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David W. Banowsky

Mr. 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


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

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