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Choosing the Right Entity Structure

By Preston R. Polk When starting a business, determining which business entity structure is right for your venture can seem daunting. Limited partnership, limited liability company, corporation or a professional entity; each serves a purpose, but which one is right for you?   This article is intended to explain each entity structure and be a tool …

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Greg Westfall Joins Cantey Hanger Litigation Section

FORT WORTH, TX.– Greg Westfall, a long-time State and Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Litigator, has joined Cantey Hanger as a Partner in its Litigation Section.  His practice will focus on White Collar Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. “Greg has had an impactful presence in Tarrant County legal matters,” said Brian Newby, the firm’s Managing …

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Cantey Hanger Selected as Tarrant County Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year

It’s quite an honor to be recognized for all the work our attorneys and staff contribute to the advancement of the legal profession. Commitment to our communities is self-driven and firm supported. Thank you, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, for selecting Cantey Hanger as its Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. (Paralegal Julie Sherman, left, with Managing …

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IS YOUR COMPANY READY FOR THE CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT?

By Douglas W. Clayton The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) rules implementing the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) take effect January 1, 2024. The CTA is a dramatic financial disclosure law that will impact virtually every company formed in the United States. The goal of the CTA is to permit Uncle Sam and …

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Mollee Westfall joins Cantey Hanger litigation section

FORT WORTH, TX. — Mollee Westfall, most recently a Texas Senior District Judge, has joined Cantey Hanger as a Partner. Her practice will focus on litigation and federal white-collar defense. “We are excited that Mollee chose to bring her outstanding litigation talents to Cantey Hanger,” said Brian Newby, the firm’s Managing Partner. “Her wealth of …

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Texas Legislature, Governor Abbott Add Specialized Business Courts to Texas’ Civil Justice System

      By Preston Polk June 12, 2023 Legislation creating a separate system of trial and appellate courts for business disputes has received Governor Abbott’s signature; Texas joins nearly 30 other states with a specialized business court system. The 88th Texas Legislature made it a priority this session to consider whether Texas should add …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Julie Bergkamp becomes the fifth Executive-in-Residence (EIR) at TCU Neeley Business School

TCU Neeley students learn from experts in their fields, including real-world insights, practical applications and best practices in areas such as sales, technology, health care, law and entertainment/media. The endowed TCU Neeley School EIR program began in fall 2021. Julie is vice chairman of the firm’s business and tax section. Her practice focuses on business …

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A Look at the Proposal by FTC to Ban Non-Compete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced January 8, 2023, its proposed Non-Compete Clause Rule. Preston Polk, a Corporate and Securities associate and a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group, explains the potential ramifications. Preston focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities offerings and other business transactions. This article appears on citybizlist. …

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Sean Looney joins Cantey Hanger litigation section

FORT WORTH, TX. – Sean Looney has joined Cantey Hanger as a Partner in the Litigation Section. Looney is well versed in all aspects of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, managing case files from the inception of litigation through settlement or trial. “Some of our attorneys have worked on cases with Sean at his former …

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Managing Partner Brian Newby is Named New Chairman of Visit Fort Worth Board of Directors

Cantey Hanger LLP is honored that Managing Partner, Brian Newby, has been chosen to lead Visit Fort Worth as the new Chairman of the Board Of Directors for Fiscal Year 2023.  The press release from Visit Fort Worth can be read here.

9 Cantey Hanger attorneys named Super Lawyers

Robert Aldrich Jr. one of 679 attorneys to make it all 20 years FORT WORTH, TX – Nine Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2023 by Texas Monthly magazine. The entire list is in a special October issue of the magazine. Partner Robert Aldrich Jr.’s selection is a milestone. He has been recognized for the 20th time, every year there …

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Cantey Hanger L.L.P. expands into Ellis County, Forms Alliance With Law Offices of Gregory Wilhelm

    FORT WORTH and ELLIS COUNTY, TX.  — Cantey Hanger L.L.P. has affiliated with The Law Offices of Gregory E. Wilhelm, P.C., a three-attorney firm in Ellis County, Texas. Wilhelm is a former Ellis County Treasurer and respected former Texas Trial Court Judge in Ellis County. “Cantey Hanger is proud to join with Judge …

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9 Attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America

It’s one thing for us to talk about Cantey Hanger; it’s another when Best Lawyers in America talks about Cantey Hanger. Congratulations to these nine outstanding Partners that have been recognized in the 2023 list of Best Lawyers.  Of special note is that Allan Howeth was in the first Best Lawyers list in 1983. Forty-one years later, he’s still the best. Name  (years selected) Category …

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Partner Robbins, Associate Cooper Join Cantey Hanger

FORT WORTH, TX – April F. Robbins has joined Cantey Hanger as a Partner in the Litigation Section and Carter Cooper, with a background in Family Law, is a new Associate in Litigation. ”April is a fantastic addition to the firm as she brings a depth and breadth of experience to further strengthen Cantey Hanger’s …

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Eleven Cantey Hanger Lawyers are Included in the 360 West Magazine Top Attorneys List for 2022

Please join us in congratulating our 360 West Magazine Top Attorneys for 2022: S.G Johndroe Eminent Domain Mary Barkley Eminent Domain Tawanna Cesare Family Law Julie Bergkamp Health Care Law David Speed Health Care Law Susan Lane Immigration Law Laura Hallmon Labor and Employment Jordan Parker Medical Malpractice / Defense Carol Traylor Medical Malpractice / …

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Cantey Hanger associates have been prime-time players in starting the Emerging Leaders United

Led by Michael Ackerman and Preston Polk, Cantey Hanger associates have been prime-time players in starting the Emerging Leaders United, a collaborative young professionals group supported by United Way of Tarrant County, Cantey Hanger and Guaranty Bank & Trust.  The group’s mission is to inspire, engage and empower young professionals to make a difference in …

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Greg Cox joins Cantey Hanger as Associate

Gregory B. Cox has had a broad range of experiences on his path to becoming the newest associate at Cantey Hanger LLP.  Greg has been an Executive Aide to Texas Governor Greg Abbott; a Judicial Intern for Chief Justice Jeff Rose of the 3rd District Court of Appeals; the Interim Chief of Staff for the …

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Tim Davis Selected Partner in Charge of Cantey Hanger LLP’s Dallas Office

DALLAS, TX – Tim Davis, a member of Cantey Hanger LLP’s Litigation Section, has been named Partner in Charge of the firm’s Dallas office. “In addition to being an outstanding attorney, Tim has the leadership skills and demeanor to lead our firm’s growth in the dynamic Dallas market,” said Managing Partner Brian Newby. Davis joined …

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Securing Discovery from a Texas Non-Party

By Ali Mosser, Associate, Cantey Hanger LLP Texas is one of the few states which has not adopted the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA).  As such, out-of-state parties who wish to seek discovery from Texas individuals or entities must comply with a confusing set of rules found in the Texas Rules of Civil …

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Cantey Hanger Attorney Matthew Alagha a ‘Rising Star’

DALLAS, Tx. – Cantey Hanger attorney Matthew Alagha has been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” for 2022 by Texas Super Lawyers. The state list will appear in the April publication of Texas Monthly magazine. Each year, approximately 2.5 percent of the eligible lawyers in the state are recognized. The annual selections are made using a patented, multi-phase …

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Partner Catherine Haws Joins Cantey Hanger LLP in Dallas; Associate Ali Mosser to Assist Litigators in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TX – Partner Catherine Bright Haws (Dallas office) and Associate Alexandra Mosser (Fort Worth office) have joined Cantey Hanger LLP. Haws earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law. She is board certified in estate planning and probate …

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2 Partners, 3 Associates Join Cantey Hanger

FORT WORTH, TX – Lyndsay A. Newell, an attorney specializing in Family Law, and Jermaine Watson, an attorney specializing in Bankruptcy Law and Business Litigation, have joined Cantey Hanger LLP as Partners. William J. Gober, John M. Kash and Preston R. Polk have joined the firm as Associates. Lyndsay Newell joins Cantey Hanger from her …

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Newby is Vice Chair of Visit Fort Worth Board

Brian Newby, Managing Partner of Cantey Hanger LLP, will be Vice Chairman of the Board of Visit Fort Worth for its 2022 fiscal year. Newby has been a Board member the past three years. Visit Fort Worth is the official destination marketing organization of the 13th-largest city in the U.S., dedicated to promoting Fort Worth …

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Cantey Hanger Managing Partner Brian Newby To Receive Boy Scouts’ ‘Law Good Scout Award’

FORT WORTH, TX – Brian Newby, Managing Partner of Cantey Hanger LLP, has been selected to receive the 2021 Law “Good Scout” Award from The Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Longhorn Council annually recognizes “a respected attorney in the Fort Worth and Arlington areas who is known for integrity, strong character and community …

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Cantey Hanger attorney Christopher A. Brown is an inaugural honoree of a Texas A&M School of Law Legacy Alumni Award

Cantey Hanger attorney Christopher A. Brown is an inaugural honoree of a Texas A&M School of Law Legacy Alumni Award. Chris, a 2014 graduate of the Law School, was recognized by the Alumni Board with its Rising Star Award. He graduated from A&M in 2014 and joined Cantey Hanger that year. Chris earned his bachelor’s …

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Lee Kirner Named Texas Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year

Lee Kirner, Partner in Cantey Hanger’s Dallas office, has been named Texas Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year by The Lawyer Network.  Kirner’s practice areas include Corporate/Securities, Business Law, Banking, Intellectual Property and Real Estate.  The Lawyer Network finds specialists for global legal business requirements. Most businesses and their directors will have knowledge of qualified …

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11 Cantey Hanger attorneys named Super Lawyers

FORT WORTH, TX – Eleven Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2021 by Texas Monthly magazine. The entire list is in a special October issue of the magazine. “Attorneys are selected after a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, peer evaluation by practice area and independent research. Each candidate is …

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No One to “Lien” On? An Introduction to the Miller Act

Partner Derek Carson’s article on the relevance of the Miller Act to contractors seeking work on federal construction projects has been published online by CityBizList. https://www.citybiz.co/article/126985/no-one-to-lien-onan-introduction-to-the-miller-act/

“With Bite, and Without Apology”: Some Basics on Challenging Qui Tam False Claims Act Complaints within the Fifth Circuit

Published Aug. 17, 2021 by Texas Lawyer online. Under the “qui tam” provisions of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), a private “relator” may bring a suit on behalf of the federal government to recover damages sustained by the government in paying false claims.  An example of a false claim might be a physician’s claim for …

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Seven Cantey Hanger Lawyers Included in 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Cantey Hanger wishes to extend its heartiest congratulations to six of our attorneys who have been recognized for their exemplary talents and professional expertise, as voted upon by peers and to be included in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc. Michael Appleman – Trust and Estates and Litigation – Trust …

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Mary H. Barkley Receives Certification in Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN (July 16, 2021) ­­− Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Cantey Hanger Partner Mary H. Barkley received Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law. Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 25 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, …

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The Little-Known Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Among the unexpected changes that came with 2020 and 2021 were the rapid development, testing, and administration of more than 300 million COVID-19 vaccines. Despite the effectiveness of the vaccine, the decision to be vaccinated remains a highly divisive topic. Notwithstanding the overwhelming data demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, there have been …

