San Antonio Law- Mike Morell


Direct: (210) 424-4523
Facsimile: (210) 424-4521

Michael A. Morell

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  • Cox Smith Matthews (San Antonio, 1987-2007), Shareholder (1993-2007)


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors (Order of the Coif), 1987
University of Texas, B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) 1983


Practice Areas
Real Estate
Oil & Gas (Landowner Representation)
Commercial Debt Finance
Communications Systems Contract Negotiations

Industry Experience
Commercial/Industrial/Retail/Farm & Ranch
Public Safety/Electricity Generation


Admitted to Practice Law in Texas, 1987


Mike began practicing law in San Antonio in 1987 at Cox Smith Matthews. He was a shareholder there for over 13 years, and served on its management committee. He also served for six years as an Exam Commissioner for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Commercial Real Estate Law.

Mike’s focus is working with clients on a wide array of real estate, oil & gas, commercial debt finance, and communications systems procurement and reconfiguration projects.

In real estate, Mike has over 24 years of experience representing clients on projects involving development and construction, acquisition and sale of operating properties, leasing, and farm and ranch property. His real estate clients have included developers, investors, end-users, financial institutions, municipalities, real estate investment trusts, and tenants-in-common arrangement (TIC) sponsors. Largely as an outgrowth of his representation of clients in farm and ranch transactions, Mike also represents landowners in negotiating mineral leases and surface use agreements with energy companies.

On the debt finance side, Mike has represented a variety of companies in negotiating and establishing commercial credit facilities, and in negotiating the terms of corporate commercial paper, note and bond offerings.

Mike has represented cities, governmental agencies, and electric cooperatives in communication system procurement and reconfiguration projects for a variety of types of systems, including point-to-point microwave radio communication systems, two-way radio systems and automatic vehicle location systems . This work has involved all aspects of the procurement process, including developing request for proposals (RFP) documents, negotiating contracts with communication system vendors, acquiring sites (through lease or purchase) for communications towers and equipment, and project implementation.