Wayne Malecha and Albon Head Featured in “Law360” Article on Sale of W.T. Waggoner Ranch

February 26, 2016 | Attorney News

“This was truly a case of first impression, a deal of first impression,” Wayne Malecha said. “There were so many times where we’d all look at each other and say, ‘We’ve never done this,'” he added. “No one had ever sold a ranch this large or that had been in a family this long. There was very little that was involved in this matter that was not unique.”

Throughout the process of getting the ranch sold, Wayne Malecha and Albon Head ran into many challenges. One hurdle was the fact that since the ranch had never been sold, it had never been surveyed, which was crucial for the sale of the property. “It took several months…and several crews. It’s almost 800 square miles,” Albon Head said.

“For a property like this that had never been sold, it was a monumental task to get it ready for marketing,” Wayne Malecha said.

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Wayne Malecha represents national, regional and local clients in a wide range of real estate and other business transactions. He regularly handles acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate, including farm and ranch matters. Wayne Malecha was recognized as one of the most influential business leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth in D CEO magazine’s inaugural edition of the “Dallas 500,” one of only six real estate attorneys to be so honored. He also has been named a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” by D magazine.

Albon Head has practiced in the federal and state courts in Texas and in numerous other jurisdictions since 1971, specializing in complex business litigation, contract disputes, receivership proceedings, fiduciary liability, real estate conflicts, eminent domain, pipeline and right-of-way litigation, railroad litigation, and litigation involving farm and ranch properties (including partitions). He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and was named “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters and “Attorney of Excellence” and “Power Attorney” by the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Albon O. Head, Jr.
Partner, Fort Worth

Wayne F. Malecha
Partner, Dallas