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Three Cantey Hanger Partners Named to Fort Worth Inc. Magazine’s 400 Most Influential

  Influence shows itself in many ways. At Cantey Hanger, the influence our attorneys and staff have is showcased when we help clients and enrich the communities in which we live. It’s always nice to be appreciated for our contributions, thus our thanks to Fort Worth Inc. magazine for most deserved recognition of Cantey Hanger Partners Laura Hallmon, Ralph …

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Cantey Hanger adds three; Ramsey and Broome are Partners

DALLAS, TX. – Three litigation attorneys – two partners and an associate – have joined Cantey Hanger LLP. Partners Daena Goldsmith Ramsey and Constance M. “Misty” Broome, and associate Matthew Alagha had been with Vaughn & Ramsey in Arlington. Ramsey also had an office in Tulsa. “Their skills and passion greatly enhance our continuing growth …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Laura Hilton Hallmon Elected to Board of Directors of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide

FORT WORTH, TX. – May 13, 2021 – Attorney Laura Hilton Hallmon, a Partner at Cantey Hanger LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a global alliance of independent law firms that serves the legal needs of companies doing business across markets. Hallmon was elected to the board …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Mary Barkley has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Tarrant County Bar Association

Cantey Hanger Partner Mary Barkley has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Tarrant County Bar  Association.  Kimberly Naylor of Naylor & Naylor was elected President. Cantey Hanger Partner Ralph Duggins completed his term on the board. Mary Barkley’s practice includes representation of corporate clients, developers, individuals and governmental entities in real estate transactions …

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Brian Newby to lead Meritas’ Black Lawyers Forum

FORT WORTH, TX. – Brian Newby, Managing Partner at Cantey Hanger LLP, has been selected Chairman of the Black Lawyers Forum of Meritas, an alliance of leading independent law firms that provide clients access to top-tier legal expertise throughout the world. Each member law firm holds itself to Meritas’ highest standard of service and participates …

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Managing Partner, Brian Newby, Participates in an Interview with La Vida News – The Black Voice

During February 2021, our own Managing Partner Brian Newby participated in an interview with La Vida News – The Black Voice.  The newspaper was founded in 1957 to bring a positive news force to the African-American communities in Tarrant County.

Managing Partner, Brian Newby, Celebrates Black History Month

Brian Newby and Bobbie Ahdieh celebrated Black History Month last night in Arlington, Texas.  For the second consecutive year, Cantey Hanger Managing Partner Brian Newby participated in a panel discussion on the historic topic of abolitionist Frederick Douglas’ meeting with Abraham Lincoln, after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865 and its impact on …

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Partner Doug Clayton to Join Panel at Association for Corporate Growth Event

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, will be part of a panel of speakers participating in the Association for Corporate Growth’s “The Fort Worth Outlook: M&A Expectations for 2021” to be held on January 26th, 2021 at 10:00 am.  You can register for the event by clicking the link.

Partner John Polzer Quoted in D Magazine Article in the December, 2020 Edition

John Polzer is quoted in the December, 2020 edition of D Magazine in an article titled “Innocent and in Jail: How COVID-19 Is Robbing North Texans of Their Rights“.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT RELAXES COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS STATEWIDE

In May 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced a three-phase plan to reopen the State of Texas as COVID-19 cases in the state began leveling off.  However, in June 2020, Governor Abbott paused his plan due to an increase in the number of reported cases in the state.  On September 17, 2020, the Governor hosted a …

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COVID-19 Insights: Legal Analysis and Updates

As the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental responses to it change, the firm will refresh this page with content created by our lawyers providing insights and analysis on various coronavirus-related legal issues.  If you have specific questions, please contact the Cantey Hanger attorney with whom you regularly work, or one of our coronavirus team lawyers listed …

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10 Cantey Hanger attorneys named Super Lawyers

FORT WORTH, TX – Ten Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2020 by Texas Monthly magazine. The entire list is in a special October issue of the magazine. “Attorneys are selected after a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, peer evaluation by practice area and independent research,” according to the …

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Recently Enacted House Bill 1532 Brings Increased Regulation to Non-Profit Healthcare Organizations

David K. Speed and John D. Robinson In 2019, the 86th Legislature enacted a law which affects certain non-profits operating in the healthcare industry: House Bill 1532.  H.B. 1532 modifies Chapter 162 of the Texas Occupations Code by increasing oversight by the Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) over affected non-profit healthcare organizations (“NPHOs”), and imposing heightened …

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Update: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Revised Regulations Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On Friday, September 11, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (the “Department”) issued revised regulations intended to clarify paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  The original FFCRA regulations were issued by the Department on April 1, 2020, but on April 14, 2020, the State of New York filed suit …

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[UPDATED 11/16/2020] A Chronological Summary of Actions taken by Gov. Abbott and TX State Agencies in Response to COVID-19

[UPDATED11/16/2020] The following is a summary of actions taken by Texas’ executive branch, including the Governor and relevant state agencies, in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak.[1]  There are currently over 1,027,000 confirmed cases in Texas, with several major metropolitan counties having issued shelter-in-place orders lasting up to two weeks.[2]  In coordination with the Governor, …

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‘Best Lawyers’ recognizes 8 Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys

FORT WORTH, TX. – Eight Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been included in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognition is considered prestigious because it is a peer-reviewed rating. The Cantey Hanger attorneys and their areas of practice for which they were recognized: Michael G. Appleman, Managing Partner Trusts and Estates Harry …

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Andrew Scott has Written an Article “What is “Surface Water” and Why Does it Matter?” Appearing in the August, 2020 Edition of the Austin Construction News

This article appears in the August, 2020 edition of the Austin Construction News online publication. By J. Andrew Scott Have you ever considered at what point should rainwater be characterized as surface water or ground water or some other type of water?  Probably not.  You may be surprised to learn that the answer is not so …

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Andrew Scott has Written an Article “Think Twice before Negotiating an Insurance Claim” Appearing in the July, 2020 Edition of the Austin Construction News

This article appears in the July, 2020 edition of the Austin Construction News online publication. Consider this scenario: You are a contractor who is hired by a customer to perform repairs to a building.  For whatever reason, some or all of the repair costs are covered under insurance. So you offer to negotiate with the …

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Three Cantey Hanger Lawyers Honored as Part of Fort Worth Inc. Magazine 400 Most Influential People

Congratulations Laura Hallmon, Brian Newby and Ralph Duggins on your selection to Inc.’s Fort Worth 400 Most Influential People.  Your work for clients, with fellow employees and in the community is something all of us at Cantey Hanger respect and admire.

Bostock v. Clayton County: Fundamental Shift or Preservation of the Status Quo? What religious organizations need to know about hiring after Bostock

On June 15, 2020, the United State Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex encompasses protection for homosexual and transgender individuals in the workplace.  Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch opined …

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Bryan David Elected Secretary of the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas

Cantey Hanger would like to congratulate partner, Bryan David, for being elected to serve as the Secretary of the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas.  He served previously as the Newsletter and Membership Coordinator for the same group.

Machir Stull Speaks to the Tarrant County Bar Association Real Estate Section

On June 16, 2020, Cantey Hanger bankruptcy partner, Machir Stull, gave a presentation to the TCBA Real Estate Section about bankruptcy issues facing the real estate industry, entitled “Real Estate and Bankruptcy: Issues that may arise in light of Covid-19.”

Cantey Hanger’s Julie Sherman Wins State’s Pro Bono Award

FORT WORTH, TX –Julie K. Sherman, a board certified paralegal at Cantey Hanger L.L.P., is the lone recipient of the 2020 Pro Bono Support Staff Award, presented by the State Bar of Texas and its Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee. “…the State Bar of Texas and the Committee recognize your dedication …

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16 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Honored by Peers as Top Attorneys

Sixteen Cantey Hanger attorneys have been recognized by peers in the annual 360 West Magazine Top Attorney edition for July. 360 West Publisher Jerry Scott said approximately 6,700 votes were cast. The Cantey Hanger honorees: Scott Fredricks, Commercial Litigation Brian Singleterry, Commercial Litigation Philip Vickers, Commercial Litigation Andy Keetch, Construction Douglas Clayton, Corporate Finance Mergers …

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The Continuing Impact of COVID-19 on Child Custody: Must I Exchange My Child for Summer Visitation?

Amid the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, parents who share custody of their children continue to face new challenges. In a time where stay-at-home orders, social distancing, working from home, and travel restrictions have become the new norm, parents are looking for guidance on how to handle issues relating to possession and access of their children. …

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Cantey Hanger Lawyer Derek Carson Recognized as Rising Star

Cantey Hanger Partner, Derek Carson, has been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” for 2020 by Texas Super Lawyers. Derek’s law school and practice areas recognized are: The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Business litigation; Derek is a repeat honoree. To be eligible for inclusion as a Rising Star, a candidate …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Valdez Accepted to Prestigious Group

FORT WORTH, TX –Ryan Valdez, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, has been accepted as a member of the international Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. It is an “inspired community of vetted defense counsel (and) exceptional leaders.” Valdez is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer representing Fortune 500 companies, locally-owned and regional businesses, and …

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Snap Removals: The Fifth Circuit Opens Federal Courts to Quick-Removing Diverse Defendants

The federal removal statutes preclude a case from being removed if a local defendant has been “properly joined and served.”  28 USC § 1441(b)(2).  When, however, a defendant removes a case to federal court before a local defendant has been served, it is typically referred to as a snap removal.  Last month the Fifth Circuit …

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Bankruptcy Changes in the CARES Act

In March 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”).  The CARES Act contains provisions which affect Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy debtors, as well as debtors proceeding under the new form of small business bankruptcy created by the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”).  SBRA, which took …

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Governor Abbott Begins to Reopen Texas: Key Provisions in the Governor’s Latest Orders

On April 27, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott hosted a press conference at which he announced “Phase I” of a three phase plan to reopen businesses across the state, and begin relaxing restrictions put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19.  At the press conference, the Governor issued three executive orders which mark the first …

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Cantey Hanger attorney Tatum Jr. hired by EPA Region 6

FORT WORTH, TX – Stephen L. Tatum, Jr., a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, has accepted the Assistant (Chief of Staff) position to Ken McQueen, the Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, which covers Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Before joining Cantey Hanger, Tatum was a Deputy Commissioner of the …

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Healthcare Providers: Key Considerations before Accepting Provider Relief Funds

On April 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) started distributing $30 billion of the $100 billion in funds appropriated under the CARES Act’s Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (the “Relief Fund”) to healthcare providers. On April 22, 2020, HHS announced that it would begin distributing an additional $20 …

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Texas Executive Order GA-16:  COVID-19 and “Re-opened services”

With the issuance of Executive Order GA-16, Texas has started to loosen the COVID-19-related restrictions on certain business operations.  Beginning on April 24, 2020, retail services that are defined as “reopened services” will be allowed to operate.  “Reopened services” are “retail services that are not ‘essential services,’ but that may be provided through pickup, delivery …

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Trump’s tweet and COVID-19 effects on immigration

The President’s Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants into the U.S. has now been issued and is effective at 12:59 PM ET, April 23, 2020. The Proclamation applies only to aliens who are outside of the U.S. on April 23, 2020, who do not have an immigrant visa that is valid as of April 23, 2020, …

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Eight-Corners and Extrinsic Evidence: Never… Sometimes… Maybe?

