Kent Newsome: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kent Newsome

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Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone713.374.3659

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 713.374.3659
    Fax: 713.754.6659
    http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Kent-Newsome
     
    University Wake Forest University, B.A., 1982
     
    Law SchoolVanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1985
     
    Admitted1985, Texas
     
    Memberships 

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Board Member, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

    •Board Member, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

    •Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center

    •fellow, Houston Bar Foundation

    •Voting Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

    •Member, American Bar Association

    •Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

    •Member, Houston Bar Association

    •Past Chair, Real Estate Section

    •Past Chair, Entertainment and Sports Law Section

    •Member, Houston Real Estate Lawyers' Council

    •Member, State Bar of Texas

    •Member, Governing Council of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section

     
    BornCheraw, South Carolina, October 9, 1960
     
    Biography

    Kent Newsome serves as Chair of the firm's Houston Real Estate Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience that includes commercial real estate, real estate development, health care acquisitions and development, financing transactions, and general business law.

    Kent regularly represents owners and developers of commercial, retail and industrial properties in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and sale of income producing properties, including office buildings, shopping centers and manufacturing facilities. He represents lessors and lessees in the negotiation of commercial, retail and industrial leases. He also represents owners and developers of health care facilities including hospitals, medical office buildings and surgery centers.

    In addition to his legal practice, Kent has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center where he teaches courses in advanced real estate law.

    Prior to joining the firm, Kent was a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's Houston office.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Real estate

    •Health care

    Other Experience

    •Texas Qualified Mediator, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute, Houston, Texas

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    Articles

    •Featured, How to Stand Out in a Crowded Field ,Houston Business Journal, November 22, 2013

    •Interview, Q&A with Greenberg Traurig's Kent Newsome,Law360, March 20, 2012

    •Planning Committee, 45th Annual William M. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute, Austin, TX, September 15-16, 2011; Dallas, TX, October 13-14, 2011

    •Co-Author, The Legal Sides of Entertainment, Sports & Media , Aspatore Books, 2004

    •Plan Ahead to Avoid the Rush to Close,RED News, December 2004

    •Best efforts and the Real Estate Contract,RED News, October 2004

    •Walking the Line: Permissible Competition or Wrongful Interference,RED News, September 2004

    •The Great Compromise,RED News, August 2004

    •Negotiation Strategy: Honor the Rule of Perceived Alternatives,RED News, July 2004

    •Representing Well: Representations and Warranties in Earnest Money Contracts,RED News, June 2004

    •Story Time: Why Did Ray and Jane Decide to Get Details in Writing?,Houston Business Journal, May 2004

    •Co-author, Landlord Remedies and Drafting Considerations,RED News, April 2004

    •Designing Manager Contracts for Musicians,Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Summer 2003

    •Retail Leasing: Proceed with Caution to Avoid the Train Wreck Scenario,Houston Business Journal, October, 2002

    •Team-Based Approach to Real Estate Transactions Can Save You Time and Money,Highlights, September, October 2002

    •Team-Based Approach Will Benefit Buyer, Seller, Broker and Attorney,Houston Business Journal, May 2002

    •Property Buyers Find Persistence Pays Off When Doing Due Diligence,Houston Business Journal, January 2002, Kansas City Business Journal, March 2002;San Antonio Business Journal, March 2002

    •The Art of the Deal - Independent Co-Publishing Agreements,Art Law and Accounting Report, Fall 1999

    •Co-Author, The Development and Management of the Successful Medical Office Building,BOMA International, 1995

    •Summary of Recent Texas Legislation Affecting Real Estate,Texas Real Estate Law Reporter, August 1993

    •Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts From the Owner's Perspective,Texas Real Estate Law Reporter, December 1990

    •Leasing, Construction and Premises Liability Issues in the Ownership and Operation of Medical Office Buildings,BOMA International, October 1990

    •Co-Author, The Landman's Guide , Matthew Bender & Co., 1990

    •The Review and Negotiation of Commercial Real Property Leases From the Tenant's Perspective,Texas Real Estate Law Reporter, December 1988

    •An Overview of Selected Real Property Transactions,Law Seminars, Inc.,June 1987

    •Oil & Gas - Defining and Limiting the Mineral Easement From the Surface Owner's Perspective,Texas Bar Journal, March 1987

