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Marcy Helfand
Of Counsel

Marcy enjoys using her long-term experience in all facets of transactional commercial real estate law to assist her clients with whatever they need to purchase, sell, develop or lease their commercial project, whether it be multifamily, office, industrial or retail. With attention to detail and strong negotiating and interpersonal skills, Marcy drafts documents which will meet all of her client’s needs and stand the test of time. Marcy enjoys assisting clients with everything from a small space lease to a multi-use planned development. Marcy’s clients value her sound advice and drafting skills and know that they will have a positive experience working with her. 

Education

JD, SMU Dedman School of Law, 1979 (Cum Laude & Order of the Coif)

BS, Southern Methodist University, 1976 (High Honors)

Bar Admissions

State Courts of Texas

U.S. District Courts -  Northern TX

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Board Certified - Real Estate

College of the State Bar

Dallas Bar Association

Community Involvement

Dallas Housing Finance Corporation - President

The Real Estate Council Community Investments Board and

  Public Policy Committee

Community Homes for Adults, Inc. - Former President

Anti-Defamation League, Past Regional Board Chair

Precinct Chair

Marcy focuses her practice on drafting commercial real estate documents for all facets of acquisition, disposition, development and leasing of retail, office, industrial and multifamily properties. With years of experience, she can raise issues that might not be obvious and successfully conduct negotiations on every aspect of a transaction.  Her careful review of documents allows her to bring to the attention of her client the items which might be of concern to them, and her drafting skills make documents clear and comprehensive.

Marcy attended Pomona College in Claremont, California and then completed her undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University, majoring in Political Science and graduating with High Honors.  She then attended Southern Methodist University School of Law , graduating Cum Laude and Order of the Coif. 

Marcy has been Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law since 1984, has been a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas for over 30 years, is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is in Who’s Who in American Law, Marquis Publishing. ​

Marcy has also been honored to contribute to the legal profession by giving the following publications and presentations:​

  • Presentation to Dallas Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section on Office Lease Tips (2012)

  • Seminar Presentation at NBI Seminar on Drafting Commercial Real Estate Leases: The Ins and Outs of Protecting Your Interests (September 2008).

  • Article on Billboard Leases published in “The Commercial Property Lease, Volume III”, published by the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the ABA  (2000).

  • Speech on Notice Provisions In Leases at ABA Meeting in Toronto, Canada (August 1998).

  • ​Article on Tenant Remedies published in Probate and Property (Nov/Dec 1997).

  • Speech on Billboard Leases at the ABA Annual Meeting in August (August 1997).

  • Speech on Tenant Remedies at ABA meeting in Washington, D.C. (May 1997).

  • Speech on Holdover Clauses at ABA meeting in Orlando, Florida (August 1996).

  • Speech on Relocation Clauses at ABA meeting in San Diego, California (May 1996).

  • Speech on Use and Exclusive Clauses at ABA meeting in Orlando, Florida (May 1995).

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