Jerry D. Johnson

Jerry D. Johnson


  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business Law


  • Representation of both lenders and borrowers relative to construction and permanent financing for development of office buildings, shopping centers, apartment projects, and residential subdivisions.
  • Representation of both lenders and borrowers relative to line of credit financing of business operations.
  • Representation of both landlords and tenants relative to office building, shopping center, office and warehouse, and telecommunications switch center leases (including an office lease for approximately 725,000 square feet).
  • Representation of building owners regarding telecommunication provider agreements and related issues.
  • Representation of both buyers and sellers of developed commercial properties (including office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, and warehouse distribution facilities), and mixed-use properties (including related golf courses, marinas, and other related facilities).
  • Representation of developers, lenders, and tenants in “build to suit” transactions.


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Real Estate Lawyers Discussion Group


  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1968)
  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1971)


  • Author, "Landlord Remedies in Texas," 33 South Texas Law Review 417 (June, 1990), cited by the Supreme Court of Texas in Austin Hill County Realty, Inc. v. Palisades Plaza, Inc, 948 S.W. 2nd 293 at 300 (Tex. 1995).
  • Author, "Landlords May Be Liable for Their Tenants' Trademark Infringements," Real Estate Trends, Arter & Hadden LLP, 1997 ICSC Law Conference, Special Reprint Edition
  • Author: “Emerging Telecommunications Issues for Owners and Managers of Office Buildings,” Real Estate Trends, Arter & Hadden LLP (2001).
  • Coauthor, “How to Handle Telecommunications Issues in Office Leases,” The Practical Real Estate Lawyer (Vol. 17, No. 5, Sept. 2001)
  • Coauthor, “Is It Reasonable To Agree To Agree To Be Reasonable?”, The Real Estate Finance Journal (Spring 2002)
  • Coauth