Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Michael D. Bernard to its Business Litigation practice group as a member in the firm’s San Antonio office. Bernard joins Dykema after practicing in the San Antonio office of Bracewell LLP. Prior to that, Bernard served as City Attorney to the City of San Antonio from 2005-2013, which includes time serving under former Mayor and current Dykema senior counsel Phil Hardberger. (more…)

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National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka today announced the additionof five attorneys to its San Antonio office. Joshua Sutin and Katherine Noll are joining the firm as shareholders,and Jillian Gordon Foerster, Erin Hamilton Jansen and Lauren D. Parker as associates. (more…)

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Prominent San Antonio business attorneys William McDonough, Peter Broderick and James McDonough have joined Jackson Walker as partners in the San Antonio office, as well as associate Art Cavazos. (more…)

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Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Neel Lane, a nationally recognized commercial litigation lawyer with a global client base, has joined the law firm’s San Antonio office as a partner. (more…)

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Dykema, a leading national law firm, has combined with Texas-based Cox Smith. The combination gives Dykema a significantly expanded presence in Texas, where Cox Smith has been a leading firm with deep history. The additional depth in key practices, coupled with the combined firm’s broader geographic reach, enhances the range of services available to firm clients. With the addition of Cox Smith’s more than 100 lawyers, the combined firm consists of more than 425 attorneys in 15 offices. In Texas, the firm is operating under the name Dykema Cox Smith. (more…)

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ScottHulse, P.C., a full-service commercial law firm headquartered in El Paso, Texas, has opened a new office in San Antonio, expanding the firm’s presence in the U.S./Mexico international trade corridor.

Business attorney Jose Luis Carbonell, a shareholder and a member of the Firm’s board of directors, will head up the firm’s San Antonio office. Initially, the ScottHulse San Antonio office will focus on services related to corporate and securities matters; international and cross-border business, including export control and import control; manufacturing; mergers and acquisitions; banking and finance; real estate; immigration; and aerospace, defense and government services. (more…)

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Jackson Walker L.L.P. is pleased to welcome attorney Andrew Baumgardner. He joins the San Antonio office as a partner in the Real Estate group.

Mr. Baumgardner has experience representing sophisticated private and institutional parties, including regional developers, with respect to the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of all types of commercial properties. He joins Jackson Walker from Haynes and Boone, LLP. He previously served as the vice president and general counsel for a regional commercial real estate advisory firm, where he managed legal services for a real estate portfolio of retail, office, medical office, and land development projects. (more…)

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Branscomb | PC is pleased to announce lawyer Sandra Ramos White has joined the firm as a shareholder.

Sandra joins the firm’s labor and employment law group. She will focus her practice on advising and counseling employers on a broad range of employment related issues, formulating preventive strategies, drafting employee handbooks and personnel policies and procedures and representing employers before federal and state agencies on discrimination charges and claims on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, religion and other protected categories. Her work will also include representing employers in grievances, arbitrations, investigations and settlement negotiations. She has considerable experience drafting non-competition and employment contracts. Ramos White received her law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1997 and her bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1991.

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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Jane H. Macon, Michael D. Bernard, Blakely L. Fernandez, and William T. Avila will join its San Antonio office as partners, working in the areas of public finance, public law, corporate law, and litigation (more…)

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Jackson Walker L.L.P. represented its client, San Antonio–based Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: AXAS), in the sale of its non–operated Bakken assets to Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP) for $38.3 million (more…)

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Fulfilling a long-term strategic goal for the Haynes and Boone, LLP San Antonio office, veteran real estate and business lawyer Frank Ruttenberg has joined as partner along with two experienced of counsel, Elizabeth Breazeale and Andrew Baumgardner (more…)

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Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated (“Cox Smith”), the largest law firm in San Antonio, today announced that attorneys Maureen Gonima, Erin Jansen, Rachel Skinner and Federico Vielledent have joined the firm’s San Antonio headquarters (more…)

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