This article appears online at law.com published on April 21, 2020. The eight-corners rule is an obvious, self-explanatory rule.  It says what it means, and it means what it says, right? Maybe.  It’s complicated. Under the eight-corners rule, an insurer’s duty to defend its insured is determined by comparing the claims asserted in the “four …

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Should My Church Apply for a PPP/EIDL Loan?

Frequently Asked Questions The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020.  The purpose of the CARES Act is to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.  One of the primary mechanisms …

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Questions Businesses Ask their Attorneys During a Crisis, a TechFW TechNest Webinar

Cantey Hanger Partner and Chair of the firm’s Business, Tax and Estates section, Doug Clayton, is participating in Tech Fort Worth’s TechNest Webinar.  His presentation will be “Questions Businesses Ask their Attorneys During a Crisis” to be given via Zoom Conference on April 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm.  Click here to register for this virtual …

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The Supreme Court of Texas Affirms the Freedom of Contract

In January and February, the Supreme Court of Texas published two decisions that focus squarely on the freedom of contract in the energy industry. By John Polzer and Machir Stull | April 06, 2020 at 06:37 PM       John Polzer, left, and Machir Stull, right While the novel coronavirus continues (rightfully so) to garner all the headlines, it …

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SBA Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). Under the CARES Act, small businesses, sole proprietorships, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals may apply for loans administered by the Small Business Association’s (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The SBA launched a CARES Act webpage (https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp), and …

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Essential 2.0: Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Order

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order GA-14, which became effective today, April 2, 2020.  This order adopts the definition “essential services” from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0” but also adds religious services to the list of allowed activities.  Notably, this statewide definition of …

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Breaking Down the COVID-19 Loan Programs: Economic Injury Disaster Loan versus Paycheck Protection Program

On March 25, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) had included the state of Texas in its Economic Injury Disaster Declaration, thereby paving the way for small businesses to access the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) Program. The EIDL program has been around for a while, but was only …

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Avenues for Tenant Relief When Business is Closed by Local Order

  The following, non-exclusive list presents potential remedies for tenants who are still obligated to pay rent while their businesses have been closed due to local orders, however, in many cases, commercial tenants are not afforded the protections provided to residential tenants: Absent the existence of a threat to person or for just cause, the …

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Are Businesses Due Compensation for Damages Caused by Stay-at-Home Orders Resulting from COVID-19?

 As the threat of COVID-19 virus spreads, local governments throughout North Texas ordered many businesses—such as retail, restaurants, bars, gyms, and hair salons—to close. With these protective measures comes unemployment, unpaid bills, and possibly bankruptcy. This expansion of government power leads to the question of whether the government is correspondingly responsible for their orders’ economic …

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Travelers Beware: Think Twice Before Leaving Texas

Travelers contemplating traveling outside of Texas in the coming weeks should think twice before doing so.  Or, if you continue with your travel plans, expect a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine on your return home to Texas if you have traveled through an airport from one of the coronavirus “hotspots.” The list of coronavirus hotspots is growing …

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Analyzing Whether Your Business is “Essential” Under Local Shelter-in-Place Orders

Many local governments are issuing shelter-in-place-style orders in response to Covid-19.  Typically, these orders have a blanket prohibition that significantly limits personal and business activities.  Then the orders typically make exceptions for certain activities, people, or businesses that are defined as “essential.”  In many orders, the definition of “essential” is loosely defined, making it difficult to …

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law as one of the first major federal legislative initiatives in response to COVID-19.  In addition to addressing insurance coverage of COVID-19 testing, nutrition assistance for students, and unemployment benefits, the FFCRA also requires certain employers to provide their employees with …

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Texas Medical Board Passes Emergency Rules to Enforce Prohibition of Elective Procedures

Late yesterday, the Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) adopted rules to enforce the Texas Governor’s Executive Order and its prohibition against performing surgeries and medical procedures that are not immediately medically necessary, through April 21, 2020. TMB President Sherif Z. Saafran, M.D. explained, “[t]he Texas Medical Board has echoed the strong recommendations for providers and health care …

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Andrew Scott Joins Cantey Hanger LLP Litigation Group

FORT WORTH, TX – Attorney Andrew Scott has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. His practice focus is advocating for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners on a variety of construction-related issues, including litigation, contract negotiations and alternative dispute resolution. He also represents companies and individuals licensed by …

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Pardon My French, The Application of Force Majeure for General Contractors Dealing with COVID-19

The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has impacted almost every corner of the world, requiring businesses of all sizes to re-assess their ability to maintain operations and fulfill contractual obligations. The federal and local governments have imposed restrictions on travel and gatherings, and in many instances, have forced businesses to temporarily shut their doors. One industry that …

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SEC Offers Relief for Companies Impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) is following suit to other agencies and providing regulatory relief for certain publicly traded companies. Below are the SEC’s announcements regarding (1) annual meetings and proxy rules, (2) filing deadlines, and (3) transfer agent relief. Annual Meetings and Proxy Rules The SEC released this staff guidance regarding …

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SBA Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) announced that it would work directly with state governors to provide disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Historically, the SBA has required that any state or territory impacted by a disaster certify that at least five small …

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EEOC Guidance for Employers on impact of COVID-19

As we await the fate in the Senate of the revised proposed Families First Coronavirus Response Act legislation, it’s important to remember other employment considerations under the unique circumstances of a pandemic. While the protections and requirements of the ADA and FMLA regarding reasonable accommodation (as well as rules about medical examinations and inquiries) remain …

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Cantey Hanger joins in celebration of Black History Month

Managing Partner Brian Newby joined Tarrant County Judge Ken Newell and retired Judge Louis Sturns, with Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell in a panel discussion and historic Frederick Douglas- Abraham Lincoln play for Black History Month at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Cantey Hanger Partner Machir Stull Presents to the TCBA Corporate Counsel Section

On February 12, 2020, Cantey Hanger partner Machir Stull gave a presentation to the TCBA Corporate Counsel Section Luncheon about bankruptcy issues facing in-house counsel, entitled “Bankruptcy 101: An overview for corporate counsel”.  A copy of the presentation can be found here.

Attorney Doug Clayton Named Chair of TechFW Board

FORT WORTH, TX. – Doug Clayton, a Partner at Cantey Hanger LLP law firm, has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of TechFW. He follows Maxwell A. Lea, III, a Managing Director with DFB Pharmaceuticals, whose term expired at the end of 2019. TechFW is a non-profit entrepreneur support organization …

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Derek Carson Newest Partner at Cantey Hanger Law Firm

FORT WORTH, TX – Derek Carson has been selected a Partner at Cantey Hanger LLP. ”Derek is a shining example of our young trial lawyers. He is smart, hardworking and has superb credentials and experience,” said Brian Newby, Cantey Hanger’s Managing Partner. “He has a tremendous future in the practice of law and within Cantey …

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) became effective on January 1, 2020, it will not become enforceable until July 1, 2020

Although the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) became effective on January 1, 2020, it will not become enforceable until July 1, 2020. As one of the strictest privacy laws in the United States, the CCPA likely to have a significant impact on businesses across the country. In fact, because of the nature of the …

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Fredricks to Lead Cantey Hanger Litigation Section

FORT WORTH, TX – Partner Scott Fredricks has been selected Chair of the Litigation Section at Cantey Hanger LLP. He succeeds Partner Jordan Parker, who had led the firm’s litigation team for six years and is now leading the firm’s recruitment and business expansion efforts. Cantey Hanger’s Litigation Section consists of more than 40 attorneys and …

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Cantey Hanger Attorney appointed to Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has appointed Cantey Hanger partner Ralph Duggins to serve as the new public member of the Sunset Advisory Commission.  The Sunset Advisory Commission conducts regular reviews of state agencies that are scheduled to be abolished by the Texas Sunset Act.  Their duties include convening public hearings on each agency and issuing …

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As of January 1, 2020, the “Boeing Loophole” has been closed

In 2019, the Texas legislature passed a number of bills which are likely to impact disclosure requirements under the Texas Public Information Act, although one of the most significant appears to be Senate Bill 943. The purpose of Senate Bill 943 is to expand disclosure requirements, primarily by closing what has been called the “Boeing …

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Cantey Hanger was the presenting sponsor of the Tarrant County Bar Association Women Attorneys Section Holiday Luncheon

Cantey Hanger was the presenting sponsor of the Tarrant County Bar Association Women Attorneys Section Holiday Luncheon on December 13.  The festive event was organized and co-chaired by Cantey Hanger associates, Allison Carroll and Keegan Sorenson.  Guests enjoyed lunch, shopping, door prizes, and holiday favors.  Cantey Hanger is proud to support the Tarrant County Bar …

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Cantey Hanger attorney, Hon. Jason Boatright makes a presentation at the State Bar Appellate Section reception

Cantey Hanger attorney, Hon. Jason Boatright makes a presentation at the State Bar Appellate Section reception with the Beaumont Court of Appeals.  Justice Boatright practices in Cantey Hanger’s Dallas office.

12 Cantey Hanger Lawyers Named as Top Attorneys in Fort Worth Magazine

Cantey Hanger congratulates 12 of its lawyers for being named “Top Attorneys for 2019” published by Fort Worth Magazine.  They, with their practice areas, are listed below.          Robert Aldrich, Civil Law & Litigation Philip Vickers, Civil Law & Litigation Mary Barkley, Commercial Litigation Ralph Duggins, Commercial Litigation Steve Tatum, Commercial Litigation Doug …

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13 Cantey Hanger Lawyers Named Top Attorneys for 2019 in 360 West Magazine

Cantey Hanger is pleased to announce 13 of our lawyers being named Top Attorneys for 2019, published by 360 West Magazine.  Congratulations to all.  They are: Appellate Law Stephen Tatum Business Law Julie Bergkamp Doug Clayton     Civil Law / Litigation (less than 5 years) Brian Singleterry Construction Andy Keetch Eminent Domain Mary Barkley …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Served on a Panel at the Bi-Annual Dallas-Fort Worth Joint Appellate Seminar

Cantey Hanger Partner, Steve Tatum, served on a panel at the Bi-Annual Dallas-Fort Worth Joint Appellate Seminar hosted by the Dallas and Tarrant County Bar Associations.

Brooke Hubbard joins Cantey Hanger Law Firm

FORT WORTH, TX –Brooke Hubbard has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an associate in the Litigation Section. She will handle commercial litigation and complex family law matters. Hubbard has been a Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorney in the Misdemeanor Division since 2017, managing a caseload of more than 1,000 incidents. Jordan Parker, Chair of …

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Cantey Hanger Assists CarrollCLEAN with a Successful Aquisition

Cantey Hanger, a full-service business law firm, announces the closing of a successful acquisition of Tomco-Harwel Industries Inc. and Summit Brand Products by its client, CarrollCLEAN.  CarrollCLEAN is one of the nation’s leading manufacturer of private branded institutional cleaning and maintenance chemicals.  Julie Bergkamp and Machir Stull, partners in Cantey Hanger’s business law section, represented …

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When is an Oil & Gas Joint Venture Interest a Security? By: Douglas W. Clayton Published in Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes November 2019

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has written an article “When is an Oil & Gas Joint Venture Interest a Security?” which appears in the Dallas Bar Associan’s Headnotes for November, 2019. Read the Article here.

