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John P. "Buddy" Franke II - South Padre Island, TX

8605 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX 78597

Updated: 11/28/2017

South Padre Island Real Estate Lawyer


John P. "Buddy" Franke's practice covers a wide range of real estate, banking and corporate matters...

John P. "Buddy" Franke's practice covers a wide range of real estate, banking and corporate matters. Buddy has experience representing clients in the acquisition, disposition and development of improved and unimproved property, commercial and residential real estate development, mortgage/real estate lending, foreclosures, commercial retail and office leasing, condemnation/eminent domain issues, real estate brokerage and management, residential, commercial and multi-use planned development and condominium development, residential and commercial construction contracting, and entity formation/structuring, joint ventures, corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Buddy is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law, and is a member of the Cameron and Hidalgo County Bar Associations, the State Bar of Texas and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Buddy is a native of South Texas, having been born in Brownsville, Texas. After attaining a degree in Business Administration – Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, he attended St. Mary's University School of Law to attain his law degree in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, Buddy worked for a prominent law firm in McAllen, Texas and to this day still enjoys a good working relationship with that firm by assisting them with real estate related matters on an of counsel basis. In 2006, Buddy formed The Law Office of John P. Franke, P.C. on South Padre Island and has developed representative clients including financial institutions, real estate developers, condominium and property owners associations, contractors and numerous individuals and other small businesses.

About John P. "Buddy" Franke II

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Business Transactional Law
  • Business/Corporate Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business
  • Residential Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Law


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2002

Specialties and Certifications

  • Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2008
  • Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association

Past Positions

  • Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P., Associate, 2001 - 2006
  • Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P., of Counsel, 2006 - Present


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 2001
  • University of Texas - Austin, Austin, Texas, 1998
    Major: Business Administration - Finance


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


8605 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX 78597


  • (956) 761-3661

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