102 North College, Suite 900, Tyler Texas 75702
Phone: 903-597-8311

James L. Hedrick

James L. Hedrick

  • Admitted to the Bar: 1983
  • jimhedrick@potterminton.com
  • 903-525-2248 (direct tel.)
  • 903-531-3948 (direct fax)
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  • Tyler Office:
  • 102 North College
  • Suite 900
  • Tyler, Texas 75702
  • 903-597-8311 (telephone)
  • 903-593-0846 (fax)


Commercial Lending – loan documentation, due diligence, loan closing, opinion letters, purchase and sale of loans, participations, syndications, workouts, foreclosures

Commercial Real Estate (office, shopping centers, retail, multi-family, warehouse, industrial, condominiums, residential communities, mixed-use, farm and ranch investments) – purchase, sale and exchange, financing, development, construction, leasing, evictions

Business Organizations (corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, series LLCs and joint ventures) –formation, termination, merger, conversion, buy-sell agreements, governance, management and operation, opinion letters

Sale and Acquisition of Businesses and Professional Practices – equity sales, mergers and asset sales

Business Contracts (property, services, IT and other agreements) –negotiation, drafting, review, analysis, modification, termination, disputes

Trademarks – state and federal

Clients Served

Lenders, borrowers, sellers, buyers, investors, landlords, tenants, brokers, developers, builders, local governments, economic development corporations, owners, directors, senior management.

Industry Experience

Banking, wealth management, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, distribution, engineering, local government, energy, education, retail, restaurant, food processing, media, agribusiness.


  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas – cum laude, 1983; Baylor Law Review, Associate Editor (1982)
  • U. S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1977-1980

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas (licensed 1983)
  • Smith County Bar Association – Former Director
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Independent Bankers Association of Texas – Associate Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
  • Lone Star Legal Aid – Pro bono legal services volunteer
  • Tyler Economic Development Council – Real Estate Committee member
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability