Barker, Texas Real Estate Lawyers

Judith A. Meyer
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Texas Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

Tulane University School of LawU.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and Texas
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Linda J. Broocks
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Texas Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

The University of Texas School of Law5th Circuit, U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, U.S. District Courts, Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, West Virginia and Texas
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Cory W. Page
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Texas Real Estate Law Lawyer

Texas Tech University School of LawTexas
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Richard D. Weaver
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Texas Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Board Certified attorney, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Weaver has a focus on real estate law and complex business litigation, holding board certification in residential real estate law. He... Read More »
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John Wesley Taylor Jr
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Katy, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(281) 910-4703 22503 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77450
Real Estate, Collections, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
Ashley Elizabeth Atwood
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Katy, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(281) 579-6044 20501 Katy Fwy
Katy, TX 77450
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
South Texas College Of Law
Tuan 'Steven' Pham
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(713) 517-6645 2500 Wilcrest Dr., Ste. 300
Houston, TX 77042
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Steven Tuan Pham has practiced law in the area of business transaction and commercial litigation, immigration and naturalization law, real estate law, landlord tenant law, and divorce. Specifically, Mr. Pham has extensive experience in the areas of immigration and naturalization law, including having the opportunity to travel to Pakistan to assist in providing US. Immigration Seminars and Consultations. In addition, in 2007, Mr. Pham participated in several high-level discussions with various non-profit organizations and the USCIS in the Houston District Office and in Washington D.C., and effectively advocated for changes regarding immigration and naturalization issues, such as N-648 Medical...
Richard H Fair
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Katy, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer
(281) 973-7255 24275 Katy Freeway
Suite 400
Katy, TX 77494
Real Estate, Business, Probate and Trademarks
Texas A&M University School of Law
Sean Michael Reagan
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(713) 785-0881 9545 Katy Freeway
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77024
Real Estate, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
South Texas College Of Law
Mr. Jeffrey S Williams
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(281) 531-8700 11200 Westheimer Rd
Ste. 900
Houston, TX 77042
Real Estate, Business and Personal Injury
South Texas College Of Law
Thomas 'Tom'Solomon
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(713) 984-9400 9525 Katy Fwy, suite 300
The Bunker Hill Building
Houston, TX 77024
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Securities
My clients are business owners who are concerned that they are not complying with employment laws. I work with them to create policies, procedures, and manuals and provide training, investigations, and counseling regarding hiring, firing, and compliance with employment laws. I also work with business owners who want to start, buy, operate, or sell a business or a commercial real estate property.
Gagan W. Khan
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer
(713) 686-5444 1515 Witte Rd,
Suite 160
Houston, TX 77080
Real Estate, Business and Divorce
Southwestern Law School
Licensed to practice in California and Texas, the attorneys at GK Law bring extensive trial and litigation skills to the firm. At GK Law we provide personalized attention to each client so our client does not feel like a number but gets the individualized attention they need in their legal battles. That is why our clients have direct contact with the attorney through direct phone any time of the day. We want the client to be at ease after retaining our firm and that is why we consider each of our case as if it were our own personal legal...
Mr. Eric Michael Levenhagen
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(713) 266-3311 2500 Tanglewilde, Suite 222
Houston, TX 77063
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
Richard D. Weaver
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(713) 572-4900 1800 Bering Drive Suite 1050
Houston, TX 77057
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
South Texas College Of Law
Board Certified attorney, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Weaver has a focus on real estate law and complex business litigation, holding board certification in residential real estate law. He has been engaged as an expert by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. Businesses and families rely on him. Other Texas attorneys choose Mr. Weaver as their lawyer. He also built a real estate law firm where builders, developers, buyers, and sellers of real estate go when issues arise related to encroachment issues, easements, lien filing, lien removal, title disputes, and construction defects.

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James H. Dupuis Jr.
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Texas Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityNew Mexico, Louisiana, Texas and Colorado
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Randall J.  Poelma
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Texas Real Estate Law Attorney

