Practice Area Overview

JDKG’s Commercial and Residential Real Estate Team is well-recognized for expertise in Texas real estate law, and we closely monitor pending and recent changes to legislative and case law. Our experience helps clients close complex deals, faster. Our expertise includes:

Acquisition and Dispositions

  • Negotiating complex purchase and sale agreements that cover a wide variety of projects from small properties to multi-location facilities
  • Negotiating complex loan documents with lenders to maximize protection for borrowers


  • Representing landlord and tenants in a variety of matters, including lease negotiations, due diligence review, dispute resolution, lease financing and subleasing issues


  • Representing commercial and residential developers with issues concerning lot sales, platting, and zoning
  • Negotiating complex development agreements that cover a wide variety of issues, including seller finance, construction easements and staged developments
  • Drafting and amending covenants, conditions and restrictions (CCRs)
  • Representing homeowners’ associations and property owners in the implementation, alteration and enforcement of deed restrictions
  • Construction issues
  • Condominium issues

Land Use, Zoning and Entitlements

  • Advising and representing clients in navigating local land use restrictions and zoning ordinances
  • Tax credit and increment counseling
  • One of the strongest land use litigation teams in Texas. For more information, please refer to the Land Use Team

Ad Valorem Taxation

  • Advising and representing clients in all aspects of ad valorem taxation
  • Representing counties in ad-valorem tax cases

Selected Examples of Real Estate Project Expertise

  • Multi-Tenant Facilities/Apartments
  • Build-to-Suit Projects
  • Residential Development
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities
  • Condominiums
  • Health Care Facilities
  • High Density Projects
  • Mixed-Use Projects
  • Office Buildings
  • Retail / Shopping Centers
  • Public/Private Projects
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants and Hospitality
  • Sports Venues

Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys often appear as expert witness in real estate cases and are well versed in providing and reviewing local counsel opinions. We are routinely contacted by other law firms to consult on litigation concerning real estate.