R. STEVEN JONES
PARTNER

Practice Group:  Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Business & Corporate, Sports & Entertainment

Licensed In:  Texas, Colorado and Arkansas                      _____________________________________

Steve is a Partner and head of the Firm’s transactional practice.  His primary areas of practice concentration include general business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, sports and entertainment and intellectual property. Mr. Jones received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic society.  He received his law degree in 1982 from Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri where he served as an Executive Editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly.  Mr. Jones is licensed to practice law in Arkansas, Colorado and Texas.

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE:

Steve's areas of practice concentration include general business and corporate law, corporate governance and finance, merger and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate, real estate finance transactions, business planning and drafting, intellectual property and sports and entertainment law.

His client census is comprised of high net worth families, real estate development and management companies, professional athlete management firms, current PGA Tour members, former and current members of the National Football League and Major League Baseball, emerging technology ventures and closely held corporations.

EDUCATION:

1979-1982     School of Law, Washington University at St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

  • Juris Doctor
  • Executive Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly (1982)
  • Member, Washington University Law Quarterly (1981-82)

1975-1978     University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri

  • B.A. Political Science (Honors Program)
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors Program Thesis: Jury Behaviorism Case Study

BAR ADMISSIONS/MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Licensed in Arkansas, Colorado and Texas
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice before United States Court of Appeals For the Fifth Circuit  
  • Admitted to practice before United States Court of Appeals For the Tenth   Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Member:  State Bar of Arkansas; State Bar of Colorado; State Bar of Texas
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Section, Dallas Bar Association

SPEECHES/PUBLICATIONS:

Publications:

  • “Electric and Gas Utility Advertising: The First Amendment Legacy of Central Hudson”; Vol. 60, No. 2, Washington University Law Quarterly (1982)

Speeches/Publications

  • Electric and Gas Utility Advertising: The First Amendment Legacy of Central Hudson”; Vol. 60, No. 2, Washington University Law Quarterly (1982)
  • Guidelines for Churches and Political Speech”, Workshop Presentation at the North Texas Leadership Conference, Plano, Texas, October 2009
  • Legal Implications of Church Sponsored Social Networking Sites”, Workshop Presentation at the North Texas Leadership Conference, Plano, Texas, October 2009
  • Ongoing Risk Management For Church Organizations”; Workshop Presentation at the North Texas Leadership Conference, Plano, Texas, October 2009
  • Risk Management Imperatives For Church Pastoral and Administrative Staff”; Co-Author of Workshop Materials presented at Abundant Living Family Church, Rancho Cucamonga, California, October 2008

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