Julie Barry



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Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Julie Barry is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and practices extensively in the area of transaction law, focusing primarily on the representation of small and mid-sized enterprises. Her practice includes representation of purchasers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of businesses and real estate; lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial and real estate loans; and landlords and tenants in connection with leasing matters.

Recent Experience

Real Estate Practice:

  • Representation of landlords and tenants in connection with retail, office, industrial, multi-family and mixed-use properties;
  • Representation of owners in real estate purchase and sale transactions and the financing matters relating thereto, in connection with shopping centers, office buildings, raw land, and farm and ranch properties; and
  • Negotiation of construction contracts in a wide range of projects, including industrial developments, medical office buildings, residential properties and tenant improvements.

Commercial Law Practice:

  • Drafting and negotiating documentation relating to mergers and acquisitions;
  • Preparation and negotiation of bank financing documents;
  • Formation of business entities and attending to corporate and company governance matters;
  • Assisting clients with day-to-day operating needs, including structuring, negotiating and drafting financing documentation, supply agreements, licensing agreements, sales and distribution agreements relating to manufactured products and services;
  • Drafting executive employment and compensation agreements, sales representation and consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements and other general employment documents.

Employment History

  • Moody Law Group, PLLC    2014-present
  • Law Office of Julie Barry    2006-2014
  • Law Office of Theodore J. Lee    1994 – 2006
  • Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, L.L.P. – Associate, Corporate & Banking   1988 – 1992   
  • Matthews & Branscomb, P.C. – Associate, Real Estate    1985 – 1988


  • LLM/International Business Law -University of Houston Law Center – 2011
  • J.D. (with honors) – St. Mary’s University School of Law – 1985
  • B.A., Business Administration, Cum Laude -Stetson University – 1982
  • Political Science and Latin America Studies – Duke University – 1977 to 1979

Board Positions

  • Commercial State Bank
    • Director – 2012-present
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
    • Board Member 2019-present
  •  Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism
    • Board Member 2010-present
    • Past President– 2014-2016
  •  The Professional Group
    • Board Member 2012-2017

Activities & Affiliations


  • Perspectives on Urban Homestead Exemptions – Texas Amends Article XVI, §51, 15 ST. MARY’S L.J. 603 (1984) (published under the name Julie B. Schroeder).
  • Speaker, “Tips for the Unintended Landlord: Residential Landlord/Tenant Issues,” Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012.
  • Secured Transaction Reforms in Mexico: In Pursuit of a Uniform System, 34 HOUSTON J. INT. L. 289 (2012).