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J. Jody Walker

Biography
Jody Walker's areas of practice encompass a broad range of real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and development of both unimproved and improved real property. He represents a variety of publicly traded and privately held companies, universities, real estate funds, and individuals in all types of complex real estate matters, including industrial, office, hospitality, retail, and multi-family projects.  

Mr. Walker has experience representing borrowers, lenders, and investors in connection with interim, permanent, construction, and other types of financing transactions, whether secured or unsecured.  He also provides legal advice and assists clients in licensing and permitting matters with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in connection with his real estate practice. 
Experience and highlights
  • Assists in the representation of owner and developer of a 26,000+ acre master-planned international trade and logistics center and mixed use development with regard to development, leases and sales to numerous Fortune 500 companies for industrial, office, retail and other projects
  • Represents a Fixed-Base Operator at one of the first industrial airports in the nation that supports global logistics for companies and personnel in their complex cargo, aviation, and executive travel needs by negotiating fuel supply agreements, hangar licenses, office leases, branding agreements, and affiliate licenses
  • Assists in the representation of developer in connection with 240 acre Frisco Station development surrounding the new Dallas Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Texas
  • Represents owners, developers, and tenants in ground lease transactions for hospitality, industrial, and retail projects
  • Provides a variety of legal services to owners and developers in the acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of office buildings, hotels, mixed use developments, industrial parks, and multi-family developments throughout Texas
  • Represented a national railroad company in the acquisition and development of property for intermodal freight, warehouse and distribution facilities near Fort Worth, Chicago, St. Louis, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and Denver
 
 

 

Affiliations and honors

AFFILIATIONS

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas - Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section

HONORS

  • Top Attorney in Construction Law, 360 West magazine, 2019
  • Top Attorney in Real Estate Law and Construction Law, 360 West magazine, 2018
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2017-2018
  • Top Attorney in less than five years in practice in Real Estate Law, 360 West magazine, 2017
  • Top Attorney under five years in practice, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2015-2016
Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
    • International Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Abilene Christian University, B.B.A. summa cum laude, 2009
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 2012