FIRM PROFILEThe Firm Structures, Negotiates, Documents, Closes, Arbitrates, Mediates, and Litigates Deals, with a Client Spectrum Spanning Multinational Companies to Aspiring Enterprises Smaller than the Firm.A Remarkable Number of the Firm’s Clients Are Home Grown; That Is, the Firm Represented Them When They Were Young and Impressionable and, Like a Bird Dog, a Boomerang, or a Homing Pigeon, They Keep Coming Back.The Man in the Mirror Is the Sole Member of the Firm. The Only Way for Him to Downsize Is to Lose Weight.
NATURE OF PRACTICEThe Firm Represents Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Professional Firms, and Real Estate Ventures in Arbitrations, Dispute Resolutions, Lawsuits, Mediations, and Transactions Involving:Real Estate Acquisition, Development, Disposition, Financing, Leasing, and Management MattersBusiness, Corporate, Limited Liability Company, Partnership, Tax, Technology, and Trademark MattersCommercial Liability and Title Insurance MattersConstruction and Design MattersOftentimes, the Firm Provides Litigation Solutions to Transactional Problems, and Transactional Solutions to Litigation Problems.
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ACADEMICSSouthern Methodist UniversitySchool of LawJuris Doctor (May 1985)Edwin L. Cox School of Business
Master of Business Administration (May 1985)Passed All Parts of the CPA Exam
The University of Texas at AustinBachelor of Business Administration in Finance (May 1981)Graduated Cum Laude in Three Years
PROFESSIONAL HONORSRecipient, Special Recognition Award from the Dallas Bar Association as Chair, Sports and Entertainment Law Section (1993)Recipient, Special Recognition Award from the Dallas Bar Association as Chair, Entertainment Committee (1998)Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas (1994, 2002)Member, Continuing Legal Education Distinguished Faculty, Houston Bar Association (2014)Member, College of the State Bar of Texas (1991-2014)Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas (2002-2014)Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (2000-Present)Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (2008-Present)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIESCox MBA Alumni AssociationPresident (1995-1998)Executive Vice President (1994-1995)Vice President of Business Development (1993-1994)Treasurer (1992-1993)Member (1991-1998)Dallas Bar Association ChairEntertainment Committee (1998)Pro Bono Golf Classic (1994)Sports and Entertainment Law Section (1993-1994)Sports Law Committee (1992-1993) Vice Chair Entertainment Committee (1997)Pro Bono Golf Classic (1993)Sports Law Committee (1991-1992) Council Member Sports and Entertainment Law Section (1993-1994)Ex Officio (1995-2016)Entertainment, Art and Sports Law SectionEx Officio (2016-Present)Member, Sections and Discussion Groups (Generally, Every Year)Business Litigation SectionComputer Law SectionConstruction Law SectionLabor and Employment Law SectionMergers and Acquisitions Law SectionReal Estate Lawyers Discussion GroupReal Property SectionSolo and Small Firm SectionSports and Entertainment Law SectionMember, CommitteesBench Bar Committee (2017-Present)Entertainment Committee (1997-2006; 2011-Present)Judiciary Committee (1994-1997, 1999-2000)Pro Bono Golf Tournament Committee (1993-Present)Publications Committee (1996-1997, 1999-2000)Sports Law Committee (1990-1993)Strategic Planning Committee (1993-1995)State Bar of TexasChair Entertainment and Sports Law Section (2001-2002)SecretaryEntertainment and Sports Law Section (2000-2001)Council MemberEntertainment and Sports Law Section (1997-2000)Ex Officio (2000-Present)
OTHER ACTIVITIESSouthern Methodist UniversityHilltop Society (2015-Present)The Strand on Ocean Drive Condominium Association, Inc.Board Member (2015-2016)Mercer Square Condominium Association, Inc.President (2009-2011)Board Member (2008-2011)White Rock Lake Marathon (1991)Cowtown Marathon (1984, 1985)
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONSAdmitted to Practice Before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas, and All Other Texas State CourtsCertified in Trademark Law and Practice by the University of Houston Law Center