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Duke Keller, Jr.


T (713) 961-9045
F (713) 961-5341

Duke Keller is a legal representative who specializes in real estate, construction, and business and commercial law. In his real estate law practice, Duke provides legal assistance to clients in the acquisition, sale, development, leasing, investment, and financing of real estate. He also helps negotiate and prepare purchase and sale contracts for different types of properties, such as undeveloped land, commercial property, office-warehouse projects, restaurants, condominiums, townhomes, and single-family residences. Duke offers advice on developing residential subdivisions, condominium complexes, and townhomes. He represents both landlords and tenants in complicated lease negotiations for various types of properties. Duke also offers legal advice on foreclosures, title issues, boundary disputes, survey examinations, easements, and other real property matters and agreements. He has extensive experience closing real estate transactions as an Escrow Officer licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance.

In his construction law practice, Duke represents builders, remodelers, general contractors, subcontractors, materialmen, vendors, and property owners in all facets of construction transactions and disputes, including lien practice and construction defect matters.

In his commercial law practice, Duke represents clients with contracts and other commercial and transactional documentation, resolves business, commercial, and contract disputes, and advises businesses on a wide variety of legal matters affecting their operations and commercial transactions.


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law
  • B.G.S. / Pre-Law, University of Houston

Additional Information

  • Served in the United States Army and the Texas Army National Guard from 1983 to 1994 and held a Department of Defense Top Secret Clearance
Community Involvement
  • Former Trustee and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Houston Lawyer Referral Service
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Masonic Library and Museum Foundation

Representative Experience

  • Represented Purchaser on the acquisition and financing of a Class A three office building complex in Houston, Texas, containing approximately 1,100,000 square feet. Transaction value approximately $172,000,000.
  • Represented Purchaser on the acquisition and financing of a Class A retail center on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada, containing approximately 93,000 square feet. Transaction value approximately $93,000,000.
  • Represented Owner in the financing and construction of a Class A mixed use office and manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. Transaction value approximately $17,000,000.

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