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John W. Johnson’s practice covers a wide range of real estate and real estate finance matters. John represents many financial institutions, lenders, and individuals owners and developers. His experience includes residential, commercial, oil and gas, and timber acquisitions, sales, development and construction projects. John also routinely serves as counsel for owners and lenders in connection with interim and permanent financing of development and construction of commercial and residential real estate. In addition to financing transactions, he assists his clients in workouts, bankruptcy, and collection matters. John has also served as counsel in numerous land litigation matters including condemnation, zoning and restrictive covenant disputes, trespass to try title, trespass, construction defects, delay and breach of contract claims, royalty disputes, evictions, and foreclosure related matters. John has also tried cases before the U.S. Tax Court and handled civil tax matters.

John is Board Certified in the fields of Residential Real Estate Law and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a certified public accountant.

John was named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2003 in Real Estate Law by Texas Monthly and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Real Estate Law.

John has spoken on topics ranging from the acquisition of commercial and residential real estate to condemnation and real estate and construction litigation.

John is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Louisiana Bar Association, the Jefferson County Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, and the American Association of Attorney – CPAs,

John is a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle and the One In One Hundred Gun Club, the City of Beaumont’s Small Business Revolving Loan Advisory Committee, the Rotary Club of Beaumont, and the Lamar Institute of Technology Shoot-Out Committee.

John is a Past President of the Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council and the Saint Thomas Moore Society of Southeast Texas.

John is admitted to practice in Texas (1988) and Louisiana (1990). John is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern districts of Texas and the U.S. Tax Court.

John earned his B.S. degree in 1981 from Louisiana State University where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi. He was graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988.

John practices in the firm’s Beaumont office.