Jenny Roan Forgey Expands Jackson Walker’s Land Use Practice in Austin

February 5, 2024 | Attorney News



Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome Jenny Roan Forgey as Senior Counsel in the Land Use practice group of the Austin office. Jenny joins with a background focused on the development of residential and commercial mixed-use communities, as well as governance design for complex master-planned communities.

“We are delighted to welcome Jenny to our firm,” said Suzan Kedron, chair of the Land Use practice group and Jackson Walker’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “Her extensive background and knowledge of new technologies will undoubtedly enhance our team’s capabilities.”

“Her extensive background and knowledge of new technologies will undoubtedly enhance our team’s capabilities.”

Jenny specializes in intricate real estate transactions, with a successful track record in forming condominium regimes, facilitating the sale and purchase of commercial properties and raw land, and drafting governance documents for planned communities in both residential and commercial settings.

On her decision to join Jackson Walker, Jenny noted, “I am excited to become a part of Jackson Walker’s dynamic Land Use group. Being a member of the largest land use and municipal law practice group in the Southwest allows me to provide significant value to my clients. I look forward to contributing to the success of our clients and the firm.”

“Being a member of the largest land use and municipal law practice group in the Southwest allows me to provide significant value to my clients.”

Beyond traditional land use practices, Jenny has a comprehensive understanding of the impact that evolving digital technology has on the land use and real estate industries. She has experience navigating emerging trends such as the Metaverse, NFTs, Smart Contracts, and Blockchain as they relate to real estate development.

Jenny obtained her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law and her B.S. from Georgetown University.

Jenny Forgey’s move to Jackson Walker was featured in Law360 Pulse. To read the article, see “Jackson Walker Adds Real Estate Pro In Austin From Winstead” (please note that a subscription may be required to view the full article).

Meet JW

Since Jackson Walker’s founding in 1887, our attorneys have represented some of the most influential companies and business leaders in the world. Today, we remain firmly rooted in Texas while serving clients around the globe. With more than 500 attorneys, we are the largest firm in Texas and have been recognized by Law360 as a “Texas Powerhouse” and an “elite law firm” that regularly provides counsel to industry-leading clients on highly complex transactions ranging from millions to billions. To explore the firm’s experience assisting clients with leasing, developing, buying, selling, and operating properties, visit the Land Use practice page.


In This Story

Jenny Roan Forgey
Senior Counsel, Austin
L. Suzan Kedron
Partner, Dallas

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