Mayer Brown LLP

We are noted for our commitment to client service and our ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide. We serve many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, DAX and Hang Seng Index companies and more than half of the world’s largest banks. We provide legal services in areas such as banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; US Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory & enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management.

At a Glance

  • Significant presence in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
  • More than 250 Chambers-ranked lawyers worldwide.
  • Regularly ranked among the leading law firms in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia by all of the main reviewing bodies.

Marvin Katz is a transactional attorney and corporate advisor. He retired from Mayer Brown’s partnership in 2005 and today maintains an active practice with the firm as senior counsel. Marvin focuses on real estate matters, with concentrations in estate planning, probate and corporate issues.

The 2011 edition of Chambers USA stated that "Marvin Katz has long been heralded as a dean of real estate law in Texas. He has particular expertise in estate planning, probate and corporate issues relating to real estate transactions." In 2010, Chambers USA applauds Marvin, saying that he has “forged an excellent reputation in the legal community through decades of experience in the real estate arena.” When ranked in the 2009 edition, Chambers USA states that “Marvin Katz is a vastly experienced and highly respected attorney.” The 2008 edition of Chambers USA noted that Marvin “remains an influential figure within [Mayer Brown] and the market.” Marvin is listed in Chambers USA 2007 as “truly excellent, with a strong presence and a great real estate practice.” The directory’s 2004–2005 edition cited Marvin as “chair of the Houston Planning Commission . . . [Mayer Brown’s] ‘shining light’ in this sector. An ‘excellent negotiator’ . . . ‘the best in the business’ . . . [he] is an authority on land use issues, and his business acumen also allows him to ‘cut through to the underlying economic issues in a deal.’”  

Marvin is a speaker at real estate programs sponsored by the Texas State Bar Association, the University of Texas School of Law, Georgetown University School of Law, the Houston Bar Association and the City of Houston.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1989, Marvin practiced with another Texas law firm (1959–1989). From 1955 to 1957, he served with the United States Air Force. He is the author of numerous articles in Texas Law Review and Southwestern Law Journal. Marvin is fluent in Spanish.

Contact Mayer Brown LLP

Contact Mayer Brown LLP

M. Marvin Katz
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3400
Houston, Texas  77002-2730
Phone: 713 238 2633
Fax: 713 238 4633


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas