Chad M. Kell

My approach to resolving each client's concerns is tempered by my experiences during the rapid upturns and downturns of the energy and real estate industries. By thoroughly understanding each client's business objectives and how these may evolve over time, we can find efficient solutions that work regardless of where the market may take us.

Chad Kell is a corporate and transactional attorney with experience primarily in the energy and real estate industries.

Before joining Gray Reed, Chad worked as in-house counsel in roles of increasing responsibility at a publicly-traded oilfield services company, where he was involved in acquisition and divestiture matters with a combined value of $5.3 billion. In addition, he oversaw the drafting, negotiation and management of a variety of commercial contracts, including those concerning domestic and international customer and procurement relationships, intellectual property protection and licensing, and information technology. Chad also routinely counseled clients on regulatory matters concerning interstate transportation and licensed assets, as well as other day-to-day operational issues.

While working as in-house counsel for a historic real estate company, Chad was involved in acquisitions and divestitures of real property throughout the United States, including sales of Class A properties in Colorado and Florida totaling $150 million. He also drafted and successfully negotiated development, design and property management contracts for retail, multifamily, industrial and office assets.

Chad's diverse experiences as in-house counsel have given him a deep appreciation for the need to understand a client's operational, financial and cultural objectives before providing legal guidance. By approaching these issues from the client's perspective, he is able to find a solution that efficiently resolves the concerns of all stakeholders involved.

Organizational Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Corporate Counsel Section
    • Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section
  • ​Houston Bar Association - Veteran's Legal Initiative
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (2011)
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (2007)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Spending time with my wife and keeping up with my two young children
  • Seeking out new ethnic food destinations in Houston (the spicier the better)
  • Enjoying the outdoors-- running, hiking and gardening