South Texas College of Law5th Circuit, Texas and U.S. Supreme Court
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Kate Broussard
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(713) 655-1200 One Allen Center
500 Dallas, Ste. 1200
Houston, TX 77002
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Baylor Law School
Kate Broussard is an associate at MehaffyWeber, P.C. in the firm’s business practice group. Kate focuses her practice on estate planning, probate law, elder law, corporate law, real estate transactions, and oil and gas work. While at Baylor Law School, Kate was active in Baylor’s Public Service Program, receiving the distinction of Public Interest Scholar. She was especially involved in the Baylor Veteran’s Clinic and with the Baylor Pro Bono Transactional Team, which gave Kate a unique opportunity to speak with Veterans about their legal problems and gain valuable experience drafting estate planning and business organization documents. She practices primarily...
Brent Clark Perry
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(713) 401-9790 2 Houston Center 909 Fannin, Suite 2630
Houston, TX 77010
Real Estate, Business, Energy and Securities
University of Chicago
Over an exemplary 25 year career, Brent C. Perry has distinguished himself as a skilled litigator. His wealth of experience has helped clients in a wide range of business and legal matters solve complex issues. Mr. Perry attended the University of Chicago Law School and graduated in 1989, after which he served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa in Texas. Mr. Perry then joined Baker Botts, LLP in 1990 and Bracewell & Giuliania, LLP in 1993. This gave Mr. Perry valuable hands-on experience that propelled him further in his career. He...
Leona Evdokia Filis
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(713) 462-1777 5600 NW Central Drive
Suite 202
Houston, TX 77092
Real Estate, Divorce, Energy and Estate Planning
South Texas College Of Law
Let the professionals at The Filis Law Firm work with you to properly plan for the life events of a loved one with a disability. Owner, Leona E. Filis, is an attorney, licensed in Texas in 2002, who is also a mother of a child diagnosed with autism. "After receiving the confirmation that my son is on the Autism Spectrum, I made many new friends with other parents of children with disabilities. Over the years we had many conversations, and I naturally focused on legal topics. It become more and more apparent that many legal documents and court filings of...
Richard Jason Griffin
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(713) 932-6994 8709 Cedarspur Drive
Houston, TX 77055
Real Estate, Business, Energy and Landlord Tenant
I am an attorney that focuses in estate planning and business planning from cradle to grave, i.e., starting or buying a business; capitalizing your business; optimizing your business with tax, corporate and asset protection planning; strategizing business succession; and selling your business. I believe two things differentiate me from other lawyers: I understand the numbers, and I personally have business experience. These characteristics make me acutely aware of my client's needs and goals. PRACTICE FOCUS: Commercial Real Estate Business Planning Tax Planning U.S. & State Income, Gift & Estate/Inheritance Taxes Trust Creation: Simple & Complex Estate Planning...
Cory Matthew Krueger
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(713) 850-9700 2211 Norfolk Street
Suite 211
Houston, TX 77098
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of Houston - Main Campus
Cory Krueger is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator who focuses his practice on probate, family law, estate planning, and asset protection. He also practices transactional law in connection with drafting contracts, legal documents, and wills and trusts.

Cory attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 2002 before receiving his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center in 2006. During his time in law school, Cory was a member of the Oil and Gas Legal Organization, the Sports and Entertainment Legal Organization (SELO), and he volunteered with the University of Houston Law Center Mentor Program. In...
John Havins
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(713) 650-3600 2211 Norfolk St
Suite 525
Houston, TX 77098
Real Estate, Business, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
I regularly represent business partners who are embroiled in shareholder and partner disputes. I also represent clients regarding the enforceability of non-solicitation, confidentiality, and non-compete provisions found in employment contracts and purchase/sale agreements. I represent a broad spectrum of clients found in the oil and gas, financial services, real estate sales and services, lending, commercial freight forwarding, commercial manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications, insurance, and construction industries. Specialties Shareholder and partner disputes; enforceability of non-solicitation, confidentiality, and non-compete provisions, breach of commercial contracts. Represents clients in the following industries: Oil and gas, real estate sales and services, lending, commercial freight...
John Scott Black
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 492-2671 2211 Norfolk St, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77098
Real Estate, Business and Insurance Claims
University of Texas - Austin
With over 15 years of legal experience, John Scott Black has tried a wide range of cases involving first party insurance claims, catastrophic injury claims, and mass tort litigation for plaintiffs before judges and juries across Texas. His knowledge of commercial matters in a broad array of commercial litigation areas also allows him to confidently pursue cases involving securities fraud, contract claims, fiduciary duty matters, real estate transactions, patent matters, and institutional investor claims. Prior to joining his longtime friend, Rick Daly, to establish Daly & Black, P.C, John served as a legal intern to Justice James A. Baker...
Scott Alan Barrett
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Bellaire, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(713) 526-1883 4824 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Scott possesses the ability to recognize, develop and define goals and strategies and to ensure that the proper actions are implemented to achieve and surpass the objectives at hand. He consistently brings new insights and perspectives to situations and challenges, all the while striving to develop the best insight and solutions. As a practicing attorney, Scott focuses on transactional and corporate matters for business and estate planning, including Wills, Trusts, and Probate, for Individuals. In addition to Scott's legal accomplishments, he has over 25 years of experience as leader in different organizations and industries. As an Executive Director...
Brandon Michael Barchus
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(713) 239-4000 800 Bering
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77057
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Energy and Insurance Claims
Baylor Law School
Mr. Barchus is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Barchus has extensive experience in the courtroom. He has obtained favorable verdicts and judgments for his clients in Harris, Jefferson, Tarrant and Bexar counties. No matter the type of litigation, he fights aggressively to obtain justice for his clients. Mr. Barchus has obtained substantial verdicts under DTPA, Fraud, Conversion and Breach of Contract causes of action, successfully defended clients accused of a litany of torts, argued many motions and hearings, has taken more than 50 depositions and has...
Karalynn Candace Bac Cromeens
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(713) 715-7334 8431 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Consumer
South Texas College Of Law
As Managing Partner for The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, Karalynn holds more than 10 years of experience practicing construction, real estate, lien and business law. Within her professional career, Karalynn has successfully filed more than a thousand lawsuits to foreclose or remove mechanic's liens, with 10 to 15 of those being tried to a jury.