Cantey Hanger attorneys practicing in Austin, Texas prepare to celebrate with clients in our historic office building

A good time was had by all.  (Austin office visits are by appointment only.)

Sarah K. Walls To Present at the 2019 Oil & Gas Environmental Conference

Cantey Hanger partner Sarah K. Walls will make a presentation to representatives of the oil and gas industry at the 2019 Oil & Gas Environmental Conference in Dallas on December 3 at the Sheraton  Dallas Hotel. She will explain the different options available to the industry for environmental audits, and the risks and benefits of …

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Cantey Hanger Partner leads Baylor Line Foundation

FORT WORTH, TX – Laura Hilton Hallmon, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, will be formally installed as President of the Baylor Line Foundation (originally the Baylor Alumni Association) at the foundation’s Annual Meeting on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Hallmon’s term officially began on June 1, 2019 and will run through December 31, 2021. The …

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Fort Worth Inc Magazine Highlights Brian Newby, Cantey Hanger’s Managing Partner

Brian Newby, Cantey Hanger’s new Managing Partner, is featured in an article “Cantey Hanger’s New Sheriff” appearing in the September 19th edition of Fort Worth Inc magazine.   Read the article here.

Partner Doug Clayton named Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law

Doug Clayton, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP and Chairman of the firm’s Business Transactions section, has been named an Adjunct Professor for the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at Texas A&M University School of Law. Students in the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (ELC) help clients choose, form and operate their business entities. The work may involve sole …

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Cantey Hanger Lawyer, Jason Boatright, Organizes a Reception for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Jason Boatright, a partner in Cantey Hanger’s Dallas and Austin Offices, organized a reception in Austin for the judges of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest court in Texas for criminal cases. Boatright is on the Council of the State Bar Appellate Section and a former justice on the 5th Court of Appeals …

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John D. Robinson joins Cantey Hanger Law Firm

FORT WORTH, TX – John D. Robinson, a 2019 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law, has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an associate in the Litigation Section. He will handle health care and commercial litigation cases. Robinson was a litigation extern at Cantey Hanger in 2017 and a summer clerk with a focus …

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11 Cantey Hanger attorneys named Super Lawyers

FORT WORTH, TX – Eleven Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2019 by Texas Monthly magazine. The entire list is in a special October issue of the magazine. “Attorneys are selected after a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, peer evaluation by practice area and independent research,” according to the …

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Three Cantey Hanger Lawyers Named Part of “The 400 – Fort Worth’s Most Influential People”

We are pleased to announce Cantey Hanger Partners, Ralph Duggins, Brian Newby and Michael Appleman, have been named Fort Worth’s Most Influential in the category of Professional Services in Fort Worth, Inc. magazine’s July/August 2019 issue.    

The Net Fort Worth Has a Mission to “Develop Healthy, Restorative Relationships”

Cantey Hanger Partner Andy Keetch, right, and Managing Partner Brian Newby, left, with Melissa Ice, the Founder and Executive Director of The Net Fort Worth. The Net’s mission is to “develop healthy, restorative relationships with the people in our community who need a network of support the most.” Andy is on the Board and Cantey Hanger …

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Taking the Reins: Newby Leads Storied Law Firm into Future

Brian Newby, Cantey Hanger’s newly elected managing partner, is featured in an article appearing in The Fort Worth Business Press.  Please click here to read the entire article.

‘Best Lawyers’ recognizes 8 Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys

FORT WORTH, Tx – Eight Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been included in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognition is considered prestigious because it is a peer-reviewed rating. The Cantey Hanger attorneys and their areas of practice for which they were recognized: Michael G. Appleman      -Trusts and Estates Harry …

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Brian Newby, Cantey Hanger’s New Managing Partner, is Featured in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram Article

Cantey Hanger’s new managing partner, Brian Newby, is featured in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram news piece.  The article “Meet Fort Worth’s first African American managing partner of a major law firm” can be read by clicking the link.

Supreme Court Decision Gives Businesses Increased Protection from Mandatory Disclosure of Confidential Information

    Cantey Hanger Partner, John Polzer, and Associate Joshua Michaels have collaborated to author an article “Supreme Court Decision Gives Businesses Increased Protection from Mandatory Disclosure of Confidential Information” that appears in the Fort Worth Business Press online edition, July, 2019.      

Limiting Discovery Before Arbitration

This article was published in the Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes for July 24, 2019 by John Polzer and Sidney Shimkus One sentence in your arbitration clause can open your client up to expedited discovery, depositions and an evidentiary hearing—all before a trial judge is required to send the case to arbitration. This sentence usually is …

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Partner Bryan David Elected to Leadership Position on Aviation Section Council

Cantey Hanger partner Bryan David was recently elected to serve as the Newsletter/Membership Coordinator of the Aviation Section Council of the State Bar of Texas.  The Aviation Section of the Texas Bar exists to study recent developments of law, legislation and regulations in the field of aviation law, and to keep the members of the …

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Nhu (Jasmine) T. Vu joins Cantey Hanger as Associate

FORT WORTH, TX – Nhu (Jasmine) T. Vu has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an Associate in the firm’s Business Transactions Section. Vu’s practice will focus on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, finance, and corporate and securities transactions. Doug Clayton, Chairman of the firm’s Business Transactions Section, said, “Jasmine is a deal lawyer with excellent …

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Taylor Anderson joins Cantey Hanger LLP as Partner

Fort Worth, Texas – Taylor Anderson has joined Cantey Hanger LLP   as a partner in the Dallas office. He will practice within the firm’s   Litigation Section and has an active trial practice in the areas of   commercial, real estate and title insurance. “Taylor adds depth to our already strong real estate and title   litigation practice,” …

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Allan Howeth Shares a Bit of Fort Worth/Cantey Hanger History

Cantey Hanger was retained in a case for the S. B. Burnett Estate, jointly with the Brown Herman firm, against the City of Fort Worth to stop the City from using a certain property for a city building.  The dispute arose out of language restricting future use of the property.  S. B. Burnett’s donation required …

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John Polzer and Joshua Michaels Present at Transwestern Real Estate

Cantey Hanger Partner, John Polzer, and Associate, Joshua Michaels, gave a presentation today, June 10, 2019, on the Real Estate Licensing Act to Transwestern Real Estate’s Dallas office.  

Immigration News and Updates

This is our Immigration News and Updates page. Please also visit https://canteyhanger.com/practice-areas/immigration-law/ for information about our Immigration practice area as well as links to Immigration related websites. These updates are for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Lane at 817-877-2805. ____________________________________________ April 29, 2019 H-1B Premium Processing Update USCIS will …

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Cantey Hanger LLP Partner Brian Newby Elected to Succeed Michael Appleman as Managing Partner

For immediate release For more information: Brian Newby bnewby@staging.poised-team.flywheelsites.com FORT WORTH – Brian Newby, who has served in numerous local, state and national leadership positions, has been elected Managing Partner of Cantey Hanger LLP. He replaces Michael Appleman, who had been Managing Partner since August, 2015. Appleman will continue with his practice areas focusing on …

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Laura Hallmon Selected for Meritas U.S. Leadership Committee

Cantey Hanger is pleased to announce that Laura Hallmon has been selected by Meritas, a global alliance of independent law firms, to serve a 3-year term on its U.S. Leadership Committee. The 12-person Committee is charged with developing appropriate strategy and action plans to maximize involvement and engagement of member firms in the United States. The …

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Arbitration Carve Out Clauses: Tips and Traps

Cantey Hanger Partner, John Polzer, has written an article titled “Arbitration Carve Out Clauses: Tips and Traps” which appears in the Tarrant County Bar Association Bar Bulletin, May/June 2019.  Please click here to read the article.

Cantey Hanger Partner Jason Boatright Confirmed to Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

FORT WORTH – The Texas Senate has voted unanimously to confirm Jason Boatright, a partner in the Dallas office of Cantey Hanger LLP, to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The commission oversees the agency that inspects, supervises and regulates every phase of businesses related to alcoholic beverages, including manufacturing, sales and distribution. Boatright’s appointment begins …

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Hot Soup Suit Should Be Iced, Hospital Tells Texas Justices

By Michelle Casady Law360 (April 8, 2019, 4:55 PM EDT) — A Fort Worth hospital has asked the Texas Supreme Court to dismiss claims it negligently served a patient soup that was so hot it burned her, arguing the patient’s counsel relied on unqualified expert witnesses. Baylor All Saints Medical Center, which operates as Baylor Scott & White All …

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Frequently negotiated deal terms in M&A transactions

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has written an article “Frequently negotiated deal terms in M&A transactions” that appears in the March 29, 2019 edition of The Fort Worth Business Press.   Please click here to read the article.

Cantey Hanger Partner Featured by Super Lawyers for Promoting Pro Bono

Cantey Hanger Partner, Philip Vickers, is featured in an article titled “Promoting Pro Bono”.  This article appears in the SuperLawyers Texas Rising Stars 2019 edition, a Thomson Reuters publication.  Click here to read the article.

Sarah K. Walls to speak at the annual Food+Beverage Environmental Conference

Cantey Hanger partner Sarah K Walls will speak  on  Right-to-Farm, Nuisance Suits against Pork Producers, and Ag-Gag laws at the annual Food +Beverage Environmental Conference in New Orleans on April 1. FBEC is the premier environmental event for professionals in the food and beverage industry, where attendees share knowledge of sustainable practices, environmental compliance, and …

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Four Cantey Hanger Attorneys Selected Rising Stars

FORT WORTH, Tx. – Four Cantey Hanger attorneys have been recognized as “Texas Rising Stars” for 2019 by Texas Super Lawyers. The state list will appear in the April publication of Texas Monthly magazine. The four and the practice areas for which they were recognized are: Christopher A. Klement, Civil Rights; Derek Carson, Business litigation; …

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Former Appeals Court Justice Boatright Joins Cantey Hanger

For immediate release For more information: Michael Appleman mappleman@staging.poised-team.flywheelsites.com DALLAS, TX – Jason Boatright, most recently a Justice with the Fifth District Court of Appeals (Dallas), has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a Partner, Managing Partner Michael Appleman announced. Boatright will handle a variety of litigation and appellate matters in the Dallas and Fort Worth …

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DALLAS ATTORNEY MR. BRYAN S. DAVID HONORED BY TEXAS BAR FOUNDATION

January 22, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Baillie Hearne (512) 480-8014 bhearne@txbf.org Mr. Bryan S. David with Cantey Hanger LLP has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system …

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Forum-selection clauses: Tips to enhance the chance for enforcement

Cantey Hanger Partner, John Polzer, along with Associate, Chris Brown, have written an article “Forum-selection clauses: Tips to enhance the chance for enforcement” which appears in the Fort Worth Business Press for January 25, 2019. <<Click here to read the article>>

Welcome to the Jungle: The Application of Foreign Law in Aircraft Accident Litigation

