J. Andrew Rogers joined the firm’s Real Estate practice group in 1986 and concentrates his representation in the areas of commercial leasing and all aspects of commercial real estate development, including the representation of owners and developers in the acquisition, financing, and disposition of office buildings, mixed-use developments, hotels, condominiums, warehouses, and apartments. Mr. Rogers’ clients include a national retailer of over 1,000 stores (primarily in power centers in the United States and a number of foreign countries), Fortune 500 companies with leased and fee-owned offices across the United States, and developers of single-family communities, apartments, warehouses, office buildings, and mixed-use retail centers. Mr. Rogers is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a certified commercial mediator. He also represents a professional sports franchise in sponsorship and other miscellaneous transactions.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Rogers has served on the board of Directors of Junior Achievement Tarrant County, 2004-2006, teaching second graders at Tanglewood Elementary the principles of free enterprise.
Mr. Rogers’ two daughters, Katie and Emily, are now pursuing careers of their own, which gives Andy more quality time for golf and occasional work on a screenplay. He has read Lonesome Dove three times, because Larry McMurtry’s prose "speaks to what it is to be a Texan."
Education & Honors
Texas State University, B.A., with highest honors in 1978
Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1982
Texas Tech Law Review, 1981-1982
Order of the Coif
Board Certified, Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Commercial Mediation Certification, 1995
Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, 2002
Listed as Super Lawyer in the area of Commercial Real Estate in Texas Monthly magazine, 2003
Admission & Affiliations
Representation of North Texas municipality in connection with downtown convention center hotel
Representation of three Fort Worth-based publicly traded companies in acquisition and development of headquarters buildings and corporate campuses
Representation of national railway carrier in acquisition and development of intermodal facility
Representation of national retailer in negotiating over 200 store leases in 25 states
Representation of developer of 26-acre mixed-use (retail/office/residential) condominium project in Northeast Tarrant County
Representation of several developers in office/retail/residential projects throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Representation of owners in development/acquisition/sale of apartment complexes in Texas and other states
Publications & Speeches
Lecturer, Advanced Real Estate Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1984