James Robertson

Jamie Robertson




Jamie Robertson is a Partner in the Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department of Locke Lord LLP. He represents financial institutions and mortgage companies in bilateral and syndicated mortgage repurchase agreements and mortgage securities contracts that fit within Bankruptcy Code safe harbors for warehousing residential and commercial mortgage loans, and in credit agreements to finance mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) and servicing advances. Board certified in commercial real estate, his transactional practice also includes large ranch and timberland transactions, including acquisitions/dispositions, relationships and agreements between oil and gas lessees and surface owners, including surface use agreements and pipeline and other easements, and groundwater rights transactions, as well as development, financing, leasing and purchases, sales and exchanges of commercial and industrial properties.

His structuring and documentation of mortgage industry transactions was effective to shield Locke Lord’s institutional client groups he advised from the massive losses that others suffered in the industry meltdown that started in 2007.

He also counsels the world's largest nonprofit medical center in interpreting and applying its comprehensive restrictive covenants limiting use of medical center land to nonprofit purposes, and in other real estate matters.

Jamie’s real estate and finance law qualifications and experience earned him past positions on the boards of a nonprofit and a public company.

He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for more than 25 years, and named each year since 2003 as a real estate "Super Lawyer", by Texas Monthly magazine, and listed for several years as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (real estate law) in Chambers USA, The Client’s Guide. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Officer, U.S. Coast Guard

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Named, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate in Texas
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate
  • Named, Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine (Real Estate)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Bar Association (former Chairman, Real Estate Section)
  • Charter Member, Houston Real Estate Lawyers' Council

Board Certifications

  • Commercial Real Estate Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987