Joseph H. Goddard
Associate

Clients rely on me to understand their objectives, address potential issues before they become real world problems and develop practical solutions to push a deal across the finish line. I strive to cut through the “legalese” and provide concise, straightforward answers in response to our clients’ questions and concerns.

Joseph Goddard concentrates his practice in the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of various types of real estate projects. He also represents both landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations and advises clients in the resolution of commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Additionally, Joseph has experience handling general commercial transactions and corporate governance matters.

Before entering private practice, he served as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded REIT that owns, operates and develops a nationwide portfolio of malls and shopping centers. This experience gave Joseph a unique perspective which enables him to analyze issues and anticipate potential pitfalls in a transaction from a client's point of view.

Prior to attending law school, he spent two years in Washington as an aide to U.S. Congressman John Campbell.

Representative Experience
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest third-party logistics providers in the negotiation of a build-to-suit lease for a 1,000,000 SF storage and distribution facility
  • Represented the landlord of a luxury shopping center in The Woodlands, Texas in retail lease negotiations
  • Represented the landlord of a super-regional shopping center in Corpus Christi, Texas in retail lease negotiations
  • Represented shipping logistics provider in lease negotiations for a 200,000 SF storage and distribution facility near DFW Airport
  • Represented real estate investors in the purchase and sale of self-storage facilities across Texas
  • Represented the developers of planned mixed-use and residential communities in the acquisition and development of real property and issues relating to property owners’ associations
  • Advised debtor in bankruptcy in the disposition of real estate assets in the United States and Canada
  • Represented healthcare providers in the negotiation of medical office leases
  • Represented hard money lenders in connection with financing of real estate investment properties
Organizational Involvement
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee (2019)
Education
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2014)
  • B.A., B.S., Southern Methodist University (2009)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Cheering on my favorite teams – the SMU Mustangs, Washington Redskins and Washington Capitals
  • Catching up with friends at one of the many great restaurants around Dallas