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Nikki assists energy clients with end-to-end transactions that make their innovative projects a reality.

Energy clients rely on Nikki to advise them through various stages of project development and operation, beginning with early site control, due diligence, financing and construction, and ending with the sale of energy to prospective purchasers. She guides clients at planning, design and function stages and has experience drafting and securing site control documents, performing due diligence review on secured or prospective sites, and guiding clients through project financing in order to get them to project operation within desired timelines. Developers, investors and purchasers – including in the wind and solar sector – are some of the renewable energy clients Nikki assists. She enjoys helping clients address the challenges and opportunities inherent to the renewable energy industry.

Nikki also has significant experience in a broad spectrum of real estate transactional matters. She counsels corporate, retail and affordable housing clients in the sale, purchase, financing, development, operation, lease and disposition of numerous types of property. As with renewable energy projects, she appreciates that real estate law often has resolutions that are beneficial for all parties, including the community.




  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021-2024; Project Finance Law, 2023 and 2024; Energy Law, 2024
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program, 2022


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • magna cum laude
      • Order of the Coif
      • SMU Law Review Association, Staff Editor 2013-2014, Articles Editor, 2014-2015
  • B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

*Contact Nikki to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Dallas office.
  • Served on developer's counsel team for Swift Current in bringing a 260 MW solar project located in Southeast Texas online.
Outside the Office

Nikki loves the outdoors.

She enjoys slowpitch softball, sand volleyball, golfing and hiking – both at home and when she vacations in Utah and Canada. She and her husband also duck hunt, along with their two golden retrievers.

Community Leadership

Nikki has volunteered many pro bono hours to Goodwill Industries of Dallas, assisting with real estate acquisition and leasing transactions. The nonprofit organization, funded by their popular thrift stores, provides job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs for veterans or others who face challenges finding jobs