Martha Wach has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in multijurisdictional transactions involving domestic and international real property. Martha's practice focuses on M&A transactions for both public and private companies, real estate loans, and the real estate aspects of corporate finance transactions. She also represents clients in leasing matters.
Recent transactions include the $735 million acquisition by Asbury Automotive Group of certain assets of Park Place Dealerships; sale of the Medical City Green Oaks hospital campus to Healthpeak Properties; sale by SPC at the Star of its sports performance center; consolidation and extension of ground leases at Dallas Love Field Airport for Business Jet Center; leases of more than 5,000 acres of land in central Texas by Alcoa Corporation for solar energy conversion facilities; $260 million note offering by International Wire Group; community development loans from The Real Estate Council Community Fund to local nonprofit entities; and leasing work for AVANCE and The Nature Conservancy. Other recent clients include Daikin Industries, Nine Point Energy, Westwood Residential, J.F. Lehman, SHV Energy, and Citizens Bank.
Martha is a member of The Real Estate Council and served as secretary from 2011 to 2014; co-heads the Austin Street Center outreach program for the Episcopal Church of the Ascension; and is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas Bar Association. Martha also leads the Jones Day Dallas Office's participation in Street Law's Legal Diversity Pipeline Program in a joint effort with Verizon.
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- Duke University (J.D. with honors 1994; Note Editor, Duke Law Journal); Northwestern University (B.A. Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987)