Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston

Our high-caliber legal representation and advanced delivery capabilities allow us to take on our clients' unique challenges and opportunities no matter the scale or complexity.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston

Our high-caliber legal representation and advanced delivery capabilities allow us to take on our clients' unique challenges and opportunities no matter the scale or complexity.

Nolo is in the process of verifying that this lawyer is licensed to practice law. *

Firm Overview

Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide.

Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. We have been first-to-market on many legal service delivery innovations and we continue to break new ground with our clients every day. Our culture drives our commitment to the growth of our clients, the diversity of our people, and the resilience of our workforce.

We have a commitment to excellence and execution. Our focus goes beyond short-term results to long-range goals. We are bold, inventive, invested and confident. We empower our clients to face challenges, and seize opportunities. We work together to build a better future.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Main Office

Main Office
700 Milam Street Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77002

Phone

(713) 225-2300

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Suzanna Bonham, Partner

Licensed for 22 years, Suzanna Bonham focuses her practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Consumer Class Actions
-Commercial Litigation
-Construction and Development Projects
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes
-Class and Collective Actions
-Securities and Fiduciary Duty Litigation
-Construction Claims and Disputes
-Post-Pandemic Recovery and Renewal
-Remote Workforces
-International Dispute Resolution

Recognitions:
- Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (Thomson Reuters) (2005, 2012-2014)

- AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

To schedule a consultation with Ms. Bonham call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Suzanna Bonham, Partner

Licensed for 22 years, Suzanna Bonham focuses her practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Consumer Class Actions
-Commercial Litigation
-Construction and Development Projects
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes
-Class and Collective Actions
-Securities and Fiduciary Duty Litigation
-Construction Claims and Disputes
-Post-Pandemic Recovery and Renewal
-Remote Workforces
-International Dispute Resolution

Recognitions:
- Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (Thomson Reuters) (2005, 2012-2014)

- AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

To schedule a consultation with Ms. Bonham call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Mark W. Coffin, Partner

Licensed for 37 years, Mark focuses his practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Capital Markets
-Commercial Finance
-Mergers and Acquisitions

Mark speaks Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish and has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

He was also selected in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the Health Care Law practice area (Woodward/White Inc.).

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Mark W. Coffin, Partner

Licensed for 37 years, Mark focuses his practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Capital Markets
-Commercial Finance
-Mergers and Acquisitions

Mark speaks Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish and has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

He was also selected in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the Health Care Law practice area (Woodward/White Inc.).

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Jesse M. Coleman, Partner

Licensed for 11 years, Jesse provides his clients advice, counsel, and world class advocacy to help them resolve their legal disputes

He focuses his practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Commercial Litigation
-Employment Agreements and Covenants
-Government Contracts Litigation
-Product Liability and Complex Tort
-Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes
-Government Contracts
-International Dispute Resolution

Mr. Coleman speaks French and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Texas Super Lawyers for Health Care Law (Thomson Reuters) (2016-2020).

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Jesse M. Coleman, Partner

Licensed for 11 years, Jesse provides his clients advice, counsel, and world class advocacy to help them resolve their legal disputes

He focuses his practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Commercial Litigation
-Employment Agreements and Covenants
-Government Contracts Litigation
-Product Liability and Complex Tort
-Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes
-Government Contracts
-International Dispute Resolution

Mr. Coleman speaks French and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Texas Super Lawyers for Health Care Law (Thomson Reuters) (2016-2020).

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Sheryl Tatar Dacso, Partner

Licensed for 42 years, Sheryl has represented health care organizations, hospitals, and physicians for more than three decades. Sheryl concentrates her practice on health care compliance, regulations, and transactions, including physician practice mergers, acquisitions, and business ventures as well as digital health and telemedicine.

Sheryl was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" lawyer by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Health Care Law (2022) and list in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Health Care Law (2010-2022). She also has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Dacso speaks Urdu; Spanish; Hebrew; French and Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Sheryl Tatar Dacso, Partner

Licensed for 42 years, Sheryl has represented health care organizations, hospitals, and physicians for more than three decades. Sheryl concentrates her practice on health care compliance, regulations, and transactions, including physician practice mergers, acquisitions, and business ventures as well as digital health and telemedicine.

Sheryl was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" lawyer by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Health Care Law (2022) and list in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Health Care Law (2010-2022). She also has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Dacso speaks Urdu; Spanish; Hebrew; French and Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Chris Demeo, Partner

Licensed for 25 years, Chris uses his diverse legal background to protect his clients' best interests, and to design and implement client-centric compliance, transaction, and litigation solutions.

He focuses his practice on Government Relations and Policy and has been recognized in Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2014-2018) and named to the Rising Stars list, Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2011).

Chris speaks Spanish and has a 4.2 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Chris Demeo, Partner

Licensed for 25 years, Chris uses his diverse legal background to protect his clients' best interests, and to design and implement client-centric compliance, transaction, and litigation solutions.

He focuses his practice on Government Relations and Policy and has been recognized in Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2014-2018) and named to the Rising Stars list, Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2011).

Chris speaks Spanish and has a 4.2 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Michael T. Dunn, Partner

Licensed for 18 years, Michael's targeted focus on securities law makes him the go-to attorney for clients needing to offer debt or equity securities to raise capital, and to make filings with regulatory agencies. For the entirety of his career, Michael has limited his practice to a subset of federal securities laws.

Michael's clients benefit from the diversity of his industry experience, including real estate, pharmaceutical, media and entertainment, and health care services, as well as the strong professional and personal relationships he has established at the firm since he joining more than a decade ago.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Michael T. Dunn, Partner

Licensed for 18 years, Michael's targeted focus on securities law makes him the go-to attorney for clients needing to offer debt or equity securities to raise capital, and to make filings with regulatory agencies. For the entirety of his career, Michael has limited his practice to a subset of federal securities laws.

Michael's clients benefit from the diversity of his industry experience, including real estate, pharmaceutical, media and entertainment, and health care services, as well as the strong professional and personal relationships he has established at the firm since he joining more than a decade ago.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Myall S. Hawkins, Partner

Licensed for 36 years, Myall offers clients diverse legal and business skills, evaluating their intellectual property needs, and creating a proactive plan to achieve their goals.

With more than 30 years of litigation experience as a trial lawyer, he has been responsible for representing a variety of clients in intellectual property litigation throughout the USincluding, but not limited to patent, trademark, copyright, and anti-counterfeiting. Additionally, he has represented and advised numerous clients with respect to trade secret matters.

Areas of Law
-Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
-Trademark and Copyright Litigation
-Intellectual Property Litigation

Mr. Hawkins has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and speaks Swedish, Vietnamese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Myall S. Hawkins, Partner

Licensed for 36 years, Myall offers clients diverse legal and business skills, evaluating their intellectual property needs, and creating a proactive plan to achieve their goals.

With more than 30 years of litigation experience as a trial lawyer, he has been responsible for representing a variety of clients in intellectual property litigation throughout the USincluding, but not limited to patent, trademark, copyright, and anti-counterfeiting. Additionally, he has represented and advised numerous clients with respect to trade secret matters.

Areas of Law
-Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
-Trademark and Copyright Litigation
-Intellectual Property Litigation

Mr. Hawkins has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and speaks Swedish, Vietnamese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Adam H. Laughton, Partner

Licensed for 13 years, Adam helps his clients navigate the morass of health care regulations to design and develop businesses that can be successful in a changing industry.

He has worked on a wide array of regulatory and compliance matters, including HIPAA, Stark/Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, and state law issues. In addition, he often helps clients with corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and developing complex organizational and contractual structures for innovative ventures.

In the last 10 years, Adam has handled dozens of transactions in the health care space, ranging in size up to $1 billion. He has been a part of the defense of multiple False Claims Act investigations in almost every sector of the health care industry.

Adam speaks Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Adam H. Laughton, Partner

Licensed for 13 years, Adam helps his clients navigate the morass of health care regulations to design and develop businesses that can be successful in a changing industry.

He has worked on a wide array of regulatory and compliance matters, including HIPAA, Stark/Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, and state law issues. In addition, he often helps clients with corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and developing complex organizational and contractual structures for innovative ventures.

In the last 10 years, Adam has handled dozens of transactions in the health care space, ranging in size up to $1 billion. He has been a part of the defense of multiple False Claims Act investigations in almost every sector of the health care industry.

Adam speaks Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Emma C. Mata, Partner

Licensed for 20 years, Emma helps clients with complex and high-risk commercial litigation or disputes. She either takes cases to trial, or assesses risk and resolves the case using tactics that lead to the best outcome for the client. Clients face commercial disputes involving business and employment-related contracts, trade secret and noncompetition agreements, litigation and risk assessment, accidents involving product defects, or dangerous work environments.

Emma is a trial attorney, and has tried more than a dozen cases to verdict in state court, federal court, and arbitration. This has provided her with the experience to assess risk, and speak candidly to clients about their chances at trial. She has the necessary negotiation skills to resolve a matter without a trial is in the client's best interest.

Areas of Law
-Commercial Litigation
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims

Emma speaks Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Emma C. Mata, Partner

Licensed for 20 years, Emma helps clients with complex and high-risk commercial litigation or disputes. She either takes cases to trial, or assesses risk and resolves the case using tactics that lead to the best outcome for the client. Clients face commercial disputes involving business and employment-related contracts, trade secret and noncompetition agreements, litigation and risk assessment, accidents involving product defects, or dangerous work environments.

Emma is a trial attorney, and has tried more than a dozen cases to verdict in state court, federal court, and arbitration. This has provided her with the experience to assess risk, and speak candidly to clients about their chances at trial. She has the necessary negotiation skills to resolve a matter without a trial is in the client's best interest.

Areas of Law
-Commercial Litigation
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims

Emma speaks Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Lisa L. M Meyerhoff, Partner

Licensed for 31 years, Lisas practice focuses on litigation and client counseling, as well as domestic and international intellectual property disputes. She regularly handles matters on IP enforcement and anti-piracy, patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright counseling. Lisa has been involved in mediations, arbitrations, and bench and jury trials in federal court. She has also handled various trademark proceedings before US Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and is fluent in all areas of intellectual property protection.

Areas of Law
-Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Litigation
-Intellectual Property Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
-International Dispute Resolution

Ms. Meyerhoff has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was editor-in-chief of the Computer Law Review & Technology Journal by the State Bar of Texas, and was co-author of several key articles, including "Online Infringement of IPRs: A Growing Concern" for Cross-Border Quarterly.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Lisa L. M Meyerhoff, Partner

Licensed for 31 years, Lisas practice focuses on litigation and client counseling, as well as domestic and international intellectual property disputes. She regularly handles matters on IP enforcement and anti-piracy, patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright counseling. Lisa has been involved in mediations, arbitrations, and bench and jury trials in federal court. She has also handled various trademark proceedings before US Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and is fluent in all areas of intellectual property protection.

Areas of Law
-Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Litigation
-Intellectual Property Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
-International Dispute Resolution

Ms. Meyerhoff has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was editor-in-chief of the Computer Law Review & Technology Journal by the State Bar of Texas, and was co-author of several key articles, including "Online Infringement of IPRs: A Growing Concern" for Cross-Border Quarterly.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Peter M. Oxman, Partner

Licensed for 32 years, Peter is a rare generalist in an increasingly specialized world, Peter has worked on all sides of deals in virtually every sector of the real estate industry. Regardless of the size or complexity of a particular transaction, clients turn to Peter and his team for insightful advice and guidance, as well as superior client service.

Peter has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (Woodward/White Inc.) (2012-2022) and is
rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings (2019).

Areas of Law
-Acquisitions, Dispositions and Institutional Investments
-Data Center Services
-Development
-Leasing
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Finance
-Joint Ventures

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Peter M. Oxman, Partner

Licensed for 32 years, Peter is a rare generalist in an increasingly specialized world, Peter has worked on all sides of deals in virtually every sector of the real estate industry. Regardless of the size or complexity of a particular transaction, clients turn to Peter and his team for insightful advice and guidance, as well as superior client service.

Peter has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (Woodward/White Inc.) (2012-2022) and is
rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings (2019).

Areas of Law
-Acquisitions, Dispositions and Institutional Investments
-Data Center Services
-Development
-Leasing
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Finance
-Joint Ventures

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Paul Pryzant, Partner

Licensed for 40 years, Paul has represented clients in a variety of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), equity and debt financings, and other corporate transactions. Regardless of the transaction, he's learned that the most important part of his job is to listen to his clients' goals for the deal and help them achieve those goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

He regularly works with entrepreneurs who want to sell or merge their companies, and the buyers of those companies, each of whom faces their own challenges with the transaction.

Areas of Law
-Corporate Counseling and Governance
-Mergers and Acquisitions

Attorney Pryzant has a 4.4 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Paul Pryzant, Partner

Licensed for 40 years, Paul has represented clients in a variety of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), equity and debt financings, and other corporate transactions. Regardless of the transaction, he's learned that the most important part of his job is to listen to his clients' goals for the deal and help them achieve those goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

He regularly works with entrepreneurs who want to sell or merge their companies, and the buyers of those companies, each of whom faces their own challenges with the transaction.

Areas of Law
-Corporate Counseling and Governance
-Mergers and Acquisitions

Attorney Pryzant has a 4.4 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Linda C. Schoonmaker, Partner

Licensed for 33 years, Linda partners with clients to manage the employer-employee relationship in a manner that reduces the risk of employee litigation and government agency scrutiny.

Employers facing all forms of discrimination, wage-and-hour, pay equity, #MeToo, whistleblower, and retaliation claims require experienced, trusted counsel in handling such bet-the-company matters. Linda has defended employers for more than three decades in lawsuits, arbitrations, and administrative charges brought by employees and governmental agencies throughout the country.

In addition to employment litigation defense, Linda provides counseling and training to employers regarding employment policies, and state and federal laws impacting the employment relationship; manages OSHA, EEOC, and internal investigations; and prosecutes and defends noncompetition/trade secrets litigation.

Areas of Law
-Appellate
-Background Checking and Drug Testing
-Class and Collective Actions
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
-Wage Hour Audit, Assessment and Advice
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-Workplace Training
-Pay Equity
-Diversity and Inclusion Practice
-People Analytics
-Wage Hour Class and Collective Actions
-Complex Discrimination Litigation

Ms. Schoonmaker has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Linda C. Schoonmaker, Partner

Licensed for 33 years, Linda partners with clients to manage the employer-employee relationship in a manner that reduces the risk of employee litigation and government agency scrutiny.

Employers facing all forms of discrimination, wage-and-hour, pay equity, #MeToo, whistleblower, and retaliation claims require experienced, trusted counsel in handling such bet-the-company matters. Linda has defended employers for more than three decades in lawsuits, arbitrations, and administrative charges brought by employees and governmental agencies throughout the country.

In addition to employment litigation defense, Linda provides counseling and training to employers regarding employment policies, and state and federal laws impacting the employment relationship; manages OSHA, EEOC, and internal investigations; and prosecutes and defends noncompetition/trade secrets litigation.

Areas of Law
-Appellate
-Background Checking and Drug Testing
-Class and Collective Actions
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
-Wage Hour Audit, Assessment and Advice
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-Workplace Training
-Pay Equity
-Diversity and Inclusion Practice
-People Analytics
-Wage Hour Class and Collective Actions
-Complex Discrimination Litigation

Ms. Schoonmaker has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Esteban Shardonofsky, Partner

Licensed for 16 years, Esteban ("Steve") counsels clients on HR and workplace compliance issues, conducts internal investigations, and defends clients in government investigations, administrative charges, and high-stakes employment litigation.

Areas of Law
-Agency Investigations and Audits
-Background Checking and Drug Testing
-Class and Collective Actions
-Complex Discrimination Litigation
-Discipline and Performance Management
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Handbooks and Policy Development
-Leave Management and Accommodations
-Wage Hour Audit, Assessment and Advice
-Wage Hour Class and Collective Actions
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-Workplace Arbitration and ADR
-Workplace Privacy and Biometrics
-Workplace Training

Steve was listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2018-2022) and recognized as a "Labor & Employment Star" by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor) (2020-2021).

Mr. Shardonofsky has a 4.7 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and speaks Spanish and Latin.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Esteban Shardonofsky, Partner

Licensed for 16 years, Esteban ("Steve") counsels clients on HR and workplace compliance issues, conducts internal investigations, and defends clients in government investigations, administrative charges, and high-stakes employment litigation.

Areas of Law
-Agency Investigations and Audits
-Background Checking and Drug Testing
-Class and Collective Actions
-Complex Discrimination Litigation
-Discipline and Performance Management
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Handbooks and Policy Development
-Leave Management and Accommodations
-Wage Hour Audit, Assessment and Advice
-Wage Hour Class and Collective Actions
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-Workplace Arbitration and ADR
-Workplace Privacy and Biometrics
-Workplace Training

Steve was listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2018-2022) and recognized as a "Labor & Employment Star" by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor) (2020-2021).

Mr. Shardonofsky has a 4.7 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and speaks Spanish and Latin.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Firm Overview

Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide.

