Practice Areas

Real Estate

I provide complete legal services for all forms and complexity of real estate transactions for buyers, sellers and lenders, including sales, purchases, easements, document preparation, and title work.

Banking & Commercial Law

Ballinger’s Charles H. Noyes Monument, created in 1919 by famed Italian sculptor Pompeo Coppini, depicts a horse beside a young Noyes, a rancher’s son who died in a range accident. The work is dedicated to the “Spirit of the Texas Cowboy.”

I represent several banks and other financial institutions as well as other corporate lenders and individuals legal services for commercial, banking and other financial legal services, including  loan documentation, loan workout, collections, contracts, and other business matters.

Creditor Bankruptcy Law

Representing creditors in all phases of bankruptcy cases, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13, with legal services such as filing  claims, representation at creditor meetings, enforcing rights to collateral, objections based on bankruptcy fraud and other violations of bankruptcy laws. I am licensed to practice before the Northern and Western District Bankruptcy Court’s in Texas.

Agriculture Law

My agricultural education and experience gives me the ability to understand the complexity of the agriculture industry and to provide clients involved in the agriculture industry, including the family farmer and rancher, feedlots, merchants, and other agricultural business, with legal services unique to agriculture.

Probate & Estate Planning

I provide a full range of legal services involving wills, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, probate, and estate planning.

Oil & Gas, Mineral & Energy Law

I regularly represent of both mineral owners and oil and gas companies in the negotiation and drafting of leases, title work and litigation involving oil, gas, and mineral interests and contracts. I also representation landowners in connection with wind energy contracts, easements and energy, easement, and royalty matters.

Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

I am experienced in litigation in State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts as well as alternate dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration proceedings, including complex commercial arbitration with the American Arbitration Association.

*Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization