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Jean Pierre  Boyea

Jean Boyea is the Chair of the Transactional Section at Bell Nunnally. He maintains a broad commercial real estate practice, and assists clients – including landlords, tenants, developers, lenders and investment entities – with a range of transactional matters from the sale and acquisition of properties to development and refinancing, with a special emphasis on retail leasing and day-to-day landlord/tenant issues. He also has extensive experience with retail and office tenant representation, as well as mechanic’s liens, easements, foreclosures, workouts, property owners’ associations and mortgage fraud cases.


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1994
  • LBJ School of Public Affairs, M.P.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1994
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 1986


  • State Bar of Texas

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Representative Matters
  • From top-end properties with haute couture retailers to neighborhood strip centers, Jean represents numerous shopping centers and mixed-use developments in acquisition, leasing, financing and day-to-day operations.
  • Represents a restaurant chain with 500+ employees in all of its real estate and corporate needs.
  • Represented a national retail tenant in leasing (approximately 2 million square feet of total retail lease space), in the acquisition and sale of corporate properties, and as a real estate legal consultant in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Assisted a developer of residential subdivisions in acquisition, financing, partnership and homeowners’ association matters on numerous projects.
  • A large United States city engaged Jean in its efforts to create a downtown street-level retail district.
  • Negotiated a purchase contract for redevelopment of a downtown Dallas skyscraper.
  • Represented a client evaluating and submitting bids to the United States government for the development of post office properties.
  • Represented victims of mortgage fraud in successful workouts with their lenders, and in efforts to hold mortgage fraud perpetrators responsible for their misdeeds.
  • From pre-foreclosure due diligence through post-closing obligations, Jean represented a major national lender in foreclosures upon, and subsequent dispositions of, large-scale multifamily assets.
  • Featured in Best Lawyers®’ Texas' Best Lawyers, 2020
  • One of six attorneys honored for Real Estate Law in the Dallas 500 list (“The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas – Fort Worth”) by D CEO Magazine, 2016 (the inaugural edition) to 2019.
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2018.
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018-2022.
  • Jean represented Securus Technologies in its International Business Park lease, which was named the #7 Biggest Lease in the Dallas - Fort Worth area in 2015 according to Bisnow DFW News.
  • Prior to his legal career, Jean worked as a business consultant for a Big Eight accounting firm, handling diverse consulting projects in the United States, Mexico and Belize.
  • Managing Editor, LBJ Journal of Public Affairs, University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs
Activities & Memberships
  • American, Texas and Dallas Bar Associations
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

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