Cantey Hanger partner, Bryan David, recently wrote an article about the choice of law.  Though his article focuses on how these rules apply to aircraft accident litigation, it discusses various choice of law standards employed in state and federal courts across the nation; the factors evaluated in the popular Restatement test; and, the practical considerations …

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Cantey Hanger Attorneys Listed in Fort Worth Inc. Magazine

Fort Worth Inc. Magazine’s January/February 2019 edition lists their “Top Attorneys” for 2018.  The “Top Attorneys” from Cantey Hanger are listed below along with their Practice Areas.  Congratulations to all. •  Aldrich, Jr., Robert •  Appleman, Michael •  Barkley, Mary •  Bartel, Harry •  Brisco, Brian •  Carson, Derek •  Cesare, Tawanna •  Clayton, Doug …

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Forbes Notes Firm’s Work on Behalf of ExxonMobil

Forbes recently reported on arguments made in the Fort Worth Court of Appeals in a proceeding filed by ExxonMobil to investigate claims of viewpoint discrimination in violation of free speech rights guaranteed under the US and Texas Constitutions. In the proceeding, ExxonMobil seeks pre-suit discovery from representatives of several California cities and counties, including the …

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Brisco, Ross Named Equity Partners at Cantey Hanger LLP

FORT WORTH, TX –Brian Brisco and Joshua Ross have been admitted as equity partners in Cantey Hanger LLP, Managing Partner Michael Appleman announced. A native of Fort Worth, Brisco joined Cantey Hanger in 2010 after graduating from Baylor University School of Law. Ross, a graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, joined the firm …

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Ashley Parrish Speaking at The Griffin Insurance Technical Forum in London

Cantey Hanger Partner, Ashley Parrish, is leading a discussion regarding “the insured’s failure to read the policy and how our two nations, separated by a common language, deal with this issue of potential contributory negligence” to be held at The Griffin Insurance Technical Forum in London, England on January 9, 2019.

Julie Bergkamp to Speak at TCBA Corporate Counsel Section Luncheon

Cantey Hanger Partner, Julie Bergkamp, will be speaking on “Intellectual Property, The Basics of IP and IP Related Agreements” at the TCBA Corporate Counsel Section Luncheon to be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Petroleum Club. Lunch is $30 for section members and $35 for all others, including those with late reservations. Please RSVP …

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Rising Corporate Debt and Interest Rates and Possible Implications for So-Called “Zombie” Firms in Our Economy

“On Tuesday, December 11, Cantey Hanger partner Machir Stull gave a presentation to the Fort Worth chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) on rising corporate debt and interest rates and possible implications for so-called “zombie” firms in our economy. Stull is a commercial restructuring, business law, and business litigation attorney, particularly in the energy and …

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Cantey Hanger is Recognized as One of 20 Companies in Fort Worth to Break the 100 Year Mark

Fort Worth Magazine, in it’s December 4th online publication, has compiled a list of 20 companies to break the 100 year mark in Fort Worth.  Cantey Hanger is recognized as the 5th oldest establishment founded in 1882. The article can be read here.

CONDEMNATION NEWS: Hurricane Harvey Flood Claims Proceed – No Governmental Immunity

In an opinion issued December 4, 2018, the Houston Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas affirmed the denial of motions to dismiss on grounds of Governmental Immunity,allowing inverse condemnation and statutory takings claims to proceed against the San Jacinto River Authority for Hurricane Harvey dam releases and flooding. San Jacinto River Authority v.Burney, et …

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15 Cantey Hanger Lawyers have become Fellows of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation in 2018

15 Cantey Hanger Lawyers have become Fellows of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation in 2018, which indicates a long-term commitment to support the Foundation.  The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Tarrant County Bar Association.  Its projects include collecting donated stuffed animals and delivering them to the Tarrant County Family Law and Juvenile courts …

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Immigration Application Denial Rates Jump 37% Under Trump, closely examines USCIS denial rates and trends

Immigration Application Denial Rates Jump 37% Under Trump, closely examines USCIS denial rates and trends

Ralph Duggins Presents Supremacy Clause Argument to the Supreme Court of Texas on Behalf of Sabre

Cantey Hanger litigation leader Ralph Duggins presents Supremacy clause argument to the Supreme Court of Texas on behalf of Sabre. This link will take you to the recorded video. This link leads to the Law360 article regarding the case.

Julie Sherman featured in State Bar Pro Bono Spotlight

Posted in the State Bar of Texas – Texas Bar Blog This article was written by Adam Faderewski on October 23, 2018.  Adam is the associate editor of the Texas Bar Journal. The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (October 21-27). …

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Cantey Hanger Attorneys Secure Reversal in Appellate Court

Darrell Noga and Chris Klement received a Memorandum Opinion from the Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas.  The Opinion was a reversal of a lower court’s ruling in favor of the plaintiff in the case.  Darrell and Chris were able to convince the court that the City they represent was not liable …

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For-Profit Corporation vs. Nonprofit Corporation vs. Social Purpose Corporation vs. Public Benefit Corporation

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton has penned an article “For-Profit Corporation vs. Nonprofit Corporation vs. Social Purpose Corporation vs. Public Benefit Corporation” which appears in both the Dallas and Houston citybizlists, September 2018.

“Oh Snap!” A Loophole Around the Forum-Defendant Rule

Cantey Hanger attorneys, John Polzer (Partner) and Derek Carson (Associate), have written an article ““Oh Snap!” A Loophole Around the Forum-Defendant Rule” which appears in the October 2018 Headnotes, Antitrust Trade Regulation Business Litigation Section of the Dallas Bar Association.

Attorneys Littman, Hancock Join Cantey Hanger LLP

FORT WORTH, TX – Attorneys David Littman, Partner, and Katherine (Kate) Hancock, Associate, have joined Cantey Hanger LLP.   Littman has extensive experience in real estate and title insurance law.  He was previously with Law, Snakard & Gambill for nine years and has been in-house counsel with Fidelity National TitleInsurance Company the past six years. …

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What is a reasonable buyout? Update on physician non-compete agreements in Texas

Cantey Hanger Partners, David Speed and Tim Davis, have co-authored an article “What is a reasonable buyout? Update on physician non-compete agreements in Texas” which appears in the Fort Worth Business Press, September 14, 2018.

Who the Heck Signs Our Stock Certificates?

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has penned an article “Who the Heck Signs Our Stock Certificates?” which appears in both the Dallas and Houston citybizlists.

15 Cantey Hanger attorneys named Super Lawyers

FORT WORTH, TX – Fifteen Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2018by Texas Monthly magazine. The entire list is in a special September/October issue of the magazine. “Attorneys are selected after a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, peer evaluation by practice area and independent research,” according to the publication. …

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Fort Worth appoints Sports Authority board

Cantey Hanger Of Counsel, Allan Howeth, has been chosen for the Fort Worth Sports Authority Board. This article appears in the Fort Worth Business Press Online Edition. Here is the text of the article. The Fort Worth City Council on Aug. 14 approved a resolution naming the board of the directors for the Fort Worth …

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‘Best Lawyers’ recognizes 11 Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys

FORT WORTH, Tx – Eleven Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognition is considered prestigious because it is the only peer-reviewed rating in the legal industry. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, …

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Cantey Hanger Partner, Philip Vickers Sits On A Law Panel Sponsored By The Fort Worth Business Press

Partner, Philip Vickers, sat on a panel hosted and sponsored by The Fort Worth Business Press.  The article regarding that panel can be read here.

Associate Michael D. Duran joins Cantey Hanger LLP

FORT WORTH, TX – Michael D. Duran has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an associate in the firm’s Business, Tax and Estates section. Duran comes to the firm from Shanks & Hauser, L.L.P. in Houston.  His practice focuses on estate planning, probate, entity formation and business transactions, including preparing wills, trust agreements and powers of attorney, …

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Stephen L. Tatum, Jr. joins Cantey Hanger LLP as Partner

FORT WORTH, TX – Stephen L. Tatum, Jr., most recently a Deputy Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a Partner. He will advise clients in matters involving the environment, energy, and eminent domain, as well as government and regulatory matters. “Stephen’s extensive experience with complex environmental issues …

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Cantey Hanger Attorney to Chair People’s Law School

FORT WORTH, TX – Brian Singleterry, an associate with Cantey Hanger LLP, is the new Chairman of the Tarrant County Bar Association’s People’s Law School. The Bar Association and the Tarrant County Bar Foundation annually present the law school in the spring, which includes free seminars on the basics of common legal issues. Sessions are …

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13 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Listed at “Top Attorneys” in the 360West July, 2018 Publication

13 Cantey Hanger Attorneys have been chosen as “Top Attorneys” for 2018 by 360West Magazine’s July, 2018 edition.  Below are the attorneys and the practice areas they have been chosen in.  You can view the online edition of the list by clicking here. Civil Law/Transactional Douglas Clayton Civil Law/Litigation Brian Brisco Commercial Litigation Philip Vickers …

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The July/August, 2018 Edition of the Tarrant County Bar Bulletin has Published John Polzer and Derek Carson

Cantey Hanger Partner, John Polzer and Associate, Derek Carson have written an article “‘Oh Snap!’ A Loophole Around the Forum-Defendant Removal Rule” which appears in the July/August, 2018 edition of the Tarrant County Bar Bulletin.

Partner Mary Barkley re-appointed to State Bar Committee

FORT WORTH, TX – Mary Hazelwood Barkley, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, has been appointed for a second three-year term (2018-2021) to the Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors. The Texas Bar Journal is the official publication of the State Bar of Texas, with a mailed circulation of 102,000 and the only legal publication …

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Attorneys Sorenson, Stull join Cantey Hanger

Fort Worth, Texas –Associate attorney Keegan E. Sorenson and partner Machir Stull have joined Cantey Hanger LLP. Sorenson will focus primarily on professional malpractice, construction defense and commercial litigation in the firm’s Fort Worth office. Stull will focus on bankruptcy, business law and commercial litigation in the firm’s Dallas and Fort Worth offices. “Keegan and …

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Attorney Laura Frase’s “When Strategies Go Awry”, Part 6, published in Mealey’s Fracking Report

Attorney Laura Frase’s “When Strategies Go Awry”, Part 6, published in Mealey’s Fracking Report for April 2018.  You can read the entire article here.

Laura A. Frase to speak at Texas Association of Defense Counsel San Francisco meeting

Laura A. Frase to speak at Texas Association of Defense Counsel’s summer seminar in San Francisco in July, 2018. Her presentation is entitled “The Anchoring Effect: ‘Draggin’ the Line’ in Litigation and Negotiation.”

ExxonMobil Defeats Personal Jurisdiction Challenges

Cantey Hanger client, ExxonMobil, filed a petition in state court for pre-suit discovery from several California municipalities, including the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, as well as from their representatives, to determine whether they violated ExxonMobil’s First Amendment rights by filing pretextual lawsuits against ExxonMobil and several other energy companies. Each of the respondents …

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The Drag of the Anchor: Diminishing the Negotiating Power of the First Demand

This article, written by Cantey Hanger Of Counsel, Laura Frase, appears in the March/April edition of FW Inc. magazine.  The magazine article is here on page 70. The Drag of the Anchor: Diminishing the Negotiating Power of the First Demand “If I look confused, it’s because I am thinking.” — Movie Mogul Samuel Goldwyn In the art …

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Attorney Laura Frase’s “When Strategies Go Awry”, Part 5, published in Mealey’s Litigation Report

Cantey Hanger Partner, Laura Frase has penned an article that has been published by MEALEY’S Litigation Report. You can read the article here.

