Kruger Carson pllc is a full service commercial real estate and business law firm with locations in Austin and San Antonio, Texas.

We Are committed to providing superior expertise and exceptionally responsive service, all at competitive rates.


Financial pressures are forcing clients to choose between big law firms on the one hand and smaller practices on the other.  The principals of KRUGER CARSON PLLC each come from large law firm backgrounds, having worked on some of the largest real estate transactions in the State of Texas and around the country.  We apply partner-level training and experience on every matter in an attempt to ensure that each client receives the service and attention it needs and deserves, all at rates that are a fraction of those charged by our larger competitors.

The firm operates a nimble and flexible legal services platform to ensure that each client receives high-quality service without artificially high billing rates and correlative pressures.

The firm leverages technology in flexible and creative ways to provide the most efficient service possible and ensure that clients’ documents and information are available reliably and quickly.

Many clients want to move to smaller, more nimble firms, but need guidance to find the firms that are doing the best work and who are the right fit.  We have developed a network of boutique firms across Texas and the country that are in the top of their respective fields, share our high levels of expertise, client dedication and flexibility and have comparable billing structures.  We also have an extensive network of contract attorneys that we can quickly apply to complex matters when additional resources are required to meet our client’s objectives.

About Kruger Carson

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Adam has counseled all types of clients across the spectrum of real estate and business transactions – from the most savvy and industry-leading developer/owner/operator to the newest and smallest business owner, and everything in between.  Adam’s clients are overwhelmingly entrepreneurial business owners and investors who need timely, responsive and practical advice.

A native Austinite, Adam attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering, and then served on active duty with the US Air Force.  Adam received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with honors.  He began his law practice with Haynes and Boone, LLP in San Antonio, and then returned to Austin with DLA Piper LLP (US).  Adam then left big firm practice to found Jeremy Adam Kruger, PC and then formed Kruger Carson PLLC.

Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines have recognized Adam as a “Texas Rising Star” in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Rising Stars seeks to recognize the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in the state.

Adam is a board member of the Real Estate Section of the Austin Bar Association and is a past-president of the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation.  He has also been active in the Real Estate Council of Austin, Real Estate Council of San Antonio, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and the Jewish Federation, and he has been recognized as a member of the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College.

While at DLA Piper, and working in conjunction with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Mississippi Center for Justice and local attorneys, Adam co-led a team of more than 140 volunteer professionals to help economically disadvantaged residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast obtain home rebuilding grants following Hurricane Katrina.  The groundbreaking project unlocked more than $1 Million in grants for local property owners, helped more than 110 clients obtain clear title to their property, and served as a template for other projects across the US.

He is also an avid fly fisherman.

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Brad Carson has a diverse business transactions practice focused on commercial real estate, general corporate work, and entity formation. Brad has significant commercial real estate experience in all aspects of lending, acquisitions and dispositions and has represented tenants and landlords in commercial leases across every product type. He has also represented some of the largest institutional developers in Texas both in development matters and in dispositions.   He serves as primary outside lending counsel for several banks in San Antonio and south Texas.

Brad frequently represents developers and capital providers in new ventures, and various sized companies in their ongoing corporate needs.  Brad also focuses on healthcare clients:  he has represented a major hospital in real estate transactions and has significant experience in the real estate ramifications of Stark and Anti-Kickback.

Brad is an active member of the local business community and is active in the Urban Land Institute, CCIM, and the Downtown Alliance of San Antonio. He has guest lectured for multiple courses in UTSA’s Real Estate Finance and Development Program. He was recognized in S.A. Scene, S.A. Law: Rising Stars in 2009 and 2011, and was named to its Best Lawyers in 2012. He was selected to participate in the Real Estate Council of San Antonio’s Leadership Development Program for 2009-2010. In 2010, Brad was designated a LEED Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council. Brad is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the San Antonio Bar Association. Brad received his law degree in 2007 from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Louisiana State Law Review.

Prior to forming Kruger Carson PLLC, Brad served as the primary transactional lawyer in the San Antonio office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

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Sean Farrell focuses on commercial real estate and general corporate matters, including representing asset-based and operating entities, developers, tenants, and lenders in a variety of commercial projects. As part of Sean’s practice, he works with a large retailer in all aspects of its Texas developments. As a former technical writer, Sean brings an eye for detail and clarity, as well as an ability to comprehend and address complex issues that may arise in any transaction.

Sean also has extensive experience with regulatory matters before the Public Utility Commission, and assists and advises landowners and other entities regarding regulatory compliance issues, conflicts involving electric and water utilities, and the placement of transmission lines.

Sean received his juris doctorate from UT in 2003, and he has a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  He previously worked at Herrera & Boyle, PLLC; Haynes & Boone, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Public Utility Law and Administrative and Public Law Sections and a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity.  Sean has authored and co-authored articles published in the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, the Texas Journal of Business Law, the Texas Environmental Law Journal, the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section Report, and the Texas Bar Journal.



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Jeff Prince’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, lending, and general corporate matters, including representing asset-based and operating entities, developers, landlords, tenants, and lenders in a variety of commercial projects; Jeff also works as outside lending counsel for a large San Antonio-based bank. He has a significant healthcare practice and is fluent in the ramifications of Stark and Anti-Kickback.

Jeff attended Abilene Christian University, where he graduated valedictorian with highest honors, with degrees in political science and history. Jeff was part of the inaugural class of Jack Pope Fellows for Public Service and wrote his thesis on A Perspective on Christian Political Philosophy: The Prophetic Stance. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and Harvard Divinity School, where he received degrees in law and theological studies with a concentration in legal history and the history of Christianity.  He wrote a joint law/theology thesis on Alexander Campbell and the Debate on Capital Punishment during the Reform Era. After graduate school, Jeff clerked for two years for the Honorable United States District Judge Simeon T. Lake III in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Jeff then practiced with Haynes and Boone, LLP in San Antonio, for 13 years, before starting his own firm, the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Prince, and later joining Kruger Carson PLLC.

