Real Estate

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.

Erik M. Allison

Erik M. Allison

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5824

Jim Alsup

Jim Alsup

Partner, Austin
512.236.2010

Karl Baker

Karl Baker

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7753

Treeman Baker

Treeman Baker

Associate, Austin
512.236.2290

Andrew L. Baumgardner

Andrew L. Baumgardner

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7748

Meredith Brewster

Meredith Brewster

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6050

Caroline Capili

Caroline Capili

Associate, Houston
713.752.4492

Bart J. Cicuto

Bart J. Cicuto

Partner, Austin
512.236.2283

S. Priya Coffey

S. Priya Coffey

Partner, Houston
713.752.4337

Elizabeth Cone

Elizabeth Cone

Associate, Houston
713.752.4343

Jarrod Cone

Jarrod Cone

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7209

Anabelle Copeland

Anabelle Copeland

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5650

Drew Darby

Drew Darby

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2092

Myron D. Dornic

Myron D. Dornic

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5946

Lenora DuBose

Lenora DuBose

Partner, Austin
512.236.2079

Brett M. Epstein

Brett M. Epstein

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7239

Jenny Roan Forgey

Jenny Roan Forgey

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2006

Neill Fuquay

Neill Fuquay

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6124

Brian S. Harris

Brian S. Harris

Partner, Houston
713.752.4285

Joel W. Heydenburk

Joel W. Heydenburk

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7205

Gara R. Hill

Gara R. Hill

Of Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7252

Abigail E. Hogan

Abigail E. Hogan

Associate, Houston
713.752.4318

Spence M. Howden

Spence M. Howden

Associate, Austin
512.236.2078

Lauren Hunsaker

Lauren Hunsaker

Associate, Houston
713.752.4425

Lewis S. Kasner

Lewis S. Kasner

Partner, Houston
713.752.4322

Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan

Associate, Houston
713.752.4250

John David Kirby

John David Kirby

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7228

Michael K. Kuhn

Michael K. Kuhn

Partner, Houston
713.752.4309

Taylor A. Lamb

Taylor A. Lamb

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4396

Kendahl Won Lee

Kendahl Won Lee

Associate, Houston
713.752.4399

Allie LeVan

Allie LeVan

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5960

Katherine Loayza

Katherine Loayza

Land Use Consultant, Austin
512.236.2259

Maggie Lu

Maggie Lu

Associate, Houston
713.752.4417

Pamela Madere

Pamela Madere

Partner, Austin
512.236.2048

Travis W. McNellie

Travis W. McNellie

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7264

Shams S. Merchant

Shams S. Merchant

Associate, Fort Worth
210.978.7296

Justin Meyer

Justin Meyer

Senior Counsel, San Antonio
210.978.7769

James Miers

James Miers

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5957

William Austin Nilson

William Austin Nilson

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2287

Kurt D. Nondorf

Kurt D. Nondorf

Partner, Houston
713.752.4402

Kati Orso

Kati Orso

Partner, Austin
512.236.2236

Miguel A. Ortiz

Miguel A. Ortiz

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5858

David W. Parker

David W. Parker

Partner, Houston
713.752.4410

Kristen Peña

Kristen Peña

Associate, Austin
512.236.2201

Beth Jenkins Pflomm

Beth Jenkins Pflomm

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.6065

Sierra R. Quinonez

Sierra R. Quinonez

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7216

Joseph P. Regan

Joseph P. Regan

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7271

David M. Robins

David M. Robins

Partner, Houston
713.752.4304

Cassie Ross

Cassie Ross

Partner, Austin
512.236.2260

Leah Smith Sanchez

Leah Smith Sanchez

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7724

Patrick T. Sharkey

Patrick T. Sharkey

Retired Partner, Houston
214.953.6000

Sang M. Shin

Sang M. Shin

Partner, Houston
713.752.4408

John Stevenson III

John Stevenson III

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2088

Sara C. Thornton

Sara C. Thornton

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7272

Stefanie Toppel

Stefanie Toppel

Senior Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7254

Amanda L. Van Deusen

Amanda L. Van Deusen

Professional Landman & Title Analyst, Houston
713.752.4315

Michael J. Vecchio

Michael J. Vecchio

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7275

Ginger M. Webber

Ginger M. Webber

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7244

Courtney J. White

Courtney J. White

Research Attorney, Dallas
214.953.5759

Abby Wilkinson

Abby Wilkinson

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5782

Lorin Williams Combs

Lorin Williams Combs

Senior Counsel, Austin
214.953.6190

Kate L. Young

Kate L. Young

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2316

David J.B. Zolno

David J.B. Zolno

Associate, Austin
512.236.2054

February 22, 2024
Attorney News

Ginger Webber Joins Board of Directors of Powerful Purses

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Fort Worth partner Ginger M. Webber on joining the Board of Directors of Powerful Purses, Inc.

Priya Coffey

February 20, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Priya Coffey Joins Panel Discussion at University of Houston Law Center

On Wednesday, February 21, S. Priya Coffey, the Managing Partner of Jackson Walker Houston, will participate in a panel discussion at the University of Houston Law Center alongside fellow panelists Natasha Alexander from the United States Attorneys’ Office and Lakshmi Achari from Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.

February 16, 2024
Insights

Reducing Carbon Footprint Requires a Tricky Path for CRE I Law360 (Subscription Required)

By Michael Kuhn and Mahira Khan

The evolving landscape of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) measures within the commercial office market is shifting from voluntary green initiatives to mandatory regulations in the U.S. and EU. Previously, ESG-related practices, such as the inclusion of green provisions in leases, were implemented at the discretion of landlords and tenants. However, this dynamic is changing due to increased regulatory pressure and societal debates surrounding ESG initiatives.

February 15, 2024
Attorney News

Shari Mao, Maggie Lu, and Devanshi Somaya Selected to Participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Shari Y. Mao, Maggie Lu, and Devanshi Somaya to participate in training programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

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.

January 25, 2024
Attorney News

Tim Taylor and Pamela Madere Appointed to Board of Directors Executive Committee of Real Estate Council of Austin

Jackson Walker congratulates partners Timothy C. Taylor and Pamela Madere for their appointments to leadership positions on the 2024 Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA). Pam will serve as Secretary/Counsel, and Tim will serve as Vice Chair of Community Engagement.

January 24, 2024
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

You’re Already Living in the Space Economy

The concept of a space economy often conjures up images of distant, sci-fi futures, but in reality, it’s a present and rapidly evolving aspect of our daily lives. On this episode of Future Ready Business, co-hosts Art Cavazos and Will Nilson talk with Space Lawyer Bailey Reichelt about her work and how space law isn’t just about international treaties and policies, but also about their practical, day-to-day application.

Pam Madere

January 17, 2024
Attorney News

Pamela Madere Joins Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Jackson Walker partner Pamela Madere has been appointed to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, serving as General Counsel until the conclusion of 2026.