Yvette Mabbun is a partner in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Dallas office.

Areas of Practice

Yvette focuses on real property acquisition, disposition, leasing, management, and other related operations considerations for a wide variety of commercial assets nationwide. She has extensive experience negotiating and drafting acquisition and sale agreements for industrial, retail, office, multi-family, hospitality, resort, condominium, c-store, mobile home portfolios, self-storage facilities and mixed-use assets; lease agreements for office, research and development, retail and industrial assets, including modifications necessitated by distressed markets; management and operations agreements, including construction contracts, operating, declarations, reciprocal easement and protective covenants agreements; and coordinating receiverships of commercial real estate assets leading to control, recovery and liquidation of collateral for the benefit of noteholders. She has counseled and represented Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Trusts, Special Servicers, SBA Lenders/Servicers, and financial institutions in REO transactions, including asset and note sales;  purchasers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions, respectively, of single and portfolio asset transactions; life companies in office lease transactions; landlords and tenants in office, research and development, retail, industrial, and build-to-suit lease transactions nationwide; and real estate clients in the redevelopment of existing commercial real estate. Her representative experience includes:

  • representing commercial mortgage-backed securities trusts, special servicers, SBA lenders/servicers and financial institutions in over $7 billion in REO and receivership dispositions and in lease transactions covering over 2 million rentable square feet nationwide;
  • representing seller in the disposition of a portfolio of multi-family properties located in California for over $110 million;
  • representing seller in the disposition of a portfolio of office buildings located in five states (Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas);
  • representing landlords in lease transactions involving national corporate tenants, including American Medical Response, FedEx, IberiaBank, and Verizon Wireless.



Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2023-2024

Designated as a Texas Rising Star in the Texas Super Lawyers edition of Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines, 2009, 2011


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Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Member, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council

Member, Attorneys Serving the Community


J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1998, cum laude

B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1995, Dean's List


  • Briefing Attorney, State of Texas, Fourteenth District Court of Appeals


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
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