Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has significantly expanded its Environmental practice, landing seven top attorneys and preeminent workplace safety and environmental lawyer Mark Farley. The move broadens both the legal skillsets and national reach of that rapidly growing practice and adds a new office in Houston, Texas (more…)
Fisher & Phillips LLP has opened its third Texas office with the addition of San Antonio. The office opened March 11, 2013. Stephen J. Roppolo, will serve as managing partner for the San Antonio office, in addition to his duties as managing partner for the firm’s Houston office. Houston partner Joseph W. Gagnon will also work in both San Antonio and Houston. Attorney Santiago Alaniz will be located full-time in San Antonio. Fisher & Phillips also has an office in Dallas (more…)
Reed Smith LLP today announced its expansion into the Lone Star State. The firm’s first Texas office is now open for business in the BG Group Place at 811 Main Street, Houston. The move is the culmination of a longstanding desire by Reed Smith to enter the fourth-largest city in the United States, and the country’s energy capital. More than half of Reed Smith’s largest clients have operations in Houston, and this office will allow Reed Smith to improve service to those clients and develop new relationships. The office opened with 12 partners from the local offices of seven leading law firms forming the initial group of new Reed Smith partners. Six of the lawyers are joining Reed Smith’s Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group (ENR); two join the U.S. Commercial Litigation practice; and one each join the Life Sciences Health Industry (LSHI), Labor & Employment, Financial Industry, and Intellectual Property Groups (more…)
Burleson LLP, the largest full-service law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector, announced today that it has opened a new location in Midland, Texas to serve companies with interests in the Permian Basin. Frank Hunold, who has practiced law for more than two decades, will serve as its managing partner (more…)
The partnerships of Novak Druce + Quigg LLP and Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, jointly announced today that their merger discussions have progressed ahead of schedule. The firms have officially voted and executed agreements to merge effective January 1, 2013, creating the 7th largest IP boutique in the U.S. The new firm, to be known as Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP, will boast more than 140 attorneys, agents and technical advisors across seven offices (more…)
Waller, a law firm with one of the nation’s preeminent healthcare departments, announced today it is expanding to Texas with a new office in Austin that will be led by Elizabeth N. Rogers, partner and prominent healthcare attorney from the Austin office of Vinson & Elkins. Waller’s new office will also include Anthony E. (Tony) Pletcher, chief strategy officer; Andrew (Drew) C. Rogers, associate; and Amy L. Herzog, healthcare policy analyst (more…)
Commercial real estate is a very specific field to study. Those seeking legal recruitment often focus on niche areas to find the best possible positions, and the real estate market is chock full of unique settlements that result from odd situations. Recently, one Texas firm was acknowledged for its attorneys’ achievements in this sector.
Law Firm Newswire reported Houston-based company Andrews Myers successfully motioned for the dismissal of charges from a mortgage backed securities lender against one of its corporate real estate development clients. Over the course of two years, lawyers from Andrews Myers convinced a federal court that appointing a client receiver would be impractical and not fundamentally sound. The result enabled the client to maintain control of its assets and continue practicing quality business.
Andrews Myers was founded in 1990, and has plenty of opportunities for those seeking employment in Texas real estate and construction law. The law firm hires expert lawyers and attorneys who specialize in construction, commercial real estate and corporate and business transactions. This includes other areas such as bankruptcy and insolvency, employment and capital formation.
Established companies such as Andrews Myers are hard to break into, however. Only the most vigilant of attorney headhunters can find positions at top firms, and even the best candidates might be turned down if they do not have the necessary connections and industry experience.
At Kinney Recruiting, our legal professionals spend their days analyzing the Texas employment market for exciting new positions. If a spot opens up at a major firm, our candidates will be the first to hear of it. If you are uncertain about relocating to Houston, our employees also know a great deal about the housing market and living conditions in the city – we can help you find a great apartment or point out the best ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of Houston.
There are quite a few large cities in Texas. Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are among the largest metro areas in the United States, and they all are home to a great variety of top-notch legal professionals. Recently, attorneys, lawyers and law firms from Texas have received accolades for their performance from some of the top ranking agencies in the nation.
