Kathryn D. McGlinchey


Practice Areas

Banking | Finance
Business Transactions | Organizations
Real Estate

Bar and Court Admissions

Texas, 1995

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

  • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section

Tarrant County Bar Association

  • Real Estate Law Section

Tarrant County Woman’s Bar Association

As an attorney with Broude Smith Jennings & McGlinchey PC, Kathryn has the privilege of representing a broad range of clients in the areas of business and commercial real estate law. In a small-firm setting, opportunities to “first-chair” deals present themselves earlier and more often, and Kathryn benefited from early experience running point on a variety of large transactions, including: sales of selected assets out of a Texas multifamily portfolio, aggregating to more than $65 million, and involving complex loan assumption and defeasance issues; a $29 million sale of a large multifamily property in Orlando, Florida, involving the release of municipal bond financing; and a $7 million stock and asset acquisition with respect to a North Texas outdoor advertising company and certain of its affiliated entities. As a subset of her commercial real estate practice, she has closed numerous sales, acquisitions and lease transactions for owners and operators of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and she is unashamed to admit that she enjoys getting lost in a good commercial lease (and considers it her mission to fix the bad ones). Kathryn represents both landlords and tenants in connection with office, retail, warehouse, industrial and other leases and finds that the perspective gained from representing landlords informs and enhances her representation of tenants, and vice versa. She particularly enjoys working with franchisees and helping them navigate the unique set of issues that come with being betwixt and between a lessor and franchisor.

The product of a long line of scientists, mathematicians, engineers – and artists, Kathryn is both a geek and a creative at heart, so she values opportunities to work with companies in the technology world and in scientific fields.

While she enjoys the challenges inherent in closing large commercial deals, Kathryn recognizes that smaller projects can be as, or even more, rewarding, and she derives personal satisfaction from using the skills that she has developed in working on more high-profile matters in providing business start-ups and other entrepreneurial clients with a quality product at a competitive price.

When not working or volunteering, Kathryn juggles the demands of raising two sons (The Swimmer and The Point Guard) with the realities of sharing a 1920’s era Tudor cottage (which seemed like a good idea at the time) with entirely too many cats and dogs. Fortunately, her law school sweetheart-turned-husband has proved an excellent partner in such regard.

Community and Business Activities

Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M School of Law
Junior League of Fort Worth
Arlington Heights High School Booster Club
First United Methodist Church
Ridglea Country Club

Leadership Fort Worth (Class of 2014-2015 and Member, Board of Directors, 2015-2018)
Fort Worth Public Library Foundation (Member, Board of Directors, 2013-2016)
Woman’s Club of Fort Worth
Junior Woman’s Club of Fort Worth (President, 2009-2010)
Monnig Middle School PTA
South Hi Mount Elementary PTA (President, 2007-2008)
WARM Place (House Parent Volunteer)

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Kathryn D. McGlinchey


Broude Smith Jennings & McGlinchey PC

309 West 7th Street, Suite 1100

Fort Worth, Texas 76102


817.335.1603 fax


The University of Texas School of Law
JD, 1995

  • Townes-Rice Scholar
  • Texas Law Review

The University of Texas at Austin

  • Plan I Honors BA, 1992
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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