Collin County, Texas Business Lawyers

Patrick R. Kelly
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Free Consultation! Experienced Texas Business Law Attorney! Aggressive Advocacy!

I provide skilled representation for clients with business law needs. I combine innovative advocacy with years of experience to maximize results! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Thomas J. Howell
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience

Thomas Howell has been practicing law in Texas since his graduation from Southern Methodist School of Law in 1975. He has been engaged in private practice since 1987. Previously, Mr. Howell served as in-house counsel for... Read More »
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Stacy L. Cole
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Texas Business Law Attorney

Mr. Cole is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and focuses his practice on representing employees in disputes against employers. In doing so, Mr. Cole has represented... Read More »
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Darren S. Harrington
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Darren Harrington is a shareholder whose principal area of practice is focused on representing local, national, and international corporations and their officers in cases involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements,... Read More »
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Ms. Dawn Marie Grams Horak
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Collin County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(469) 644-7442 5851 Legacy Circle, 6th Floor
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Probate
Richard Preston Johnson
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(972) 497-1010 2400 Lakeside Boulevard, Suite 120
Richardson, TX 75082
Business and Estate Planning
Gretchen Benolken
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Denton County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(940) 483-9400 6160 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
The University of Texas School of Law
Entering her fourth decade as a practicing attorney, Gretchen Benolken has chosen to divide her professional time into a small handful of areas. First, she spends some time in the service of long time, loyal, existing clients with various needs. Second, the majority of her time is spent with new clients, providing legal services in two specific areas: a) the drafting of wills and trusts for the purpose of protection of assets, and b) representing clients in the probating of the estates of their deceased loved ones and guiding them step-by-step through this judicial process during what is a most...
Steven Thrasher
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(214) 502-5923 1350 North Greenville Ave.
Richardson, TX 75081
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Baylor Law School
For over a decade, I've had the privilege of being a provider for many well known businesses, inventors, and institutions who, like you, want to protect their ideas and monetize their inventions. The proof is in the numbers – my clients have received hundreds of patents and millions of dollars in real world results.

Some of my clients, like Semantra and Advanced Search Labs, have used patents to receive angel investments and venture funding. Other clients, such as Lisa Lloyd and Lori Cheek, have appeared on Shark Tank, Ellen, Dr. Phil (for good reasons) and the Steve Harvey Show. Others...
James Douglas Uloth
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(469) 791-0411 5080 Spectrum Drive
Suite 1000 East
Addison, TX 75001
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Construction
CREDITORS’ RIGHTS/RESTRUCTURING: protected the interests of secured and unsecured creditors and maximized their recovery from the debtor's estate during the development of reorganization plans; structured and obtained creditor and court approval of plans of reorganization for businesses involved in the ownership and operation of real property, industrial, and service companies. BUSINESS LITIGATION: prosecuted and defended loans; secured transactions; contracts involving real estate, equipment, and commissions; placement and removal of materialman’s and mechanic's liens upon real property; government seizure of property; and commercial leases. BUSINESS: guided businesses and individuals regarding matters arising out of operations, review, negotiation, and drafting of leases,...
Levi Glenn McCathern
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Denton County, TX Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Appeals, Construction and IP
Baylor Law School
Levi G. McCathern, II is widely recognized as one of the premier litigation lawyers in Texas. He is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a double certification held by only 26 of the 87,000 attorneys in Texas.

Mr. McCathern specializes in catastrophic damage litigation and is frequently summoned to defend specialized, high-damage claims, including all types of commercial litigation. In addition, he has served as lead counsel for numerous jury trials and is regularly called upon to provide legal consultation to companies throughout the country.

Mr. McCathern serves as...
Jennette E DePonte
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Denton County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Jennette E. DePonte is a Partner at the McCathern office in Frisco, Texas. Mrs. DePonte has an extensive litigation and trial background, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts in Texas. Her practice focuses on litigation involving employer-employee relations. Specifically, she has litigated tort and non-subscriber claims, employment-related torts, ERISA claims, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims and collective actions, and civil rights claims under state and federal law.

Mrs. DePonte has defended national and regional employers in a wide range of employment-related issues, represented employers before numerous federal and state agencies, and handled trials and...
Darryl V. Pratt
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Denton County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(972) 712-1515 2591 DALLAS PKWY STE 505
FRISCO, TX 75034-8564
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Tax
Oklahoma City University School of Law
With over twenty (20) of experience as a dual-licensed attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Darryl V. Pratt has practiced law in all areas of corporate and business law, non profit law, estate planning, probate, guardianship, asset protection planning, bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 13 and 11), real estate, and taxation. Mr. Pratt focuses his practice on business representation and estate planning-probate and is a regular speaker on a variety of business law, non profit law, estate planning, asset protection, tax, bankruptcy, real estate and taxation topics. Mr. Pratt is a member of the Collin County, Denton County and Dallas County...
Sharon Almaguer
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(956) 451-3811 14902 Preston Rd., Suite 404-715
By Appointment
Dallas, TX 75254
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
An attorney with over twenty eight years of experience, Sharon helps individuals and companies resolve even the most difficult and complex cases in an efficient manner. Sharon has experience assisting clients in a variety of practice areas including estate planning, probate, guardianship law, elder law, wills and trusts, adoption law, special needs planning, qualified income trusts, medicaid eligibility, residential and commercial real estate, asset protection, corporate and business law, corporate and LLC formation, franchising, and ad valorem tax issues. Call to discuss your case or legal issue with us today.
Mark A Nacol
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(972) 690-3333 990 S Sherman St
Richardson, TX 75081
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and IP
South Texas College Of Law
Attorney Mark Nacol has been serving clients in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex for over 30 years. Mark offers legal advice and representation in a broad scope of practice areas, with an emphasis on the following: - Civil Litigation - Commercial Litigation - Family Law & Divorce - Fathers Rights - Business Transactions - Intellectual Property - Probate Law and Will Contests - Real Estate Litigation Mark Nacol has a reputation as a smart and tough advocate who has a natural ability to communicate...
Scott Shannon Gray
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Tech University School of LawTexas and U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas
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Robert Sterling Guest
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

US District Court, Northern District of Texas and Texas
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Damon Mathias
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer
(214) 307-8387 13601 Preston Road
Suite W217
Dallas, TX 75240
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Southern Methodist University
Attorney Damon Mathias and Attorney Ori Raphael are the Dallas personal injury lawyers at MR Civil Justice. Together, they bring extensive experience to the areas of personal injury. Damon and Ori have handled complex personal injury cases. This wide range of knowledge allows the firm to handle even the most complicated cases for clients throughout Dallas and Chicago. Damon and Ori are always determined to help clients reach the most favorable outcomes possible. Call MR Civil Justice today to begin your case.
Sean S Chalaki
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney
(972) 793-8500 5220 Spring Valley Road
Suite 602
Dallas, TX 75254
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Paul Ashley Grinke
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Denton County, TX Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
South Texas College of Law
Paul Grinke is Managing Partner of McCathern’s office at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Mr. Grinke has broad experience on a national level, litigating complex commercial and catastrophic event claims from both sides of the docket. He has successfully litigated commercial breach of contract, fiduciary duty, and employment covenant claims. In addition, Mr. Grinke prosecutes and defends claims involving personal injury, wrongful death, and disastrous property damage arising from construction defect, product defect, trucking, and liquor liability.

Mr. Grinke leads McCathern’s Construction Defect, Product Liability and related Fire Litigation practices. He has particular expertise in counseling institutional clients involved in tragic...
Dianna L Reid
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(214) 808-1482 811 S. Central Expy., Suite 603
Richardson, TX 75080
Business and Estate Planning
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
I focus on preventing legal problems. My practice areas include estate planning, contracts, real estate, premarital and postmarital agreements, and other creative ways to avoid litigation.
William F. 'Bill' Bronson III
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(972) 770-2660 16475 Dallas Pkwy Ste 345
Addison, TX 75001
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Bill Bronson is a former judge. He enjoys going to battle for each client, making the most of the relief available under the IRS Code, IRS Manual, and other laws. He puts his 39 years of experience to work for each client, to present a case to the clients’ best advantage and achieve the best deal possible with the IRS. Mr. Bronson uses the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and 15 other programs to put the IRS on the defensive, with you in control and the IRS responding to your proposals, instead of the other-way-around.
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Shahzad R Khan
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(972) 961-3095 100 N. Central Expressway
Suite 538
Richardson, TX 75080
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jonathan L. Howell
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(972) 419-7196 14801 Quorum Drive
Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75254
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Construction
SMU Dedman School of Law
Jonathan L. Howell actively represents clients in Texas and throughout the United States in all facets of litigation and a variety of transactional matters, including business and asset acquisitions, preparation and renegotiation of lending and credit agreements, contract disputes, real property and construction disputes, creditors’ rights, out-of-court workouts, debt restructurings, commercial reorganizations, asset protection, and bankruptcy-related litigation matters. Mr. Howell has received multiple awards and recognition from his peers for his work in litigation and commercial reorganizations and restructurings.

