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Amy concentrates her practice on an array of commercial real estate transactions, and works closely with owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in matters related to the acquisition, purchase, development, financing, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate projects.  Additionally, Amy has experience in performing due diligence on behalf of purchasers, lenders, and landlords, including experience in reviewing complex title and survey matters.  She also represents lenders and borrowers in connection with real estate financing and commercial loans.  Beyond the transactional realm, Amy has experience assisting clients with a broad variety of commercial disputes.

Amy received her law degree magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.  She was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor of the SMU Law Review.  While in law school, she was selected as Chief Student Attorney of the SMU Civil Clinic and represented low-income clients in real estate and probate matters.  Amy graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a minor in Spanish.

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, 2016; SMU Law Review, Articles Editor; Order of the Coif; SMU Civil Clinic, Chief Student Attorney
  • B.A., Texas A&M University, 2013
  • 2019 – UCC Impact on Real Estate (Advanced Real Estate Law Course)
  • 2018 – How an Associate Can Bring Value to a Deal, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers CLE Panel
  • 2016 – The Vision and Inception of the Legal Aid Clinic at SMU School of Law, by Amy Estes, SMU Scholar Web Portal, Publications Describing the Law School’s History
  • 2015 – Attorney Due Diligence: Potential “Seller” Liability under Section 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act: A Comparison of Marshall v. Quinn L. Equities and In re Professional Financial Management, Ltd., Center for Advanced Due Diligence (CADDS) Occasional Scholarly Papers Series