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Carolyn R. Benson

F: +1.469.391.7565


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, 2008, cum laude
  • B.A., Aurora University, 2004, summa cum laude
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
Thought Leadership


Carolyn Benson is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Dallas office.

Areas of Practice

Carolyn specializes in real property acquisitions, leasing and sales on a national and local basis. In particular, she:

  • represents CMBS trusts, special servicers, SBA lenders/servicers and financial institutions in REO transactions;
  • represents clients in the disposition of industrial, retail, office, multi-family, hotel, resort, condominium, c-store, mobile home portfolios, self-storage facilities and mixed-use projects;
  • represents clients in single and portfolio dispositions for distressed assets transactions;
  • coordinates receiverships of commercial real estate assets leading to control, recovery and liquidation of collateral for the benefit of the noteholders; and
  • represents landlords and tenants in lease transactions involving office, research and development, retail and industrial space.

Other Experience

  • Investigator, U.S. Investigator Services, 2004-2005


  • On the Rise, Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards, 2019
  • Top 50 Lawyers, Texas Diversity Council, 2018

Thought Leadership


  • Member, William M. “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation