Joe Lewallen is a veteran real estate and business attorney whose practice encompasses a broad range of complex business transactions with an emphasis on all aspects of commercial real estate development, including land acquisition, financing with debt and equity components, and development and construction of retail shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, and mixed-use projects. He has represented both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of leases, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases, as well as management and brokerage agreements. Joe has been involved in the negotiation and administration of various other real property development agreements, including master declarations, reciprocal easements, covenants and other similar instruments.
His client list includes public and private companies engaged in broad and diverse kinds of industries, including real estate, energy, restaurant, data storage and food processing.
Joe’s achievements have earned him inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America (commercial litigation; commercial transactions/UCC law; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law; real estate law). He was selected by Best Lawyers as the “Oklahoma City Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and “Oklahoma City Commercial Transactions/UCC Lawyer of the Year” for 2021, honors only given to a single lawyer in each legal specialty in each market.
Joe currently serves on McAfee & Taft’s board of directors and previously chaired the firm’s Real Estate Group.