Kirk Standly spent the early part of his career working at one of the most highly respected big firms in the country. There he learned valuable lessons working with some of the most respected deal lawyers in the country. Kirk’s early years were spent on the lender side of large, syndicated credit facilities. Over the years, as domestic and international real estate investors began to take up more of his portfolio, Kirk realized how much he enjoyed that work and the unique individuals who took the risks and made it happen. In the more than two decades since then, Kirk has turned Standly Law Group into a name synonymous with expedited client service and proven legal expertise.  Many of Kirk’s clients have been with him for two to three decades.  For those newer to the firm, Kirk savors the opportunity to use years of experience to assist with each client’s unique perspective, vision and goals.

Kirk tells his clients that he’s in the service industry. And that’s one of the many reasons the firm has earned their loyalty; they know just what the firm is capable of. “We know what we’re doing,” Kirk says, “and our clients understand that. We are deal lawyers with the energy, drive and background to make things happen.”

Despite its boutique size, Standly Law Group handles high-end work, at a higher volume, than many larger firms. It has the industry relationships, the knowledge and the experience necessary to get things done. Beyond that, it’s able to take complex legal issues and boil them down to their simplest terms, shedding light and providing insight on even the most complicated matters, and counseling clients not only on the matter at hand, but what comes tomorrow and the day after.

  • Abilene Christian University, B.B.A., 1985
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1989
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 1990
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • Dallas Business Journal – Deal of the Year, 2016
  • Dallas Business Journal – Commercial Property Award, 2016
  • D Magazine, Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2011
Affiliations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section
    • Assistant Secretary, 1994-1996
    • Co-Chair, 1996 Annual Meeting
    • Vice-Chair, International Business Transactions Committee, 1996-1998
  • State Bar of Texas, International Law Section
    • Council Member, 1995-1998
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 1998 and 1999
    • Vice Chair, 1999 and 2000
    • Chair, 2000 and 2001
Community/Charitable Activities
  • Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
    • President, 1998 and 1999
    • First Vice President and President-Elect, Executive Committee and Board Member, 1997 and 1998
    • Second Vice President, Executive Committee and Board Member, 1996 and 1997
    • General Counsel, Executive Committee and Board Member, 1994 – 1996
    • Chair, Development Committee, 1994-1996
  • Sun & Star Legacy Trust
    • Trustee, 1997-2000
  • FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation)
    • Member