PROFILE

Kareem T. Hajjar is a member of the firm’s transactional group and whose work thus far includes representation of over 1,000 bars, restaurants and other retail businesses located throughout the United States and includes the formation of corporate entities, real estate acquisition and leasing, zoning and other land use and municipal issues, trademark acquisitions, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission permit acquisition, employment agreements, mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations, private offerings of debt and equity securities, venture capital transactions and contract negotiations.

 

In addition Mr. Hajjar represents clients in complex real estate transactions, drafting purchase and sale agreements for raw land and income-producing properties, negotiating and drafting commercial lease agreements and escrow agreements, drafting restrictive covenants, condominium associations and other development documents, drafting commercial loan packages, the planning and formation of business entities, including corporations, special purpose entities, partnerships and limited liability companies, and the planning and drafting of securities offerings for real estate developments, oil and gas ventures, and bar and restaurant concepts.

 

Community Involvement:

• Board of Directors, Sustainable Food Center

• Board of Directors, Hill Country Conservancy

• Board of Directors, Austin Young Chamber

• Board of Directors, FloralBurst

• Advisory Council, Texas Wine & Food Festival

• Leadership Council, Ronald McDonald House of Austin

• Membership Committee, Food & Wine Foundation

• Bulletproof Committee, Lone Star of Texas Rodeo

• Austin Country Club

 

Professional Affiliations:

• State Bar of Texas

• Austin Bar Association 

• Leadership Development Committee, Real Estate Council of Austin

• Member, Texas Restaurant Association

 

Admitted/Licensed:

• Supreme Court of Texas >/strong>

• United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 

• United States District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas

 

Education:

• J.D., University of Texas School of Law 

• B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

• B.A., University of Notre Dame, College of Arts & Letters