At Jackson Walker, our real estate clients see us as more than just lawyers. We are their business counselors, transactional advisors, risk managers, and growth strategists, as well as their guides through the legal landscape between their aspirations and their accomplishments.
Our experience extends across all asset types, in both regional and national markets. We work with a variety of clients on both sides of the negotiating table and through business cycles, from growth to decline. Such exposure allows us to see all aspects of the transaction and the market to anticipate issues and determine the best course to meet our clients’ goals.
In today’s business climate, deals can be won or lost in a matter of days–even hours–making prompt response time critical. Streamlined processes contribute greatly to the cost-effective services we are able to provide our real estate clients. It is this combination of experience, promptness, and precise processes that makes Jackson Walker’s real estate attorneys a premier group.
We recognize that every transaction is unique, and we find creative responses to the issues our clients face. We manage complex and multi-disciplinary transactions involving numerous players and guide them to a timely and successful close. True to our partnering philosophy, what matters to us is the satisfaction of our clients…not the size of the deal.
Beyond the Basics
Our Real Estate attorneys excel at the fundamentals of the business — assisting clients with buying, selling, developing, and operating properties. But we’re not satisfied with covering the usual bases. Our attorneys represent clients and handle matters in all the areas listed on the navigation links on the right side of this page.
Our real estate practice extends from coast to coast. We’ve represented clients and conducted real estate, land use, and financial transactions in 46 states, plus Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and more.
June 1, 2023
Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2023 USA and Global Guides
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 50 attorneys and 17 departments for inclusion in the 2023 edition of the Global and USA guides. Attorneys recognized in the guides were ranked in 19 practice areas, with 4 attorneys listed among multiple areas and 6 named among the top attorneys nationwide in their respective areas.
May 9, 2023
Longhorn Ballroom Presented With Community Impact Award
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that our client Edwin Cabaniss won in the Community Impact category at the 2023 Commercial Real Estate Awards for the Longhorn Ballroom. Presented by D CEO, the annual awards recognized outstanding projects, deals, and industry players.
May 8, 2023
Secrets to Success: Female Leaders Say Relationships, Confidence and Work Ethic Open Doors l Austin Business Journal
Building a career is hard work, but it can be especially arduous for women vying for top ranks in industries like finance and law, which tend to be male-dominated. Women across all industries have taken on more executive roles in recent years, according to a recent article from U.S. News and World Report using U.S. Census Bureau data. In many states, female execs accounted for at least one-third of the top positions in 2021, though that figure was roughly 27% in Texas, according to the data.
April 28, 2023
Priya Coffey Featured in ‘How I Lawyer Podcast’
Houston Managing Partner Priya Coffey was featured on the How I Lawyer Podcast with Jonah Perlin as she discussed her decision to become a lawyer, how a clerkship changed her professional life even as a transactional lawyer, the unique (and not so unique) parts of real estate law, some of the surprising parts of her career, the super power of taking on opportunities to learn new things, where the practice of real estate law is going in the years to come, and more.
April 25, 2023
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.
March 27, 2023
Jackson Walker Proudly Honors the Memory of Susan Halsey With Fort Worth Chamber Award
Jackson Walker congratulates Dan Berce, President and Chief Executive Officer of GM Financial, on his recognition as the winner of the 2023 Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award. Named after our late Fort Worth Managing Partner Susan Halsey, who had earned a reputation as one of the best real estate attorneys in the business and a beacon in the Fort Worth community, the award honors leadership excellence in business in the Fort Worth metropolitan area.
March 23, 2023
Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2023 Texas Rising Stars
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.
March 15, 2023
An Overview of US Government Actions After Closures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank
By John Wittenberg
This article provides a brief synopsis of the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, NA and the actions taken by the U.S. government in response to these failures.
March 13, 2023
What Businesses Should Know About Collapse of Silicon Valley and Signature Banks
Following the closures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, many companies have questions about what happens next and potential impacts on their businesses. Jackson Walker has published a dedicated webpage featuring information that may be helpful to businesses dealing with the aftermath.
March 8, 2023
Jackson Walker Welcomes Karl Baker to Real Estate Practice in San Antonio
Joining from a San Antonio-based real estate law firm, Karl Baker has a broad and diverse practice covering acquisitions, leasing, and financing across all product types and assisting developers seeking entitlements, incentives, and development agreements from cities, counties, and other governmental entities across Texas.