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Blake Hedgecock

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Blake M. Hedgecock focuses his practice on real estate litigation matters in state and federal courts involving lenders, special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), title companies, real estate developers and landowners.  His practice encompasses matters involving workouts, acquisitions, dispositions, receiverships, foreclosures, carveout claims, land use disputes, title claims and defense, lost rents, valuation, impound/escrow/reserve account (DSCR) disputes and market value issues.  Mr. Hedgecock has additional experience in construction, finance and eminent domain matters, including whole and partial takings, temporary takings, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and Federal Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Mr. Hedgecock is licensed in Texas, having graduated from the University of Miami School of Law (LL.M., Real Property Development) and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association and is a fellow of the Texas and Tarrant County Bar Foundations.  He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and on the Advisory Board to the Dean of the College of Business at the University of North Texas.

Admissions & Certifications

State Bar of Texas (2000)
U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and Federal Circuits
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court

Education

University of Miami School of Law (LL.M. Real Property Development, 2005)
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
      Texas Wesleyan Law Review, 1998-1999 (Editor, 1999)
      Moot Court Honors Program (1998-1999)
      ABA Regional Negotiation Tournament (Team Member 1998-1999)
      Phi Delta Phi 
University of North Texas (M.S., Real Estate Analysis, 2003)
University of North Texas (B.B.A., Real Estate Finance, 1997)
      Delta Sigma Pi   

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
      Editor, Real Estate Litigation, (2008 - present)
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA Advocate)
Dallas Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Honors & Recognitions

Texas Rising Star (Litigation / Land use), Texas Monthly magazine (2004, 2008, 2009, 2013)
Top Attorney (Real Estate Litigation), Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2010)
Outstanding Alumnus in Real Estate, University of North Texas, College of Business (2007)
Mediation Certificate (1998)

Publications & Presentations

  • American Bar Association, Real Estate Litigation, Winter 2009, Vol. 7, Issue 2 (author, The Appointment of Receiverships Soars over Real Property)
  • American Bar Association, Real Estate Litigation, Spring 2009, Vol. 7, Issue 1 (author, Litigating Waste Claims)
  • Talcott J. Franklin et al.., MORTGAGE AND ASSET BACKED SECURITIES LITIGATION HANDBOOK, 2008 (contributing author, Chapter 5, Section II: Waste Claims in Mortgage and Asset-Backed Securities Litigation)
Blake Hedgecock

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

Blake has made it a priority to give back to the community.  He has served as counsel to various non-profit groups in Fort Worth, worked with Texas C-Bar (Texas Community Building with Attorney Resources) and the State Bar of Texas Operation Enduring LAMP (Legal Assistance to Military Personnel) on several pro bono matters for Texas citizens and Tarrant County residents.  He also teaches Real Estate Principles as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at the University of North Texas (Spring, 2009-present). 

Blake has served on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Exes, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Alumni Association, Texas Wesleyan Law Review Alumni Association and served as President of the University of Miami Alumni Association (2009-10).