Wylie, Texas Business Lawyers

Patrick R. Kelly
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Texas Business Law Attorney

University of Houston Law CenterDepartment of Veterans Affairs, Texas, Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Court - Northern District of Texas, U.S. Court - Southern District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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Spencer Browne
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Southern Methodist UniversityTexas
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Angel Luis Reyes III
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

Angel Reyes, III began his legal career on Wall Street and ended up on main street representing injury victims across the country. Within just a few years of opening his law firm in the early 1990’s, the... Read More »
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Thomas J. Howell
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience

Southern Methodist UniversityTexas
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Matt 'Matt'McKool
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Murphy, TX Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(469) 964-0959 401 North Maxwell Creek Rd
Murphy, TX 75094
Business, Consumer, Divorce and Personal Injury
SMU Dedman School of Law
Matthew Davidson
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Allen, TX Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(972) 591-6603 700 South Central Expressway
Suite 400 PMB#006
Allen, TX 75013
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Regent University School of Law
Matthew Davidson was born in Austin, Texas. He spent his high school years on a family ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. After High School, Matthew attended and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies. After working in the financial industry, Matt attended Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he earned his Juris Doctorate. After law school, Matthew moved back to his home state and began practicing law in Fort Worth, Texas. Ultimately, Matthew and his brother,...
(817) 900-6529 320 Purcey Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Scott Shannon Gray
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Rockwall, TX Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(972) 722-7567 815 T L Townsend Dr
#106
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Tech University School of Law
Jeffery Butler
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(469) 402-3030 101 East Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
University of Idaho College of Law
Todd W. White
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Rockwall, TX Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(972) 771-8011 503 South Goliad
Rockwall, TX 75087
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
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Ryan K. Lee
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Rockwall, TX Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 548-8128 702 N. Goliad
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
University of San Diego
Ryan grew up in Rockwall and graduated from Rockwall High School in 1998. He earned his bachelors degree from San Diego State University and his law degree from the University of San Diego. He currently lives in Rockwall with his wife Christina, who teaches in the bilingual education program in Rockwall, and their two boys.
H. Alex Fuller
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Plano, TX Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(972) 422-9171 555 Republic Drive, Ste. 200
Plano, TX 75074
Business, Collections, Criminal and DWI
Baylor Law School
Alex has represented clients in criminal and civil cases in every level of trial court in Texas as well as in Federal District Court. He has also successfully represented clients in front of Texas Appellate Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before opening his own firm, Alex worked for one of the largest law firms in Texas where he litigated multi-million dollar business and commercial cases. Before that, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Tyler, Texas, where he was appointed Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor by the end of his first year on the...
Charles Holt
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Rockwall, TX Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(972) 771-4658 500 Turtle Cove Blvd
Suite 205A
Rockwall, TX 75087
Business, Collections, Real Estate and Stockbroker Fraud
Real Estate and Business Litigation along with Transaction Documentation are the focus of the law practice of Charles Holt. When the outcome really matters - chose experience - choose Attorney Charles Holt.
Kerry Prisock
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Rockwall, TX Business Law Attorney
(214) 632-3823 1101 Ridge Road
Suite 103
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Mississippi
My primary focus is on full service commercial and residential real estate transactions with particular emphasis on document preparation and escrow services, commercial due diligence, foreclosures and foreclosure workouts, landlord/tenant relations and construction lien rights.
Tracy Gray
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Rockwall, TX Business Law Lawyer
(972) 722-7567 815 T L Townsend Dr
#106
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DWI and Family
University of Houston Law Center
Max Murphy
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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.
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Stephen Gilhooly
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Plano, TX Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
601 Shiloh Road
Plano, TX 75074
Business, Employment, IP and Securities
Richard Barrett
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Plano, TX Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(972) 905-6700 101 E Park Blvd
#1100
Plano, TX 75074
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Naval Patel
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer
(214) 810-3120 1211 E. 15th St.
Plano, TX 75074-6207
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Darryl V. Pratt
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FRISCO, TX Business Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Jack Ternan
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Plano, TX Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(800) 665-2197 1400 Preston Road
Suite 400
Plano, TX 75093
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
University of Texas - Austin
Jack Ternan's practice includes extensive experience in commercial litigation, business litigation, arbitration, appeals and appellate, employment litigation, corporate litigation, construction litigation, lease disputes, real estate litigation, breach of contract, open government litigation, partnership / business divorce disputes, and other civil litigation. Mr. Ternan also has experience in advising businesses and individuals on how to resolve or settle disputes without litigation. Jack Ternan grew up in Plano, Texas, where he currently resides with his wife and sons. Prior to starting the Ternan Law Firm, Mr. Ternan was a partner at Bickel & Brewer, now known as Brewer, Attorneys...
112 E. Line Street
Suite 204
Tyler, TX 75702
221 N. Kansas Street
Suite 700
El Paso, TX 79901
7215 Bosque Blvd.
Suite 142
Waco, TX 76710
600 S Tyler
Suite 2100
Amarillo, TX 79101
Mark Walsh
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McKinney, TX Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 919-3555 Craig Ranch Professional Plaza
6850 TPC Drive, Suite 210
McKinney, TX 75070
Business, Administrative and Construction
Baylor University
Mark A. Walsh is a business litigation attorney in McKinney, TX, who has litigated hundreds of construction and business disputes throughout the State of Texas since 1997. He has extensive experience and has counseled clients in all manner of construction and business disputes, commercial contract drafting and litigation, public procurement law, partner/shareholder dispute litigation, and governmental entity representation.
John Lindsley McCraw III
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McKinney, TX Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(972) 854-7900 1504 1st Ave
McKinney, TX 75069
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Lin feels blessed that he has the knowledge, ability and resources to help others who have suffered devastating losses through no fault of their own. Perhaps his own childhood — during which he powerlessly watched as he saw people being picked on and experienced bullying himself — sparked this passion to stand up for victims of wrongdoing and to advocate for them. Lin practices law to have an impact: to prevent the powerful from using their power unfairly and to help those most in need. Lin’s word is his bond. He believes that integrity is the cornerstone of all...
Darin Michael Klemchuk
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(214) 367-6000 8150 N Central Expressway
10th Floor
Dallas, TX 75206
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Vanderbilt University Law School and University of Washington School of Law
My chief passion is to revolutionize the way legal services are delivered, particularly intellectual property (IP) and technology law. I am an evangelist for change in how law firms are structured to provide a different kind of experience for not only clients, but also professionals in the legal industry. One of my greatest career achievements is our firm twice winning honors as one of the best places to work in Dallas, as recognized by the Dallas Business Journal in 2010 and 2011. As part of this mission, we have embraced conscious capitalism (sometimes called purposeful capitalism) and...
Donald Edward Uloth
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(214) 725-0260 18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9 # 261
Dallas, TX 75252
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
University of Texas - Austin
I help people navigate the legal system, often on a contingent-fee basis. I have 26 years of experience handling trials, arbitrations and mediations, and appeals.
David M. Curtis
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 46 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.
(800) 961-4201 Dallas, TX 75218
Ryan Browne
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Texas
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Clark S. Willingham
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience

Southern Methodist UniversityU.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court and Texas
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Patrick R. Kelly
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Dallas, TX Business Law Attorney
(214) 682-7132 6116 N Central Exp
#1201
Dallas, TX 75206
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
University of Houston Law Center
James Mills III
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(214) 369-7800 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75251
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Highly motivated litigation lawyer with broad-based experience in both entrepreneurial and law firm environments. Extensive experience in civil litigation involving plaintiff and defense catastrophic personal injury and death, business-to-business disputes, employment and commercial claims involving individuals. Accomplished leader known for his organization, focus, ability to work well with people of every level within a firm and for getting the best possible result for his clients.

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The Mills Law Firm 1985-present
Dallas, Texas
Represents clients in matters involving civil claims and litigation including those areas of personal injury and wrongful death consisting of auto, motorcycle and truck, construction, medical malpractice, premises liability...
James Douglas Uloth
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Addison, TX Business Law Lawyer with 32 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,...
Lance Caughfield
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 21 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.
Angel Luis Reyes III
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 977-2286 5950 Berkshire Ln
#410
Dallas, TX 75225
Free ConsultationBusiness, Patents, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Michigan Law School
Angel Reyes, III began his legal career on Wall Street and ended up on main street representing injury victims across the country. Within just a few years of opening his law firm in the early 1990’s, the firm grew to become a leading, highly-respected personal injury law firm. As a bilingual attorney, Angel communicates with his clients in both English and Spanish and serves their needs with understanding and compassion. Angel has helped thousands of people recover hundreds of millions of dollars from big insurance companies and big corporations. In fact, he was named to the Super Lawyers list for 2008,...
Dale Rose
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McKinney, TX Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(972) 562-0266 2780 Virginia Pkwy #401
McKinney, TX 75071
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Since 1996, my focus on the law has been representing individuals hurt or injured as the result of someone else's negligence. That means representing YOU for YOUR injuries and working to get you the best result possible. Especially here in McKinney and in Collin County, Texas, you need someone who is familiar with this county and the unique problems and issues it creates.

