David B. Rae

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(713) 739-7007

About David Rae

David Rae joined CJMH in 1989 after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and following a clerkship with the firm.  

On joining the firm, David worked briefly in litigation which gave him a good foundation for understanding disputes. Thereafter, he concentrated his practice on real estate and general corporate matters. For over a decade now, David has since shifted his focus to corporate and transactional matters with an emphasis on buying and selling businesses. Serving as outside general counsel to many of his clients, David assists them with a variety of legal matters and frequently advises on strategic decisions. 

Over the last 25 years, David has assisted clients selling businesses by working to maximize the sales price while minimizing risks. Conversely, when representing a buyer, he works to assure that his clients get the best value for the price. The dollar amount of his innumerable closed real estate transactions is in the hundreds of millions. Having grown up in Mexico City, David enjoys representing his broad range of international clients. 

Clients appreciate David’s ability to give practical legal advice specifically tailored to their unique needs. Because of his commitment to excellence and high regard for integrity, David is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This prestigious award is peer-reviewed and selected based on a strict criterion, which includes the highest ethical standards.

Prior to practicing law, David was a Computer Programmer for Pennzoil. He received his BBA from The University of Texas in 1984. After which, he went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1989. 

When David is not practicing law, he enjoys being involved with Chapelwood Methodist Church and spending time outside with his family. They can often be found hiking in Acadia National Park.




  • Led an international team of lawyers in acquiring and financing offshore platforms in Brazil.
  • Closed hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate transactions.


University of Texas School of Law, JD

University of Texas, BA

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas


AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


IR Global


Fluent in Spanish (native speaker)

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