Wesley J. Bailey
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Professional Background

Mr. Bailey’s practice focuses on general business, tax, and real estate transactions, including corporate governance, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and a wide range of federal tax matters, particularly those related to corporate and partnership issues. He also provides legal representation in all areas of businesses insolvency, including corporate bankruptcy, work-outs, restructuring, debtor-in-possession financing, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Bailey has experience representing institutional landlords and tenants in the negotiation, drafting, execution, and subsequent amendment of commercial leases and has also represented institutional investors and developers in acquisitions and dispositions of a variety of real estate assets such as multi-family apartment complexes, retail shopping centers, raw land, office buildings, and industrial parks.

After sitting for the Louisiana Bar in July 2008, Mr. Bailey obtained a LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law where he focused on business taxation. Upon the completion of the LL.M. program, Mr. Bailey moved to Dallas and sat for the July 2009 Texas Bar. Prior to forming Coffin & Bailey, PLLC, Mr. Bailey worked at Coffin & Driver, PLLC for five years.


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, New York University School of Law, New York, New York

NYU Journal of Law & Business, Graduate Editor

Juris Doctorate, cum laude, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi College Law Review, Editor
AmJur Awards in Property and Civil Law Obligations

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Representative Matters:

Represented equity investors and developers with the acquisition, financing and disposition of real property.

Represented clients with the acquisition and disposition of single tenant net lease real estate and other real property held for investment, including providing advice on 1031 exchanges.

Represented sponsors, master tenants, property managers, and owners of tenant-in-common real estate in various matters.

Represented tenants and landlords in connection with the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases.

Represented clients with the formation and acquisition of business entities and other corporate matters, including corporate records clean up, drafting and amending organizational document, drafting Non-Competition Agreements and various other contracts and agreements.

Prosecuting and defending adversary lawsuits in bankruptcy proceedings involving claims of alter ego, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, misrepresentation and objections to discharge.

Represented investors and lenders in connection with acquisitions and foreclosures of distressed real property.