Lamar H. Dowling
Lamar H. Dowling is an attorney in the Real Estate practice of Jackson Walker’s Dallas office with extensive experience handling the negotiation and structuring of a range of sophisticated real estate transactions, including acquisitions, leasings, and capital markets matters. With a background steeped in complex business transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures, and corporate governance, Lamar is able to guide an array of clients, including investors, owners, and developers, through real estate matters with a corporate mindset.
Lamar regularly represents and acts as counsel for institutional and entrepreneurial companies, including REITs, opportunity funds, and developers that own, operate, finance, lease, develop, and manage all types of commercial properties, with an emphasis on hotels, resorts, and mixed-use developments.
Lamar’s practice also includes senior and mezzanine financing services, complex workout and debt restructuring, management agreements, franchise agreements, buying, selling, developing, and ground leasing of all types of commercial real estate products. Lamar has been called upon to assist investors with recapitalization of distressed borrowers and purchasers of troubled assets by leveraging his experience counseling and representing clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing public and private mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and internal restructurings.
B.A., B.B.A., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University
- SMU Board of Trustees, Student Member
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business
J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
- SMU International Law Review, Associate Editor
- Teaching Assistant for Paul J. Ward, Vice President for SMU Legal and Governmental Relations and General Counsel
Lamar serves as counsel to clients in real estate matters related to:
- Acquisition financing
- Construction financing
- Convertible debt transactions
- Development loans
- Line of credit financing
- Loan syndications & securitization
- Loan workouts
- Mezzanine & bridge financing
- Participating debt transactions
- Permanent loans
- Private placement financing
- Project financings
- Sale leasebacks
Lamar has experience handling the negotiation, structuring and documentation of financing for many different types of asset classes, including:
- Commercial buildings
- Hotel and resort properties
- Industrial properties
- Mixed-use developments
- Multifamily residential
- Regional and strip shopping centers
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.), Real Estate Law, 2021-2024
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2017-2023
- SMU Dedman School of Law Emerging Leader Board, 2017-Present
- State Bar of Texas, Member
- The Real Estate Council, Member
- SMU Class of 2009 Reunion Committee, 2014
- SMU Young Alumni Board, Member, 2013-2017
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
March 22, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 51 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2022 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 2.5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
February 11, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the election of 14 attorneys to the Firm’s partnership on Friday, February 11, 2022. In addition to electing 14 new partners, the Firm also congratulates Bart Cicuto, Noah Speck, and Austin Thomas on their promotion from associates to senior counsel.
August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
March 23, 2021Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 36 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2021 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list. Spanning five offices and eight major practice areas, these up-and-coming attorneys have been nominated by peers within and outside the Firm.
August 20, 2020Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 164 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 Edition, Including 9 “Lawyers of the Year” and 25 “Ones to Watch”
Jackson Walker congratulates the 164 attorneys who were selected by their peers as Best Lawyers, including 9 Lawyers of the Year and 25 Ones to Watch, across 6 offices and 66 specialty practice areas.
March 10, 2020Attorney News
Spanning five offices, six major practice areas, and experience ranging from six to 15 years, these 30 up-and-coming attorneys were selected based on peer recognition and professional achievement.
March 6, 2019Attorney News
Jackson Walker is excited to congratulate our 34 attorneys who were named to Thomson Reuters’ 2019 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list.