Local, dependable, trusted, and proven for YOU, give me a call or email.
Metcalf
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Dallas, TX Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(214) 890-9270 10000 N Central Expwy.
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Securities
Michael P. “Mike” Metcalf doing business as Metcalf Mediation & Arbitration Services is engaged in the practice of law that centers on the mediation and arbitration of civil disputes. Judge Metcalf has more than 40 years of legal experience that includes service in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp, as a District Attorney, District Judge and trial lawyer. Mike, a trial lawyer, is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.

Judge Metcalf was a judicial pioneer who recognized the need for litigants to seek a resolution to their case...
Timothy Robert Reilley
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(877) 977-2286 5950 Berkshire Ln
#410
Dallas, TX 75225
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Texas Tech University School of Law
Michael Edward Young
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(214) 546-4247 5960 W. Parker Rd.
Ste. 278 PMB 421
Plano, TX 75093
Business, Communications and IP
Georgetown University Law Center and Southern Methodist University
Since 1994, Internet Lawyer Mike Young has been helping entrepreneurs protect, grow, buy, and sell ecommerce companies. Attorney Young focuses on business transactional law (no litigation).
Alisha Melvin
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Allen, TX Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 764-9502 1314 W McDermott Dr.
Suite 106513
Allen, TX 75013
Business, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Texas Southern University
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M. Troy Murrell
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Texas Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience

M. Troy Murrell is engaged in the handling of formation and governance of business entities including choice of entity, buy-sell agreements, assistance with annual meetings and documentation and general... Read More »
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Stacy L. Cole
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Texas Business Law Attorney

SMU Dedman School of LawEastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas and Texas
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Sharon Almaguer
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 28 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.
(956) 451-3811 801 E. Fern Ave., Suite 139
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 451-3811 By Appointment
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 451-3811 By Appointment
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Martin Valko
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(214) 251-8011 10830 N Central Expy
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Business, Divorce, Employment and Entertainment & Sports
Attorney Martin Valko of Dallas immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko, LLP, represents individuals and families from around the world, private and publicly traded companies in employment-based immigration, international Olympic and professional athletes, car racers, artists, and musicians in various non-immigrant and immigrant matters, and visas to foreign countries. Martin Valko has a first hand knowledge about the U.S. immigration laws as he has been through the entire process – from being a high-school exchange student, college student to an H-1B worker to his permanent residency and dual citizenship. Martin's clients greatly appreciate his in-depth understanding of the complex...
Ryan Browne
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(877) 977-2286 5950 Berkshire Ln
#410
Dallas, TX 75225
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
David A. Asbill
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Forney, TX Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 564-2050 300 E Broad St
Forney, TX 75126
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Wendy B. Mills
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Addison, TX Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(214) 396-6621 14275 Midway Rd.
Suite 130
Addison, TX 75001
Business, Communications, IP and Trademarks
Texas A & M University School of Law
Copyright, Trademark and Business Litigation attorney with in-house and law firm legal experience.

Ms. Mills represents clients in a broad range of business litigation matters, including copyright and trademark infringement; unfair competition; business disparagement; licensing and other contractual and business disputes. Ms. Mills has handled most aspects of these matters.

Ms. Mills' clients include companies in the entertainment, manufacturing, technology, aviation, garment, publishing and retail industries.
(214) 969-5995 3102 Maple Ave.
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75201
Mark Louis Scroggins
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Dallas, TX Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(214) 469-3100 17760 Preston Road
Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75252
Business, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Tulsa College of Law
I am a well trusted and well established trial attorney in the state of Texas. I've been practicing lay for 20 years and have built a strong reputation based on my aggressiveness in the courtroom, along with my prowess in matters such as family law and business litigation.
Jesse Green
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Plano, TX Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(469) 323-8300 7800 Preston Rd, Ste 106
Plano, TX 75024
Business, Collections, Employment and Family
The University of Texas School of Law
Working to provide value for my clients. My priority is to prevent legal problems through clear communication, fairness, and compliance, When prevention fails, I work to solve issues quickly and successfully.
Raymond Hopson Jr.
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Royse City, TX Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(972) 636-9377 PO Box 424
Royse City, TX 75189
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
I grew up in Mesquite, Texas where I lived with my parents and 3 sisters for 17 years. I later graduated from North Mesquite High School where I was into athletics, hunting and fishing. Upon graduation I entered the University of Texas at Arlington where I attended for 2 years and decided college life was not right for me. After this short college life I went to work in construction and various other jobs in the area. In 1976, I met my wife Donna and was married in 1978. We later purchased 10 acres near Quinlan, Texas where we...
Spencer Browne
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(877) 977-2286 5950 Berkshire Ln
#410
Dallas, TX 75225
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Southern Methodist University
Mark A Nacol
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Richardson, TX Business Law Lawyer with 44 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...
Erin Thompson
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University of Oklahoma College of Law
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Timothy Robert Reilley
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Texas Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Texas Tech University School of LawTexas
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