Partner
JEFFREY B. WILLIAMS

Dallas
901 Main Street, Suite 6215
Dallas, Texas 75202
P 214-754-9302
F 214-754-9301
E jwilliams@warc-law.com

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Jeff Williams has an extensive background in complex transactions, with an emphasis on real estate, finance, and emerging businesses. Working alongside his now-partners while at a large national firm, he learned transactional law under the guidance of some of the most talented lawyers in the industry. He later served as General Counsel of a real estate and development company, overseeing over $1 billion in successful acquisition and disposition activity in a two-year span.

In 2009, he and Mark Anderson formed Williams Anderson LLP on a handshake. The firm has since grown by adding two additional partners with the same Vinson & Elkins pedigree. Jeff represents a core clientele of institutional real estate firms, oil/gas concerns, and entrepreneurs and their growing businesses.

The partners at WARC have combined their expertise, relationships, and focus to close over $1B of transactions since the firm's formation. Among those, Jeff led the following recent transactions:

  • Lead landlord representation on numerous build-to-suit corporate headquarters leases, totaling over 500,000sf
  • Lead outside advisor and counsel to growing nationwide retail brand, negotiating over 40 leases, formation and structure documents, and (with assistance from out side securities counsel) a recent $20MM private equity round
  • Lead acquisition counsel for datacenter developer
  • Lead borrower representation on an ongoing basis for Dallas-based institutional real estate concern, closing construction and permanent financing rounds for office, industrial, and speculative development sites

Until 2014, Jeff served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of SP Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPBC), the chair of the bank’s Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the bank’s Credit Policy Committee and Compensation Committee. He played a central role in the sale of the bank to another publicly-traded institution, which closed in fall 2014.

Law:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1998

Undergraduate:
Baylor University, 1990
B.B.A., Entrepreneurship and International Business

Professional Experience:
General Counsel, Edge Group LLC, 2005-2008
Associate, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., 2000-2005

Admission:
Texas