Jackson Walker Expands Commercial Leasing Experience With Addition of Fort Worth Partner Travis McNellie

January 22, 2021 | Attorney News



Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Travis W. McNellie as a partner in the Fort Worth office. Joining our nationally recognized Real Estate practice, Travis boosts the Firm’s experience handling commercial leases, particularly involving office and industrial properties, across Texas and the United States.

On Travis’ addition to the Firm, Real Estate Chair Steven R. Martens said, “The lease is the lifeline of commercial real estate, and we’re seeing increased demand for industrial space. Travis will be a strong addition to our team as businesses prepare for the post-pandemic world.”

“Travis will be a strong addition to our team as businesses prepare for the post-pandemic world.”

Travis McNellieIn his practice, Travis primarily focuses on representing institutional landlords of office and industrial projects, and he also has extensive experience representing tenants. In addition to leases, Travis handles the acquisition, development, and disposition of various types of real property.

“As my practice has continued to grow, I was drawn to Jackson Walker by the collaborative environment and high-level resources that will enable me to serve my clients across the state and nationally,” Travis said.

In recognition of his real estate experience, he has been named among Thomson Reuters’ “Texas Super Lawyers” list since 2017 and Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list since 2007.

Travis received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law and his B.B.A. from Tarleton State University.

Sara ThorntonIn addition to Travis, the Fort Worth real estate group also welcomes Sara C. Thornton as an associate. In her practice, Sara focuses on a wide range of real estate and real estate finance matters. She regularly represents landlords and tenants in commercial leases, and has experience handling landlord-tenant disputes. She also represents purchasers, owners, and developers in connection with the acquisition, disposition, development, and finance of improved and unimproved real property.

Sara received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of North Texas.

“We are excited to have Travis and Sara join us in Fort Worth,” said Fort Worth Managing Partner William R. Jenkins. “With their addition, we continue to grow our Fort Worth team and add to our accomplished real estate group.”

“With their addition, we continue to grow our Fort Worth team and add to our accomplished real estate group.”

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Since 1887, Jackson Walker 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 400 attorneys across seven offices, we are the third-largest law firm in the state 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 buying, selling, developing, leasing, and operating properties, visit the Real Estate practice page.


In This Story

William R. Jenkins
Partner, Fort Worth
Steven R. Martens
Partner, Austin
Travis W. McNellie
Partner, Fort Worth
Sara C. Thornton
Associate, Fort Worth

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