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



Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2020

On the Rise, Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards, 2019

Top 50 Lawyers, Texas Diversity Council, 2018


Media Mentions



Member, William M. “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


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
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