James Cooke

James P. Cooke

Special Counsel
Washington, DC

James P. Cooke concentrates on real estate and secured financing, including multifamily housing transactions financed conventionally and with tax-exempt bonds, credit-enhanced bond financing, construction and portfolio lending, loan servicing, leasing, warehouse lending, and secured and unsecured corporate credits.


Representative Matters

  • Represented the permanent take-out lender for the multifamily portion of a $110 million restoration of a 32-acre historic landmark property in the Washington, D.C., suburbs; the multifamily portion was structured for affordability and included a transitional shelter for homeless men
  • Engaged by a national lender to standardize its construction loan documents and closing procedures for a CMBS take-out execution
  • Represented a government-sponsored enterprise in structuring and documenting a warehouse loan facility to be offered by a third-party financier to its program lenders

Professional Highlights

Speaking Engagements

Jim speaks frequently on the use of technology and data standards in real estate financing. He presented a white paper on e-mortgage technologies and a position paper on e-signatures in commercial finance at recent conferences of the Mortgage Bankers Association.



Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D. 1981, cum laude)
Executive Editor, Southwestern Law Journal; Member, Order of the Coif

Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M. 1977, with honors)

Cairn University (B.S. 1973, with honors)


District of Columbia

Texas (inactive)