Sarah K. Walls To Speak at the 48th Annual Food and Beverage Environmental Conference

Cantey Hanger partner Sarah K. Walls will be speaking at the 48th annual Food and Beverage Environmental  Conference in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico on Monday, March 26, 2018. Her topic is EPA’s NextGen Compliance program, with a particular emphasis on transparency of industry data and efforts to monitor industry by citizens’ groups.  

Four Cantey Hanger Attorneys Selected Rising Stars

Fort Worth, Texas – Four Cantey Hanger attorneys have been recognized as “Texas Rising Stars” for 2018 by Texas Super Lawyers. The state list is in the March publication of Texas Monthly magazine. The four, their law schools, and the practice areas for which they were recognized are: Christopher A. Klement, Southern Methodist University Dedman …

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Johndroe and Noga Teach Inverse Condemnation, Tort Claims Act and Governmental Immunity at TAMU School of Law.

Cantey Hanger Partners, Mary Colchin Johndroe and Darrell G-M Noga spoke to a Texas A&M University School of Law class on February 28, 2018.  Ms. Johndroe presented on Inverse Condemnation while Mr. Noga spoke on the Texas Tort Claims Act.  Governmental Immunity was also discussed with the class. The TAMU students are taking a Natural …

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Attorney Laura Frase’s “When Strategies Go Awry”, Part 4, published in Mealey’s Fracking Report

Cantey Hanger Partner, Laura Frase has penned an article that has been published by MEALEY’S Fracking Report.   You can read the article here.

John Polzer Appears in The Fort Worth Business Press With “Mechanic’s liens: How far does the lien reach?“

Cantey Hanger Partner, John Polzer, has written an article “Mechanic’s liens: How far does the lien reach?” which appears in The Fort Worth Business Press for January 26, 2018.

Ralph Duggins Has Been Named Chair of Parks and Wildlife Commission by Governor Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott has picked Cantey Hanger Partner, Ralph Duggins, to Chair the Parks and Wildlife Commission. Congratulations to Ralph. You can read the story in the Star Telegram here. The official announcement can be seen here.

Laura Frase Appears in the CityBizList Online Publication with an article “The Drag of the Anchor: Diminishing the Negotiating Power of the First Demand”

Cantey Hanger Partner, Laura Frase, has written an article “The Drag of the Anchor: Diminishing the Negotiating Power of the First Demand” which appears in the citybizlist online publication.  You can read the article here.

Cantey Hanger Labor & Employment attorney Laura Hallmon achieves Texas Board certification

  FORT WORTH, TX – Laura Hilton Hallmon, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, achieved board certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the specialty area of Labor & Employment Law. She will be inducted at a ceremony on February 23 in Austin, TX. Within the Texas legal community, an attorney who is …

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Attorney Laura Frase’s “When Strategies Go Awry”, Part 3, published by Mealey’s

Cantey Hanger Partner, Laura Frase has penned an article that has been published by MEALEY’S Emerging Toxic Torts.   You can read the article here.

Laura Frase to Speak to the Collin County Bar Association

Thursday, (January 11, 2018) Cantey Hanger Partner, Laura Frase will be presenting to the Corporate Counsel Section Meeting of the Collin County Bar Association. The topic is “The Anchoring Effect: Draggin’ the Line in Litigation and Negotiation.” http://www.collincountybar.org/events/event/15724

Attorney Laura Frase’s “When Strategies Go Awry”, Part 2, published by Mealey’s

Cantey Hanger Partner, Laura Frase has penned an article that has been published by MEALEY’S Emerging Toxic Torts.   You can read the article here.

Four Associates Join Cantey Hanger LLP

FORT WORTH, TX – Associates Joshua Michaels, Melinda Louque, Brian Singleterry and Grant Austin Dickey have joined Cantey Hanger LLP. Jordan Parker, Chairman of the firm’s Litigation Section, said, “We continue to grow our business and are fortunate to have recruited talented attorneys that want to share in our success and grow a quality practice.” …

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“Liability Is Blowin’ in the Wind . . . or Is It?”

Mary Barkley and Chris Brown have published an article in the Texas Bar Journal’s Agriculture Law Issue. The Article, “Liability Is Blowin’ in the Wind . . . or Is It?” may be found here: http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?m=21412&l=1#{“issue_id”:456730,”page”:22}

Blowing the Whistle on Confidentiality Agreements that Restrict Whistleblowers

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has penned an article “Blowing  the Whistle on Confidentiality Agreements that Restrict Whistleblowers”, appearing in the Fort Worth Business Press.

Attorney Laura Frase’s “When Strategies Go Awry”, Part 1, published by Mealey’s

Cantey Hanger Partner, Laura Frase has penned an article that has been published by MEALEY’S Emerging Toxic Torts.  You can read the article here.  

What’s in a Name (of a Texas Company)?

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has written an article titled “What’s in a Name (of a Texas Company)?”.  It appears in the Dallas and Houston citybizlist markets.

Clayton, Bergkamp Named to Leadership Positions

Chair, Vice-Chair of Business, Tax and Estates Section at Cantey Hanger     FORT WORTH, TX –Doug Clayton has been named Chair, and Julie Bergkamp Vice-chair, of the Business, Tax and Estates section at Cantey Hanger LLP, Managing Partner Michael Appleman announced. “We are pleased that Doug and Julie, both long-time partners in the firm, have …

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Cantey Hanger Secures Summary Judgment Victory Enforcing Shareholder Agreement

Cantey Hanger LLP obtained a summary judgment victory on September 14, 2017 on behalf of its client, a 50% shareholder who brought suit against the company after it failed to make any distributions for profits to which the shareholder was entitled. The lawsuit alleged breach of contract and requested an accounting and inspection of the …

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Darrell Noga to Speak at the UTA College of Business Ethics Over Breakfast Series

Darrell Noga, a partner with Cantey Hanger in Dallas and a powerhouse in public law will be the featured speaker at this event.  It will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the UTA Campus, E. H. Hereford University Center, Carlisle Suite from 7:30 – 9:00 am. Darrell has more than 28 years of experience …

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12 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

Twelve Cantey Hanger attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2017 by Texas Monthly magazine. The entire list is in a special September/October issue of the magazine. “Attorneys are selected after a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, peer evaluation by practice area and independent research,” according to the publication. Five percent of the …

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Sarah Walls Will Speak at the Airport Council International Annual Conference, 2017

Partner Sarah K. Walls will speak  at the Airport Council International Annual Conference at  the Fort Worth Convention Center on September 17, 2017. This conference attracts airport lawyers, executives, and personnel from  across the country, and is sponsored this year by DFW International Airport. The topic of Sarah’s presentation will be environmental issues related to …

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Takeaways from SEC’s Access to Capital and Market Liquidity Report to Congress

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has written an article “Takeaways from SEC’s Access to Capital and Market Liquidity Report to Congress” which is published in eight different citybizlist markets.  Please click this link to read the article.      

Two Associates Join Cantey Hanger LLP

FORT WORTH, TX – Associates Katie Copeland and Sydnie Shimkus have joined Cantey Hanger LLP. Jordan Parker, Chairman of the firm’s Litigation Section, said “Our business is strong and we’ve been fortunate to recruit talented attorneys that want to grow their practice with us.” Copeland focuses her practice on family law, mediation, health law and …

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Surprising Quirks of Texas Nonprofit Corporation Governing Documents

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton has penned an article titled “Surprising Quirks of Texas Nonprofit Corporation Governing Documents”. It is published in the Dallas citybizlist, August, 2017

Veteran Trial Lawyer Robert Aldrich Returns to Cantey Hanger

FORT WORTH, TX – After 22 years, veteran trial lawyer and Fort Worth native Robert E. Aldrich, Jr. has returned to the firm where he started, re-joining Cantey Hanger LLP as a Partner. Aldrich is board certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has …

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Securing Discovery from a Texas Non-Party

Frequently Asked Questions By Chris Brown, Associate, Cantey Hanger LLP Texas is one of the few states which has not adopted the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act.  As such, out-of-state parties who wish to seek discovery from Texas individuals or entities must comply with a confusing set of rules found in the Texas Rules …

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Texas Could Show Better Form for Formation

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has written an article that appears in both the citybizlist: Dallas and the citybizlist: Houston.  Please see an excerpt below and click the link to read the entire article. “Mother, should I trust the government?” – Pink Floyd That question answers itself, does it not? I’m pretty sure Pink Floyd …

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360 West Magazine, July Edition, Names 14 Cantey Hanger Lawyers as Top Attorneys for 2017

360 West Magazine has come out with their 2017 list of Top Attorneys.  Listed on pages 27-31 are the Top Attorneys in the region as voted by their peers.  Cantey Hanger’s Top Attorneys are: Michael Appleman Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probates Mary Barkley Eminent Domain Jordan Parker Medical Malpractice and Defense Tawanna Cesare Family Law Douglas …

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Cantey Hanger Partner to lead Baylor Line Foundation

FORT WORTH, TX – Laura Hilton Hallmon, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, will serve as President-elect of the Baylor Line Foundation (originally the Baylor Alumni Association) beginning June 1. Hallmon, currently a member of the Executive Committee of the foundation’s Board of Directors, will become President June 1, 2019 and Immediate Past President June …

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Partner Tawanna Cesare is ‘Extraordinary Woman’

FORT WORTH, TX – Cantey Hanger Partner Tawanna Lynn Cesare has been recognized as an “Extraordinary Woman” by Powerful Purses, Inc. for her contributions to the organization and its Scholarship Programs. Cesare serves on the Powerful Purses Archives & Executive Leadership Council, the Advisory Council and the Powerful Purses Scholarship Selection Committee. Powerful Purses, Inc. …

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Inflation Adjustments for Regulation Crowdfunding

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has written an article that is published in the citybizlist.com’s websites and is running nationally. The article “Inflation Adjustments for Regulation Crowdfunding” can be viewed by clicking the link.

3 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Selected Rising Stars

Fort Worth, Texas – Three Cantey Hanger attorneys have been recognized as “Texas Rising Stars” for 2017 by Texas Super Lawyers. The state list is in the March publication of Texas Monthly magazine. The three, their law schools, and the practice areas for which they were recognized: • David Speed, Texas A&M University School of …

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J.R. Ewing-Types Continue to Vex Courts and Corporate Law

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has written an article that is published in the Dallas and Houston citybizlist.com’s websites. The article “J.R. Ewing-Types Continue to Vex Courts and Corporate Law” can be viewed by clicking the link.   The article also appears in the Fort Worth Business Press here.

Cracking the SAFE: Financing Option for Start-ups

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has penned an article “Cracking the SAFE: Financing Option for Start-ups” which appears in the online publication citybizlist.com.

Texas Supreme Court Considers Parameters of Native Format E-Discovery

JORDAN PARKER Guest Columnist Mar 10, 2017 0 The Fort Worth Business Press has published an article written by Cantey Hanger Partner, Jordan Parker.  The article, titled “Texas Supreme Court Considers Parameters of Native Format E-Discovery” can be read here.

Timothy Davis Press Release Appears in dallas.citybizlist.com

Dallas City Biz List as posted the news that Timothy Davis has joined Cantey Hanger.  Please read the article here: http://dallas.citybizlist.com/article/406469/timothy-davis-joins-cantey-hanger-as-partner

Timothy Davis hired at Cantey Hanger LLP

FORT WORTH, TX – Attorney Timothy Davis has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a Partner. His primary area of practice is commercial, health care, and employment litigation.  Davis represents a wide range of clients, from major hospitals and health liability carriers to start-ups, as well as churches and religious non-profits. Jordan Parker, Chairman of the …

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Doug Clayton is Featured in the Fort Worth Business Press with an Article, “The Multi-Million Dollar E-mail: Electronic Contracts in the Digital Age”

Cantey Hanger partner, Doug Clayton, is featured in the June 9-14, 2014 online edition of the Fort Worth Business Press with an article,  “The Multi-Million Dollar E-mail: Electronic Contracts in the Digital Age”. Please click here to read the article.

Tawanna Cesare, Laura Hallmon, and David Speed have been elected Equity Partners at Cantey Hanger LLP

For immediate release For more information: Michael Appleman mappleman@staging.poised-team.flywheelsites.com   FORT WORTH, TX – Tawanna Cesare, Laura Hallmon, and David Speed have been elected Equity Partners at Cantey Hanger LLP, Managing Partner Michael Appleman announced. Cesare was a law clerk for the Firm while in law school in 2002 and an Associate Attorney with the …

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Hail to the Tweet: 5 Tweets I’d like Trump to send out to make America great again

By: Doug Clayton, Partner, Cantey Hanger LLP This article appears in the Fort Worth Business Press, online and print for January, 2017 On January 20, 2017, Donald John Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. Even before “The Donald” was elected President, his Twitter account (@realDonaldTrump) was already one …

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Klement elected Chairman of Government Law Section

DALLAS, TX – Christopher A. Klement, an Associate in the Dallas office of Cantey Hanger LLP, has been elected as the Chairman of the Dallas Bar Association’s Government Law Section. The Government Law Section supports lawyers involved in federal, state, and local government practice. Its membership includes federal government lawyers, city and county attorneys, prosecutors, …

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President-elect Trump’s pipeline vow: What does it mean for Texas?

By Cantey Hanger Partner, Mary Barkley. This article, written December 9,2016, appears in the Fort Worth Business Press. The Dakota Access Pipeline, a project funded by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and its subsidiary, Sunoco Logistics Partnersk, and the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project funded by TransCanada, both historically opposed by the Obama administration, are likely …

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Derek Carson has been accepted into Leadership Fort Worth’s Leading Edge Class of 2017

Cantey Hanger Associate, Derek Carson, has been accepted into the 2017 class of Leadership Fort Worth’s Leading Edge program.  To learn more about the program please click the link in the paragraph below. Leading Edge (http://leadershipfortworth.org/programs/leading-edge/) is a six-month program that offers emerging leaders in their mid 20s to mid 30s an opportunity to strengthen …

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Douglas W. Clayton – Time to Sell: Five Tips

antey Hanger Partner, Douglas W. Clayton, has written an article that appears in the December, 2016 edition of Fort Worth, Inc. magazine.  The article “Time to Sell: Five Tips” is available here.  Please navigate to page 86.

Douglas W. Clayton – Time to Sell: Five Tips

Cantey Hanger Partner, Douglas W. Clayton, has written an article that appears in the December, 2016 edition of Fort Worth, Inc. magazine.  The article “Time to Sell: Five Tips” is available here.  Please navigate to page 86.

Cybersecurity: Soccer stars and soccer moms are at risk for identity theft

Cantey Hanger Partner, Ashley Parrish, has written an article that is published in the Fort Worth Business Press.  The article “Cybersecurity: Soccer stars and soccer moms are at risk for identity theft” is available here: Cybersecurity: Soccer stars and soccer moms are at risk for identity theft  

Cantey Hanger Partner, Laura A. Frase, Will Be Speaking at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting

Laura A. Frase will be leading a panel of experts speaking at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Meeting on October 19, 2016. Her topic is “Cognitive Biases in Negotiation – How to Play the Brain Game.”

Doug Clayton – Join the crowd? Early equity crowdfunding success in Texas

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has an article published in the Fort Worth Business Press, entitled  “Join the crowd? Early equity crowdfunding success in Texas” (Fortworthbusiness.com: Briefs).  

14 Cantey Hanger attorneys named Super Lawyers

FORT WORTH, TX — Fourteen Cantey Hanger attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2016 by Texas Monthly magazine. The entire lists are in a special September/October issue of the magazine. “Attorneys are selected after a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, peer evaluation by practice area and independent research,” according to the publication. …

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The August, 2016 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, Cantey Hanger Partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter..

Cantey Hanger Announces “14 New Lawyers” in Texas Lawyer Magazine

Cantey Hanger LLP is pleased to announce the addition of 14 new lawyers to our Fort Worth and Dallas offices.  Please click here to see the announcement in the March 3rd, 2014 Texas Lawyer publication.

“JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES DETERMINED IN ADMINISTRATIVE STAGE OF TEXAS CONDEMNATIONS” by Mary Colchin Johndroe

By: Mary Colchin Johndroe*              On May 27, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court issued a seminal case in Texas condemnation jurisprudence.  In the case of In re Lazy W District No. 1, the governmental landowner filed a plea to the jurisdiction before a scheduled commissioners’ hearing, asserting immunity and requesting that commissioners’ appointments be vacated. …

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Fort Worth Court of Appeals Affirms Trial Court’s Judgment in Condemnation Case in Favor of Cantey Hanger Client

Fort Worth, Texas – June 10, 2016. The Fort Worth Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Hood County Court at Law in State v. Stockton Bend 100, JV, No. 02-14-00307-CV in which Cantey Hanger client, Stockton Bend, Joint Venture, was successful at trial against the State. The State condemned a portion of Stockton …

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Mary Colchin Johndroe to Present at the 10th Annual Eminent Domain Institute’s Conference

Cantey Hanger Partner, Mary Colchin Johndroe, will be a presenter at the Eminent Domain Institute’s 10th Annual Conference provided by CLE International. The conference titled “Eminent Domain – Valuation, Relocation, Mediation and Condemnation” will be held at The Adolphus in Dallas, TX September 15-16, 2016.  Ms. Johndroe, a member of the faculty, will be presenting …

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“Survey Rights and Condemnation in Texas” by Mary Colchin Johndroe

 By: Mary Colchin Johndroe*       Often the first contact made by a condemning entity with a landowner is a request to come onto property to survey in advance of condemnation proceedings. Landowners and condemnors alike should know their rights in this situation.       To illustrate, let’s reference the ongoing Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail project.  …

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Mary Colchin Johndroe will Present on Eminent Domain at the IRWA Chapter 36 Spring Seminar

Cantey Hanger Partner, Mary Colchin Johndroe, will be presenting at the Chapter 36 – Spring Seminar and Golf Tournament.  It will be held on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at the Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas,  TX.  The theme for the seminar is “Hot Topics in Real Estate and Eminent Domain”.  Ms. Johndroe’s focus will be “Something Much …

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Mary Colchin Johndroe Appears in the Texas City Attorney Association’s Monthly Newsletter

Cantey Hanger Partner, Mary Colchin Johndroe, has an article appearing in the Texas City Attorney Association’s December Monthly Newsletter.  The article “Something Much Simpler” in Texas Condemnation – The Separate Economic Unit” can be read by clicking here.

Texas Supreme Court Issues Long-Awaited Opinion in State v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.

“TEXAS CONDEMNATION GETS CLEAR”, Texas Supreme Court long awaited opinion in Cause No. 13-0053, State v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., April 24, 2015. The Court held that a billboard was a fixture to be valued as a part of the land, not as a separate structure, and that the loss of associated business income was not compensable. …

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TMCP Panel Educates Attorneys on Increasingly Popular Public-Private Partnerships : State Bar of Texas Blog

Cantey Hanger partner, Mary Colchin Johndroe, helps to educate attorneys on the increasingly popular public-private partnerships.  Her presentation to the TMCP is mentioned in this State Bar of Texas Blog post: TMCP Panel Blog Post

Mary Colchin Johndroe Presents at the State Bar of Texas’ 22nd Annual Texas Minority Counsel

Cantey Hanger  partner, Mary Colchin Johndroe, presented to the “22nd Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program”, held September 3 – 5, 2014 in Austin, TX.  The presentation was “Hot Topics in Public/Private Partnerships”. Please click here for Ms. Johndroe’s presentation.

Cantey Hanger Eminent Domain Litigation Partners Win $1.1 Million Judgment for Developers

FORT WORTH, TX – Below is a compilation of two Hood County News articles written by reporters Kathy Cruz and Mark Wilson. BY KATHY CRUZ & MARK WILSON HOOD COUNTY NEWS A four-woman, two-man jury was unanimous in awarding damages of more than $1.1 million to the developers of lakefront property in the Stockton Bend …

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Mary Johndroe presents “on condemnation” to the Tarrant County Bar Association, CLE Seminar for the Environmental Law Section, February 27, 2014

Cantey Hanger partner, Mary Colchin Johndroe has presented “The Eminent and Inverse Environment – The Interplay Between Environmental Issues and Condemnation”, to the Tarrant County Bar Association, CLE Seminar for the Environmental Law Section, February 27, 2014

The July, 2016 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, Cantey Hanger Partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter.

Laura H. Hallmon has Been Appointed to the Board of Directors of The Baylor Line Foundation

Please see this article regarding Ms. Hallmon’s June 2016 appointment to the Board of Directors of The Baylor Line Foundation.  BAA Board announces 2016-17 officer and board nominees.

The May, 2016 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, Cantey Hanger Partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Newsletter.

Sarah Walls will Present at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting

Partner Sarah K. Walls will make a presentation at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting on June 16, 2016. “Fielding the Environmental Question: Tips for the Non-Environmental Practitioner” is her topic, with an emphasis on practical approaches to environmental legal issues.

Doug Clayton Will Participate in a Webcast Presentation to the Association of Corporate Counsel

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, is making a webcast presentation to the Association of Corporate Counsel titled “What Every In-House Attorney Should Know about Purchase and Sale Agreements in the United States”.   

The April, 2016 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, Cantey Hanger Partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Newsletter.

Cantey Hanger LLP Client Paul Harper Prevails in Protection of his Constitutional Rights to Free Speech

Fort Worth, Texas – April 22, 2016. The Waco Court of Appeals, handed down a decisive win for elected officials and freedom of speech advocates in Harper v. Best, No. 10-15-00105-CV. Cantey Hanger partner, Mary H. Barkley, and associate, Christopher A. Brown, represented Paul Harper, an elected member of the Somervell County Hospital District, who …

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Doug Clayton has written an article “Take It to the Limit” in your next M&A Deal

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, has an article appearing in the Fort Worth Business online magazine.  The title of the article is “Take It to the Limit” in your next M&A Deal. 

The March, 2016 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, Cantey Hanger Partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Newsletter.