Karalynn graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Carroll College, before attending the South Texas College of Law, where she received her juris doctorate in 2004. With her extensive experience within the construction and real estate industries, Karalynn goes the extra mile,...
Randall J.  Poelma
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney
(713) 580-8909 450 Gears Rd
#350
Houston, TX 77067
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Products Liability
South Texas College of Law
Eliot Brais
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer
(800) 499-0551 1200 Smith St
16th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Jeff Joyce
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(713) 222-1113 712 Main
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
The University of Texas School of Law
Jeff Joyce protects the critical business interests of his clients with over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and the essential ingredients of sound judgment and a tenacious mindset. His representation of loan servicers, loan originators, financial institutions, real estate-based entities, insurance companies, manufacturing and distribution companies, and technology-based enterprises has earned him a strong reputation as a business lawyer. Recognized as a leader in the legal community, Jeff matches his experience and background with the entrepreneurial practice of law and the flexibility that affords his clients the opportunity to reach a reasonable business solution for their legal problems. Jeff...
Patrick Lindley
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(713) 936-9620 410 Pierce Street
Unit 241
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Energy
South Texas College of Law
Joanne Cassidy
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(713) 974-1766 1001 West Loop South
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77027
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
South Texas College of Law
I established my business and real estate law firm in Houston, Texas in 1989. My background, education and experience, combine with my ability to simplify and communicate complex legal, business and real estate topics, giving me a unique focus to work as the company lawyer for small and mid-size businesses.
Mr Alejandro Luis Padua
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(713) 840-1411 5599 San Felipe St.
#911
Houston, TX 77056
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Landlord Tenant, Maritime and Personal Injury
Alejandro represents individuals and businesses, domestic and foreign legal services and also serves as general counsel for clients, providing transactional and business/corporate law advice. He experience as an attorney at law, as well as his experience as Officer and Director of businesses, provides him with a unique insight into the complexities of running a business and the ability to forecast challenges businesses constantly face. He is bicultural and bilingual which allow him to efficiently provide legal services to a varied and diverse client base.
Henrietta Nneka Ezeoke
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(713) 234-0030 10101 Southwest Freeway, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77074
Real Estate, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
South Texas College Of Law
Henrietta Ezeoke is a Houston- based personal injury lawyer with a J.D from the Houston College of Law (Formerly South Texas College of Law) (2000). For more than 16 years, Henrietta has been representing individuals recover compensations in personal injury cases.