Jeff is a native San Antonian and loves Tex-Mex. He has been active in the local legal and business community where he served as Secretary of the Development Board of the Carver Community Cultural Center, President of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lab Alumni Board and President of the Board of the Defense Counsel of San Antonio. Jeff was selected as a Fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation and was serially recognized as a Texas Monthly “Texas Rising Star”. Jeff now resides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he practices remotely while hiking, biking, snow-shoeing, and enjoying the most beautiful place on Earth.

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Smita Bhakta represents purchasers, sellers, borrowers, developers, landlords, and tenants in all types of complex commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, construction, management, and leasing of various commercial properties.  Smita’s experience spans all product types from retail shopping centers to industrial and business parks, office, hotel, medical, mixed-use and unimproved properties.

Smita’s counsel has been integral to some of the most distinguished and recognizable commercial developments in the Central and South Texas metropolitan areas. She has also represented one of the largest retailers in Texas in the acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of numerous centers throughout Texas.

Smita takes an active leadership role in the local real estate community. She currently sits on the 2016 Board of Directors for the San Antonio chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), and she is the 2016 Director of the CREW Programs Committee; she has also served on the CREW Programs Committee for numerous years. Smita belongs to the Real Estate Council of San Antonio and earned a place on its Leadership Development Program for 2006-2007. Smita’s professional accolades include numerous selections by S.A. Scene, S.A. Law’s Rising Stars and garnered  the title of Best Lawyers in Real Estate; also Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines have recognized Smita as a “Texas Rising Star” for the years 2012-2016.  Rising Stars seeks to recognize the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in the state. She is also a member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, the Real Estate Section of the San Antonio Bar Association, and Moms-In-Law-SA.

Prior to immigrating to the USA, Smita completed the first year of an LLB degree in law at The University College of London. Smita then completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with highest honors in 2001. She attended The University of Texas School of Law, where she also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Journal of Women & the Law. After graduating from law school with honors in 2004, Smita began her legal career at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, in San Antonio, Texas. After several years at a San Antonio-based real estate boutique, followed by a stint at San Antonio’s largest locally-based law firm, she joined Kruger Carson, PLLC.

Smita is also the founder and editor of a children’s party inspiration blog. She is fluent in several languages, including Hindi and Gujarati.

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Paula is the newest member of the Kruger Carson team, where she will focus on all aspects of commercial real estate, lending and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Paula was in-house counsel for SunPower Corporation, where she supported the company’s solar commercial development and project finance teams in the U.S. and Mexico and worked extensively on the initial public offering of 8point3 Energy Partners, a joint venture between SunPower and First Solar. Paula began her legal career as a transactional associate in the Washington D.C. office of Covington and Burling, LLP and worked as a financial analyst for GE Capital before matriculating to law school.

Paula received her juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law and a master’s degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Emory University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance, graduating with honors.

Paula is originally from Brazil, and grew up in South Florida, but has lived all over the United States. As a recent transplant to Austin, she is adding the Lone Star State to the list of places she has called home. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is a member of the California State Bar.


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Sarah is a veteran attorney with an extensive background in retail real estate. She has represented developers, financial institutions, landlords, and tenants in leasing, lending, acquisitions, dispositions, and development.

Sarah relishes complex transactions that allow her to make the most of her problem-solving skills and has handled such deals at a national level. She joined Kruger Carson after leading the real estate legal department for Visionworks of America. She also served as an in-house counsel for both Hallmark Cards and Sprint. Sarah has negotiated flagship leases in high-profile locations for major retailers in core markets.

Before joining Sprint, Sarah served as both outside and in-house counsel for several developers, including Urban Retail Properties Co.

She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has attended the invitation-only Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. Sarah received her law degree and master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois. She was part of the university’s inaugural First Amendment Scholars program and researched conflicts between First Amendment protections and aesthetic controls by homeowner association and condominium boards.


Commercial Real Estate Development & Operation
We are experienced in all aspects of the life cycle of a commercial real estate project, and focus on representing operators (in both single-asset and portfolio transactions), developers, buyers, sellers – in both traditional and distressed situations – as well as landlords and tenants across all product types: office, industrial and retail.

The firm represents a wide array of lenders and borrowers in traditional construction and term loans, as well as distressed, and bridge loan transactions.

Entity Formation
On an ongoing basis, the firm advises start-up and established clients on capital structure, entity issues, including choice of entity, forming those entities, operating and roll-up entities, and negotiating and drafting complex entity agreements, in all cases with an emphasis on complex drafting issues. The firm has extensive experience advising both service and capital providers in real estate joint ventures.

Real Estate-Related Health Care Issues
The firm represents numerous healthcare entities in real estate transactions, and has significant experience in the real estate ramifications of Stark and Anti-Kickback.

Renewable Energy
We represent utility-scale wind, biomass, and solar power project developers in all real property-related aspects of project development and financing, including site acquisition, tax abatement negotiations, power purchase agreements, and transmission easements.

Business Transactions
The firm counsels business clients with stock and asset sales, and assists corporate-oriented clients with the real estate-related aspects of mergers, acquisitions, stock and asset transactions.

Corporate Law
The firm regularly assists its business clients with their day-to-day business law needs. The firm acts as general counsel to small to medium size businesses, guiding them from inception to disposition.