    •Walking the Thin Line - The Issuer's Obligations With Respect to Letters of Credit,Texas Real Estate Law Reporter, December 1986

    Speeches

    •Speaker, How to Out-Negotiate Your Opponent for Fun and Profit, Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, June 14, 2013; 28th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 6-7, 2013

    •Speaker, 10 Steps to Ethical and Effective Negotiation, The Endangered Species Act Conference, Austin, TX, May 20-21, 2013

    •Planning Committee and Speaker, 34th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, San Antonio, TX, July 12-14, 2012

    •Speaker, 27th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 7-8, 2012

    •Speaker, Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, Houston, TX, June 7-8, 2012

    •Speaker, 4th Annual Wind Energy Conference, Austin, TX, September 15-16, 2011

    •Moderator and Speaker, 33rd Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, San Antonio, TX, July 7-9, 2011

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, 11th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Houston, TX, June 23-24, 2011

    •Speaker, 26th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 2-3, 2011

    •Speaker, 5th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course, Lubbock, TX, May 19-20, 2011

    •Speaker, 22nd Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, Houston, TX, March 3-4, 2011

    •Speaker, 4th Annual Advanced Real Estate Strategies Course, Fredericksburg, TX, October 21-22, 2010

    •Speaker, 13th Annual Commercial Real Estate Course, Houston, TX, October 7-8, 2010

    •Planning Committee, 44th Annual William M. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute, Austin, TX, September 23-24, 2010; Dallas, TX, October 14-15, 2010

    •Speaker, Endangered Species Act Conference, Austin, TX, June 10-11, 2010

    •Speaker, 25th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 3-4, 2010

    •Speaker, 32nd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Dallas, TX, April 14-15, 2010; Houston, TX, April 29-30, 2010

    •Speaker, 21st Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, Dallas, TX, March 4-5, 2010

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, 10th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Houston, TX, January 25-26, 2010; San Antonio, TX, January 28-29, 2010

    •Speaker, 3rd Annual Wind Energy Conference, Austin, TX, January 25-26, 2010

    •Speaker, Historic Preservation Compliance for Energy Projects Conference, Houston, TX, November 16-17, 2009

    •Speaker, 24th Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 4-5, 2009

    •Speaker, 6th Annual Houston Paralegal Association Spring CLE Seminar, Galveston, TX, April 24, 2009

    •Speaker, Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute, Austin, TX, April 6-7, 2009

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, 2nd Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Houston, TX, February 23-24, 2009

    •Speaker, Real Estate Workouts, Documents & Closings, Houston, TX, February 5-6, 2009; Dallas, TX, February 12-13, 2009

    •Speaker, Ten Rules for Ethical and Effective Negotiation, University of Houston CLE Real Estate Course, Houston, TX, February 9, 2009

    •Speaker, The Development Approval Process in Texas, Houston, TX, November 18, 2008

    •Speaker, 11th Annual Commercial Real Estate Course, Houston, TX, October 30-31, 2008

    •Speaker, 2008 Real Estate Institute, Houston, TX, October 24, 2008

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Strategies Course, Santa Fe, NM, October 3-4, 2008

    •Speaker, 23rd Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 5-6, 2008

    •Speaker, 11th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 7-8, 2008

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, 8th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Austin, TX, February 11-12, 2008

    •Speaker, Real Estate Development from Beginning to End Conference, Houston, TX, January 31, 2008

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Course, Dallas, TX, November 15-16, 2007

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Course, Houston, TX, November 8-9, 2007

    •Speaker, 9th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, San Francisco, CA, November 5-6, 2007

    •Speaker, Endangered Species Act Conference, Austin, TX, November 1-2, 2007

    •Speaker, South Texas College of Law/Real Estate Center at Texas A&M Commercial Real Estate Course, Houston, TX, October 25-26, 2007

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Transactional Strategies Course, San Diego, CA, October 18-19, 2007

    •Speaker, Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Law in Texas, Houston, TX, October 4, 2007

    •Speaker, 5th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Boston, MA, October 1-2, 2007

    •Speaker, 17th Annual Texas Water Law Conference, Austin, TX, September 10-11, 2007

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Law Course, San Antonio, TX, July 12-14, 2007

