Nicholas E. Arrott II

Biography

Nick is a Partner in the law firm of Shahan Guevara Decker Arrott and is an Escrow Officer at Centennial Title, LLC’s Abilene office.  Nick is licensed to practice law in Texas and has law offices in Abilene, Texas, and Bronte, Texas.  Nick’s practice is principally focused in the transactional practice areas of agriculture law, banking and finance law, business and corporate law, oil and gas law, real estate law, and trust and estate planning law.  Nick handles these transactional matters for clients by providing advice and counsel, drafting all necessary documentation, and continuing with oversight of matters if needed.  In addition, Nick is qualified to serve as an impartial third-party mediator in Texas for alternative dispute resolutions.  Nick also assists clients with all facets of the probate and guardianship process.

Prior to attending law school, Nick was an Event Coordinator for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and for the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department at Fair Park.  Prior to joining Shahan Guevara Decker Arrott, Nick practiced as an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, a large law firm located in downtown Dallas, Texas, where his practice was mainly focused on general commercial litigation, class action litigation, and antitrust and trade regulation litigation.

Nick was born in San Angelo, Texas, and grew up in Bronte, Texas, where he spent a lot of time helping his father and grandfathers on their farms and ranches.  Nick enjoys being involved in the community and volunteering for local non-profit organizations, such as church and legal aid.  Outside of practicing law, Nick also enjoys spending time with his family, farming and ranching, playing golf, playing basketball, snow skiing, bird hunting, and running. Nick is married to Jodie, and they have a daughter, Payton.

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, magna cum laude (2009)
    • Editor in Chief, Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal
    • Associate Editor, Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal
    • Member, Texas Tech Board of Barristers
    • President, Mineral Law Interest Group
    • Social Chair, Aggie Bar Association
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, cum laude (2000)
    • Major in Kinesiology with Specialization in Sports Mgmt
    • Minor in Business
    • Member, Sports Management Society
    • Member, Texas Aggies Making Changes
    • Member, HOSTS Mentoring Program
    • Member, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
    • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Abilene Bar Association
    • Chair, Abilene Bar Association Bylaws Committee (2011-2012)
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Abilene Bar Association (2012-2013)
    • President Elect, Abilene Bar Association (2013-2014)
    • President, Abilene Bar Association (2014-2015)
  • Member, Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • Admitted to practice before:
    • Texas State Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Jurisprudence Award for Superior Academic Achievement, Legal Practice II (Spring 2007)
  • Judicial Externship, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Honorable Judge Robert Junell (May 2007 – June 2007)
  • Jurisprudence Award for Superior Academic Achievement, Wills and Trusts (Spring 2008)

Publications

  • Caution!  T. Boone Pickens Plans to Permanently Alter Texas’s Landscape Above and Below Ground, from the Panhandle to Metropolis, Volume IX, Book 2 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal.

Community Involvement

  • President and Director, Restoring Bronte Foundation
  • Volunteer, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
  • Member, First United Methodist Church in Bronte
    • Building Fund Treasurer, First United Methodist Church in Bronte (2014)
    • Youth Director, First United Methodist Church in Bronte
  • Member, Abilene A&M Club
    • Director, Abilene A&M Club
    • Chair, Abilene A&M Club Coach’s Night
  • Member, Bronte Longhorn Golf Club
  • Member, Bronte Independent School District Board of Trustees (Elected in 2014 to a three year term)
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Nicholas E. Arrott II

Partner

Shahan Guevara Decker Arrott
2 Village Drive, Suite 101
Abilene, Texas 79606
Business Phone: 325-692-2292
Business Fax: 325-692-6730
Email: nick@sgdalawtx.com

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