David Lawrence

David Lawrence


David Lawrence is a real estate attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office, where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate development and finance matters. He represents both lenders and borrowers in a variety of loan origination transactions for interim, construction and permanent financing, and in connection with working out existing loans.

Mr. Lawrence also represents real estate developers in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing and development of real estate, including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, hospitality and mixed-use properties. He has represented a range of developers and equity providers in purchase and sale transactions, joint venture and preferred equity arrangements, financing arrangements and other real estate matters. Mr. Lawrence also has experience related to obtaining financing for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans on commercial property.


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Finance, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Texas Real Estate Council (TREC) Associate Leadership Council, 2021; Community Investors Board of Directors, 2023, 2024
  • Holland & Knight, Dallas Hiring Partner
  • Thompson & Knight, Firm-wide Hiring Partner, 2021
  • Recruiting/Hiring Committee, Thompson & Knight, Hiring Partner for Dallas and New York, 2019-2020
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA), Fellow
  • Business Council for the Arts Leadership Arts Institute, 2018-2019
  • The Real Estate Council
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Thompson & Knight, 2021
  • Notre Dame Club of Dallas
  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Foundation, National Advisory Board
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2024
  • The Legal 500 USA, Recommended Attorney, Real Estate, 2019
  • D Magazine, Best Lawyers Under 40, 2019-2024
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Real Estate2020-2023
  • Irish Voice, Irish Legal 100, 2021-2022