The Firm's commitment is to provide its clients with high quality, personalized, and cost-effective legal services.
To that end, the Firm's attorneys are highly motivated professionals with extensive legal ability, experience, and expertise in a wide range of legal specialties and business fields. Recognizing the needs of its clients, the Firm has successfully achieved a reputation for consistently cost-effective and timely results. In addition, the Firm places a strong emphasis on thorough, responsive, and timely communication with its clients.
2401 Fountainview Drive, Ste. 1000
Houston TX 77057-4846
The Firm handles the prosecution and trial of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.
The Firm's personal injury litigation practice involves litigation in state and federal courts both within Texas and throughout the United States, at both the trial and appellate levels.
Oil and Gas:
Oil and gas exploration and production matters including, but not limited to, examination of abstracts, runsheets and documents, and prior title opinions to prepare original, drillsite, division order, and supplemental title opinions on properties within the State of Texas, and Texas offshore properties; consultation with contract landmen in their efforts to cure requirements contained in title opinions prepared for clients, and reviewing such materials; preparation of Oil, Gas and Mineral Leases, and amendments for both Lessees and Lessors; preparation of numerous oil and gas contracts and agreements including industry exploration and development contracts, joint operating agreements, farmouts, farmins, royalty stipulations of interest, Master Service Agreements for well servicing; preparation of drilling proposals and related matters; settlement of disputes with landowners regarding staking locations for drilling, surface damages, restraining order relief, and ingress and egress problems; oil and gas bankruptcy related matters including credit committee advisory capacity; and conduct of due diligence studies for purchases of producing properties.
Closings, landlord/tenant relations, lease negotiation(s); collection actions and forcible detainer actions; mortgage lending work including preparation and/or negotiation of notes, deeds of trust, loan agreements, and other security documents; commercial real estate lease negotiations between landlords and tenants; initiation and assistance in litigation for landlord collection efforts and forcible detainer actions; documentation of workouts between landlords and tenants; preparation and review of closing documents for real estate closings, and attend closings with clients.
Preparation of purchase and sale agreements for buying and selling business entities, and assistance in due diligence associated therewith; preparation of last will and testaments and various trusts; banking matters in preparation of loan documents and documentation to secure such loans; preparation of Confidential Private Placement Memorandums; preparation of various types of business employment and confidentiality agreements for multiple industries; formation of various business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships (general, limited, and limited liability); negotiation and documentation for the purchase and sale of jet aircraft.
-1978, State Bar of Texas
-1978, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
-1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-1981, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Texas
-Southern Methodist University, BBA 1975 (with honors) Specialized in Real Estate
-Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas; (J.D., November 1977)
Born: Houston, Texas, July 16, 1952.
Baylor Law School