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Attorneys // Jeffrey R. Cox

Jeffrey R. Cox

Shareholder

Areas of Practice:

Banking

Bankruptcy and Workouts

Business and Commercial Transactions

Business Law

Business Planning

Buying and Selling Businesses

Commercial Lending

Corporate Law

Estate Planning

Mortgage Lending

Probate

Real Estate

Secured Transactions/Creditor Rights

Wills Trusts and Estates

A strategic planner and thinker, Jeff Cox is a shareholder and director with the firm. His primary areas of practice are in the fields of business and estate planning–working with clients setting up new companies, buying or selling businesses, transferring ownership of family-owned businesses to their successors; and assisting clients in establishing and coordinating their wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney. A well respected legal advisor, Jeff serves as counsel to numerous individuals and businesses, advising them in a broad range of business and estate law issues. Jeff has extensive experience in forming, converting, winding up and dissolving corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships; creating, modifying and terminating trusts; and handling real estate transactions. In addition, for over thirty years he has served as general counsel for one of Waco’s most esteemed community banks and its trust department, as well as advising and representing many other banks and financial institutions in connection with creditors’ rights, loan documentation, loan workouts, foreclosures, and complex bankruptcy cases.

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting overall expertise, experience, integrity, and the highest level of professional excellence.

Jeff and his wife, Julie, have been married since 1984, and have two grown children. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys playing tennis, skiing, hiking, and being with family and friends.

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2016

Education:

Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 1987
Juris Doctor
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, 1984
B.B.A.
Major: Finance

Representative Clients:

Community Bank & Trust, Waco, Texas
Academy Capital Management
Bank of the Ozarks
Texas Star Bank
Simmons Bank

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Instructor, Keys to Increasing Retirement Assets and Leaving Them to Your Heirs, Baylor University Continuing Education Program
Instructor, Estate Planning and Taxation, Providence Foundation Estate Planning Series
Speaker, Texas Business Organizations: Choice of Entity and Formation, Baylor University Fast Trac Entrepreneurship Training Program
Speaker, Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits, Heart of Texas Estate Planning Council
Speaker, Collection Law in Texas, Lorman Education Services
Moderator/Speaker, Dealing with Tomorrow Today: Successful Aging for the Future, Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association
Moderator, Ad Litem Certification Program, Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association

Professional Activities/Awards:

Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
American Bar Association - Member, Business Law; Real Property, Probate & Trust Law; Tax Section
Commercial Law League of America, Member
Heart of Texas Estate Planning Council, Member; Former Director
State Bar of Texas - Member Business Law; Real Property, Probate & Trust Law; Tax Section
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Southwest Association of Bank Counsel, Member
Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Member
Waco Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member, Former Officer

Community Involvement:

Antioch Community Church, Member
Leadership Waco Alumni Association, Member
Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Board of Advisors
Waco Economic Development Corporation, Legal Advisor
United States Tennis Association, Texas Section
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Leadership Development Committee
Texas Tennis Museum & Hall of Fame, Board of Directors
Waco Tennis Association, President

Past Positions:

Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, President
Historic Waco Foundation, President
Heart of Texas Estate Planning Council, Director
Leadership Waco
Crestview Church of Christ, Elder

Fraternities:

Phi Delta Phi

Birth:

1962, Dallas, Texas