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About Brian

Brian focuses on providing his clients with superior legal services, strategic thinking and a results-driven approach, while offering practical solutions to their most difficult problems. 

He counsels both plaintiffs and defendants on issues and disputes in the areas of banking/financial services, real estate, construction, energy/oil and gas, mortgage lending, healthcare, insurance, franchisor/franchisee, intellectual property, consumer finance, landlord/tenant disputes, securities litigation, workouts and employment. Brian also represents both creditors and debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and has experience in bankruptcy-related litigation. 

Brian provides legal counsel in all aspects of the litigation process and regularly practices in both federal and state courts in Texas and across the country. He has also successfully handled appeals in multiple courts of appeals, as well as the Texas Supreme Court. He has tried and resolved numerous matters through trial, as well as alternative disputes procedures, including arbitration and mediation.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

National debt collection agency — obtained $4 million jury verdict in Collin County against former employees and their subsequent employer for breach of contract, tortious interference and misappropriation of trade secrets

Owner/operator — obtained complete plaintiff’s jury verdict as lead counsel in favor of client relating to dispute over purchase of nursing home facility and earnest money in connection with same

Group of homeowners — obtained $1.5 million arbitration award following three-day AAA arbitration hearing for clients against builder and individual owners of building company for construction defects, fraud, and violations of the DTPA, including award of treble damages

National financial services company — obtained complete defense jury verdict in favor of client against claims of breach of contract, quantum meruit and fraud relating to marketing business dispute

National printing company — obtained defense jury verdict in favor of client relating to claims of breach of contract, tortious interference and fraud relating to UCC Article 2 purchase order dispute

National banking association — obtained favorable eight-figure ruling in favor of the client in bankruptcy adversary proceeding in connection with claims over lien priority of oil and gas assets in Texas and Oklahoma

National financial services company — defended the client as lead counsel before National Arbitration Forum against claims for breach of contract, conversion and wrongful foreclosure

National bank — successfully represented the client as lead counsel in putative class action arising under the ADA

Group of 35 skilled nursing facilities — lead counsel in lawsuit seeking declaratory judgment that pharmacy services agreements were void and unenforceable due to violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback by institutional pharmacy provider

Lender — obtained temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, sequestration and $4.5 million judgment for client in case dealing with claims for breach of contract and fraud relating to financing of luxury automobiles

National banking association — obtained summary judgment on behalf of client for $2.9 million against guarantors of real estate loan

National banking association — obtained judgments of $1.5 million and $1.75 million, respectively, on behalf of client against guarantors of real estate loan

National banking association — obtained summary judgment on behalf of client for almost $1 million against guarantors of real estate loan

Institutional investor — obtained favorable settlement on behalf of clients in partnership dispute relating to Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) facilities

National banking association — conducted numerous non-judicial foreclosure sales of commercial real estate properties totaling more than $250 million in sales proceeds

Condominium developer — successfully represented client in various lawsuits dealing with claims arising under the Interstate Land Sales and Full Disclosure Act

Fortune 500 IT services provider — successfully represented client in dispute relating to multi-million dollar hospital/healthcare IT services relationship

Multiple national insurers — successfully represented clients in life, health and disability litigation, including bad faith claims and ERISA matters

Multiple national and community banks — successfully obtained multiple temporary restraining order and temporary injunctions in commercial and employment-related litigation

Public healthcare company — successfully represented client as lead counsel in dispute over defective backup software delivered by IT service provider

National natural gas/propane provider — successfully represented client as lead counsel in various real estate disputes

Sub-prime automotive lender — successfully represented client in dispute over post-closing valuation issues arising under stock purchase agreement, including successful defense of appeals to the Dallas Court of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court relating to issues of arbitrability

National seafood chain — represented client as debtor’s counsel in successful Chapter 11 reorganization

CEO and Chairman of public company — successfully represented against claims brought by Texas Attorney General

Publications and Speeches

"Mineral Liens Can Be Contractually Waived In Texas," Law360, August 4, 2017

Credentials

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law,
J.D.
2004
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Arts
2000

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Area Young Lawyers
Texas Young Lawyers Association

News

Knowledge Center

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500 United States
Real Estate and Construction, 2016
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Benchmark Litigation
Under 40 Hotlist, 2017
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars, 2014 - 2017
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
International Law Review
Member, Manager of Business Development

Events