Ms. Carolyn Ritz Benson



Carolyn R. Benson is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Dallas office.

Areas of Practice

Carolyn has extensive experience in real property acquisitions, leasing and sales on a national and local basis. Carolyn:

•Represents CMBS Trusts, Special Servicers, SBA Lenders/Servicers, and financial institutions in REO transactions
•Represents clients in the disposition of industrial, retail, office, multi-family, hotel, resort, condominium, c-store, mobile home portfolios, self-storage facilities and mixed-use projects.
•Represents clients in single and portfolio dispositions for distressed assets transactions
•Coordinate s receiverships of commercial real estate assets leading to control, recovery and liquidation of collateral for the benefit of the Noteholders.
•Represents landlords and tenants in lease transactions involving office, research and development, retail and industrial space.

Other Experience

•Investigator, United States Investigator Services, 2004-2005


•Top 50 Lawyers, Texas Diversity Council, 2018


Real Estate, Land Use, & Environmental Law Blog Posts

• IRS Change in Application Requirements for Obtaining Employer Identification Number Could Affect Many International Investors In U.S. Real Estate, May 22, 2019

Media Mentions

•Movers & Shakers Feature
The Deal, April 20, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin Enters Texas Market With Dallas Office
Law360, April 16, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin Officially Opens Dallas Office
The Texas Lawbook, April 16, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin Launches Dallas Office
Texas Lawyer, April 16, 2018

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Hospitality
  • Multifamily Housing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
469.391.7421  Phone
469.391.7565  Fax
University Attended:
Aurora University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004
Law School Attended:
Southern Methodist University, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Year of First Admission:
2008, Texas; Texas Eastern Bankruptcy Court; Texas Eastern District Court; Texas Northern Bankruptcy Court; Texas Northern District Court; Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court; Texas Western Bankruptcy Court; Texas Western District Court


•William M. Mac Taylor American Inn of Court
•Member, Dallas Bar Association
•fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


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