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John Headrick contract lawyer Amarillo

John Headrick

Associate

Fax:

(806) 379-0316

Address:

500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101


P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105

John Headrick contract lawyer Amarillo

John Headrick

Associate

After practicing law in Houston for several years, John moved to Amarillo to join Underwood in 2015. In Houston, he represented clients in both litigation and transactional matters. Although John enjoyed his time in the courtroom, he now focuses his practice on the representation of businesses, commercial banks, nonprofit organizations and individuals in corporate, real estate, and financial transactions. His prior experience in the real estate industry as in-house counsel for a national commercial real estate firm gives John a unique perspective many attorneys do not have. He offers clients a blend of practical legal and business advice to achieve a client’s strategic immediate and long-term goals.

John frequently advises clients in commercial transactions, loan transactions, the acquisition and disposition of assets or equity, corporate governance, and commercial real estate matters.  Drawing on his experience in the real estate industry, he is intimately familiar with the wide range of issues that will be encountered in a rapidly changing market. He understands each transaction is unique and applies lessons learned in the courtroom to his transactional practice. His ability to anticipate critical issues allows John to advocate for his client’s business and operational goals while accounting for future risks.

John attended Baylor Law School and served as a legal intern for a Texas State Senator during the 82nd Legislative Session prior to graduating.

In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, and traveling to the mountains.

  • Overview

    After practicing law in Houston for several years, John moved to Amarillo to join Underwood in 2015. In Houston, he represented clients in both litigation and transactional matters. Although John enjoyed his time in the courtroom, he now focuses his practice on the representation of businesses, commercial banks, nonprofit organizations and individuals in corporate, real estate, and financial transactions. His prior experience in the real estate industry as in-house counsel for a national commercial real estate firm gives John a unique perspective many attorneys do not have. He offers clients a blend of practical legal and business advice to achieve a client’s strategic immediate and long-term goals.

    John frequently advises clients in commercial transactions, loan transactions, the acquisition and disposition of assets or equity, corporate governance, and commercial real estate matters.  Drawing on his experience in the real estate industry, he is intimately familiar with the wide range of issues that will be encountered in a rapidly changing market. He understands each transaction is unique and applies lessons learned in the courtroom to his transactional practice. His ability to anticipate critical issues allows John to advocate for his client’s business and operational goals while accounting for future risks.

    John attended Baylor Law School and served as a legal intern for a Texas State Senator during the 82nd Legislative Session prior to graduating.

    In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, and traveling to the mountains.

  • Experience
    Transactional
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition of automotive business
    • Represented physician in sale of equity in medical practice
    • Represented seller in sale of food product business
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition of largest ranch in one fence in Texas
    • Represented purchaser in equity purchase of construction company
    • Represented seller in purchase and sale of multiple oil and gas assets
    • Negotiated commercial lease for nearly 70,000 square feet on behalf of commercial landlord
    Litigation
    • Town Center Mall, L.P. v. Nevada C. Dyer, d/b/a Ankas Enterprises, 2015 WL 5770583 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2015, pet. denied)
    • Obtained favorable result for subcontractor in ten day arbitration arising from large construction project in South Texas
    • Obtained summary judgment for commercial landlord in breach of contract suit with tenant
    • Obtained summary judgment for property owner in premises liability suit
    • Obtained favorable result for commercial landlord in multi-party lawsuit arising from pipe burst
    Administrative 
    • Successfully appealed Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation ruling regarding the Architectural Barrier’s Act on behalf of commercial property owner
  • Affiliations
    • Amarillo Area Bar Association
    • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association
    • Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
    • Leadership Amarillo & Canyon
    • Mission Amarillo – Board Member
    • Center City Club, Board Member
    • Stewards of the Wild, Advisory Council

  • Insights

Experience

Transactional
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of automotive business
  • Represented physician in sale of equity in medical practice
  • Represented seller in sale of food product business
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of largest ranch in one fence in Texas
  • Represented purchaser in equity purchase of construction company
  • Represented seller in purchase and sale of multiple oil and gas assets
  • Negotiated commercial lease for nearly 70,000 square feet on behalf of commercial landlord
Litigation
  • Town Center Mall, L.P. v. Nevada C. Dyer, d/b/a Ankas Enterprises, 2015 WL 5770583 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2015, pet. denied)
  • Obtained favorable result for subcontractor in ten day arbitration arising from large construction project in South Texas
  • Obtained summary judgment for commercial landlord in breach of contract suit with tenant
  • Obtained summary judgment for property owner in premises liability suit
  • Obtained favorable result for commercial landlord in multi-party lawsuit arising from pipe burst
Administrative 
  • Successfully appealed Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation ruling regarding the Architectural Barrier’s Act on behalf of commercial property owner

Affiliations

  • Amarillo Area Bar Association
  • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association
  • Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Amarillo & Canyon
  • Mission Amarillo – Board Member
  • Center City Club, Board Member
  • Stewards of the Wild, Advisory Council