    •Speaker, Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 7-8, 2007

    •Speaker, Anatomy of a Purchase Agreement, 23rd Annual Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 6-7, 2007

    •Speaker, Barnard O. Dow Leasing Institute, Dallas, TX, April 19-20, 2007 and Plano, TX, May 17-18, 2007

    •Speaker, Negotiating Restaurant Leases, Las Vegas, NV, February 22-23, 2007

    •Speaker, 7th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Austin, TX, February 12-13, 2007

    •Course Director and Faculty, Advanced Real Estate Course, Houston, TX, November 9-10, 2006; Dallas, TX, November 16-17, 2006; Austin, TX, January 18-19, 2007

    •Speaker, Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 8-9, 2006

    •Speaker, 6th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Austin, TX, April 24-25, 2006

    •Speaker, 8th Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, Washington, DC, March 29-31, 2006

    •Speaker, Fundamentals of Real Estate, Houston, TX, March 8, 2006

    •Speaker, Real Estate Development in Texas from Beginning to End, Houston, TX, January 25, 2006

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Houston, TX, November 11-12, 2005; Dallas, TX, November 17-18, 2005; Austin, TX, December 8-9, 2005

    •Speaker, Understanding the Sophisticated Real Estate Practice, San Francisco, CA, November 7-8, 2005

    •Speaker, 2nd Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Dallas, TX, October 20-21, 2005

    •Speaker, 4th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 17-18, 2005

    •Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of Texas Real Estate Law, Houston, TX, July 23, 2005

    •Speaker, Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 9-10, 2005

    •Speaker, Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute, Houston, TX, April 14-15, 2005; Dallas, TX, April 28-29, 2005

    •Speaker, Word and Phrases: An Explanation of Real Estate Terminology, Fulbright and Jaworski Real Estate Industry Luncheon, Houston, TX, April 19, 2005

    •Speaker, Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute, Houston, TX, April 14-15, 2005; Dallas, TX, April 28-29, 2005

    •Speaker, Real Estate Documents, Workouts and Closings, Dallas, TX, April 7-8, 2005; Houston, TX, April 14-15, 2005; San Antonio, TX, April 28-29, 2005

    •Speaker, 5th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Austin, TX, January 27-28, 2005

    •Speaker, Anatomy of a Purchase and Sale Agreement, Fulbright and Jaworski Real Estate Industry Luncheon, Houston, TX, November, 18, 2004

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Houston, TX, November 11-12, 2004; Dallas, TX, November 18-19, 2004

    •Speaker, Drafting and Negotiating Texas Commercial Leases, Houston, TX, October 13, 2004

    •Program Chair and Speaker, Negotiating Leases, Dallas, TX, September 20-21, 2004; Houston, TX, September 27-28, 2004

    •Speaker, The Leasing Institute, Dallas, TX, April 1-2, 2004; Houston, TX, April 29-30, 2004

    •Speaker, Landlord Remedies and Drafting Considerations, Fulbright and Jaworski Real Estate Industry Luncheon, Houston, TX, April 21, 2004

    •Speaker, Real Estate Documents, Workouts and Closing, Houston, TX, March 25-26, 2004; Dallas, TX, April 1-2, 2004

    •Speaker, 4th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Austin, TX, January 22-23, 2004

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Houston, TX, November 6-7, 2003; Dallas, TX, November 20-21, 2003

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Advanced Workshop on Real Estate Remedies, Houston, TX, May 15, 2003

    •Speaker, Real Estate Documents, Workouts and Closings, Houston, TX, February 20-21, 2003; Dallas, TX, February 27-28, 2003

    •Speaker, Commercial Real Estate Course, Austin, TX, January 23-24, 2003

    •Speaker, Commercial Real Estate Course, Houston, TX, October 17-18, 2002

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Dallas, TX, October 3-4, 2002; Houston, TX, October 10-11, 2002

    •Speaker, Legal Assistants University, Houston, TX, September 18-20, 2002

    •Speaker, 11th Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Dallas, TX, September 12-13, 2002

    •Speaker, Real Estate Documents, Workouts and Closing, Dallas, TX, July 18-19, 2002; Houston, TX, July 25-26, 2002

    •Speaker, Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions, Houston Bar Association Real Estate Section, Houston, TX, May 15, 2002

