John S Moody Jr

John S. Moody Jr.

Managing Real Estate Attorney


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John S. Moody, Jr. is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has extensive experience in real estate development, leasing, acquisitions, sales, and financing. He represents developers, owners, families, financial institutions, investors, retailers, and private equity funds in acquisitions, sales, development, leasing, financing, and construction of all types of real estate.

Recent Experience

  • Representation of a publicly traded energy company on national real estate leasing
  • Representation of an investor in purchase of a 325,000 square foot life-style centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Representation of a publicly traded software company in leasing new corporate headquarters
  • Representation of a developer in the development, financing and leasing of two new LEED Gold office buildings in west Houston;
  • Representation of an investment fund in the acquisition of a twelve building industrial portfolio;
  • Representation of regional developers in grocery anchored shopping center deals, including five Kroger anchored deals and one HEB anchored deal;
  • Representation of regional developers in build-to-suits and sale lease-backs for seven Academy Sports + Outdoor Stores;
  • Representation of a REIT in the sale of multiple office buildings;
  • General counsel services to a retail and industrial developer;
  • Representation of developer of a 500,000-square-foot Wal-Mart anchored shopping center in the acquisition, predevelopment, development, financing, construction and leasing;
  • Representation of developers in development and leasing of health care facilities, including urgent care facilities, emergency clinics, dialysis clinics, and surgery centers;
  • The representation of a private equity fund in the acquisition, and pre-development of a 450 acre industrial and office park;
  • Representation of limited partners in the buy-out of the general partner in a large industrial deal;
  • Representation of a mixed-use lifestyle center in its retail and office leasing to national and local tenants;
  • Representation of a buyer of a 6,200 acre historic ranch in Kenedy County, Texas;
  • Representation of a publicly traded life insurance company on their Texas real estate portfolio;
  • Representation of a homebuilder in the acquisition of the assets and real estate of another homebuilder in Austin Texas.

Employment History

  • Moody Law Group, PLLC (f/k/a John S. Moody, Jr., PLLC), 2006 – present
  • Thompson & Knight – Partner, Real Estate & Banking, 1999 – 2006


  • Juris Doctor – University of Houston Law Center, 1999
  • Masters of Business Administration – University of Houston, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, United States History – Vanderbilt University, 1995

Activities & Affiliations

Non Profit

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