The Firm is pleased to announce that Michael Allen, Ryan Foster, and Jason Rodriguez have become shareholders of the Firm. Congratulations, Michael, Ryan, and Jason!
Jennifer Owen will give a presentation on Crises Response Plans for Property Management at the Fourth Annual Education Conference of the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas, to be held on January 14, 2016. The conference will be held at The Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Frisco, Texas.
Stuart Lautin will give a presentation on best practices in commercial real estate transactions, in particular those practices involving legal issues and negotiation, at the Texas Realtors® 2016 Winter Meeting to be held in Austin, Texas on February 5, 2016.
Stuart Lautin will give a presentation on the new 2015 rules, statutes and appellate decisions impacting property leasing and management at the MetroTex Leasing and Property Management Committee Meeting to be held on December 17, 2015.
Syndicated and participated loan structures present unique challenges. Our blog post on the differences between each is the #1 Google search result on this topic – perhaps because regulators currently are focusing on these structures. Contact Firm attorneys Tom Higier at 972-716-1859, Stefan Zane at 972-759-1427, or Jason Rodriguez at 972-759-1359 to discuss this hot topic, and take a look at our #1 ranked blog post by clicking on the link below:
Stuart Lautin will conduct the course, “What you need to know about Commercial Properties” on October 1, 2015, at the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors Commercial Event in Killeen, Texas. The course objective is for the attendees to gain a base understanding of TREC requirements, as found in the Texas Occupations Code and interpreted by Texas Administrative Code, governing TREC licensees (brokers and sales agents) in Texas commercial leasing as well as commercial purchase and sale transactions. Included are interactive discussions and analysis of: (a) fiduciary duties; (b) current case studies; and (c) current laws and regulations.
Jason Rodriguez authors a blog at lenders360blog.com. Read the post below.
Like most bank defendants, Key Bank was looking for the quickest way out of a $5 million fraudulent transfer lawsuit brought by a chapter 7 Trustee. Rather than wait to win in the standard path of arguing facts, the bank relied on the broad and powerful “safe harbor” provision of the bankruptcy code which protects certain transfers from recovery. In doing so, the bank utilized a technical, but effective, argument to avoid the need for trial and simply exit the case where it entered…