Mark D. Stout

Of Counsel

Mark D. Stout, Of Counsel for Quadros, Migl, and Crosby PLLC, has over 35 years of legal experience assisting his clients in their commercial real estate projects, including but not limited to retail, office, and industrial acquisitions, dispositions, and lease document preparation, negotiations, dispute resolutions, and litigation strategy. Additionally, Mr. Stout brings a wealth of experience from his 27-year tenure at Weingarten Realty Investors, at the time, a NYSE listed real estate investment trust, including his 9-year tenure as General Counsel for the publicly traded REIT. With a focus on efficient problem resolution, Mr. Stout provides seasoned legal guidance for real estate developers, property owners, landlords, and tenants. Mark enjoys collaborating with his clients to guide them toward achieving their business goals while minimizing risks and optimizing client profitability. Mark has been a frequent presenter at commercial real estate seminars including several for the ICSC Law Conference, the State Bar of Texas, and the Houston Bar Association. Mark is an Adjunct Professor at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas where he enjoys teaching MBA candidates about the principles of commercial real estate due diligence.

  • University of Houston Law Center – Juris Doctorate, 1984
  • Marquette University – B.S., Business Administration, Cum Laude, 1981 with Specialization in Finance and English Minor
  • Licensed with State Bar of Texas – 1984 to present
  • Licensed with State Bar of Arizona – 2022 to present
Representative Transactions:
  • Co-counsel on acquisition of 19 shopping center portfolio in California
  • Negotiated a value-add ground lease for a multi-story residential development with a national residential developer
  • Lead counsel on the acquisition of over $1 billion in regional and neighborhood shopping centers throughout the United States
  • Negotiated and closed several anchor tenant shopping center leases with national retail companies
  • Lead Texas counsel and imbedded member of the Bank of America legal transition team to facilitate their entrance into the Texas market by merger
Experience and Employers:
  • Mark D. Stout Law Firm, PLLC, Richmond, Texas, President, 2021 – present
  • Weingarten Realty Investors, Houston, Texas, General Counsel and other positions, 1994 – 2021
  • Butler & Binion, LLP, Houston, Texas, Senior Associate 1986-1994
  • Lapin, Totz & Mayer, Houston Texas, Associate 1984-1986