As a member of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities and Commercial Real Estate practice groups, Jessie represents middle-market companies in the construction, real estate and technology industries. Jessie started her career as a litigation attorney, which provides her with a unique perspective in analyzing the risks and challenges associated with complex commercial agreements.
Jessie has significant experience handling complex construction matters. She routinely negotiates and drafts construction and design contracts, and advises clients on issues related to architecture, engineering and construction. She has experience in a wide range of construction issues, including delay, impact or differing site conditions claims, as well as design and construction defects. Many of these matters involve mediation, litigation or arbitration. Jessie also has experience managing project work-outs and working with sureties and owners to address the wide array of issues that arise under those circumstances, including liens.
Jessie is active in acquisition and disposition matters, and assists clients with financing, corporate formation/governance and the purchase and sale of real property, business assets and securities. Certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a privacy professional for the U.S. private-sector, Jessie counsels business in the management of electronic data, as well as data privacy, security assessment and cost-effective and defensible strategies for the retention, use and disclosure of company data. Her experience in drafting and negotiating agreements with data-related vendors is a valuable skill set for her clients.
Jessica is an associate representative on the Firm’s Management Committee and a Texas Bar Fellow. She is also a board member of Austin MAMAs (Mother Attorney Mentoring Association) and a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production, on which she has served on brainstorming and drafting teams.