Xerxes (Zak) K. Patel is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a founding member of Patel Hammond PLLC. Prior to forming the firm, he was a senior associate for seven years at a firm specializing in real estate and civil matters whereby he worked on those subject specific legal matters including litigation involving the sale of six hotels, in multiple states, which were valued in excess of $45 million dollars. He also worked as in house counsel for American Tower, Inc. where he was the lead attorney responsible for the highest producing region in the Southwest. Zak’s primary areas of practice include general civil matters and real estate being corporate formation; drafting, reviewing, explaining contracts; litigation; collections; buying, selling, leasing property (both residential and commercial); landlord/tenant matters; homeowner association matters; liens; deeds; foreclosure and loan workouts; and, construction/home repair matters. He is also a credentialed mediator and arbitrator.
Zak is admitted to practice in Texas, before the U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, American Bar Association and is involved in multiple community and Texas A&M affiliated organizations. Zak earned his law degree from Oklahoma City School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the Texas A&M University.