Derek Pershing Named to the Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Class of 2020


Derek Pershing

Derek Pershing, a shareholder with Wilson Cribbs + Goren in Houston, has been named to the Houston Business Journal's “40 under 40” class of 2020, which celebrates young professionals who have significantly contributed to their companies, industries and communities.

Pershing’s practice focuses on transactional matters covering the development, acquisition and disposition of all types and classes of property. He received three board certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization: in Commercial Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law, and Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law. He is one of only 41 attorneys currently practicing law in Texas and holding all three designations, as well as the youngest with this distinction. Pershing is also an Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law Houston where he teaches a Real Estate Transactional Skills Course.

Pershing is a highly decorated Combat Medic in the U.S. Army from 2002-2006, where he attended Army Airborne School, Army Air Assault School, obtained a Private Pilot License by the FAA, and deployed to Afghanistan for over a year to provide emergency care to fellow Soldiers, Afghan children and Afghan elders.

Wilson Cribbs + Goren, PC is a boutique commercial real estate law firm in Houston, Texas, established in 1985. The Houston Business Journal has ranked Wilson Cribbs + Goren as one of the five largest real estate law firms in Houston. The firm’s attorneys have varied and complementary experience in all segments of the real estate industry. The firm boasts a significant number of real estate attorneys who are certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For more information, visit

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