Our drive for excellence leads us to seek out better ways to work with our clients and each other. We have been first-to-market on many legal service delivery innovations and we continue to break new ground with our clients every day. Our culture drives our commitment to the growth of our clients, the diversity of our people, and the resilience of our workforce.

We have a commitment to excellence and execution. Our focus goes beyond short-term results to long-range goals. We are bold, inventive, invested and confident. We empower our clients to face challenges, and seize opportunities. We work together to build a better future.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Main Office

Main Office
700 Milam Street Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77002

Phone

(713) 225-2300

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Suzanna Bonham, Partner

Licensed for 22 years, Suzanna Bonham focuses her practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Consumer Class Actions
-Commercial Litigation
-Construction and Development Projects
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes
-Class and Collective Actions
-Securities and Fiduciary Duty Litigation
-Construction Claims and Disputes
-Post-Pandemic Recovery and Renewal
-Remote Workforces
-International Dispute Resolution

Recognitions:
- Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (Thomson Reuters) (2005, 2012-2014)

- AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

To schedule a consultation with Ms. Bonham call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Suzanna Bonham, Partner

Licensed for 22 years, Suzanna Bonham focuses her practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Consumer Class Actions
-Commercial Litigation
-Construction and Development Projects
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes
-Class and Collective Actions
-Securities and Fiduciary Duty Litigation
-Construction Claims and Disputes
-Post-Pandemic Recovery and Renewal
-Remote Workforces
-International Dispute Resolution

Recognitions:
- Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (Thomson Reuters) (2005, 2012-2014)

- AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

To schedule a consultation with Ms. Bonham call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Mark W. Coffin, Partner

Licensed for 37 years, Mark focuses his practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Capital Markets
-Commercial Finance
-Mergers and Acquisitions

Mark speaks Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish and has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

He was also selected in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the Health Care Law practice area (Woodward/White Inc.).

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Mark W. Coffin, Partner

Licensed for 37 years, Mark focuses his practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Capital Markets
-Commercial Finance
-Mergers and Acquisitions

Mark speaks Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish and has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

He was also selected in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the Health Care Law practice area (Woodward/White Inc.).

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Jesse M. Coleman, Partner

Licensed for 11 years, Jesse provides his clients advice, counsel, and world class advocacy to help them resolve their legal disputes

He focuses his practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Commercial Litigation
-Employment Agreements and Covenants
-Government Contracts Litigation
-Product Liability and Complex Tort
-Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes
-Government Contracts
-International Dispute Resolution

Mr. Coleman speaks French and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Texas Super Lawyers for Health Care Law (Thomson Reuters) (2016-2020).

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Jesse M. Coleman, Partner

Licensed for 11 years, Jesse provides his clients advice, counsel, and world class advocacy to help them resolve their legal disputes

He focuses his practice on the following Areas of Law:

-Commercial Litigation
-Employment Agreements and Covenants
-Government Contracts Litigation
-Product Liability and Complex Tort
-Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes
-Government Contracts
-International Dispute Resolution

Mr. Coleman speaks French and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Texas Super Lawyers for Health Care Law (Thomson Reuters) (2016-2020).

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Sheryl Tatar Dacso, Partner

Licensed for 42 years, Sheryl has represented health care organizations, hospitals, and physicians for more than three decades. Sheryl concentrates her practice on health care compliance, regulations, and transactions, including physician practice mergers, acquisitions, and business ventures as well as digital health and telemedicine.

Sheryl was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" lawyer by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Health Care Law (2022) and list in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Health Care Law (2010-2022). She also has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Dacso speaks Urdu; Spanish; Hebrew; French and Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Sheryl Tatar Dacso, Partner

Licensed for 42 years, Sheryl has represented health care organizations, hospitals, and physicians for more than three decades. Sheryl concentrates her practice on health care compliance, regulations, and transactions, including physician practice mergers, acquisitions, and business ventures as well as digital health and telemedicine.

Sheryl was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" lawyer by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Health Care Law (2022) and list in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Health Care Law (2010-2022). She also has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Dacso speaks Urdu; Spanish; Hebrew; French and Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Chris Demeo, Partner

Licensed for 25 years, Chris uses his diverse legal background to protect his clients' best interests, and to design and implement client-centric compliance, transaction, and litigation solutions.

He focuses his practice on Government Relations and Policy and has been recognized in Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2014-2018) and named to the Rising Stars list, Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2011).

Chris speaks Spanish and has a 4.2 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Chris Demeo, Partner

Licensed for 25 years, Chris uses his diverse legal background to protect his clients' best interests, and to design and implement client-centric compliance, transaction, and litigation solutions.

He focuses his practice on Government Relations and Policy and has been recognized in Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2014-2018) and named to the Rising Stars list, Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) (2011).

Chris speaks Spanish and has a 4.2 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Michael T. Dunn, Partner

Licensed for 18 years, Michael's targeted focus on securities law makes him the go-to attorney for clients needing to offer debt or equity securities to raise capital, and to make filings with regulatory agencies. For the entirety of his career, Michael has limited his practice to a subset of federal securities laws.

Michael's clients benefit from the diversity of his industry experience, including real estate, pharmaceutical, media and entertainment, and health care services, as well as the strong professional and personal relationships he has established at the firm since he joining more than a decade ago.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Michael T. Dunn, Partner

Licensed for 18 years, Michael's targeted focus on securities law makes him the go-to attorney for clients needing to offer debt or equity securities to raise capital, and to make filings with regulatory agencies. For the entirety of his career, Michael has limited his practice to a subset of federal securities laws.

Michael's clients benefit from the diversity of his industry experience, including real estate, pharmaceutical, media and entertainment, and health care services, as well as the strong professional and personal relationships he has established at the firm since he joining more than a decade ago.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

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Myall S. Hawkins, Partner

Licensed for 36 years, Myall offers clients diverse legal and business skills, evaluating their intellectual property needs, and creating a proactive plan to achieve their goals.

With more than 30 years of litigation experience as a trial lawyer, he has been responsible for representing a variety of clients in intellectual property litigation throughout the USincluding, but not limited to patent, trademark, copyright, and anti-counterfeiting. Additionally, he has represented and advised numerous clients with respect to trade secret matters.

Areas of Law
-Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
-Trademark and Copyright Litigation
-Intellectual Property Litigation

Mr. Hawkins has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and speaks Swedish, Vietnamese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Myall S. Hawkins, Partner

Licensed for 36 years, Myall offers clients diverse legal and business skills, evaluating their intellectual property needs, and creating a proactive plan to achieve their goals.

With more than 30 years of litigation experience as a trial lawyer, he has been responsible for representing a variety of clients in intellectual property litigation throughout the USincluding, but not limited to patent, trademark, copyright, and anti-counterfeiting. Additionally, he has represented and advised numerous clients with respect to trade secret matters.

Areas of Law
-Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
-Trademark and Copyright Litigation
-Intellectual Property Litigation

Mr. Hawkins has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and speaks Swedish, Vietnamese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

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Adam H. Laughton, Partner

Licensed for 13 years, Adam helps his clients navigate the morass of health care regulations to design and develop businesses that can be successful in a changing industry.

He has worked on a wide array of regulatory and compliance matters, including HIPAA, Stark/Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, and state law issues. In addition, he often helps clients with corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and developing complex organizational and contractual structures for innovative ventures.

In the last 10 years, Adam has handled dozens of transactions in the health care space, ranging in size up to $1 billion. He has been a part of the defense of multiple False Claims Act investigations in almost every sector of the health care industry.

Adam speaks Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Adam H. Laughton, Partner

Licensed for 13 years, Adam helps his clients navigate the morass of health care regulations to design and develop businesses that can be successful in a changing industry.

He has worked on a wide array of regulatory and compliance matters, including HIPAA, Stark/Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, and state law issues. In addition, he often helps clients with corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and developing complex organizational and contractual structures for innovative ventures.

In the last 10 years, Adam has handled dozens of transactions in the health care space, ranging in size up to $1 billion. He has been a part of the defense of multiple False Claims Act investigations in almost every sector of the health care industry.

Adam speaks Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

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Emma C. Mata, Partner

Licensed for 20 years, Emma helps clients with complex and high-risk commercial litigation or disputes. She either takes cases to trial, or assesses risk and resolves the case using tactics that lead to the best outcome for the client. Clients face commercial disputes involving business and employment-related contracts, trade secret and noncompetition agreements, litigation and risk assessment, accidents involving product defects, or dangerous work environments.

Emma is a trial attorney, and has tried more than a dozen cases to verdict in state court, federal court, and arbitration. This has provided her with the experience to assess risk, and speak candidly to clients about their chances at trial. She has the necessary negotiation skills to resolve a matter without a trial is in the client's best interest.

Areas of Law
-Commercial Litigation
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims

Emma speaks Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

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Emma C. Mata, Partner

Licensed for 20 years, Emma helps clients with complex and high-risk commercial litigation or disputes. She either takes cases to trial, or assesses risk and resolves the case using tactics that lead to the best outcome for the client. Clients face commercial disputes involving business and employment-related contracts, trade secret and noncompetition agreements, litigation and risk assessment, accidents involving product defects, or dangerous work environments.

Emma is a trial attorney, and has tried more than a dozen cases to verdict in state court, federal court, and arbitration. This has provided her with the experience to assess risk, and speak candidly to clients about their chances at trial. She has the necessary negotiation skills to resolve a matter without a trial is in the client's best interest.

Areas of Law
-Commercial Litigation
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims

Emma speaks Spanish.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Lisa L. M Meyerhoff, Partner

Licensed for 31 years, Lisas practice focuses on litigation and client counseling, as well as domestic and international intellectual property disputes. She regularly handles matters on IP enforcement and anti-piracy, patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright counseling. Lisa has been involved in mediations, arbitrations, and bench and jury trials in federal court. She has also handled various trademark proceedings before US Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and is fluent in all areas of intellectual property protection.

Areas of Law
-Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Litigation
-Intellectual Property Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
-International Dispute Resolution

Ms. Meyerhoff has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was editor-in-chief of the Computer Law Review & Technology Journal by the State Bar of Texas, and was co-author of several key articles, including "Online Infringement of IPRs: A Growing Concern" for Cross-Border Quarterly.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Lisa L. M Meyerhoff, Partner

Licensed for 31 years, Lisas practice focuses on litigation and client counseling, as well as domestic and international intellectual property disputes. She regularly handles matters on IP enforcement and anti-piracy, patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright counseling. Lisa has been involved in mediations, arbitrations, and bench and jury trials in federal court. She has also handled various trademark proceedings before US Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and is fluent in all areas of intellectual property protection.

Areas of Law
-Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
-Patent Prosecution
-Patent Litigation
-Intellectual Property Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Litigation
-Trademark and Copyright Prosecution
-International Dispute Resolution

Ms. Meyerhoff has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was editor-in-chief of the Computer Law Review & Technology Journal by the State Bar of Texas, and was co-author of several key articles, including "Online Infringement of IPRs: A Growing Concern" for Cross-Border Quarterly.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

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Peter M. Oxman, Partner

Licensed for 32 years, Peter is a rare generalist in an increasingly specialized world, Peter has worked on all sides of deals in virtually every sector of the real estate industry. Regardless of the size or complexity of a particular transaction, clients turn to Peter and his team for insightful advice and guidance, as well as superior client service.

Peter has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (Woodward/White Inc.) (2012-2022) and is
rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings (2019).

Areas of Law
-Acquisitions, Dispositions and Institutional Investments
-Data Center Services
-Development
-Leasing
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Finance
-Joint Ventures

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

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Peter M. Oxman, Partner

Licensed for 32 years, Peter is a rare generalist in an increasingly specialized world, Peter has worked on all sides of deals in virtually every sector of the real estate industry. Regardless of the size or complexity of a particular transaction, clients turn to Peter and his team for insightful advice and guidance, as well as superior client service.

Peter has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (Woodward/White Inc.) (2012-2022) and is
rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings (2019).

Areas of Law
-Acquisitions, Dispositions and Institutional Investments
-Data Center Services
-Development
-Leasing
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Finance
-Joint Ventures

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Paul Pryzant, Partner

Licensed for 40 years, Paul has represented clients in a variety of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), equity and debt financings, and other corporate transactions. Regardless of the transaction, he's learned that the most important part of his job is to listen to his clients' goals for the deal and help them achieve those goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

He regularly works with entrepreneurs who want to sell or merge their companies, and the buyers of those companies, each of whom faces their own challenges with the transaction.

Areas of Law
-Corporate Counseling and Governance
-Mergers and Acquisitions

Attorney Pryzant has a 4.4 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Paul Pryzant, Partner

Licensed for 40 years, Paul has represented clients in a variety of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), equity and debt financings, and other corporate transactions. Regardless of the transaction, he's learned that the most important part of his job is to listen to his clients' goals for the deal and help them achieve those goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

He regularly works with entrepreneurs who want to sell or merge their companies, and the buyers of those companies, each of whom faces their own challenges with the transaction.

Areas of Law
-Corporate Counseling and Governance
-Mergers and Acquisitions

Attorney Pryzant has a 4.4 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Linda C. Schoonmaker, Partner

Licensed for 33 years, Linda partners with clients to manage the employer-employee relationship in a manner that reduces the risk of employee litigation and government agency scrutiny.

Employers facing all forms of discrimination, wage-and-hour, pay equity, #MeToo, whistleblower, and retaliation claims require experienced, trusted counsel in handling such bet-the-company matters. Linda has defended employers for more than three decades in lawsuits, arbitrations, and administrative charges brought by employees and governmental agencies throughout the country.

In addition to employment litigation defense, Linda provides counseling and training to employers regarding employment policies, and state and federal laws impacting the employment relationship; manages OSHA, EEOC, and internal investigations; and prosecutes and defends noncompetition/trade secrets litigation.

Areas of Law
-Appellate
-Background Checking and Drug Testing
-Class and Collective Actions
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
-Wage Hour Audit, Assessment and Advice
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-Workplace Training
-Pay Equity
-Diversity and Inclusion Practice
-People Analytics
-Wage Hour Class and Collective Actions
-Complex Discrimination Litigation

Ms. Schoonmaker has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Linda C. Schoonmaker, Partner

Licensed for 33 years, Linda partners with clients to manage the employer-employee relationship in a manner that reduces the risk of employee litigation and government agency scrutiny.

Employers facing all forms of discrimination, wage-and-hour, pay equity, #MeToo, whistleblower, and retaliation claims require experienced, trusted counsel in handling such bet-the-company matters. Linda has defended employers for more than three decades in lawsuits, arbitrations, and administrative charges brought by employees and governmental agencies throughout the country.

In addition to employment litigation defense, Linda provides counseling and training to employers regarding employment policies, and state and federal laws impacting the employment relationship; manages OSHA, EEOC, and internal investigations; and prosecutes and defends noncompetition/trade secrets litigation.

Areas of Law
-Appellate
-Background Checking and Drug Testing
-Class and Collective Actions
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
-Wage Hour Audit, Assessment and Advice
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-Workplace Training
-Pay Equity
-Diversity and Inclusion Practice
-People Analytics
-Wage Hour Class and Collective Actions
-Complex Discrimination Litigation

Ms. Schoonmaker has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Esteban Shardonofsky, Partner

Licensed for 16 years, Esteban ("Steve") counsels clients on HR and workplace compliance issues, conducts internal investigations, and defends clients in government investigations, administrative charges, and high-stakes employment litigation.

Areas of Law
-Agency Investigations and Audits
-Background Checking and Drug Testing
-Class and Collective Actions
-Complex Discrimination Litigation
-Discipline and Performance Management
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Handbooks and Policy Development
-Leave Management and Accommodations
-Wage Hour Audit, Assessment and Advice
-Wage Hour Class and Collective Actions
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-Workplace Arbitration and ADR
-Workplace Privacy and Biometrics
-Workplace Training

Steve was listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2018-2022) and recognized as a "Labor & Employment Star" by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor) (2020-2021).

Mr. Shardonofsky has a 4.7 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and speaks Spanish and Latin.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston
Esteban Shardonofsky, Partner

Licensed for 16 years, Esteban ("Steve") counsels clients on HR and workplace compliance issues, conducts internal investigations, and defends clients in government investigations, administrative charges, and high-stakes employment litigation.

Areas of Law
-Agency Investigations and Audits
-Background Checking and Drug Testing
-Class and Collective Actions
-Complex Discrimination Litigation
-Discipline and Performance Management
-Employment
-Employment Litigation
-Handbooks and Policy Development
-Leave Management and Accommodations
-Wage Hour Audit, Assessment and Advice
-Wage Hour Class and Collective Actions
-Whistleblower and Corporate Internal Investigations
-Workplace Arbitration and ADR
-Workplace Privacy and Biometrics
-Workplace Training

Steve was listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2018-2022) and recognized as a "Labor & Employment Star" by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor) (2020-2021).

Mr. Shardonofsky has a 4.7 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and speaks Spanish and Latin.

To schedule a consultation call (713) 225-2300 today!

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