When choosing the right attorney for your law needs, you should consider our strengths: experience, judgment and efficiency. Wilensky & Jones can expertly deal with your pressing and time sensitive issues, from the most basic individual legal enquiries to complex business transactions.

We handle all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including leasing, development and zoning issues, and equity and debt financing along with their attendant tax and regulatory complexities. The firm is a leader in sale-leaseback transactions, having closed thousands of individual property transactions.

We provide a wide range of general corporate services to the natural resources, oil field services and media industries, including mergers, acquisitions and equity and debt financing.

How We’re Different


Experience flexible options for your law needs. Attorneys with decades of experience that are not being trained on your projects, making extensive use of paralegals. 


We pride ourselves in being practical and understanding business exigencies. We know your goal is to get transactions closed with as little interference from lawyers as possible.


Experience is key when it comes to your complex projects. We are not “form” attorneys, but there will be a few transactions presented to us that we do not have covered in our library.

Practice Areas

Commercial real estate deals are among the most complex transactions any business can undertake. The mix of financial, regulatory and operational issues is unique for each project. We provide our clients with the invaluable legal assistance they need to handle commercial real estate matters. Having provided these services to clients for over 35 years, our team is able to handle any commercial real estate situation swiftly and effectively to make the process easier for you.

Receive the personal attention your case needs from Dallas’ best business lawyers. We provide services in the following Business Law Practice Areas:

Business and commercial transactions and litigation
Intellectual property transactions and litigation
Mergers and acquisitions
Franchise law

Wilensky & Jones assists clients throughout the U.S. with section 1031 tax deferred real estate exchanges. Real estate owners and real estate investors know that section 1031 of the IRS Code permits tax free and qualified intermediary exchanges of like kind property.

A 1031 exchange of real estate can be complex, and there are strict requirements that must be observed. Some of the issues that our attorneys can assist in resolving, and providing experienced advice, include the following:

  • Characterization of qualified property (advising whether the real estate in question is like-kind property)
  • Timing issues (timing regarding identifying your replacement property and timing regarding closing on the new property)
  • Qualified properties (advising clients on whether their property or the property they seek to acquire qualifies for a 1031 exchange)
  • Tax issues (advising on tax exchanges or limiting tax liability in a real estate exchange)

We understand the importance of competent representation and timely, cost-effective advice when it comes to transacting a 1031 exchange of real property. Clients exchanging restaurant properties, commercial real estate, rental properties, apartment complexes and other real estate call upon our services for our ability to provide sound advice and skilled representation throughout the real estate transaction.

Wilensky & Jones, LLP is dedicated to helping business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in their ventures. Our lawyers assist franchise and independent restaurateurs in the development of successful enterprises, in matters involving:

  • Formation of corporations and LLCs
  • Financing
  • Commercial leases
  • Sale-Leaseback Finance
  • Construction contracts
  • Vendor contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Trademarks and licensing agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Other business law matters

As a small law firm, we understand the challenges that entrepreneurs face. Wilensky & Jones will respond with sound advice and cost-effective legal services.

Estate Planning is a sensitive topic. Decisions are complex, multi-faceted, and can often be emotional. We take pride in offering our clients a service that will help inform them of planning that can be done before life events take place, or legal services once events have happened. A few of our Estate Planning and Elder Law services include:

Estate planning for individuals and couples
Legal and financial planning for long term care
Medicaid planning, application and appeals
Power of Attorney Agent and Guardianship advisory

Please visit www.elderlawplanningcenter.com for more details.

  • Commercial Real Estate 80%
  • Business Law 45%
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law 72%
  • 1031 Attorneys 22%
  • Restaurant Development 81%

Meet the team

Richard Wilensky

Richard Wilensky


Richard is a graduate of The University of Texas Law School and was licensed before the State Bar of Texas in 1979. He received his Plan II Honors – B.A. degree from the University of Texas and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His experience includes years as a tax partner at an internationally recognized law firm and general counsel of a NYSE company. Richard’s present practice focuses upon real estate and natural resource transactions.
Donald R. Jones

Donald R. Jones


Don has been practicing law in Texas, Louisiana and Kentucky since 1988. He has worked for title companies, a publicly-traded REIT and large and small law firms. His law practice primarily consists of real estate transactions and estate planning as well as serving as General Counsel to over 30 real estate brokerages. Don graduated from Louisiana State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Business Administration – Finance and from Louisiana State University – Paul M. Hebert Law School with a J.D. in 1988. He was awarded the LSU Alumni Association Scholarship as an undergraduate in 1982. Don is also a Texas licensed real estate broker.

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Wilensky & Jones, LLP
Attorneys at Law
3109 Carlisle St., Suite 100
Dallas, Texas  75204
Phone: 214.220.2130
Fax: 214.220.2131