Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller announced Jan. 7 that Arlington partners Melissa B. Kates and Paul J. Johnson are serving on the recently formed Commercial Real Estate Advisory Council for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
Johnson, whose practice focuses on real estate, acquisitions and deal work, says the Arlington Chamber of Commerce has been very active but that one of its “glaring needs” has been for more information on real estate issues. The advisory council will focus on commercial and industrial real estate but also will look at residential real estate issues, he says.
He is chairman of Shannon Gracey’s business section and is board certified in commercial and residential real estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Kates, who represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation with a concentration on business, real estate and construction disputes, says her focus on the advisory council probably will be on public policy.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.