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Overview

Diego draws on his passion for environmental protection to help clients in the renewable energy industry accomplish their real estate objectives.

With a background in environmental studies and a drive to protect the natural world, Diego entered law school with plans to become an environmental litigator. However, he quickly found he enjoyed transactional work, and set out to build a transactional practice where he could collaborate with clients to make a positive impact on the environment.

Now a commercial real estate attorney, Diego works primarily with clients in the renewable energy industry, helping them acquire the real property rights necessary to develop large wind and solar energy projects. He has experience assisting clients in a variety of real estate projects, including acquisitions and dispositions, development and leasing.

Diego understands the energy industry and the social component of land ownership, which allows him to find practical solutions to complex real estate issues. He finds great satisfaction in getting to know clients and their businesses personally. Diego’s goal is to make transactions feel simple to all parties.

Not admitted to practice in Texas.


Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law
    • Oregon State Bar’s 2016 Outstanding Corporate Law Student Award
    • Green Business Initiative Student Association, Co-Director
    • Energy Law and Policy Project at UO Energy and Natural Resources Center, Fellow
    • Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Executive Editor
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Oregon

Not admitted to practice in Texas.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Languages

  • Spanish, proficient
Outside the Office

Diego likes to stay active and spends much of his free time outside, enjoying the Austin sunshine. He’s also creative and likes to casually write, sketch and paint whatever comes to mind. An Austin native, he loves to watch the Texas Longhorns.

Community Leadership

Diego is passionate about pro bono work. In the past, he’s helped nonprofit organizations protect wild and agricultural lands from development. He also cares about providing accessible legal advice to individuals with mental health issues and developmental disabilities.

Before his recent move back to Texas, Diego regularly staffed a legal clinic for homeless youth in Oregon. He looks forward to continuing his pro bono work in Austin.