For example, Darrell Barger, a managing partner at Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP (HDBD), won the title of 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation Defense. The peer-based recognition was awarded through The Best Lawyers in America organization, which scrutinizes the international legal community.
“Our firm is proud to have four attorneys included in the listing of Texas Best Lawyers,” said Jeff Patterson, the firm’s managing partner. “These lawyers exemplify what each of our lawyers aspire to: trial talent, intellect, negotiation skills and judgment. It’s a privilege to have these attorneys set an example for the other fine lawyers in our firm.”
Another press release showed that Texas-based Jackson Walker LLP was tied for second among Texas firms in the American Lawyer’s 2012 Diversity Scorecard. This means that from a hiring standpoint, Jackson Walker enjoyed the highest percentage of minorities amongst its workforce, including attorneys and managing partners.
If you are hoping to find legal recruitment opportunities in Texas, get in touch with our attorney headhunters. Despite the tough nationwide economy, Texas has plenty of career opportunities for qualified legal professionals. At Kinney Recruiting, we can help you find a position that matches your experience, whether you are just entering the market of have 20 years of industry knowledge. Whether it’s Dallas, Austin, San Antonio or Houston, we can help you find a great metro area for relocation and employment.
Texas is home to many high-tech industries due to the prevalence of oil and gas in the state. As such, companies specializing in this subject matter need lawyers and legal professionals to draft copyright and patent claims, advise business leaders in matters involving regulatory compliance and serve many other needs. The major cities in Texas are often home to a number of technology focused law offices, and the Austin metro area is no exception. Recently, a major firm announced its intention to open a new branch in the state’s capital.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP will be expanding into the Austin area from previously-established offices in Dallas and Fort Worth. This law firm has more than 16 years of experience in the high-tech legal industry, and recently appointed veteran lawyer Shauna Martin as a partner in the practice’s new branch.
The new office in Austin will have to deal with high-profile cases that may well require a significant amount of negotiation. For example, Pegasus News reported on an ongoing case involving the proposed Arts Center of Northern Texas in Frisco. Law firm Bourland, Wall & Wenzel was hired as an outside consultant after a lack of funds caused legal controversy.
“It is not about asking the law firm to do a specific thing, it is more about asking them what can be done — what is allowed and what is not allowed. We need all three cities to understand what their options are as we continue to look at this,” said Frisco Mayor Maher Maso, according to the news source.
At Kinney Recruiting, we help high-tech and energy lawyers find the right positions in cities across Texas. If you are trying to get hired by an expanding firm like Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, give us a call for our legal recruitment expertise.
Texas is home to one of the biggest portions of the oil industry in the United States. For example, the East Texas Oil Field stretches to the eastern border of the state and takes up more than 140,000 acres, or over 200 square miles – larger than some countries in the world. Top oil and gas companies are continually searching to expand into urban environments, and recent inquiries by gas giant Trinity East have led to general conflict in the Fort Worth/Dallas metro area.
WFFA reported public parks and parts of the Trinity River in Dallas are being leased to the corporation for urban drilling. The company recently published a map so that residents could learn exactly where these actions are going to take place. The Dallas Gas Drilling Task Force and other legal professionals are meeting soon to discuss the potential ramifications and benefits of such an expenditure.
“Fort Worth law firms continue to benefit from a boom in urban gas drilling,” said Kinney recruiter Chris Miller. “Despite the continued collapse in natural gas prices, firms in Fort Worth have kept busy with a wide variety of transactional work related to the structuring of partnerships, the acquisition of land and mineral assets and the operation of wells and downstream pipelines. Many groups are well-positioned to benefit from the expansion of the nation’s natural gas infrastructure, gearing up to make natural gas the future fuel of choice for America.”
Both Trinity East and the municipal authorities of Dallas are going to need lawyers and legal staff to help negotiate the leasing and construction process, so contact the attorney headhunters at Kinney Recruiting for help with legal recruitment. They can give you access to job postings at Dallas and Fort Worth law firms that may be in need of oil and gas legal professionals.