James D. Eggleston, Jr

• Asset Protection

• Business Transactions

• Commercial Real Estate 

• Farm and Ranch Real Estate

• Private Equity Financing


• J.D., Kansas University School of Law (1980)

• Kansas Law Review, Board of Editors (1979-80)

• Order of the Coif Honor Society (1980) 

• Southern Methodist University (Graduate Work, History) 

• B.S., with honors, Oklahoma Christian University (1977) 

• Admitted to Practice – State Bar of Ohio (2012)

• Admitted to Practice – State Bar of Oklahoma (2012)

• Admitted to Practice – United States Supreme Court (1989)

• Admitted to Practice – State Bar of Texas (1980)

• Fellow: American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2017-Present)

• Board Certified – Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

• Board Certified – Farm/Ranch Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

• AV® Rated “Preeminent” – Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

• Selected to the list of “Texas Super Lawyers” in Commercial Real Estate (2012-2020), published by Thomson Reuters and included in Texas Monthly Magazine 

• Governing Council, State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section (2018-Present)

• Board Member – Real Estate Legislative Affairs Council, State Board of Texas (2007-2015)

• Exam Coordinator – Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Real Estate Examination (2008-2015)

• State Bar of Texas Real Estate Forms Committee (2017-2020)

• Member – College of the State Bar of Texas (2006-Present)

• Member – Texas Bar Foundation (2007-Present) 

• Member – Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas

• Member – Real Property and Corporate Law Sections, Oklahoma Bar Association

• Member – Real Property and Corporation Law Committees, Ohio State Bar Association

• Appointed by Governor Abbott to Texas Animal Health Commission (6-year term, 2016-Present)

• Appointed to Texas Animal Health Commission Audit Subcommittee (2016-Present)

• Founding Chair of the Board, Economic Development Council of Parker County (2017-2019)

Speaker:

• When Urban Growth and ‘Farm Livin’ Collide, 30th Annual Texas Land Title Institute (2020)

• Mineral Estate Issues for Commercial Real Estate Transactions, State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Course (2020)

• From Cradle to Grave: The Life Cycles of Farm and Ranch Ownership, From Acquisition through Operation to Disposition, American Agricultural Law Association’s Annual Educational Symposium (2019)

• Creation, Enforcement, Avoidance and Termination of Deed Restrictions and Restrictive Covenants, State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course (2019) (with Michael H. Gentry and Patrick W. Fogarty) 

• Do I Really Have an “Ag Exemption” and How do I Maintain It?, Tarrant County Bar Association Real Estate Section (May 2019)

• Do I Really Have an “Ag Exemption” and How do I Maintain It?, State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Course (2018 )

• Updated Farm and Ranch Tools and Contracts, State Bar of Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (2017)

• Maintaining Agriculture Use and Open-Space “Exemptions”, Dallas Bar Association Real Estate Disc. Group (2016)

• Updated Farm and Ranch Transaction, Tools and Contracts, State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Law Course (2016)

• Legal Trends, Tips and Tools for Farms and Ranchers, Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Association Annual Convention (2016)

• Maintaining Agricultural and Open-Space Exemptions, State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course (2016)

• Farm and Ranch Leases: Legal Issues and Negotiating Strategies, Lorman Live Webinar (2016)

• Farm and Ranch Transactions, Tools, and Trends, Denton County Bar Association Real Estate Section (Feb. 2016)

• Farm and Ranch Acquisitions: Trends, Tips and Tools, State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Law Course (2015)

• Drafting Effective Agreements for Farm and Ranch Acquisitions and Operations, State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course (2015)

• Trends in Farm and Ranch Acquisitions, Tarrant County Bar Association Real Estate Section (March 2015)

• Land, Crops, Cows: Farm and Ranch Acquisition and Financing Issues, University of Texas Mortgage Lending Institute (2014)

• Bi-Annual Real Estate Legislative Update, Austin Bar Association – Real Estate Section (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)

• Planning Committee: State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course (2015)

Author:

• Updated Farm and Ranch Transaction Tools and Contracts, 26th Tex. Land Title Inst. (2016)

• Drafting Fair Default Remedies in Real Estate Contracts, 53:3 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep. 40 (July 2015)

• Checklists for Farm/ Ranch Acquisitions: From Due Diligence to Closing, 53:2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep. 30 (Feb. 2015)

• What Rights Do Farmers/Ranchers Have to Use, Sell and Restrict “Their” Water? Tex. Longhorn Jrnl. 18 (Dec. 2014)

• An Overview of Statutes Affecting Texas Agriculture, 53:1 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep. 75 (Oct. 2014)

• Ranchers’ Rights to Use, Sell and Restrict “Their” Water, 52:4 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep. 26 (July 2014)

• Auctions 101: Important Legal Principles, 52:3 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep. 45 (May 2014)

• Top Ten Issues Regarding Rural Oil and Gas Leases, 52:3 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep. 38 (May 2014)

• LexisNexis® Practice Advisor: Texas Farm and Ranch Law including annotated forms (2014)