The firm's bankruptcy attorneys provide comprehensive representation in liquidations, reorganizations and work-outs. In formal bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, the firm has represented bankruptcy trustees, bondholders (secured, unsecured, and subordinated), creditors, creditors committees, debtors, examiners, indenture trustees, institutional lenders, and mass tort claimants under Chapters 7 and 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The firm's attorneys have routinely appeared in significant bankruptcies filed nationwide, often, as lead debtor's counsel or creditors' committee's counsel in the bankruptcy cases of numerous publicly held companies.

Real Estate and Mortgage Lending

The firm's real estate and mortgage lending practice is one of the largest and most active in the Southwest. The firm's practice involves representation in every facet of real estate activity, including acquisition, finance, work-out, leasing, management and disposition. The firm represents some of the nation's largest and most successful developers, mortgage lenders, pension trusts and institutional investors.

Commercial Litigation

The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in such diverse matters as class actions, intellectual property, environment, securities, insurance, corporate opportunity, oil and gas, antitrust, construction, real property and other contract claims. The firm is particularly sensitive to client needs and expectations regarding the timely and cost effective resolution of disputes, and the firm’s litigation attorneys have broad experience in alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as arbitration and mediation. The firm's litigation practice enjoys a diverse client base, drawing not only from the firm's business clients, but also from referrals by major national and international law firms. The firm regularly represents parties in international business disputes and counsels companies on dispute avoidance practices.

Construction Law

The firm represents owners, contractors and subcontractors in all aspects of building construction, and contracting. The firm’s attorneys represent both large and small contractors, and can assist clients with contract rights, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens and lien disputes. 

Corporate and Commercial Law

The firm represents companies and their owners in the purchase and sale of businesses and of ownership interests in businesses. The firm assists clients with all aspects of transactions between businesses, including employment contracts, service contracts, supply or output contracts, as well as inventory and other types of financing arrangements.

Family Law

Representation in all matters related in Family Law, including pre-marital, partition, and cohabitation agreements, and proceedings for divorce, property rights, child custody and support, termination of parental rights, and adoption.

Oil and Gas

The firm serves as counsel for several publicly traded corporations, as well as a number of smaller companies and entrepreneurs. Representative transactions include all aspects of energy-related financing, acquisitions of working and producing interests, farm-outs and leases.

International Law

The firm has a long history of representing clients in international business transactions and disputes. One of the firm's shareholders is a former Chair of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. The firm provides services for in-bound and out-bound transactions, and has represented clients in, and from Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Arab states. Attorneys of the firm are fluent in several languages and enjoy extensive relationships throughout the world and in many governments and United Nations agencies.

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