Left to right: William McDonough, Peter Broderick and James McDonough of Jackson Walker’s San Antonio office. ()
Jackson Walker has added four lawyers, including three partners, to its office in San Antonio.
William McDonough, Peter Broderick and James McDonough joined Jackson Walker as partners, coming from Dykema Cox Smith in San Antonio. Also, associate Art Cavazos, formerly of Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, also made a move to Jackson Walker.
Broderick said the group was attracted to Jackson Walker’s strong national and global brand based in Texas, and its deep practices in Texas.
“We all do work around the country, but it emanates from people who are based here,” he said. “We felt like that focus was a really good fit for us, coupled with the firm’s really great reputation.”
William McDonough agreed, noting that the firm’s “focus is a little sharper on the region.”
Based in Dallas, Jackson Walker also has offices in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, San Angelo and Texarkana.
Broderick does real estate development, economic development and land use planning projects. James McDonough does corporate finance, while his twin brother William McDonough handles M&A, securities offerings and joint ventures.
The lawyers declined to identify clients, but said they are in health care, financial institutions, real estate, retail and downstream energy areas. The laterals joined the firm on May 26, but the firm did not announce the hires until June 5.
Stephanie Chandler, leader of Jackson Walker’s San Antonio corporate and securities group, said in a statement that the firm sees substantial opportunities in the San Antonio market, and the lateral group will help the firm meet the needs of the business community.
Jackson Walker has been growing over the past, adding six intellectual property litigators in Houston, three energy lawyers in Austin, and three corporate lawyers in San Antonio. The firm also posted big gains in gross revenue and net income in 2016.
Dykema Cox Smith did not immediately provide a comment on the departures.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys reports on the business of law in Texas. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter: @BrendaSJeffreys.