Mr. Howell has represented a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from local entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Howell's clients...
Lance Caughfield
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 661-2227 5323 Spring Valley Road
Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75254
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Texas - Austin
An appellate specialist with a broad base of experience on both sides of the bar, Lance handles matters in State and Federal courts at both the trial and appellate level, including business litigation, insurance coverage, personal injury and complex litigation matters.
Rocio E Gosewehr
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer
(972) 793-8500 5220 Spring Valley Road
Suite 602
Dallas, TX 75254
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
Arthur Harold Geffen
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(972) 752-1965 5080 Spectrum Drive
Suite 1000 East
Addison, TX 75001
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Bates College of Law, University of Houston
AV Rated
40 plus years of experience
Less than 14% of attorneys throughout the entire United States are “AV” Rated
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We have limited our practice to Estate Planning and Taxation. And we are dedicated to giving you the legal solutions and tools you will need to plan and build for your future with confidence.


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The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for...
Timothy Hoch
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Experienced lawyer for business owners in litigation

I represent businesses in every variety of litigation from shareholder and ownership disputes to collection cases. Contingent fee or hourly. Read More »
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Stephen C. Key
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

Southern Methodist UniversityU.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas and...
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Robert Alvarez
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
5220 Spring Valley Road
Suite 602
Dallas, TX 75254
Business, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Texas A&M University School of Law
David E Calkins
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(214) 395-1239 davecalkins.com
Richardson, TX 75080
Business
Saint Louis University School of Law
David Calkins has extensive experience advising executives, providing legal and business counsel and managing business organizations. He successfully bridges the gap between Business and traditional Legal services by balancing the protection of legal interests with the achievement of business initiatives. He has maximized revenues, reduced costs, and mitigated risks on transactions, on-going relationships, and operations. He is an avid proponent of the use of Collaborative Law in the settlement of commercial disputes where on-going relationships are important.
David Ritter
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(214) 295-5078 15455 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600
Addison, TX 75001
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and International
John Matthew Hafen
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Denton County, TX Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(972) 731-6500 1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, IP and International
SMU Dedman School of Law
Hastings Lyle Hanshaw
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Denton County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(972) 731-6500 1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Business and Estate Planning
University of Arkansas School of Law
Travis Dawson Shahan
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney
(972) 701-7021 15303 Dallas Parkway
Suite 700
Addison, TX 75001
Business
Southern Methodist University
Travis Shahan represents clients in a variety of business-related transactions. Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Shahan worked in the financial services industry for a major investment firm.
Christopher Jeffrey Snyder
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(972) 364-9700 5080 Spectrum Dr
Suite 850E
Addison, TX 75001
Business, Consumer, IP and Securities
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Cynthia Dennis Hurley
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Denton County, TX Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(972) 668-6810 2591 N Dallas Pkwy suite 408
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Hastings College of Law (U. of Calif.)
Anthony Joseph Magee
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(972) 661-9400 5050 Quorum Drive
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75254
Business and IP
John Thomas Wilson
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(972) 248-8080 16610 Dallas Pkwy
Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75248
Business, Divorce, Family and IP
Kathy S. Cleaveland
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Texas Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience

Kathy S. Cleaveland practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and corporate transactions. Her estate planning practice includes basic estate planning (such as will and trust preparation), transfer tax planning... Read More »
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F. Colin Durham Jr.
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Texas Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience

Colin Durham has over 24 years of courtroom experience covering a wide range of areas. Mr. Durham's primary area of practice is civil litigation, including employment law, construction, contract, commercial, and related... Read More »
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Byron Kevin Henry
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Denton County, TX Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(214) 472-2116 2600 Network Boulevard
Suite 400
Frisco, TX 75034
Free ConsultationBusiness
Collin Dean Kennedy
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Denton County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(972) 731-6500 1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Construction, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Arkansas School of Law
Rod Khavari
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(972) 225-4444 3000 Keller Springs Road
Ste. 200
Carrollton, TX 75006
Business, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
David Daniel Cook
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer
(214) 236-2712 1202 Richardson Drive, Suite 310
Richardson, TX 75080
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Immigration
Southern Methodist University
David Cook has helped clients on a broad range of issues ranging from Immigration Law to Bankruptcy to Business Law. He has drafted contracts for businesses, helped consumers file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, helped U.S. Citizens apply for their spouse's Green Card, and much more.
Tailim Song
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(214) 528-8400 13140 Coit Road
Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75240
Business, Communications, Construction and Consumer
Leonid Murashkovskiy
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(972) 380-5630 16801 Addison Rd #124
Addison, TX 75001
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Adrian Bower
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(214) 799-2142 1910 Pacific Ave.
Suite 7066
Dallas, TX 75201
Free ConsultationDallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
Business, Energy, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
St. Mary's University School of Law and Beihang University
Energy: 
Adrian cut his teeth in the oil and gas industry.  He takes personal pride in having built his client base by identifying and recovering unpaid (or stolen) royalties.  Those successes have led to Adrian taking over leasing operations for hundreds of thousands of acres on behalf of his clients.  In addition to leasing, he represents clients in selling and buying minerals, royalties, and working interests.  
 
Business: 
Adrian enjoys assisting entrepreneurs in identifying and implementing appropriate entity formations, as well as creating supporting documents and procedures to help the startups grow smoothly.  He also assists clients with established businesses by amending formation documents,...
Michael Handy
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1000 Belt Line Rd.
Ste 210
Carrollton, TX 75006
Business, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Mr. Handy has handled thousands of cases in many areas of personal injury law, including automobile liability, product liability, construction negligence, railroad liability, medical malpractice, and other professional liability cases. MR. HANDY’S PRACTICE FOCUSES ON: Personal Injury Product Liability Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Business and Commercial Litigation LAW BOARD CERTIFICATIONS Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization BORN Lincoln, Nebraska, December 29, 1950 ADMITTED TO BAR 1979, Texas and U.S. District Court – Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Selected to...
Richard Y. Cheng
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(214) 245-3090 901 Main Street
Suite 4600
Dallas, TX 75202
Business, Administrative, Employment and Health Care
Nova Southeastern University
Richard Y. Cheng has an extensive healthcare law practice, with particular concentration representing skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, community hospitals, hospices, and rehabilitation providers. Mr. Cheng counsels clients with respect to corporate transactions, healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, and administrative appeals. He has considerable experience representing clients involving Stark Law, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Medicare related transactions (e.g. CHOWs) licensure surveys, provider appeals before administrative law judges with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Departmental Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division and State Office of Administrative Appeals. Previously, Mr. Cheng was a shareholder at a...
David M. Curtis
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Dallas County, TX Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(800) 961-4201 381 Casa Linda Plaza
Ste. 103
Dallas, TX 75218
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights and Employment
SMU Dedman School of Law and University of Oklahoma College of Law
For over 35 years, David has successfully guided individuals, small and large businesses through regulatory landscapes and continues to ensure his business clients are advantaged by prompt and innovative counsel. His litigation skills have been tempered coast-to-coast achieving remarkably brilliant outcomes. He is a graduate of the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law and holds a Masters of Law Degree(Labor)from Southern Methodist University. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and elected a Fellow in the College of Labor & Employment Law, David is the father of six children and an active civic leader.
Jonathan L. Howell
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Jonathan L. Howell actively represents clients in Texas and throughout the United States in all facets of litigation and a variety of transactional matters, including business and asset acquisitions, preparation and... Read More »
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John L. Freeman
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Texas Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience

John Freeman's primary areas of practice are employment law, civil litigation and related areas of business litigation. He regularly advises clients regarding employment law practices, non-competes, discrimination and... Read More »
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