Joe Dee Barlow is a partner in Barlow Jones, LLP, the oldest, and one of the most respected law firms in Bay Area Houston. He launched the firm in 1967 under the name Jordan, Davis and Barlow and watched the company grow over the years to include other partners and areas of expertise. Today, the attorneys at Barlow Jones, LLP have 100 plus years of collective experience in general civil practice ranging from banking to real estate, civil litigation, corporate, estate planning, bankruptcy, and appellate services in both state and federal courts.
With nearly four-decades in the legal industry, Mr. Barlow focuses his practice in the following areas: banking, preparation of loan documentation for lenders, structuring of business loans for borrowers and serving as a third-party consultant for lender liability and litigation matters.
Through his corporate/partnership expertise, Mr. Barlow assists clients in their business structure, be it corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies or joint ventures. Additional real estate practice areas include formation of homeowner’s associations, preparation of deed restrictions, securing financing for owner/borrowers from both in-state and out-of-state lenders, as well as, assisting developers in site selections for office buildings, shopping centers, business parks, residential subdivisions, and office warehouses.
Among the many clients that have benefitted from retaining Barlow as counsel include Conoco/Phillips – 66 Federal Credit Union (Oklahoma), Amegy Bank, LandAmerica Commonwealth Title Company, Clean Coast Technologies, Inc., Spinnaker, LLC, Patriot Bank, and Baywind Village Convalescent Center (nursing home).
Mr. Barlow is a strong believer in giving back to his community. One of his most noted achievements in the Bay Area Houston region was helping to spearhead the creation of an independent civic organization dedicated to addressing development issues facing the growing community. In 1987, he teamed up with other talented individuals in the community to create the Clear Lake Area Economic Development Foundation now known as the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership). This nonprofit organization promotes the growth of the Bay Area Houston region through the retention, expansion and recruitment of jobs in target industries, including aerospace engineering, bioscience/biotechnology, chemicals/plastics, information technology and communications. Mr. Barlow has previously served as chairman of the board.
Community endeavors include serving as Chairman of the Board of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Clear Lake Regional Hospital and Vice Chairman of Clear Creek Education Foundation. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, 2006. From 1958 to 1966, he also served in the Texas National Guard.
A seventh generation Texan with Ottawa Indian ancestry, Mr. Barlow earned a bachelor of science in Speech Communications from Texas Tech University in 1963. He later attended the University of Houston College of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1966. That same year, he was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Joe has been married for 43 years and has two daughters. He and his wife reside in Friendswood, Texas. Joe Dee Barlow enjoys Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV rating. He is a member of the College of The State Bar of Texas. In 2011 & 2012, he was named one of the Top Rated lawyers in Texas by Houston Magazine. Joe was also recently named by the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce as one of the 50 faces of Clear Lake. www.joebarlowlaw.com
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