Firm Overview

We are a law firm that provides diverse legal focuses based on solid and historically driven client attention. Our business acumen sets us apart from modern law firms that are volume-driven machines. By contrast, CKH Legal is a golden-era law firm that understands the importance of each client seeking individual legal services attention--success. We rise above to exceed individual client needs by practicing a key wisdom that is true for every client's desire in a lawyerto get to know and learn the client's business language and business concernswe are lawyers for each client's specific industry. We invest in preparation, know-how, and commitment to learning and becoming experts at our client's business and operational concerns. At our heart and core practice areas, we know the language and business concerns of each of our clients involved in corporate entity matters through our General & Corporate Counsel practice, construction law transactions and litigation, real property and energy law matters, business and commercial transactions, business litigation engagements involving breach of contract claims, defamation and disparagement matters, constitutional law matters, and one-off corporate management practices that include a variety of federal and state legal matters before judicial and administrative bodies. As a law firm, we are ever evolving and pragmatically defined by our distinct focus on corporate and litigation services. We are hardnosed but smart lawyers and business professionals who are committed to exceeding every need of our specific client engagements. We are CKH Legal. Lawyers. There is a Difference. 2019 www.ckhlegal.com

Main Office

Houston
5090 Richmond Ave #316

Houston TX 77056

Phone

(800) 923-7011

Fax

(888) 422-2141

Websites

www.ckhlegal.com

Business

General & corporate counsel practice; Corporate entities; Construction law transactions and litigation; Real property and energy law matters; Corporate counsel matters

Corporate General & corporate counsel practice . . . Contracts, deals, filings, operational success, legal advice, knowing the company, industry wisdom, and competitor movement . . . these are the keys to profit maximization and risk reduction that every corporate executive and business manager understands. CKH Legal understands the business language and business focus that applies to corporate legal departments and we serve as outside legal corporate counsel to promote your business growth and to protect your company from obvious and subtle risks. We offer hardnosed smart lawyers in the firm's practice groups and business professionals with the firm's management consulting unit to work in your favor. When a corporate crisis strikes in business litigation, employment related claims, or a corporate management challenge arises CKH Legal offers lawyers who know how to address and remedy your needs through dedicated, smart, and specific legal services that align with your business operations and company concerns. We service construction, energy, manufacturing, food and beverage, real estate, management service providers, health care providers, agriculture, banking, and modest to large entrepreneurial clientswe know business to the tune of billions in transactional experience and millions in litigation experience. Corporate entities . . . Operating contracts, service and sales contracts, endorsement and performance agreements, securities and financing, international operating and management agreements, board of directors and executive employment contracts, administrative reporting and governmental filing requirements, banking, and general contractsCKH Legal knows corporate law and the corporate entities. Contact us to discuss how we can partner with your business to provide legal services in the business language and business focus that amplify your company's bottom line and accomplishes your industry goals. Construction law transactions and litigation . . . Since 1999, our lawyers have had experience with drafting, reviewing, and structuring construction deals involving owners and construction professionals in private, government, and joint entity construction transactions that utilize custom, AIA, and other industry standard construction agreements. We routinely defend and prosecute construction defect and design error suits within the construction industry. We advise clients on bid challenges and assist with RFP and RFQ processes. CKH Legal handles on-shore and off-shore construction matters. We know earth works, commercial, residential, government and public works, and energy facility construction deals. If it involves the construction industryservice or productsour lawyers know and well understand the business language and business focus of construction industry participants. Real property and energy law matters . . . From right of first refusals, lease and purchase options to energy facility production and operator agreementsCKH Legal handles real property negotiations and energy sector transactions. Contact us to discuss how we can partner with your business to provide legal services in the business language and business focus that will help your company exceed its operating and industry goals. We are CKH Legal. Lawyers. There is a Difference. Smart Lawyers Difference Makers

Real Estate

Real property and energy law matters . . .

Real property and energy law matters . . . From right of first refusals, lease and purchase options to energy facility production and operator agreementsCKH Legal handles real property negotiations and energy sector transactions. Contact us to discuss how we can partner with your business to provide legal services in the business language and business focus that will help your company exceed its operating and industry goals. We are CKH Legal. Lawyers. There is a Difference. Smart Lawyers Difference Makers

Foreclosure

Business and commercial transactions & Litigation . . .

