Susan Halsey Featured in 'Attorney at Law' Cover Story


The cover story, titled “Building Consensus, Creating Success,” focused on Ms. Halsey’s leadership roles in the firm and the community. Ms. Halsey is managing partner of Jackson Walker’s Fort Worth office and chairs the firm’s Real Estate practice group. Her extensive community involvement includes serving as chairman of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce; she also played an instrumental role in forming The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council.

“This is one of the accomplishments I am most proud of in terms of what I’ve done for the real estate industry,” Ms. Halsey told the magazine. “We now have almost 400 members – real estate firms, builders, architects, title companies – an all-encompassing group. The organization has developed significant influence with city hall in real estate matters.”

The article also detailed Ms. Halsey’s approach to her legal practice, which incorporates team-building and negotiation to achieve the client’s business goals.

“My strength is that I am a consensus builder,” Ms. Halsey stated. “While I will fight very hard for the business points that my client needs for a successful project, I’m usually able to come up with a solution that is acceptable to both parties and that gets the deal done. In a transactional situation, time is money. If matters take time and drag on, my clients could lose the economic benefit of their deal.”

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Ms. Halsey is a partner with over 25 years of experience in the Real Estate section of Jackson Walker in Fort Worth. Her practice consists of representing entities, individuals, and financial institutions in various real estate transactions and financial matters including the acquisition, development, and sale of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate; structuring and negotiating financial relationships on behalf of lenders and borrowers; drafting office building, industrial park, and shopping center leases on behalf of landlords and tenants; advising landlords with respect to property management issues; and drafting restrictive covenants and forming homeowners associations and condominium regimes for commercial and residential developments. Ms. Halsey received her B.S. from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge and her J.D. from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge School of Law.