamily,  office, student housing, industrial, and healthcare projects in the U.S. and Latin America. He has considerable experience in negotiating domestic and international joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional portfolio transactions.  His clients include leading real estate developers, investors, fund sponsors, healthcare operators and lenders. 

From 2013-2016, Mr. Oxman served as the Houston City Co-Chair for the Lawyers Council on Legal Diversity’s law school mentoring programs. From 1997-1999, Mr. Oxman served as a member of the Houston Planning Commission. From 2002-2004, Mr. Oxman served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Harris County Municipal Management District No. 1. He is a graduate of Class XIV of Leadership Houston.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude (1989)

  • B.A., Columbia College (1986)

Admissions

  • Texas

Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association

Representative Engagements

  • Represent an institutional investor in connection with the sale of an apartment complex in Katy, TX
  • Represent a Houston based developer in multiple property acquisition transactions in Houston, TX
  • Represented an institutional investor in connection with the sale of an two connected office buildings located in Boston, MA for over $100 million. This transaction went from letter of intent to closing in just over one month
  • Represented a Houston based developer in connection with the development of an approximately 900 acre business park, including a joint venture with an international real estate development company and a fund sponsored by a major investment banking firm and sales of multiple parcels, including sales to two Fortune 50 companies for the development of a bottling plant and fulfillment center, respectively
  •  Represented a New York based student housing company in connection with the development of a high-rise project in Pittsburgh, PA, including the negotiation of a development joint venture and construction financing
  •  Represented a New York based student housing company in connection with the acquisition of projects in Michigan and Minnesota
  • Represented an Omaha based real estate company in the purchase of an apartment project in Houston, TX including the assumption of existing indebtedness, and the sale of apartment projects in Dallas, TX and Phoenix, AZ 
  • Represented an institutional investor in connection with the acquisition of an apartment complex in the Austin, TX area
  • Represented an institutional investor in the acquisition and subsequent financing of a portfolio of student living apartment complexes in California
  • Represented the lender in connection with the financing of a movie theater project in Colorado
  • Represented an institutional investor in connection with the financing of a shopping center in California
  • Represented an institutional investor in the acquisition of an office building project in Nashville, TN involving the assumption of industrial revenue bonds
  • Represented the owner of a mixed use complex in Houston, TX in a refinancing transaction as well as the sale of a retail portion of the project 
  • Represented an institutional investor in the sale of a grocery anchored retail project in Dallas, TX
  • Represented a Houston based developer in the acquisition and subsequent sale of a retail site in Houston, TX
  • Represented a Houston based developer in the repurchase of property in Houston, TX pursuant to a preferential right
  • Represented an institutional investor in the acquisition of an apartment complex in Dallas, TX
  • Represented an institutional investor in the acquisition and financing of an office building in Houston, TX
  • Represented a major energy company in the renewal of a lease covering approximately 900,000 square feet of space in multiple buildings in Houston, TX
  • Represented an Omaha, NE based developer in the acquisition of property in Dallas and Houston, TX for the development of apartments, the sale of a grocery-anchored shopping center in Houston, Texas and ground lease transactions with major retailers

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Merriman v. XTO Energy, Inc.--Texas Supreme Court Affirms Heavy Burden of Proof for Surface Estate Owners in Accommodation Case,"  9 Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law 180 (2014)

Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America Guide for Real Estate Law, 2012-2016 editions
  • Law360 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board, 2013
  • Legal 500, Recommended for Renewable/Alternative Energy, 2012 edition
  • Legal 500, Recommended for Projects/Energy, 2012 Latin America edition
  • AV®- Preeminent™, 5.0 out of 5 Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Unless otherwise indicated, this attorney is not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.