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David W. Banowsky

Biography

David W. Banowsky's practice focuses primarily on real estate and commercial transactions, including acquisition and disposition of real estate in various jurisdictions, mixed use development including permitting, impact fee and other development issues, negotiation of project declarations and restrictive covenants, public finance, and sale-leaseback transactions. His experience also includes negotiation and documentation of complicated commercial loan transactions, including asset-based loan transactions, commercial real estate, letters of credit, loan restructure, foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Mr. Banowsky has also represented clients in international transactions, primarily in Mexico and Central America, including representation of the owner/operator of multi-family housing units in the Southern United States in development of multi-family housing projects in Northern Mexico; and the representation of a lender in loans to an international power generation company for the acquisition of power generation equipment, secured in part by assets located in England, Canada and the United States. Mr. Banowsky's international experience also includes the representation of a Central American forest products company from project inception, including acquisition of all required foreign investment and operating licenses and permits; land acquisition; construction of a modern production facility; tax planning and regulatory compliance; negotiation and acquisition of both private and public timber rights, including contracting and title review; marketing and export sales to Europe, the United States and the Caribbean; and representation before OPIC, IFC, IDB, CABEI and EximBank.

David W. Banowsky is a former adjunct professor of law and Lecturer in the NAFTA and Other Free Trade Agreements course at Southern Methodist University School of Law.

In 1990, Mr. Banowsky was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor by Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he served as the Senior Editor of The International Lawyer, and was named to the Order of Barristers and the Dean's Advisory Council. Mr. Banowsky graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After graduation from college, Mr. Banowsky entered the United States Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School, earning a commission as a Naval Officer and his wings as a Naval Flight Officer.

Mr. Banowsky's publications and memberships include the following:

  • Secured Financing Issues for International Lenders: Bridging the Gap Between the Civil and Common Law Through Asset-Backed Securitization – Lessons From and Respecting Mexico and Argentina, EMERGING FINANCIAL MARKETS AND SECURED TRANSACTIONS (J.J. Norton ed. 1998).
  • Secured Credit Transactions in Mexico, NAFTA AND BEYOND, A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR DOING BUSINESS IN THE AMERICAS (J.J. Norton and T.L. Bloodworth ed. 1995).
  • Possibilities for Cross-Border Asset Based Lending in Mexico, 4 NAFTA: LAW AND BUSINESS REVIEW OF THE AMERICAS 20 (1995).
  • Secured Credit Transactions in Mexico, 28 INT'L LAW. 263 (1994).
  • Cutting Drag and Increasing Lift: How Well Will a More Competitive EC Air Transport Industry Fly?, 24 INT'L LAW. 179 (1990).
  • Assisted in drafting and editing J. REBY & J. DOUGLAS, BANKING AND LENDING INSTITUTIONS FORMS WITH COMMENTARY AND CHECKLISTS (1992).
  • Speaker at Banking and Finance Law Conference, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (September 1994 and September 1995).
  • Associate Editor, NAFTA: LAW AND BUSINESS REVIEW OF THE AMERICAS.
  • Associate Fellow, NAFTA Law Centre, Southern Methodist University School of Law.
  • Texas Bar Association

Past Positions

  • United States Navy, Lieutenant, 1981 to 1987
  • United States Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School, Naval Officer

Honors

  • Associate Fellow, NAFTA Law Center, Southern Methodist University

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2000 to 2000
  • Speaker at Banking and Finance Law Conference, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (September 1994 and September 1995)

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Associate Fellow, NAFTA Law Centre, Southern Methodist University School of Law

Published Works

  • Secured Financing Issues for International Lenders: Bridging the Gap Between the Civil and Common Law Through Asset-Backed Securitization - Lessons From and Respecting Mexico and Argentina, Emerging Financial Markets and Secured Transactions, J. J. Norton, ed., 1998
  • Secured Credit Transactions in Mexico, NAFTA and BEYOND, a New Framework for Doing Business in the Americas, 1995
  • Possibilities for Cross-Border Asset Based Lending in Mexico, 4 NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas, 20, 1995
  • Secured Credit Transactions in Mexico, 28 International Lawyer, 263, 1994
  • Cutting Drag and Increasing Lift: How Well Will a More Competitive EC Air Transport Industry Fly?, 24 International Lawyer 179, 1990
  • Assisted in drafting and editing J. Reby & J. Douglas, banking and Lending Institutions forms with Commentary and Checklists, 1992

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas, Associate Editor
  • The International Lawyer, Senior Editor
  • Texas Bar Association

Languages

  • Spanish
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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Transactions

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Juris Doctor - 1990
  • University of Oklahoma
    • B.A. - 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990