Business and commercial transactions & Litigation . . . We focus on litigation from a "fix-it" perspective. Our lawyers have served as federal law clerks and headed hundred-million-dollar corporate legal departments. When it comes to experience of solving contracts going sideways and remedying complicated business deals that have failed CKH Legal lawyers have seen and handled them all. From beginning success in our negotiation and counselling of commercial transactions to the success of curing failed deals that other attorneys ill-advised clients to enter when it was not optimal to do so, our firm makes the right and infirmed choice to solve the situation. Our lawyers know and well understand business language and business focus to help out clients successfully perform business deals and to correct failed contracts and business operations in multiple industries. We are CKH Legal. Lawyers. There is a Difference. Smart Lawyers Difference Makers

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

CKH Legal is a golden-era law firm that understands the importance of each client seeking individual legal services attention--success.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Smart Lawyers. We focus on and seek solutions for our clients that allow outcomes as legal opportunities under the law . . . Often there are many options for a client to consider . . . It Is our critical focus to determine the absolute best option for our clients . . . Consequently, our lawyers are guided by a professional standard of highly recognizable superior legal services as our minimum standard . . . The "Difference" is key to our client's success . . . Smart Lawyers. Difference Makers! 2018-2019 CKH Legal (SM) www.ckhlegal.com

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are hardnosed but smart lawyers and business professionals who are committed to exceeding every need of our specific client engagements.

Craig K. Hemphill

CKH Legal

Craig Kyle Hemphill is the founder and Managing Legal Counsel of CKH Legal.

Mr. Hemphill handles Corporate and Litigation
matters involving large and varying engagements for
organizations and individuals. He represents clients with
mature and emerging corporate matters involving complex litigation and business transactions.

Mr. Hemphill's specific practice areas involve Corporate,
Construction Law, Commercial/Business Litigation, and
General Counsel Corporate Legal Services. He has handled representative engagements in the billions. involving construction law transactions & litigation, real property & energy law matters, business & commercial transactions, business litigation engagements involving breach of contract claims, defamation & disparagement matters, constitutional law matters, and one-off corporate management practices that include a variety of federal and state legal matters before judicial and administrative bodies.

Mr. Hemphill's corporate and litigation experiences include, but is not limited to, handling drafting, negotiating, and managing large-dollar contracts in services and financial agreements, joint venture agreements, bid agreements, construction agreements, and sale agreements. He represents companies through developing and reviewing policies relating to Federal, state, and local regulatory controls regarding labor and employment, risk management procedures, conflict of interests purchase concerns, and claims disputes. He routinely advises and assists companies with corporate governance matters. Mr. Hemphill's commercial and business litigation practice cover commercial agreements, construction, and business litigation concerns. His range of trial matters involves heavy breach of contract and tort defense matters for corporations and prosecuting claims on behalf of companies and individuals when business deals go awry.

Mr. Hemphill graduated with his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, third in his class, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, 1999. He earned a Master in Divinity, Cum Laude, receiving the notable B'nai Brith Award for contributions in social justice issues from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, 2009. Mr. Hemphill is also a graduate of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Texas at Arlington, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, 1995.

Mr. Hemphill received his legal training a young associate with large top-50 law firms in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Texas as a construction, business litigation, and Corporate and International law associate. He has served and continues to serves as in-house legal counsel with municipalities, large corporate Fortune 500 Companies, and small-to-emerging and mid-sized corporate entities.

Mr. Hemphill is a law and business professor in the areas of religious studies, economics, and business law focuses. Mr. Hemphill has taught courses at the University of Houston Systems, University of Texas Systems, Texas A & M Systems, and at Texas Southern University in Business and Commercial Law, Business and Professional Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneruship, International Law, Labor Law, Energy Law, Religious Studies, Constitutional Law, Public School Law, and Law and Religion as focus areas.

License

Bar Number: 24027012
Texas, 2000

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University
JD, 1999

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Mesthodist University
M.Div., 2009

College of Business and Economics, University of Texas at Arlington
B.S. in Economics, 1995

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