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Overview

TJ has two passions: solving complex business problems and facilitating the development of renewable energy.

TJ always knew she wanted a career where she could utilize both her communication and analytical skills to solve complex problems. Now, her law practice focuses primarily on real estate transactions in the field of renewable energy. She counsels domestic and international corporations through the financing, investment, property rights acquisition, and development stages of utility scale wind and solar projects. TJ advises clients on a wide range of energy and real estate–related issues including:

  • Title and survey review
  • Leases
  • Easements
  • Estoppels
  • Landowner negotiations
  • Financing and investment agreements

TJ also has experience representing businesses and governmental entities in environmental law issues including property contamination and air quality. She previously worked for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which provided her with an inside understanding of state environmental regulations and enforcement. As a former University of Texas Cheerleader, TJ is a team player at heart. She loves that her work allows her to feel passionate and purposeful every day, and provides her with the opportunity to play a strategic role in closing transactions that will make a positive impact on the environment and the world.

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Services

Recognition

  • Austin Monthly magazine, Top Austin Attorney, Real Estate, 2019
  • Austin Black Business Journal, Achievements in Black Austin, 2019

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
    • Study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Latin American Business Law
    • Texas Journal on Civil Liberty and Civil Rights, Staff Editor
    • Dean's Fellow
    • Black Law Student Association, Academic Coordinator and 2L of the Year
  • B.S., University of Texas at Austin
    • Communication Studies, Concentration in Politics
    • University of Texas Cheerleading Program, Vice President

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Resources Section; Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section; Real Estate, Probate and Trusts Law Section
  • Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA)
  • Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)
  • Austin Black Lawyers Association

Languages

  • Spanish, Proficient
Outside the Office

After years of Spanish language study, TJ is passionate about Latin American culture.

She travels frequently to Spanish-speaking countries throughout Central and South America, and she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during law school. She loves using her language skills to connect with local people and culture.

When she’s at home, TJ enjoys running and training for 5Ks and 10Ks. She also recently starred in an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters, which chronicled her first-time home buyer experience in Austin, Texas.

Community Leadership
  • Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) of Central Texas, Pro Bono Attorney
  • University of Texas Cheerleaders, Volunteer Assistant Coach