James R. Ketchum, Attorney/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. 832.764.7202
E-mail. jketchum@lkclawfirm.com

Areas of Practice

Real Estate
Corporate
Business Transactions
Banking and Finance

Professional Summary

James has been practicing law since 2003 with a focus on real estate, corporate, and business transactions.

He regularly represents:

  • Real estate owners, developers, and investors in all aspects of buying, financing, developing, leasing, managing, and selling commercial real property, including: unimproved land; office and industrial/warehouse buildings; retail shopping centers; multifamily apartment projects; hospitality buildings; medical facilities such as medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care centers; residential subdivision and mixed-use development projects; as well as environmentally challenged properties. In addition, he regularly assists with property management agreements, brokerage agreements, and all forms of property service agreements.
  • Principals and other participants in general corporate and commercial matters, including the selection and formation of legal entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures, and the creation and negotiation of the governing documents that govern such entities, such as the by-laws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, and other related agreements, including shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, consulting agreements, distribution agreements, equipment leases, franchise agreements, and license agreements, and executive compensation arrangements.
  • Businesses in all aspects of commercial transactions, including negotiation of agreements and development of standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and services, contract management, and dispute resolution, including product distribution and licensing, software licensing, marketing alliances, and product development 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: Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law; Business Law; and Corporate Counsel Sections
Houston Bar Association:
The Woodlands Bar Association
Commercial Real Estate of Montgomery County (CREAM)
Urban Land Institute
International Council of Shopping Centers
The Woodlands Chamber – Team Lead for 2018 Chairman’s Ball

Bar Admissions

Texas State Bar
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas