Jackson Walker Expands Real Estate Financing Practice With Addition of Andrew Ingrum and Michelle Vincent Parker

November 3, 2021 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the expansion of the Finance & Banking practice with the additions of Andrew A. Ingrum and Michelle Vincent Parker as partners in the Dallas office.

“We are thrilled to have Andrew and Michelle join our team,” said Debbie Robinowitz, who chairs the Firm’s Finance & Banking practice. “Their focus on exceptional client service and their experience across all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, both here in Texas and nationally, make them a perfect fit.”

“Dallas is one of the top markets in the country for commercial real estate investment,” said Dallas managing partner Michael E. Taten. “Andrew and Michelle bring a great depth of experience that will strengthen our Finance & Banking and Real Estate teams.”

Andrew IngrumMeet Andrew

Andrew Ingrum focuses his practice on real estate financings, workouts, and REO sales. In addition, he advises clients on real estate acquisition ownership, development, leasing, and disposition in Texas and across the nation.

In interviews with Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where he has been ranked in the area of Real Estate in Texas since 2008, clients have described Andrew as “a very effective negotiator who understands our business better than most other attorneys.” In addition to his Chambers ranking, Andrew has also been named among The Best Lawyers in America since 2012, Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters since 2010, and The Legal 500: United States in 2021.

On his decision to join the Firm, Andrew said, “I have known and respected the real estate finance team at Jackson Walker for many years. I’m proud to be joining them as a colleague, and I believe this is a great fit for me and my clients.”

Andrew received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Michelle Vincent ParkerMeet Michelle

Michelle Vincent Parker focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions and financing.  Her practice includes the representation of lenders (including banks and life insurance companies) in financing secured by commercial real estate, such as retail, office, multifamily, hotels, and senior housing projects.  She regularly advises clients with respect to loan originations as well as loan assumptions, workouts, modifications, enforcement proceedings, and the sale of distressed debt.

Michelle also represents real estate developers and landowners in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing, and development of commercial real estate projects.

“Jackson Walker provides a collaborative culture that is a great fit for my clients and my practice,” Michelle said. “I am pleased to continue to build my practice as part of such a strong team.”

Michelle received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Baylor University and her J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law.

Meet JW

Founded more than 130 years ago, Jackson Walker helps businesses of all sizes navigate the increasingly complex legal landscape. With more than 400 attorneys across seven Texas-based offices, the Firm represents Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, insurance companies, and a wide range of public companies and private businesses around the globe. The Firm is ranked nationally in 27 practice areas in the U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” rankings, has 14 Chambers-ranked practices, and has been recognized as a BTI Client Service A-Team since 2014.

For more information about Andrew and Michelle’s move to join Jackson Walker, view Texas Lawyer‘s “In Another Hiring Move This Fall, Jackson Walker Adds Two Real Estate Finance Partners” and Law360’s Jackson Walker Nabs Ex-Thompson & Knight Real Estate Duo” (subscription required).