Finance & Banking

At Jackson Walker, we have decades of deal-based experience in the commercial and real estate lending markets that enables us to handle even the most complex transactions from start to finish in a manner that emphasizes efficiency and adds value for our clients.

We have extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in a variety of loan transactions. Our team approach draws on the experience of attorneys in several practice areas to provide comprehensive services while creating efficiencies for our clients. We regularly represent banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions, as well as nonbank lenders such as public and private companies and insurers. We also represent borrowers, and that gives us unique insight into what types of deals work in today’s competitive market.

Our structure gives us the flexibility to handle a broad range of transactions, tailoring our services to meet each client’s specific needs. We structure and document everything from straightforward term loans and revolving lines of credit to complex credit facilities for multimillion-dollar real estate portfolios. Regardless of the scope of the project, we are committed to protecting our clients’ best interests by providing the highest quality of legal representation without “over-lawyering” the transaction.

Members of Jackson Walker’s core Finance team have weathered two significant downturns in the commercial finance market and have substantial experience in loan modification, debt restructuring, workouts and foreclosures. At all points during the economic cycle, we are well poised to help our clients seize opportunities for growth and achieve their specific business objectives.

Real Estate and Construction Finance

At Jackson Walker, our depth of experience in real estate and construction finance gives clients an edge in a challenging marketplace. We represent both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions across the United States. Our deal-based knowledge and team approach enable us to develop innovative solutions that achieve our clients’ specific goals effectively.

We represent the full spectrum of lenders, from large, multinational financial institutions to regional banks, credit unions, hedge funds and insurance companies in all of their real property lending needs, including construction financing, projects, and permanent mortgage financing. We are particularly skilled in bringing value and efficiency to very large real-estate transactions.

Commercial Finance

At Jackson Walker, we view commercial finance as a partnership. Our Finance attorneys combine decades of transactional experience with the flexibility to create solutions tailored to each client’s individual needs in the most effective and efficient manner possible. That means providing exactly the level of service they need – no more, and no less.

Our lending clients include large, multinational financial institutions, regional banks, credit unions, and niche lenders, as well as a variety of nonbank lenders, including public and private companies, funds and insurance firms. We also represent borrowers seeking commercial loans. Our experience on both sides of the lending equation enables us to understand what works in today’s marketplace and provide a significant advantage to our clients.

Jordan Byrne

Jordan Byrne

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6146

Sydney Carroll

Sydney Carroll

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5695

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7720

Tim Dominguez

Tim Dominguez

Associate, Houston
713.752.4385

Brett M. Epstein

Brett M. Epstein

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7239

Will Farmer

Will Farmer

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5674

Jamie Fowler

Jamie Fowler

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6034

Neill Fuquay

Neill Fuquay

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6124

Emma Hackney

Emma Hackney

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6116

Colter Harris

Colter Harris

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5928

Kelly S. Hodge

Kelly S. Hodge

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6052

Andrew Ingrum

Andrew Ingrum

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6085

Jonathan B. Judkowitz

Jonathan B. Judkowitz

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4411

Lewis S. Kasner

Lewis S. Kasner

Partner, Houston
713.752.4322

Allie LeVan

Allie LeVan

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5960

Jesse S. Lotay

Jesse S. Lotay

Partner, Houston
713.752.4364

James M. McDonough

James M. McDonough

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7754

Carrie Bowers Miller

Carrie Bowers Miller

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7266

William Austin Nilson

William Austin Nilson

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2287

Nick Pierce

Nick Pierce

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5954

Sierra R. Quinonez

Sierra R. Quinonez

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7216

David M. Robins

David M. Robins

Partner, Houston
713.752.4304

Justin Shipley

Justin Shipley

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6089

Joan S. Sostek

Joan S. Sostek

Of Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5910

Patrick B. Tobin

Patrick B. Tobin

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7785

February 14, 2024
Attorney News

Neill Fuquay Joins Jackson Walker’s Corporate & Securities Practice

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Neill Fuquay as a partner in our Corporate & Securities practice group in the Dallas office. Neill focuses on a wide range of commercial real estate and corporate transactions, offering comprehensive expertise in the acquisition, financing, leasing, operation, and sale of commercial real estate and indirect ownership interests therein, with a particular focus on multifamily, industrial, and office properties.

February 12, 2024
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Announces Election of 5 Attorneys to Partnership

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the election of 5 attorneys to the firm’s partnership.

William Nilson

December 21, 2023
Attorney News

William Nilson Selected to Participate in Real Estate Council of Austin Leadership Development Council

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that William Austin Nilson has been selected to participate in the 2024 Real Estate Council of Austin’s (RECA) Leadership Development Council. William will join an exclusive group of 18 individuals under the age of 36 who are in the real estate sector.

2024 Best Law Firms announcement

November 2, 2023
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Earns 25 National and 134 Metro Rankings in 2024 Edition of “Best Law Firms”

Jackson Walker proudly announces the firm’s inclusion in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms® by Best Lawyers. This year, Jackson Walker observed notable improvements in the national rankings, including the rise of Appellate Practice to Tier 1, Banking and Finance Law and Litigation – Labor and Employment to Tier 2, and the addition of Energy Law and Environmental Law in Tier 3.

October 16, 2023
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes 2023 New Fall Associates

This year, the firm proudly welcomes 19 new associates to expand our Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Recovery, Corporate & Securities, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Trial & Appellate Litigation, and Trusts & Estates practices.

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September 19, 2023
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its “Texas Super Lawyers” of 2023

Each year, less than 5% of attorneys in Texas are named to the list. Selection is based off of peer nominations that are then reviewed by a research team. Each nominee is evaluated on his or her professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement.

Jackson Walker San Antonio

September 18, 2023
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 “Best S.A. Lawyers” List

Jackson Walker congratulates the 44 practicing attorneys in the San Antonio office who were included in Scene in S.A.’s 2023 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list. In its 19th year, the “Best S.A. Lawyers” list presents attorneys across 80 distinct practice areas who were nominated by fellow licensed, practicing attorneys of Bexar County.

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August 17, 2023
Attorney 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.

Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, and Manny Schoenhuber

July 13, 2023
Attorney News

Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, and Manny Schoenhuber Named to Lawdragon’s List of 500 Next-Generation Lawyers

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Art Cavazos, Amanda Crouch, and Manny Schoenhuber to the “Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation” list for 2023.

In its announcement, Lawdragon noted: “The achievements and pace at which these lawyers have vaulted to the forefront of the legal profession is remarkable. They represent the tried-and-true paths worn by those who came before them.”

Jackson Walker Best Lawyers in Dallas 2023

April 25, 2023
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 24 Attorneys Named Among 2023 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

Jackson Walker congratulates the 24 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2023. For recognition in the list, Dallas attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer unmatched counsel in one of 40 categories.