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PRINCIPAL PRACTICE AREAS

CORPORATE, COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW.  Representing small- to large-sized business clients, our firm has substantial experience in corporate, commercial and and business law. We regularly assist clients in forming new business entities, including general partnerships, limited partnerships, business and family trusts, corporations and limited liability companies. The firm's staff has experience in negotiating and drafting a variety of domestic and international contracts; debt and equity related financing and investment transactions; corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and asset-based purchase and sale transactions.
ENERGY LAW.  Our firm represents a number of producers, operators and owners of oil, gas and other minerals, as well as alternative energy developers. We have broad domestic and international experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of oil & gas, mining and alternative energy related agreements, including leases, farmouts, joint operating agreements, easements and rights of way, surface use agreements, seismic permits and agreements, joint venture agreements, participation agreements, natural gas purchase and sale agreements, transportation agreements and processing agreements. In addition, we prepare private placement memorandum, title curative documents, title opinions and various corporate legal opinions for our energy-related clients.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE.  Our firm handles all aspects of commercial real estate and development law, including complex commercial financing and refinancing agreements, commercial development, land acquisition, leases, and permitting. We also handle legal matters involving construction, conveyancing, leasing, foreclosures, ad valorem taxes, zoning, land use, title issues and environmental problems.

ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION.  Our firm's attorneys regularly advise clients on estate planning, together the preparation of wills, living wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning instruments.  We also also handle probate and other estate administration proceedings.

LITIGATION & ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Our firm regularly represents clients in a wide range of civil litigation and administrative proceedings, as well as various forms of alternative dispute resolution. We have substantial experience in contract interpretation and enforcement, as well as debt collection.
 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - We handle a broad range of intellectual property matters, including intellectual property litigation; copyrights, technology and licensing transactions; trademarks and brand management; and trade secrets litigation.

GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.  Our firm's attorneys regularly assist clients in representation before federal, state and local governmental authorities. Our attorneys are experienced in assiting clients with obtaining governmental contracts and resolving disputes with governmental entities; obtaining WMBE and related governmental registrations and certifications; obtaining necessary governmental licenses, permits and variances; evaluating the potential impact of proposed new laws, rules and regulations; and preparing contract and grant proposals.