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Attorney

Location:
Fort Worth, TX
Salary:
175,000
Posted:
December 21, 2020

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ELISA C. FOX

*** ********** **** • WESTWORTH VILLAGE, TX 76114 • 817-***-**** • adivfv@r.postjobfree.com PRACTICE OVERVIEW:

Elisa Fox is an experienced corporate attorney who has served as lead counsel representing clients in numerous commercial transactions, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and profit sharing arrangements, real estate sales and leasing agreements, and debt financing transactions. Elisa has represented businesses of all sizes and in all industries, including national banking institutions, transportation companies, developers, general contracting and subcontracting firms, and various investment groups. In addition to Ms. Fox’s transactional deal experience, she also has extensive experience representing her clients as outside general counsel in a variety of business and corporate matters, including entity formation, contract drafting and negotiation, employment related issues, and litigation management. LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Sumner Schick, LLP—Section Chair 2019 - Present

Dallas, Texas

• Represent clients in corporate mergers and acquisitions, including preparing letters of intent and due diligence lists, drafting agreements, structuring deal specifics and financing, and managing all aspects of the transaction to meet identified closing dates

• Represent lenders/borrowers in structuring, negotiating, documenting, closing, and servicing credit facilities and debt transactions, including construction and development loans, mezzanine and subordinated financings, loan assumptions, bridge and permanent financing and foreclosures

• Advise clients on entity structures for investment projects, including structuring and documenting joint venture and profit participation arrangements

• Represent contractors/subcontractors/architects/engineers/designer clients in commercial and residential construction projects, including drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts and assisting with lien and bond filings and claims

• Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements, including leasing and sales agreements, nondisclosure & confidentiality agreements, technology agreements, vendor agreements, and service agreements

• Review title commitments, plats and surveys and prepare title opinions and objection letters

• Represent clients in regulatory compliance matters

• Represent clients in real estate sales transactions, including purchase and sale of raw land, lot takedown agreements, condominium sales, and sale of industrial, retail, office, and multifamily developments.

• Represent clients in infrastructure development and the development and construction of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate projects

Decker Jones, PC—Shareholder 2013 – 2019

Fort Worth, Texas

• Represented clients in corporate mergers and acquisitions, including preparing letters of intent and due diligence lists, drafting agreements, structuring deal specifics and financing, and managing all aspects of the transaction to meet identified closing dates

• Represented lenders/borrowers in structuring, negotiating, documenting, closing, and servicing credit facilities and debt transactions, including construction and development loans, mezzanine and subordinated financings, loan assumptions, bridge and permanent financing and foreclosures

• Advised clients on entity structures for investment projects, including structuring and documenting joint venture and profit participation arrangements

• Represented contractors/subcontractors/architects/engineers/designer clients in commercial and residential construction projects, including drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts and assisting with lien and bond filings and claims

• Drafted and negotiated a variety of agreements, including leasing and sales agreements, nondisclosure & confidentiality agreements, technology agreements, vendor agreements, and service agreements

• Reviewed title commitments, plats and surveys and prepare title opinions and objection letters

• Represented clients in regulatory compliance matters

• Represented clients in real estate sales transactions, including purchase and sale of raw land, lot takedown agreements, condominium sales, and sale of industrial, retail, office, and multifamily developments.

• Represented clients in infrastructure development and the development and construction of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate projects

Cantey Hanger, PLLC—Associate Attorney 2011 – 2013 Fort Worth, Texas

• Represented clients in commercial and construction litigation matters, including mediation and arbitration

• Represent clients in mergers, acquisitions, and private equity transactions, including preparing and conducting due diligence and drafting and negotiating acquisition documents and disclosure schedules

• Represent investor/developer clients in the acquisition, development, and construction of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate development projects

• Represent lenders/borrowers in structuring, negotiating, documenting, closing, and servicing credit facilities and debt transactions, including construction and development loans, mezzanine and subordinated financings, loan assumptions, bridge and permanent financing and foreclosures

• Drafted and negotiated contracts, including leasing & sales agreements, nondisclosure & confidentiality agreements, technology agreements and service agreements

• Prepared lien filings and bond claims

Cummings Electrical, Inc.—General Counsel 2009 – 2011 Fort Worth, Texas

• Advised executive management and managed the legal affairs for a large commercial electrical contracting company

• Reviewed, drafted, and negotiated commercial contracts, including general contractor, subcontract, and vendor agreements

• Managed litigation matters and directed efforts of outside counsel

• Managed corporate books and prepared company resolutions, minutes, and annual filings

• Identified corporate needs and implemented necessary policies and procedures

• Worked with local, state, and national legislative representatives to implement new legislation impacting the construction industry, including drafting bills and testifying before the Senate

• Assisted Human Resources with labor and employment matters EC Fox Law Firm, PLLC—Owner/Attorney 2009 – 2011

Fort Worth, Texas

• Represented investor/developer clients in the acquisition, development, and construction of commercial, industrial, and residential development projects, including mixed-use, retail, office, master planned residential communities, multifamily and condominium projects

• Represented lender/borrower clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting, closing, and servicing loan transactions, including construction and development loans, mezzanine and subordinated financings, loan assumptions, bridge and permanent financing and foreclosures

• Reviewed title commitments, plats and surveys and prepare title opinions and objection letters

• Advised clients on general corporate matters and entity formation

• Reviewed, drafted, and negotiated various contract agreements OTHER EXPERIENCE:

First Horizon Bank—Real Estate Portfolio Analyst 2004 – 2008

• Managed residential real estate portfolio for secured investor group Washington Mutual Bank—Commercial Portfolio Analyst 2002 – 2004

• Managed commercial real estate portfolio for secured investor group EDUCATION:

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1999 - 2002

BBA Real Estate/Finance, Honors: Bob Jones Business Plan Competition Winner Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas 2005 - 2008 Juris Doctor – focus on Real Estate and Tax Law, Honors: Dean’s List PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION & MEMBERSHIP:

• Top Attorney – 2014 – 2019 Fort Worth Texas Magazine

• Rising Star – 2015 - 2010, Texas Monthly Magazine

• Top Attorney – 2017 -2019, 360 West

• State Bar of Texas – Member of Real Estate and Construction Sections

• Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth – Member since 2011

• CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) – Member since 2011



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