Julian Lockwood heads McGinnis Lochridge’s Real Estate Practice Group and has practiced exclusively in real estate and general business for his entire career. He represents clients in all phases of real estate development, including the acquisition, financing, construction, permitting and sale of real estate projects. Because of the large number of city ordinances that apply to real estate development in Austin, Julian’s practice has included a substantial amount of work with the City of Austin and its various boards and commissions. Julian also represents both lenders and borrowers in lending transactions, as well as both condemnors and condemnees in eminent domain proceedings. In addition, he has significant experience in federally-regulated environmental issues and has assisted several of his development clients in obtaining permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.

Real Estate

Julian’s wide-ranging experience in real estate law includes:

  • Representing a major corporation in the sale and leasing of an office complex and plant site totaling more than 1,000,000 square feet.
  • Representing a Japanese-based entity in the zoning, subdivision, permitting and sale of a 1,100-acre mixed-use development on Highway 620 in Austin, Texas.
  • Helping clients obtain a Section 10A Permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for projects located along Lake Travis and Highway 620 in Austin, Texas.
  • Representing tenants and landlords in all phases of landlord/tenant transactions.
  • Representing clients in the negotiations and closings of financing for a variety of real estate projects.
  • Negotiating the terms of limited partnership agreements, limited liability companies and other entities for the acquisition and development of real property.
  • Representing clients in a variety of matters related to development projects, including zoning, subdivision, acquisition and permitting.


  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Real Estate Council of Austin (former Director)
  • American Bar Association