    •Speaker, Sports and Entertainment Law Conference, Houston, TX, April 26, 2002

    •Speaker, Legal and Ethical Issues in the Acquisition and Development of Real Property, Brazoria County Bar Association, Angleton, TX, April 12, 2002

    •Speaker, Real Estate Documents, Workouts and Closings, Dallas, TX, March 28-29, 2002; Houston, TX, April 4-5, 2002

    •Speaker, 2nd Annual Negotiating Leases Conference, Austin, TX, January 29, 2002

    •Speaker, Texas Filmmaking Institute, Houston, TX, January 19, 2002

    •Speaker, Business of Music Seminar, Houston, TX, November 17, 2001

    •Speaker, Negotiating Leases, Miami, FL, November 15-16, 2001

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Houston, TX, November 1-2, 2001; Dallas, TX, November 8-9, 2001

    •Speaker, 4th Annual Music Law & Business Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 22-23, 2001

    •Program Chair and Speaker, Negotiating Commercial Leases, Houston, TX, September 10-11, 2001

    •Speaker, Not Fade Away: The Life and Times of Buddy Holly, Lubbock, TX, September 5-8, 2001

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Real Estate Development Conference, Austin, TX, August 2-3, 2001

    •Speaker, Texas Bankers Association Real Estate Seminar, Austin, TX, April 18, 2001

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Negotiating Leases Conference, Austin, TX, January 18-19, 2001

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Dallas, TX, October 12-13, 2000; Houston, TX, October 19-20, 2000

    •Speaker, Business of Music Seminar, Houston, TX, May 13, 2000

    •Speaker, Business Music Seminar, Houston, TX, November 13, 1999

    •Speaker, Negotiating Leases, Houston, TX, October 21-22, 1999

    •Speaker, Texas Real Estate Practice for Paralegals, Houston, TX, October 22, 1999

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Houston, TX, October 7-8, 1999; Dallas, TX, October 14-15, 1999

    •Speaker, Business of Music Seminar, Houston, TX, October 4, 1998

    •Speaker, General Practice Institute, Houston, TX, May 29-30, 1997; San Antonio, TX, June 5-6, 1997

    •Speaker, Advising Small Business Owners, Dallas, TX, March 27-28, 1997; Houston, TX, April 3-4, 1997

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Houston, TX, October 24-25, 1996; Dallas, TX, October 31 November 1, 1996

    •Speaker, Real Estate Law Conference, Houston, TX, June 13-14, 1996

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Houston, TX, November 9-10, 1995; Dallas, TX, November 16-17, 1995

    •Speaker, BOMA International's 88th Annual Convention and The Office Building Show, Denver, CO, June 25-28, 1995

    •Speaker, 17th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, San Antonio, TX, June 23, 1995; Dallas, TX, July 14, 1994

    •Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, Houston, TX, October 27-28, 1994; Dallas, TX, November 3-4, 1994

    •Speaker, Real Estate Law: Leases in Depth, Houston, TX, March 10, 1994

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, 1993 Advanced Commercial Leases Conference, Houston, TX, November 4-5, 1993

    •Speaker, Recent Legislation Affecting Real Property, Greater Houston Legal Secretaries Association, Houston, TX, September 14, 1993

    •Speaker, Owner and Landlord Liability for the Criminal Acts of Third Parties, Institute of Real Estate Management, Houston, TX, September 3, 1992

    •Speaker, BOMA International's 85th Annual Convention and The Office Building Show, Seattle, WA, June 22-24, 1992

    •Speaker, Eighth Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Institute, Houston, TX, June 4-5, 1992

    •Program Co-Chair and Speaker, 1992 Advanced Commercial Leases Conference, Houston, TX, May 13-14, 1992

    •Speaker, International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, Inc., Institute For Corporate Real Estate, Houston, TX, February 25 - March 1, 1991

    •Speaker, BOMA International Medical Office Buildings Seminar, Houston, TX, October 10-12, 1990

    •Speaker, University of St. Thomas, Career Day, Houston, TX, February 15, 1990

    •Speaker, The Effect of Non-Judicial Foreclosure on Existing Leases in Texas, Institute of Real Estate Management, Houston, TX, February 2, 1989

    •Speaker, Law Seminar for Legal Secretaries and Legal Assistants, Houston, TX, June 6, 1987

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