Jennifer Fargo

E: jennifer.fargo@fisherbroyles.com

T: (214) 971-8406
F: (214) 945-3112

Dallas Office

Practice Areas:

  • Financial Services & Lending
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas

Education:

  • The University of Texas, School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1999
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., English and History, magna cum laude, with honors in the Liberal Arts; Phi Beta Kappa; SMU Hyer Society, 1996

Large Law Firm Experience:

  • Thompson & Knight, LLP

 

Ms. Fargo’s practice focuses on the representation of national lending institutions in connection with complex, multi-state financings secured by all types of real estate projects. She also regularly represents lenders in loan workouts and foreclosures.
In addition, her expertise encompasses real estate acquisitions and sales and leasing. Jennifer regularly negotiates and prepares loan documents, leases, agreements to sell and purchase, easements, declarations of covenants, and other real estate-related documents, and analyzes due diligence matters affecting real estate.

Distinctions/Honors and Memberships

  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate); 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Real Estate); 2013 Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)
  • Member, American Bar Association; Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Vice-Chair (2017), Secretary (2016), and Treasurer (2015), Real Estate Section
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Member, Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Member, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Trustee, Dallas Children’s Theater

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of national life insurance company mortgage lender in $98 million permanent loan secured by an office building in Texas
  • Representation of national life insurance company mortgage lender in $128 million permanent loan secured by 8 apartments in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina
  • Representation of national life insurance company mortgage lender in $71 million permanent loan secured by 5 retail properties in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, and California
  • Representation of national life insurance company mortgage lender in $41 million permanent loan secured by 8 industrial properties in Texas
  • Representation of national life insurance company mortgage lender in $57 million permanent loan secured by 30 industrial properties in Georgia
  • Representation of purchaser in $30 million acquisition of 5 industrial property portfolio and loan assumption
  • Representation of national life insurance company mortgage lender in $53 million permanent loan secured by 8 industrial properties in Georgia, Maryland, Washington, Illinois, Kentucky, and North Carolina
  • Representation of national life insurance company mortgage lender in $50 million permanent loan secured by 13 industrial properties in California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, and Texas
  • Representation of national life insurance company mortgage lender in $58 million permanent loan secured by 10 industrial properties located in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Virginia
  • Representation of REMIC certificate holders in deed-in-lieu acquisition of 8 properties located in Arkansas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas
  • Representation of land owner in the phased acquisition, development, and sale of planned residential development

Presentations and Teaching Experience:

  • “Quick Hits in Asset Management,” MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference 2016, May 23, 2016
  • “Ground Lease Financing: Landlord and Lender Perspectives,” Speaker, ACMA 41st Annual Meeting, September 18-20, 2014
  • “Lending Deals Gone Bad,” Thompson & Knight Commercial Lending Institute, Dallas, Texas, February 12, 2014
  • “Shadow Banking,” Fall 2013 Trigild Lender Conference, October 16, 2013