James S. Pleasant

Of Counsel


Jim Pleasant has more than 36 years of experience in all areas of corporate, partnership, limited liability company, equipment leasing and real estate law. He has represented businesses in public and private merger and acquisition transactions, debt and equity financing, negotiating leases and contracts and providing legal and practical advice for handling internal corporate governance matters.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
    • Member, Partnership Law Committee
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Contributing Member, Smithsonian Institute
  • Member, Dust Off Pilot’s Association
  • Member, Vietnam Helicopter Pilot’s Association
  • Member, University Park United Methodist Church
  • Past President and Director, Hillcrest Athletic Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™


  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, (1972), summa cum laude
  • B.S., Oregon State University, (1965)


  • Texas State Courts

Representative Matters

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Assisted portfolio company with employee benefits in nationwide acquisitions
Represented Blackland Group, a private equity firm focused on aerospace and defense manufacturing businesses, in its acquisition of Kessington Machine Products, a company that specializes in precision machining of aerospace and linear motion components
Represented a Chapter 11 trustee in a nationwide Ponzi scheme involving apartment complexes