Caroleene is a Shareholder in the Commercial Finance Group. She has experience representing clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, developments, dispositions, conservation easements, and commercial leases. Her broad client base includes hospitality companies, national homebuilders, food and retail chains, landlords, tenants, land trusts, private landowners, lenders, national banking institutions, and insurance companies with investment properties.

Caroleene was born and raised in Monroe County, Alabama, graduated magna cum laude from Baylor Law School, and holds an A.B. from Harvard College. Prior to joining Maynard in 2019, Caroleene practiced in San Antonio, Texas.

Community & Professional

  • Alabama Forestry Commission, Commissioner (2022 – present)
  • Southeastern Livestock Exposition, Director (2021 – present)
  • Harvard Club of New York City
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden, Board Member (2016-2019)
  • Texas Agricultural Land Trust, Advisory Board Member
  • Rotary Club of San Antonio, Young Members Board (2017-2018)
  • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association


  • Representation of a national homebuilder in the acquisition and development of raw land for residential subdivisions
  • Representation of multiple private landowners in survey and pipeline negotiations concerning a 430-mile pipeline to be constructed across the Texas hill country
  • Representation of a national banking institution in the acquisition and leasing of branch locations in Texas
  • Representation of commercial landlords and tenants in office and retail leases throughout south Texas
  • Representation of private landowners in connection with farm and ranch real estate and natural resource transactions
  • Representation of the largest (by acreage held) land trust in Texas in conservation easement transactions
  • Representation of a regional supermarket chain in the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of numerous grocery stores and grocery-anchored shopping centers throughout Texas
  • Representation of a landlord in the leasing of office and retail space in a 30-story building in San Antonio, Texas
  • Representation of a developer in the leasing of a 466,000-square foot commercial shopping center in Pharr, Texas
  • Representation of a developer in the leasing of office and retail space in multiple historic buildings throughout downtown San Antonio, Texas
  • Representation of a national insurance company in connection with the leasing and acquisition of investment properties
  • Representation of a national fast food restaurant chain in real property acquisition and ground leasing in Texas, New Mexico and Alabama
  • Representation of multiple institutional lenders in real estate secured transactions totaling over $300MM in the aggregate
  • Representation of the subsidiaries of a Mexican real estate investment firm in its acquisition of Texas investment properties and its subsequent $100MM portfolio loan secured by such investments



  • Listed in Best Lawyers, "Ones to Watch in America" - Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law (2023-Present)



  • State Bar: Alabama, New York, Texas
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