Harry M. Roberts Jr.

Harry M. Roberts Jr.

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    214.880.3214
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Of Counsel

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1616
    214.880.3214
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Harry Roberts focuses his practice on permanent and construction loan work for a number of institutional lenders; purchase and sale of commercial real estate for institutional and private investors; development of real property involving the assembly of land and zoning and construction issues; complex real estate transactions involving exchanges, lease-backs, and development agreements; leasing of office building and other commercial space; loan servicing including modification agreements, assumption agreements, and management agreements; reciprocal and other easements; local counsel opinions and counseling; loan workouts; foreclosure; and usury analysis.

Harry is consistently recognized by leading legal directories, including Chambers USA which states that he is a "respected dean of Texas real estate law."

Experience

  • Represented a lender in a permanent real estate loan of $133 million secured by 81 properties
  • Represented the seller of the largest office building in Dallas
  • Represented a quasi-governmental entity in the assembly of land and zoning and construction issues in connection with the construction of a new Dallas headquarters
  • Represented a Presidential Foundation in connection with the creation of a presidential library

Distinctions/Honors

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers; 1981-present

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law); 1983-2018

  • Chambers USA by Chambers & Partners (Real Estate Law); 2004-present

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Real Estate); 2003-present

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine; 2005, 2007-present

  • Best Business Lawyers in Dallas (Commercial Real Estate), D Magazine; 2009

  • The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal; 2012, 2014

  • Who's Who Legal: Texas by Law Business Research Limited (Real Estate); 2007-present

  • "ICFM Leading Lawyers 500," InterContinental Finance magazine; 2013

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

Civic

  • Board of Management, Park Cities - North Dallas YMCA, 1971-1973

  • Board of Directors, Dallas Legal Services Project, 1973-1975

  • Harvard Law School Fund: Chairman - Northern Texas Area, 1975-1978, Chairman, Major Gifts - Northern Texas Area, 1988-1989

  • Church of the Incarnation, Episcopal, Vestry, 1978-1981, 2006-2009

  • Urban Ministries Board, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, 1978-1987

  • Board of Trustees, Shelter Ministries of Dallas, 1982-present, Chairman, 1992-1995, 2004-2005

  • Board of Trustees, Conference on Crimes Against Women, 2006-present

  • University of Texas, College of Liberal Arts Foundation Advisory Council, 2010-present

  • Board of Trustees, Episcopal Foundation of Dallas, 2012-present

  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas

Professional

  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Council of Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section, 1978-1985, Chairman, 1984-1985; Title Insurance Committee, 1978-1990 , Chairman, 1978-1984; Lawyers' Opinion Letter Committee, 1982-1990; Real Estate Specialization Committee, 1977-1985; Partnership Committee, 1977-1982

  • Chairman, Dallas Bar Association; Real Estate Section, 1981

  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation

  • Member, Dallas Bar Foundation

  • Adjunct Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law, Advanced Real Estate Transactions, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2011; Real Estate Transactions, Fall 2009

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Texas Law School

  • Member, State Board of Insurance; Advisory Committee on Title Insurance, 1987-1991

  • Chairman, Texas Mortgage Lending Institute, 1990-1991