J. Russell Davis

FOUNDER AND SHAREHOLDER

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J. Russell Davis

J. Russell Davis

FOUNDER AND SHAREHOLDER

Biography

J. Russell Davis is one of the founders of DC&M and a shareholder practicing in the firm’s transactional section. He was a speaker at “Fear of Commitment: Lenders are From Mars – Borrowers are From Venus” and the author of “Limited Liability Companies, The Choice of Entity in Texas,” National Business Institutes, Inc.

Davis specializes in negotiations, acquisition, sales, financing, commercial development, leasing, estate planning, probate, and is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law.* He holds a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin.

*Board Certified Commercial Real Estate Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Practice Areas

  • Transactional:
    • Negotiations
    • Acquisition
    • Sales
    • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Commercial development (horizontal and vertical)
  • Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Structuring and negotiating complex business relationships
  • Resolution of disputes within business ventures short of litigation
  • Financial workouts

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A. 1968
  • University of Texas at Austin, J.D. 1971
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 1971

Jurisdictions

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Commercial Real Estate Law

Industries

  • Real estate

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “Fear of Commitment: Lenders are From Mars – Borrowers are From Venus,” 34th Annual Mortgage Lending Institute Sponsored by The University of Texas School of Law, 2000
  • Author of “Limited Liability Companies, The Choice of Entity in Texas,” National Business Institutes, Inc., February 1994
  • Author/Speaker: “Last But Not Lease: Negotiating and Drafting the ‘Miscellaneous’ Section of a Contract – The Severability & Merger Clauses,” Advanced Business Law Sponsored by State Bar of Texas, November 20, 2015

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas College of Law
  • Real Estate Council
  • Urban Land Institute

Awards and Honors

  • V Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Outstanding Lawyer, San Antonio Business Journal, 2014
  • 2007 Humanitarian Award Recipient from United Communities of San Antonio (formerly NCCJ)

Community Involvement

  • Temple Beth El Board of Trustees
  • Cancer Therapy and Research Center Board of Governors
  • KLRN Past Board Chair
  • Jewish Federation of San Antonio Past Board Chair
  • Campus of San Antonio Jewish Community Past Board Chair