David N. Morrell, Jr. Partner

Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

David Morrell joined Hoover Slovacek in 1999 and became a partner in 2007.  He has practiced transactional law for most of his 25 years as an attorney. Mr. Morrell assists clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of multi-family, office and retail properties.  He also represents commercial landlords and tenants in all aspects of office, industrial and retail leasing.


Mr. Morrell has drafted and negotiated leases for landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail properties up to 300,000 RSF.  He has assisted clients with land acquisition, financing, construction, refinancing and disposition of numerous office, industrial, krist retail, and multi -family residential properties up to $250 million.


Mr. Morrell has represented several local banks in commercial loan transactions up to $25 million and has prepared and negotiated the loan documents on behalf of lenders and borrowers.  Additionally, he has represented lenders in connection with the documentation of loan participation agreements.


Mr. Morrell has represented commercial and multifamily property clients in drafting and negotiating property management agreements and service contracts, utility contracts and construction contracts on behalf of property managers and owners.  He has assisted in the development of leasing and other forms for use by property management personnel.


Mr. Morrell has successfully facilitated the closings of several asset and stock purchases and dispositions up to $20 million for business clients including the negotiation and drafting of related employment and non-compete agreements.

Mr. Morrell has contributed articles to Texas Lawyer and Executive Legal Advisor as well as speaking at various seminars covering commercial real estate topics.

Mr. Morrell serves as a member of the Board Governance Committee of East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, and formerly served as a Director of Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District Number 2.  He has also served as Boy Scout leader and a volunteer with Fort Bend Lawyers Care.  He currently serves as a member of the Vestry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Houston.


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1991
  • Texas, 1998

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1991
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts in Physics, 1986
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