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Representative Cases and Transactions

Litigation

  • Summary judgments disposing of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and negligence claims against title company; successful Fifth Circuit appellee’s briefs.
  • Recovered actual and punitive damages in RICO jury trial, upheld judgment on appeal, obtained full payment in Chapter 11.
  • Obtained favorable settlement as local defense counsel for a national restaurant chain in multi-party state court litigation over equipment leasing dispute with claims of conversion, usury and breach of contract.
  • Lead defense counsel in federal suit alleging bad faith denial of benefits, breach of contract and negligent claims processing against third party plan administrator.
  • Recovered damages plus attorneys fees in suit for property loss involving claims of inadequate security, negligence and DTPA.
  • Enjoined encroachment on disputed right of way.

Transactions

  • Opinion on enforceability of restrictive covenants against commercial structures after residential property was rezoned as commercial.
  • 1031 tax-free exchange, lease and sale of warehouse property.
  • Preparation of employment, non-disclosure, consulting contracts.
  • Preparation of wills and trusts.

Municipal/administrative

  • Representation before municipal boards for zoning or subdivision approval.
  • Annexation of property.
  • Open records and requests for attorney general opinions.

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