Our Dallas lawyers work seamlessly within a number of diverse industries, including telecommunications, oil and gas, venture capital, banks and financial services, internet and e-commerce, technology, defense, transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing, as well as retail and construction. Our core practice areas include corporate and securities, tax, commercial litigation, government contracts, outsourcing and technology, real estate and land development, bankruptcy and business reorganization, and trusts and estates. Our Dallas office was awarded 12 Tier 1 practice rankings by the 2011-2012 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® in the following areas: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Information Technology Law, Labor Law – Management, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Eminent Domain & Condemnation Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law.
Our corporate and securities attorneys provide clients with a full range of corporate legal services, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling. Dallas attorneys are experienced in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and consummating complex corporate transactions, both domestically and in cross-border settings. We also counsel and assist public and privately held companies, corporate insiders and shareholders with respect to securities regulatory matters. Additionally, our corporate governance and securities practices feature securities litigators and respected white collar crime attorneys who are experienced in representing companies, directors, and officers before the Securities and Exchange Commission and in the courts.
Dallas serves as a critical hub of our national U.S. government contracts practice. The firm represents information technology, defense, medical device and pharmaceutical contractors – ranging from Fortune 10 companies to small startups – in their contractual and related dealings with federal, state and local governments and their public sector sales partners.
The Dallas tax practice is at the forefront in providing planning, litigation and legislative services related to both federal and state tax issues. Our tax capabilities include comprehensive knowledge of state taxation (including sales, franchise and property tax) and handling administrative and court tax controversies at both the state and federal levels. In the trusts and estates area, our group concentrates on estate planning and tax matters for high net-worth individuals, estates, trusts, closely held businesses, and tax-exempt organizations.
The Dallas commercial litigation practice has proficiency in a full spectrum of issues confronting businesses. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, middle-market businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition to our general commercial litigation practice, we have developed particular experience in antitrust, appellate, insurance litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, and probate litigation, as well as complex personal injury, business fraud, professional defense (attorney, accountant, officer and director), securities litigation, telecom, and white collar. In addition, attorneys in the Dallas office have a broad range of experience in arbitration and dispute resolution matters, both domestically and internationally.
Our Dallas office is home to a thriving real estate practice. We serve our clients as outside counsel on land use, entitlement, economic incentive, and public finance matters throughout Texas and the United States. We offer a full range of services relating to traditional real estate matters, including financing, acquisition, development, leasing and disposition, and environmental and construction concerns. We develop and implement lobbying strategies on a local and statewide basis.
The Dallas office’s bankruptcy and business reorganization lawyers bring broad experience to our clients’ business reorganization matters, including specific experience in the sale and acquisition of assets in bankruptcy proceedings, fraudulent transfer and avoidance actions, and vendor and creditor rights matters. Acting as counsel to debtors, lenders, committees, trustees, asset purchasers, liquidating agents, and a variety of other clients in reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings, we offer experience in complex matters in Texas and throughout the nation. Our Dallas attorneys also have specific experience in insolvency litigation and business fraud disputes that commonly arise in connection with bankruptcy matters and have significant experience in forming and representing post-confirmation liquidating trusts.
Our outsourcing and technology group is a leader in providing legal support for outsourcing transactions, with more than 30 years experience. Attorneys in the Dallas office have represented service providers and customers in more than $100 billion of outsourcing transactions, including some of the largest and most complex outsourcing arrangements in the industry. Attorneys participate in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of outsourcing transactions, and have special knowledge in managing the personnel, proprietary rights, intellectual property, technical, contractual, and business issues related to outsourcing relationships. The Dallas office also boasts significant experience in Internet, e-commerce, and new media. Since 1994, Dallas attorneys have assisted our clients in developing many practices that are now considered industry standards.