Jackson Walker Expands in Dallas with Addition of Four Real Estate Partners

April 2, 2018 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome Cynthia “Cindy” Brotman Nelson, George C. Dunlap Jr., Kevin L. Kelley, and Scott Tuthill as partners in the firm’s Dallas office. Together, the four attorneys bring both depth and experience to the already thriving real estate practice group.

“We are privileged to have this exceptional group of lawyers join Jackson Walker,” said Wade Cooper, the firm’s managing partner. “They are well-known and highly respected in the real estate and legal communities, and we are very excited to call them our partners. Each of them brings unique experience and knowledge to the practice and shares our goal of providing unmatched client service in a great law firm environment.”

Kevin served as chair of the real estate practice and Cindy was chair of the hospitality practice at their previous law firm.

“We are thrilled to join Jackson Walker and work alongside attorneys we know and respect,” Kevin said. “The firm’s commitment to client service, efficiency, and low overhead adds a value we can continue to pass along to our clients.”

The addition of these four partners brings the total to seven partners who have joined Jackson Walker so far in 2018. Also joining the real estate practice are associates James L. Miers and Ben Whitehill, who previously worked with the group, and Gabriela Rawlings.

Cynthia Brotman NelsonMeet Cindy

Cynthia Brotman Nelson has over 25 years’ experience representing and consulting institutional and entrepreneurial companies that develop, own, operate, finance, lease, and manage all types of commercial properties, with an emphasis on hotels and resorts and mixed-use developments. Cindy regularly handles complex commercial real estate and financing transactions, both within the United States and abroad. She received her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award and served as a member of Phi Delta Phi Honor Society, a law intern for a Western District of Texas judge, and a senior associate editor of St. Mary’s Law Journal.

George C. Dunlap Jr.Meet George

George C. Dunlap Jr. brings to the firm more than 30 years of experience in real estate, commercial finance, and investment funds and investor representation. George’s practice focuses on the representation of lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, acquisition and disposition transactions, and leasing and development matters. He regularly represents clients in complex, large-scale projects such as major multifamily residential developments. George received his J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Kevin L. KelleyMeet Kevin

Kevin L. Kelley offers over 30 years’ experience in real estate development, investment, and finance in Texas and throughout the nation. His clientele includes commercial real estate developers, stakeholders in high-profile urban developments, hoteliers, and developers of corporate headquarters, campuses, and Fortune 500 companies. Kevin is board certified in commercial real estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He received his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he served as an articles editor of St. Mary’s Law Journal.

Scott TuthillMeet Scott

Scott Tuthill brings to the real estate practice vast experience handling various commercial real estate transactions, particularly those involving the acquisition, financing, development, management, leasing, and disposition of office, industrial, multifamily, and retail development projects. Scott primarily works with senior executives and corporate counsel of domestic and global private equity funds, national retail companies, and national and regional real estate enterprises. He also has experience handling build-to-suit leases and acquisitions. Scott received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

Meet JW

Jackson Walker has more than 130 years of experience serving clients in key practices and industries throughout Texas, the United States, and internationally. Since our founding in 1887, Jackson Walker attorneys have represented some of the most influential companies in the state in industries that shaped the course of Texas history, including railroads, the media, oil and gas exploration, and technology. With more than 375 attorneys in seven offices, we’re one of the largest firms in the state and are able to provide excellent value for clients and maintain the nimbleness to adapt to their needs.

In This Story

George C. Dunlap, Jr.
Partner, Dallas

Kevin L. Kelley
Partner, Dallas

Cynthia Brotman Nelson
Partner, Dallas