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Clayton L. Falls

Clay Falls is a partner in K&L Gates' Dallas office and concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation. He represents clients in a broad range of cases as plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. Clay handles a variety of cases including claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, unfair competition, misappropriation and theft of trade secrets, business fraud and negligence.

Clay also has substantial experience representing both landlords and tenants in a wide array of real estate related disputes ranging from commercial lease evictions, lease defaults and construction disputes to breaches of multi-million dollar promissory notes and guaranty agreements.  In addition to real estate related disputes, Clay actively manages the representation of REITs and other private investment firms in connection with their real estate acquisitions and dispositions across the country.

Additionally, Clay has experience defending personal injury tort claims including claims for negligence, product liability and premises liability

In addition to his litigation and commercial disputes experience, Clay serves as primary outside counsel to a number of start-up and emerging growth companies including several technology development companies. He assists his clients in every stage from business formation to intellectual property creation and protection.

  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine - 2018
  • D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas – 2022
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Young Texans Against Cancer, Founding Member
  • Procedural Rules You May Not Know but Should, Dallas Bench Bar Conference, September 2016
  • K&L Gates Oil and Gas Seminar, October 2008
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