As General Counsel and a key advisor, Deann is responsible for facilitating all real estate transactions for the company, including acquisitions, land use, development, construction, exchange, financing, leasing and sales transactions, as well as providing legal and business counsel on all corporate matters. Prior to joining Read King, Deann was the Vice President of Land for Clean Line Energy Partners and BP Wind Energy North America, where she helped facilitate the development, partnering, finance, construction and operation of over $1 billion worth of energy generation assets. Prior to working in renewable energy, Deann served as counsel for Mayer Brown law firm. Deann spent more than a decade representing Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of improved and unimproved real estate, including large multi-asset portfolio transactions.
Deann graduated Magna Cum Laude from Valparaiso University and obtained her Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude from Tulane Law School. She was named a “Top Lawyer” by H Texas Magazine four years in a row and was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine. Deann volunteers in the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church community.