Unless otherwise noted, not certified by the Texas Board of legal specialization. Licensed to practice before all Texas State Courts and all U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in Texas, United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, Supreme Court of the United States.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Contract Litigation & Trial
Appellate Litigation Corporate Real Estate
Banking Family Law Securities Arbitration
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Governmental Law UCC & Secured Transactions
Collections Insurance Wills, Trusts & Estates
Construction Law Labor & Employment Law  

Alternative Dispute Resolution:

We help clients resolve challenging legal issues in the forum that is best suited to the clientís strategic interests.  Our attorneys are skilled advocates in arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes.

Appellate Litigation:

We maintain an active appellate practice, briefing and arguing legal issues that impact the way our clients conduct business.   We have a history of appellate success that spans more than sixty years.  For additional information on our appellate successes, also visit: Reported Decisions.

Banking:

Our banking practice includes the representation of both lenders and borrowers in a broad range of finance and lending transactions including the negotiation, structuring and documentation of acquisition loans, term and revolving credit facilities, working capital loans, senior debt instruments, letter of credit facilities, construction loans and real estate financing transactions. Our attorneys have considerable experience with both single bank and syndicated loans.

Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization:

We have extensive experience in all types of bankruptcy proceedings, representing primarily creditors in Chapter 11 business reorganizations, Chapter 7 business liquidations and Chapter 7 and 13 individual debtor cases that involve business issues.  We frequently represent secured lenders, landlords, trade creditors and Chapter 7 trustees in significant bankruptcy cases.

Collections:

We represent businesses, collection agencies, banks, credit unions and other commercial creditors in the collection of debts.  Our practice includes protecting and enforcing creditorís rights and remedies - including remedies when a debtor has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Construction Law:

We advise construction industry clients, including general contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, developers, owners, lenders and suppliers, on a wide variety of construction related business and litigation matters ranging from mechanicsí lien claims and payment disputes to complex matters involving substantial alleged construction defects.

Contract:

We have broad-based experience in the negotiation, documentation and enforcement of commercial transactions.  This practice includes the acquisition and disposition of businesses, real estate and personal property.  Our services include contract drafting, negotiation, enforcement and litigation, together with secured transactions, title, premises, liens, oil and gas and environmental issues. 

Corporate:

We provide advice on a full range of corporate transactional and other matters, including corporate finance, corporate governance and restructurings. We also advise clients on a variety of other corporate matters including officer/director duties and liabilities.

Family Law:

We represent clients in all aspects of family law including divorce, child support, child custody, pre and post-nuptial agreements and complex property division.

Governmental Law:

We act as city attorney for a number of municipalities and as legal counsel for special use districts.  We have extensive experience in development issues (development agreements, MUDs, PIDs, strategic partnerships and industrial districts), annexations, the Open Meetings Act (conducting meetings/parliamentary procedure), the Public Information Act, the Texas Local Government Code, employment, economic development, zoning, Code enforcement, liquor licensing, interfacing with the District Attorney, the County Attorney, the State Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Comptrollerís Office, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other Federal and State level authorities. 

Insurance: 

We have extensive experience in the defense of routine and complex general liability cases. We have also developed expertise in assisting insurers with coverage questions including, but not limited to, duty to defend and duty to indemnify.

Labor and Employment Law: 

Our labor and employment practice includes litigating claims alleging wrongful termination, and the like, as well as drafting and reviewing employment agreements.

Litigation and Trial:

For more than eighty years, clients have turned to us for their litigation needs.  We are seasoned litigators.  We routinely represent businesses and governmental entities in litigation throughout Texas. The Firmís civil litigation practice centers on business related litigation and real estate.  Other areas of focus include issues related to banking, bankruptcy, employment, environmental and products liability law.  We also have extensive experience related to insurance policies and bonds concerning the banking, general business and construction fields.

Real Estate:

We have particular expertise in representing clients in real estate related matters.  We represent owners, landlords, tenants, operators, developers, lenders and investors in a wide range of real estate transactions and related services. Our experience includes the purchase, sale, restructuring, financing and development of commercial and residential buildings and property. In addition, we represent tenants and landlords in commercial and retail leasing transactions.  We are routinely involved in all aspects of the sale, acquisition, leasing and financing of real estate.

Securities Arbitration:

We have substantial experience in securities arbitration and litigation. We have a history of successfully representing investors, registered representatives and broker-dealer firms in a variety of arbitration cases before FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and its predecessor arbitration forums (NASD -- Dispute Resolution, and the New York Stock Exchange Board of Arbitration).  Our experience extends to both customer and employment cases. We are, of course, prepared to represent clients in such cases in state or federal court in the rare instances in which there is no contractual agreement to arbitrate.

UCC and Secured Transactions:

We often advise clients on all aspects of personal property law, with special emphasis on issues that arise under Article 9 (secured transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Wills, Trusts and Estates:

Our wills, trusts and estates practice ranges from routine wills to complex plans for large estates. Areas of emphasis include the preparation of wills and trusts, administration of probate and trust estates, estate planning and representation of executors and trustees.

 
 

                          Ross, Banks, May, Cron and Cavin, P.C.,  7700 San Felipe, Suite 550, Houston, TX 77063

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