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Dan Sykes

Dan Sykes

Fort Worth, Texas

Dan Sykes brings more than 30 years of experience to the firm.  Mr. Sykes was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1975, and has been admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Tarrant County, the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Sykes has represented numerous clients in business and commercial transactions, with a special emphasis in real estate, franchising, and commercial and real estate lending.  Real estate clients include developers, urban and rural landowners, grantors of conservation easements, and commercial landlords and tenants.  His commercial experience ranges from the sale and acquisition of companies (large and small), to organizational and planning issues for corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, to representation of both start-up franchisors and those with established national and international franchise systems.  He was a shareholder and director with an established Fort Worth law firm prior to joining Karen Gordon in forming Gordon & Sykes, LLP in June 2002.   

Mr. Sykes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 from Austin College.  He followed that with a law degree, with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 1975, where he served as a director of the Legal Research Board.  Mr. Sykes has been active in the Fort Worth community as an elder, trustee and Mission Committee Chair at First Presbyterian Church, a board member in the Fort Worth chapters of the Association for Retarded Citizens and Girls, Inc., and as board president of the Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County.  His wife, Jane, has served and continues to serve the community in too many ways to mention. They have been married for more than 35 years, have two married children and are proud grandparents.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Franchising
  • Business Organization
  • Business and Commercial

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1975
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: Legal Research Board
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Austin College, Sherman, Texas
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: Alpha Chi
    • Major: Political Science - Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member


  • Phi Delta Phi

Office information

SuiTE 806
Phone: 817-338-0724
Toll Free: 888-531-7856
Fax: 817-338-0769

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From our office in Fort Worth, Texas, we represent clients in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, Weatherford, North Richland Hills, Denton, Granbury, Aledo and communities in Dallas County, Denton County, Tarrant County, Parker County, Erath County, Johnson County and Hood County.

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