Senior Counsel

Bill Crook

Bill Crook
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Development & Leasing

Bill has extensive commercial real estate experience in development, acquisition and disposition of retail shopping centers throughout the United States. He specializes in
the development of unimproved property for commercial use, as well as the redevelopment of commercial property for complex mixed-use projects.

Representative Experience

  • Served as vice president and associate general counsel for Weingarten Realty Investors, a publicly traded REIT
  • Involved in development and redevelopment of commercial property, including negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, reciprocal easement agreements and resolution of title and survey issues


  • University of Houston, J.D., 1989
  • Austin College, B.A. in General Business, 1980

Industry Engagement

  • Board of Trustees,  Austin College; serving as Co-Chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Texas State Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Foundation and Texas State Bar Foundation
  • Member, ICSC


  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Fun Stuff

Recently relocated from Houston to Dallas, Texas, Bill is married with two adult children. The father of a Special Olympics athlete, Bill has been actively involved in the Special Olympics including coaching Team Texas Volleyball at the National Games for Special Olympics, serving as a unified partner for the Special Olympics and participating several times in the Special Olympics National Invitational Golf Tournament. He served as co-chair of the Special Olympics Committee of the Houston Bar Association.

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