David Hargis
Vice President - In-House Counsel and Risk Management
Partners Development
David Hargis - Vice President - In-House Counsel and Risk Management - Partners Real Estate

David provides general legal support for the day-to-day functions of Partners, along with managing the legal needs of our development company. He is also be responsible for managing the insurance and other risk components of our firm.

David brings with him over 12 years of experience in corporate law and risk management and has a proven track record of success in navigating complex legal and regulatory issues. Prior to Partners, David was a Partner at Houston law firm Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP. There, he represented businesses in a variety of commercial disputes and earned a wealth of experience counseling his clients through arbitration proceedings before AAA, FINRA, and other private arbitration forums. David has also negotiated and drafted real estate purchase agreements, loan agreements, and master service agreements and represented brokers and broker-dealers in FINRA customer cases; successfully resolving a 27-claimant case against a brokerage firm involving the sale of collateralized mortgage obligations.

David’s impressive track record and abundance of applicable experience will be invaluable in helping us navigate the CRE legal and regulatory landscape. I’m confident that he will be a fantastic asset to Partners as our very first full-time legal in-house expert.