JAMES WALLENSTEIN

Mr. Wallenstein's practice focuses on commercial real estate including purchase and sales, financings and restructuring, leasing, development, partnership, and joint venture transactions for real estate developers, lenders, and tenants.

During law school, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the SMU Law Review. Upon graduation, he worked as a law clerk for Hon. Irving L. Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Wallenstein also served as an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law (1978-1991) covering Commercial Real Estate Transactions.

Mr. Wallenstein has been named as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" under the category of real estate specialty, in all issues of the survey that have been published to date by D Magazine. He has been named as one of the "Top Real Estate Lawyers in Texas" in all issues of the survey that have been published to date by Texas Monthly. In the October 2002 edition of Texas Lawyer Mr. Wallenstein was named as the real estate lawyer most often selected by other Texas real estate lawyers to represent them in a complex real estate transaction and was a recipient of the Distinguished Texas Real Estate Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas in 2001.

 

- PRACTICE

Real Estate Law

 

- SPEECHES and PUBLICATIONS

Lectured and Chaired various institutes on real estate law, including the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the International Council of Shopping Centers Legal Conference, the University of Texas Mortgage Lending Institute, the State Bar Advanced Real Estate Law Course, the SMU Real Estate Law Institute and the Southwestern Legal Foundation Real Estate Institute

 

- EDUCATION

Washington and Lee University, (B.A., cum laude, 1964)

Southern Methodist University (LL.B. cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1967)

 

- AFFILIATIONS

Member, State Bar of Texas

Former Chair, Section on Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law

Chair, Committee on Lawyers' Opinion Letters in Mortgage Loan Transactions

Chair, Committee on Legal Fees Paid by Title Companies

Member, Disciplinary Rules Drafting Committee

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Former Chair, Real Estate Section

Member, American Bar Association

Former Chair, Opinion Letter Committee of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Charter Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Founder and Chair, Dallas Area Real Estate Lawyers' Discussion Group

Founding Officer, Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys

 

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