John Atkins contract real estate lawyer

John Atkins



(806) 242-0521


500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101

P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105

John Atkins contract real estate lawyer

John Atkins


John Atkins focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, commercial and corporate transactions, real estate transactions, intellectual property, corporate formation and governance matters. He also has vast experience with economic development matters, representing several Texas economic development corporations. He is the head of Underwood’s Business Law Section.

John’s experience includes the following:  representing the sellers of a company that designs and manufactures downhole tools for the oil and gas service sector. representing the sellers of a 445-bed, full service hospital; representing the seller of a diesel fuel transport pipeline, and representing the buyer of the largest ranch under one fence in the United States, consisting of over 510,000 contiguous acres.

Recognized as one of the state’s top young lawyers, John was named a 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, and 2019 Texas Rising Star by Law & Politics and Texas Monthly magazines. Selection as a Texas Rising Star is limited to no more than 2.5% of the eligible lawyers in the state.

He enjoys golfing, running, traveling, and spending free time with his wife and their two sons. 



  • State Bar of Texas – Member (Licensed in 2005)
  • Has argued before the 7th Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court
  • Represented the purchaser of a 510,000-acre ranch, the largest under one fence in the United States