Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Caroleene's Profile

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

Caroleene graduated magna cum laude from Baylor Law School, and she holds an A.B. from Harvard College. Prior to joining Maynard, Caroleene practiced in San Antonio, Texas.

Caroleene's Experience

  • 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

Caroleene's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Project Finance Law (2023)

Caroleene's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • 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


State Bar: Alabama, New York, Texas

  • Baylor Law School
    • (2012, J.D., magna cum laude; Baylor Law Review (Articles Editor); Order of the Barristers; Outstanding Appellate Procedure Award; Excellence in Torts Award; George Brown Scholar; Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholarship; Baylor Law Ambassador)

  • Harvard College
    • (2009, B.A., History & Literature with departmental high honors; Captain of Harvard Women’s Polo Team; President of Kappa Alpha Theta (Zeta Xi Chapter); United States Presidential Scholar; National Merit Scholar)

Monday, January 3, 2022

Maynard Elevates Ten Attorneys to Shareholder

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 3, 2022) — Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of ten attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2022. The Firm’s new shareholders include Alina Arbuthnot, Caroleene Dobson, Baker Findley, Charles Fleischmann, Mitchell Greggs, Josh Hess, Brandt Hill, Brannon Parker, Rich Pugh, and Ann...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Maynard is pleased to welcome Caroleene Hardee Dobson and Allison White Smalley to the Firm’s Real Estate practice, and Krishana Pleasant to the Firm’s Commercial Lending practice. “Caroleene, Krishana and Allison are talented attorneys with diverse backgrounds in real estate and corporate matters. We are glad to welcome them to...

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