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Company Overview of Jackson Walker LLP

Company Overview

Jackson Walker L.L.P is a legal advisory services. The company’s practice areas include bankruptcy, health care, intellectual property, labor, litigation, regulatory and legislative, tax and estates, and business transactions. It caters to the entertainment and sports, environment, estate planning, financial services, health care, immigration, insurance, internet, media, public finance, real estate, securities, technology, and telecommunications industries. Jackson Walker is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

901 Main Street

Suite 1100

Dallas, TX 75202-3748

United States

Founded in 1945





Key Executives for Jackson Walker LLP

Managing Partner
Age: 67
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Jackson Walker LLP Key Developments

Jackson Walker LLP Elects 10 New Partners

Jackson Walker LLP announced that 10 of its lawyers have been elected partners. The newly promoted partners represent six different practice areas and are based in five cities across Texas: In Austin: Kimberly Gdula, Litigation, represents clients across the health care industry. Ben Rhem, Environmental and Legislation, advises clients in the power generation, oil and gas, and mining industries regarding compliance with federal and state environmental laws. Cassie Ross, Real Estate, represents purchasers, sellers, borrowers, developers, landlords, and tenants in a variety of real estate transactions. In Dallas: Chris Bankler, Litigation, counsels businesses and financial institutions in general disputes, fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty cases, and breach of contract claims. Steven Dimitt, Litigation, handles litigation and transactional matters for land use, construction, and business clients, and represents religious institutions in Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person's Act (RLUIPA) matters. Jordan Smith, Energy, represents clients in energy, natural resources, real estate, and general corporate transactions, with an emphasis on negotiating upstream exploration and production activities agreements. In Fort Worth: Carrie Bowers Miller, Finance, represents financial institutions, real estate developers, and mining companies in a wide range of business transactions. In Houston: Courtney Carlson, Litigation, advises clients in business and commercial litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on the energy and financial industries. Amanda Shaw-Castro, Energy, focuses on energy and commercial finance transactions, as well as multistate real estate portfolio transactions. In San Antonio: Ann Leafstedt, Corporate & Securities, provides general corporate representation, and advises clients on the formation of entities, acquisitions, corporate governance issues, financing transactions, and other business matters.

Jackson Walker LLP Appoints William Powers, Jr. as Counsel for Austin Office

Jackson Walker L.L.P. announced that former University of Texas at Austin president William Powers, Jr. will join the firm's Austin office as of counsel. A widely published legal scholar, nationally renowned academic leader, respected corporate governance authority, and sought-after consultant to domestic and foreign governments, Mr. Powers brings a wealth of experience to his new role with the firm. Mr. Powers will consult with the firm's clients on a broad array of matters, particularly those involving appellate work, corporate governance, and special investigations. He will also play a key role in the development of legal talent and leadership skills among attorneys across the firm.

Alfie Meyerson, Thad Armstrong, David Jones, and David Robins Join the Jackson Walker LLP as Partners

Jackson Walker L.L.P. welcomes Alfie Meyerson, Thad Armstrong, David Jones, and David Robins as partners in the firm's Houston office. The four partners, who join the firm from Thompson & Knight LLP, add considerable depth and distinction to Jackson Walker's already robust Real Estate and Finance practice groups. Mr. Meyerson has served in key leadership roles at Thompson & Knight, including as managing partner of the Houston office, chairman of the firm's Real Estate and anking Practice Group and a member of the firm's management committee. Mr. Meyerson's legal practice spans more than 30 years and encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, and his clients have included some of the most significant players in the Houston real estate development and banking market. Mr. Jones and Mr. Robins will practice in the Real Estate and Finance groups at Jackson Walker Mr. Jones represents banks and other lending institutions in all aspects of commercial lending, with an emphasis on real estate secured lending. His experience includes representing lenders in middle market, private banking, energy and syndicated transactions. He also represents both purchasers and sellers of loan portfolios (both performing and distressed assets). Mr. Jones has represented numerous borrowers in connection with commercial loans, including providing applicable legal opinions concerning the enforceability of loan documents and qualifications of borrowers and guarantors. Mr. Jones also represents both landlords and tenants in lease negotiations concerning retail, office, and industrial space. And he has represented both purchasers and sellers in negotiating and closing sales of commercial real estate. Mr. Robins practices in commercial real estate and real estate finance, with an emphasis on the lender-borrower relationship. He has worked on hundreds of significant transactions including office buildings, shopping centers, industrial buildings and warehouses, land and residential development, apartments and condos. Mr. Robins regularly handles multi-state, multi-property transactions, as well as loan portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. In addition, he represents clients in oil and gas, timber, and water transactions and in PACE lending. Over the past few years, Jackson Walker has expanded its skilled and dynamic Real Estate team to serve the needs of clients in an active Texas market. Recent additions to the practice group include Steve Jenkins, a 40-year commercial real estate veteran from Haynes and Boone, LLP; Andrew Baumgardner, also from Haynes and Boone; Brad Lowry from Haynie Rake Repass & Lowry; and Drew Darby, who founded his own successful practice in San Angelo and currently serves as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. The firm has also added partner Ashley Martzen, Senior Counsel Cassie Ross, and associates Amit Patel and Frank Morphis to its Real Estate team.

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