The firm's bankruptcy attorneys provide comprehensive representation in liquidations, reorganizations and work-outs. In formal bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, the firm has represented bankruptcy trustees, bondholders (secured, unsecured, and subordinated), creditors, creditors committees, debtors, examiners, indenture trustees, institutional lenders, and mass tort claimants under Chapters 7 and 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The firm's attorneys have routinely appeared in significant bankruptcies filed nationwide, often, as lead debtor's counsel or creditors' committee's counsel in the bankruptcy cases of numerous publicly held companies.
The firm's real estate and mortgage lending practice is one of the largest and most active in the Southwest. The firm's practice involves representation in every facet of real estate activity, including acquisition, finance, work-out, leasing, management and disposition. The firm represents some of the nation's largest and most successful developers, mortgage lenders, pension trusts and institutional investors. Transactions for which the firm has been responsible include:
The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in such diverse matters as class actions, intellectual property, environment, securities, insurance, corporate opportunity, oil and gas, antitrust, construction, real property and other contract claims. The firm is particularly sensitive to client needs and expectations regarding the timely and cost effective resolution of disputes, and the firm’s litigation attorneys have broad experience in alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as arbitration and mediation. The firm's litigation practice enjoys a diverse client base, drawing not only from the firm's business clients, but also from referrals by major national and international law firms. The firm regularly represents parties in international business disputes and counsels companies on dispute avoidance practices.
The firm represents owners, contractors and subcontractors in all aspects of building construction, and contracting. The firm’s attorneys represent both large and small contractors, and can assist clients with contract rights, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens and lien disputes.
The firm represents companies and their owners in the purchase and sale of businesses and of ownership interests in businesses. The firm assists clients with all aspects of transactions between businesses, including employment contracts, service contracts, supply or output contracts, as well as inventory and other types of financing arrangements.
The firm serves as counsel for several publicly traded corporations, as well as a number of smaller companies and entrepreneurs. Representative transactions include all aspects of energy-related financing, acquisitions of working and producing interests, farm-outs and leases.