Many accident victims are afraid and do not know who to turn to or who to trust. Henrietta lets her clients know they can trust her. She brings to her law practice moral standards that stem from her strong christian background. She guides and represents her clients with integrity and compassion. She is passionate for her clients and feels...
Tzvi Finman
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(832) 377-6322 10101 Fondren RD
Suite 575
Houston, TX 77096
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
South Texas College of Law
The Finman Law Firm focuses in Commercial Real Estate transaction, Construction transactions and litigation, and foreclosure defense litigation. From its inception, the number one goal at the Finman Law Firm has been to focus on the needs of the individual client. We put you first. We understand the stress involved in being part of the legal process and we make it our mission to get you through it safely. The attorneys at The Finman Law Firm have extensive experience in advising and representing individuals and businesses, and have developed sophisticated legal...
Mr. Richard L Spencer
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(713) 403-4224 9 Greenway Plaza
Suite 500
Houston, TX 77046
Real Estate and Business
University of Houston - Main Campus
Represents a wide range of: commercial and residential owners, developers and lenders in loans, construction matters, workouts, foreclosures; title issues, lot sales, utilities, platting, development, and zoning issues; Central Appraisal District in ad-valorem tax collection cases; landlords and tenants in leasing matters; Businesses and individuals in commercial trans-actions, complex financings, securities fraud, corporate matters, stock and asset acquisitions.
Shelly M. Davis
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(713) 349-9299 2630 Fountain View Dr #100
Houston, TX 77057
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Employment
Linda J. Broocks
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(713) 844-3002 711 Louisiana
Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77002
Real Estate, Employment, Personal Injury and Securities
The University of Texas School of Law
Saeed Tellawi
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(832) 295-0770 827 W. 19th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Business
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Saeed Tellawi is a Texas attorney representing the owners of privately held and family owned domestic and international businesses. His practice focuses on transactions & strategic advice related to the entrepreneurial pursuit, including business start-up and partnerships; asset protection; business and real estate acquisitions and sales; succession planning; and a full suite of due diligence services for buyers of companies and commercial real estate. Starting his first company at the age of 18 and being continuously self-employed since then has helped Saeed develop a practical approach to the practices of law and business. Saeed has made significant...
Robert Burford
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(713) 401-9790 700 Louisiana Street
Suite #4545
Houston, TX 77002
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Energy
University of Houston - Main Campus
With nearly 30 years of complex commercial litigation experience, Robert R. Burford has distinguished himself as an aggressive and successful attorney for his clients. Mr. Burford has handled business disputes of nearly every variety for both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Burford has skillfully handled nearly every type of high-stakes business disputes including litigation involving fiduciary duties, securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, Director’s and Officers’ liability, legal malpractice, oil and gas matters, partnership disputes, intellectual property disputes, theft of trade secrets, healthcare related matters and complex contractual disputes. Mr. Burford graduated from the University of Houston in 1981...
Jess Bailey
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(832) 510-2900 815 Walker Street
Suite 452
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Unparalleled Transactional and Compliance Counsel -
I feel a responsibility to serve not only as an advocate, but also as an educator to my clients. I stress the importance of building a team of trusted advisors, an attorney being just one member of that team. I offer clients a unique combination of high quality legal services in multiple areas of transactional & compliance law including: business general counsel, banking & finance, compliance plans, contract & agreement drafting & negotiation, energy law, entity formation & restructuring, healthcare law, international law, mergers & acquisitions, business succession planning, real estate transactions & finance.

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Ms. Sharon Jevert Hemphill
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Spring, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(713) 545-1234 P.O. Box 11210
Spring, TX 77391
Real Estate, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
John Gary Langford
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(888) 291-9787 5177 Richmond Ave
Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77056
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Kevin M. Koel
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(713) 652-4068 6363 Woodway
Ste. 1100
Houston, TX 77057
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Energy, Estate Planning and Probate
New York Law School
Roger Yokubaitis
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(713) 227-9000 8303 Ivan Reid Drive
Houston, TX 77040
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Roger Yokubaitis concentrates on representing clients that have claims against debtors in bankruptcy cases all over the United States, including the preparation, filing and prosecution of secured and unsecured claims, the defense of objections to claims, the review of and advice to claimants regarding chapter 11 disclosure statements and proposed plans of reorganization, the voting on and objecting to confirmation of plans of reorganization, and all other phases of representation of creditors in bankruptcy cases.
Judith A. Meyer
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(713) 844-3068 711 Louisiana
Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77002
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Employment
Tulane University School of Law
Travis Shaw
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Houston, TX Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(713) 936-9620 410 Pierce St.
Suite 241
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
South Texas College of Law and South Texas College of Law
Fort Bend Attorney Travis L. Shaw is a killed litigator at Bibby McWilliams & Kearney, PLLC. He focuses his practice on construction, business, commercial, and can also help clients throughout the Texas area with devising and drafting their business formation and transactional needs. Throughout his years in practice, he has gained a broad range of experience in a number of complex matters. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions in order to protect your business, your assets, and your livelihood.
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