Terry’s practice focuses on working closely with banks, lending institutions, and other parties in the purchase and sale of real estate and related transactions. Having served on the boards of banks, trust companies, insurance companies, and other businesses, he brings a broad business perspective to his approach to the law. Terry represents corporate clients in business transactions involving acquisitions, sales, mergers, restructuring, and planning. In addition, he works with individuals and families developing wealth preservation strategies, charitable giving, and business-succession planning.

Terry’s leadership extends beyond the law firm to professional groups and civic and governmental organizations. He has been honored for his service on the Greater Dallas Planning Council and the City of Dallas’ Overall Economic Planning Committee, and he earned the Boy Scouts’ Silver Beaver Award for his commitment to working with area youth.

In addition, Terry is rated AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Experience

  • Represents banks in commercial, real estate and oil and gas issues, operational issues, letters of credit and UCC issues.
  • Represents clients in the purchase and sale of real estate and related lending transactions.
  • Represents corporate clients in business transactions involving acquisitions, sales, mergers, restructuring and planning.
  • Represents clients in estate planning, wills, and probating estates.


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1976
  • B.S., Houston Baptist University, 1973

Court Admissions

Admitted to Practice: Texas 1976

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, 1976-present
  • Former Member, Minimum Continuing Legal Education Task Force
  • American Bar Association, 1976-present
  • Dallas Bar Association, 1978-present
    • Former Chairman, Law in Schools Committee
    • Former Member, Strategic Planning Committee
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel, 1980-present
    • Former Member, Legislative Committee
    • Former Member, Corporate Counsel Committee

Honors and Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2000 – 2016
  • Legal Leaders/Top Rated Lawyers, ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, recognized 2013 – 2016

Community Activities

  • Former member and President of the Board of Trustees of CarterBloodcare Foundation
  • Former Member, City of Dallas Overall Economic Development Plan Committee
  • Former Member of Executive Board of Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America

Speaking and Writing

Presenter at State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Program on the topic of “Lender’s Liability”