Stephenson Fournier

Stephenson Fournier

A combination of business sense, common sense and sophisticated legal knowledge makes Stephenson Fournier the clear choice for clients who want an experienced, effective law firm they can rely on for timely, responsive advice.

Firm Overview

Our practice includes virtually all types of commercial transactions and related concerns. These include:

Business law and tax attorneys at Stephenson Fournier provide legal services of the highest quality for a full spectrum of business needs, including entity choice, formation and organization, governance, compliance, legal audits, contracts, transactions, tax planning and strategy, finance, employment matters, equity and investments, succession plans, exit strategy, dissolutions and more.
Commercial real estate attorneys. Our lawyers provide comprehensive legal services tailored to meet the needs of commercial real estate developers, investors and lenders in projects of every type, including commercial buildings, mixed-use developments, residential subdivisions, retail centers, mobile home parks, office buildings, ranches, large personal residences and agricultural projects.
Business transactions attorneys. We handle mid-market mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas deals, private equity transactions, alternative investment vehicles such as SAFEs, and other transactional matters, offering high-level guidance, documentation and advice.
Estate planning and probate attorneys. We provide sophisticated and creative solutions in all facets of estate planning and probate law, from drafting wills and identifying tax-favored planning strategies to succession planning for business owners, and administration of estates and trusts.

Main Office

Main Office
3355 W. Alabama St.
Ste 640
Houston, TX 77098


(713) 629-9494


Office Information

Christopher Hanno

Stephenson Fournier

Mr. Hanno handles a wide range of real estate and business transactions, including acquisitions, development, financing, and the disposition of retail, multi-family and office properties. He represents commercial landlords and tenants in all areas of retail and office leasing. Chris also advises clients with regard to the formation and structure of business entities, equipment financing, the purchase and sale of businesses, financing, borrowing and commercial lending, mergers and reorganizations, and other contractual agreements.

Michael Cohodes

Stephenson Fournier

Michael Cohodes is a Houston native who prides himself on dependability, communication and trust, which makes him an asset to a broad range of clients. His background in real estate combined with his experience working with large and small companies give him a unique perspective that translates into success, regardless of the size of a transaction. Michael has a rare ability to develop strong relationships with people from all backgrounds and to provide understanding for many legal unique issues. As an approachable young practitioner, Michael is a passionate advocate providing sound legal advice and dedicated to achieving the best results in each transaction.

Juli Fournier

Stephenson Fournier

Juli Fournier, our managing partner, represents clients in a broad range of corporate and general business law and finance matters. Her experience includes mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of operating businesses, private offerings of securities, financings and loan transactions, and structuring and re-structuring of various businesses including corporations, limited liability companies and general and limited partnerships. She advises clients regarding partnerships and joint ventures, loan agreements, non-competition covenants, employment relationships, pledge agreements, shareholder agreements, security, escrow, guaranty and complex merger agreements, settlement agreements, promissory notes, secured financings including equipment finance, and many other types of business contracts. Ms. Fournier also represents a variety of non-profit organizations.


Bar Number: 01012700
Texas, 1986


University of Texas - School of Law
J.D. with honors, 1986

Alison Bloom

Stephenson Fournier

Alison Bloom brings a deep-seated work ethic to representing clients and working with them to achieve their goals. Alison’s post-graduate master of laws degree in taxation along with her background in tax accounting enable her to provide strategic advice and to identify issues and opportunities for clients. She excels at working with clients from the ground floor up, taking the time to get to know their businesses and developing creative solutions to help them achieve their objectives. Alison invests time and energy into forging close relationships with clients and finding ways to help their businesses thrive and achieve their goals.


South Texas College of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, 2014