James R. Ketchum, Managing Member

James R. Ketchum

10077 Grogan’s Mill Road, Suite 325
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Phone. 832-764-7202
Fax. 832-764-7202
Main. 832-764-7200
E-mail. [email protected]

Areas of Practice

Real Estate
Business Transactions
Banking and Finance

Professional Summary

James advises and counsels real estate developers, owners, and investors in all aspects of acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, and disposing of various types of real property, including unimproved land, hotels, apartment projects, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial office/warehouse buildings, medical facilities (such as surgery centers, urgent care clinics, and medical office buildings), residential subdivision development, and mixed-use projects. He also has experience with various types of real estate related transactions such as property management agreements, brokerage agreements, and property service agreements.

Additionally, James advises and counsels clients in general corporate and commercial matters, including the formation of legal entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, and the creation and negotiation of the governing documents that govern such entities, such as the by-laws, operating agreements, and partnership agreements, and related agreements including shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, consulting agreements, distribution agreements, equipment leases, franchise agreements, and license agreements.

James maintains a reputation for finding the right balance between legal issues and his clients business objectives, which allows him to craft efficient, creative, and economical solutions to the issues his clients encounter.

Education Background

J.D. -     South Texas College of Law – 2002

Law Review, Assistant Articles Editor

Dean’s List; Academic Merit Scholar

Phi Delta Phi International Honors Legal Fraternity

Who’s Who: American Law Students – 20th, 21st, and 22nd edition

B.B.A. - Baylor University – 1995; Dual major in Finance and Economics

Dean’s List

Omicron Delta Epsilon Honors Economic Society

Financial Management Association National Honor Society

Honors & Awards

Lawyers for the People, H Texas, 2009
Professionals on the Fast Track, H Texas, 2009
Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2013

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
The Woodlands Bar Association
Urban Land Institute
International Council of Shopping Centers
Phi Delta Phi, Alumni Association
The Woodlands Chamber- Team Leader – Chairman’s Ball

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas