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.

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7720

Bart J. Cicuto

Bart J. Cicuto

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2283

Tim Dominguez

Tim Dominguez

Associate, Houston
713.752.4385

Brett M. Epstein

Brett M. Epstein

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7239

Will Farmer

Will Farmer

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5674

Jamie Fowler

Jamie Fowler

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6034

Kelly S. Hodge

Kelly S. Hodge

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6052

Ethan C. Hughes

Ethan C. Hughes

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6054

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

Jordan L. Newman

Jordan L. Newman

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6146

Nick Pierce

Nick Pierce

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5954

Kaitlin Prior

Kaitlin Prior

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5751

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

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.

San Antonio with Jackson Walker logo

April 14, 2022
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 13 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law”

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates the 13 women attorneys who have been named to Scene in S.A.’s survey of the “Outstanding Women in Law” for 2022.

Courtney Bristow with Jackson Walker logo

March 22, 2022
Attorney News

Courtney Bristow Expands Jackson Walker’s Real Estate Financing Practice in Dallas

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Courtney D. Bristow as a partner in the Dallas office’s Finance & Banking practice. Courtney’s practice is focused on representing institutional lenders with commercial real estate loans intended for securitization or sale in the secondary market.

2022 Texas Rising Stars list

March 22, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2022 Texas Rising Stars

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.

In Memoriam Amanda Shaw Castro

February 3, 2022
Spotlight

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Amanda Shaw-Castro

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and partner Amanda Shaw-Castro. Amanda was a rising star and leader who left behind a legacy of loyalty and kindness.

San Antonio with Jackson Walker logo

January 25, 2022
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 12 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among 2022 “Rising Star Lawyers” List

To be selected for inclusion in the “Rising Star Lawyers” list, junior attorneys with 10 or fewer years in practice must be nominated by senior attorneys who have at least 15 years of experience practicing law.

November 4, 2021
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Earns 25 National and 114 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2022 Edition

Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Rankings are based on client feedback on several criteria, including its practice groups, responsiveness, understanding of each client’s business, cost-efficiency, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the Firm. The selection process also includes the collection of peer evaluations and a final review by leading attorneys in each field.

Andrew Ingrum and Michelle Parker with Jackson Walker logo

November 3, 2021
Attorney News

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

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.

October 4, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes 2021 New Fall Associates

This year, Jackson Walker proudly welcomes 16 law school graduates to expand our Corporate & Securities, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Trial & Appellate Litigation, and Wealth Planning practices.

September 22, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 57 “Texas Super Lawyers” of 2021

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.

Fort Worth

August 25, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates the Fort Worth Attorneys Named to the “Top Attorneys 2021” List in ‘360 West Magazine’

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 15 Fort Worth-based attorneys to 360 West Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2021. To be selected for inclusion, attorneys with an active license and who practice within the Tarrant County area can nominate up to three attorneys in 44 specialty areas who reflect relevant practice areas in the region.

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