Mary Barkley was Recently Interviewed by Marfa Public Radio Regarding Eminent Domain and the Trans Pecos Pipeline

Partner, Mary Barkley, was recently interviewed by Marfa Public Radio on its segment regarding eminent domain and the Trans Pecos Pipeline.  To listen to the interview, please click here: Eminent Domain and the Trans Pecos Pipeline.

3 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Selected Rising Stars

Fort Worth, Texas – Three Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been recognized in the list of “Texas Rising Stars for 2016 by Texas Monthly magazine. The state list is in the March 4 publication. The three and the practice areas for which they were recognized: David Speed, construction litigation; Ryan L. Valdez, business litigation; Philip …

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The February, 2016 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, Cantey Hanger Partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Right sand Bankruptcy E-Newsletter

Bryan David Pens an Article – “FAA Mandates Registration for Recreational Drones”

Cantey Hanger Partner, Bryan S. David, has written an article “FAA Mandates Registration for Recreational Drones”.  This article appears in the Fort Worth Business Press for January 25, 2016.

Bryan David Pens an Article “Want to be a drone vigilante? Better check your state’s drone laws first”

Cantey Hanger Partner, Bryan David has written an article “Want to be a drone vigilante? Better check your state’s drone laws first”.  This article appears in the Fort Worth Business Press for January 25, 2016.

Cantey Hanger Victory upheld by Texas Supreme Court

On Friday, January 15, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing in Insurance Alliance v. Lake Texoma Highport, LLC and Bowood Partners, Ltd., 452 S.W. 3d 57 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014, pet. denied). The decision upholds a trial court victory by Cantey Hanger on behalf of London based insurance broker, Bowood Partners Ltd. …

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Ashley Parrish to Speak at Insurance Forum in London

On January 26, 2016, Ashley Parrish will speak at The Griffin Insurance Association Limited’s Technical Forum in London. He will discuss the duty to preserve evidence with an emphasis on preserving electronically stored information. With recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, differing opinions among various courts on conduct giving rise to sanctions, …

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Susan Lane Joins Cantey Hanger Law Firm

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Experienced business immigration law attorney Susan Lane has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a partner. Since being licensed in Texas in 1986, Lane’s practice has focused exclusively on immigration and nationality law. She has a wealth of experience representing a wide range of employers – such as universities, high tech companies, …

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The January, 2016 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, Cantey Hanger Partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter.

Welcome to 2016 from the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter

Bruce Akerly, Partner, has published the Welcome to 2016 edition of the  e-newsletter for January, 2016.

Cantey Hanger LLP Aids in Big Win for Construction Industry

John Polzer, Partner with Cantey Hanger, has written and article summarizing a case the firm was presenting to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.  The article is “Cantey Hanger LLP Aids in Big Win for Construction Industry” and can be read here.

Open this! It has the Open Carry rules for your business

In addition to their New Year’s Resolutions, business owners will have another important choice to make during 2016: whether or not to allow the open carry of handguns at the workplace. Beginning January 1, 2016, Texas House Bill 910 authorizes licensed individuals to openly carry a handgun in a shoulder or hip holster in any …

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Derek Carson Writes “Challenging a default judgment in a Texas Federal Court” which appears in the Fort Worth Business Press and citybizlist Dallas

Cantey Hanger Associate Derek Carson, has written an article “Challenging a default judgment in a Texas Federal Court”.  It was posted online to the Fort Worth Business Press and citybizlist Dallas on November 21, 2015.  Click here to view the FWBP article.  The citybizlist Dallas article can be viewed here.

Stephanie Harrison Speaks on Lien and Bond Claims at the Basics Course in Texas Construction Law Course

Cantey Hanger Partner, Stephanie Harrison, spoke on Lien and Bond Claims at the Basics Course in Texas Construction Law course in Austin on November 12, 2015.  The Basics in Texas Construction Law Course is a continuing education program for Texas lawyers and construction industry members and professionals that is sponsored by the Construction Law Foundation …

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Several Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Take Affect on December 1st, 2015

Cantey Hanger Associates, Derek Carson and Alix Allison, share the new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that take affect on December 1, 2015.  Federal Rules Update

The November, 2015 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, partner, has published the latest edition of the e-newsletter November 2015.

Cantey Hanger Partner, Sarah Walls, Will Speak at the 2015 Oil & Gas Environmental Conference

Sarah Walls will speak at two sessions during the 2015 Oil & Gas Environmental Conference which takes place at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas on December 1 and 2. She will address both the EPA’s proposed regulations limiting methane emissions from oil and gas operations, and the status of the clean water rule issued but …

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What to Know When Selling Your Business podcast with Partner Douglas Clayton and TECH Fort Worth

Cantey Hanger Partner, Doug Clayton, is a guest on the TECH Fort Worth podcast.  Please click here to listen to the podcast.

Challenging A Default Judgment In A Texas Federal Court

So you just learned that a federal court in Texas has entered a default judgment against your company. As a result, your company is now liable to the plaintiff for thousands of dollars even though the plaintiff’s claims against your company are weak. You didn’t even know a lawsuit had been filed. What do you do? …

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Cantey Hanger Attorneys Featured in the Fort Worth Business Press

Cantey Hanger partners, David Fielding and Laura Hilton Hallmon, along with associate, Allison Carroll, have written an article for the Fort Worth Business Press.  The article “Three suggestions to prevent workplace sexual harassment” premiers in the November 2-8th, 2015 edition.  Please click here to read the article.

The October, 2015 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter for October, 2015.

Allison, Carroll join Cantey Hanger Law Firm

FORT WORTH, TX. –Associate attorneys Alix Allison and Allison Carroll have joined Cantey Hanger LLP. Carroll is awaiting results of her State Bar of Texas exam. Allison has been a Federal Law Clerk to the Honorable Reed C. O’Connor in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and a clerk to …

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The September, 2015 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Greetings: Sorry for the delay in getting this month’s letter out the door. Fall is officially here – although you would not know it by the temperatures in Dallas. The Texas State Fair is open and the football season is well under way. And, as of September 1, new laws went into effect across the …

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Professional ranking service recognizes Cantey Hanger

Cantey Hanger LLP has been ranked among the top 150 law firms under 150 attorneys in the United States by Vault, an online ranking service for several professional industries. Two of the Top 150 have home offices in Fort Worth and 17 of the firms have locations in Texas. Vault wrote that it “created this …

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14 Cantey Hanger attorneys named Super Lawyers

Fort Worth, Texas — Fourteen Cantey Hanger attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2015 by Texas Monthly magazine. The entire lists are in a special September/October issue of the magazine. “Attorneys are selected after a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, peer evaluation by practice area and independent research,” according to the publication. …

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Fielding, Parker and Hallmon join Cantey Hanger

Labor & Employment Group adds 3 attorneys and paralegal FORT WORTH, Tx – AttorneysDavid Fielding, Partner, Frank Parker, Partner, Laura Hallmon, Partner, and paralegal, Eileen Cummo, have joined the Labor & Employment practice group of Cantey Hanger LLP. Fielding has practiced labor and employment law for 42 years, and Hallmon joined The Law Offices of …

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The July, 2015 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter-July, 2015.  

The August, 2015 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter for August, 2015.

Appleman elected Managing Partner at Cantey Hanger

FORT WORTH, Tx –Michael Appleman, a third-generation Fort Worth attorney, has been elected Managing Partner of Cantey Hanger LLP. Appleman, 47, has been associated with Cantey Hanger since 1993 and is Chairman of the firm’s Business, Tax and Estates Section. His practice focus is on helping clients plan their estates, and probate the wills and …

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Dan Baucum to speak August 20th at UTA Accounting Department’s Alumni CPE Day

The title of his speech will be “Update on Tax Changes from the Hill (and stopgap developments by the IRS).”

Air Force promotes Brian Newby To Major General

FORT WORTH, TX. – Prominent Fort Worth attorney Brian C. Newby, of Counsel at Cantey Hanger LLP, has been promoted by the United States Air Force to the rank of Major General. A private “pinning” ceremony, led by Major General John F. Nichols, The Adjutant General of Texas, was held July 16 at the Fort …

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Tawanna Lynn Cesare re-joins Cantey Hanger

FORT WORTH, TX – Tawanna Lynn Cesare, an attorney with extensive experience in Family Law and commercial litigation, is returning to Cantey HangerLLP as a Partner in the Litigation Section. Cesare began her legal career as an associate with Cantey Hanger from 2003-2007, following a summer clerkship. During that time, she focused on business and …

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Sarah Walls to Present at a Grand Prairie “Environmental Compliance” Meeting

“Welcome to the Dark Side: TCEQ Enforcement” will be presented by Sarah Walls on July 23, 2015, to representatives of a variety of industries at an “Environmental Compliance” meeting hosted by the City of Grand Prairie’s Environmental Services Department. If you have a facility in Grand Prairie, you are welcome to come and learn. The …

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Attorney’s Fees in Eminent Domain Cases: Would a Failed Bill have Leveled the Playing Field?

Cantey Hanger associate, Chris Brown, has a blog article printed in CityBizList Dallas.  Please click here to read the blog.

Texas High Court Broadly Defines When Qualified Attorney Immunity Applies

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled favorably to Cantey Hanger on the issue of Attorney Immunity. Please read the article printed in Texas Lawyer magazine’s June 30th, 2015 online publication.

6 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Selected Rising Stars

Fort Worth, Texas – Eight Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been recognized in the list of “Texas Rising Stars for 2015 by Texas Monthly magazine. The state list is in the March publication. The eight and the practice areas for which they were recognized: Mary H. Barkley, eminent domain; Katherine L. Lackey, family; John S. …

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Cantey Hanger Paralegal Julie K. Sherman Wins Liberty Bell Award from Texas Young Lawyers Association

FORT WORTH, TX – Julie K. Sherman has won the prestigious Liberty Bell Award from The Texas Young Lawyers Association. Sherman is a paralegal for Cantey Hanger attorneys Carol Traylor, Jordan Parker, and Brad Poulos. The award will be given to her at a Texas Young Lawyers reception being held during the State Bar of Texas …

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Cantey Hanger Paralegal Julie K. Sherman Wins Liberty Bell Award from T.C. Young Lawyers

FORT WORTH, TX – Julie K. Sherman has won the prestigious Liberty Bell Award from The Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association. Sherman is a paralegal for Cantey Hanger attorneys Carol Traylor, Jordan Parker, and Brad Poulos. The Liberty Bell Award recognizes an outstanding non-lawyer who has made a “selfless contribution to the community by strengthening the …

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14 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Named Top Attorneys

Cantey Hanger is pleased to congratulate the seventeen attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in Ft. Worth, Texas magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list. The complete list of 2014 Top Attorneys can be found here. The Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys and the practice areas in which they were recognized: Michael Appleman – Probate, Estate/Trusts, Tax Julie Bergkamp …

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14 From Cantey Hanger Named Super Lawyers®

Fifteen Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys have been recognized in Thomson Reuters’ annual list of Texas Super Lawyers®. Super Lawyers ranking list recognizes what its criteria deems are “outstanding” lawyers from more than 70 diverse practice areas across the state of Texas. No more than five percent of attorneys in the state are selected for inclusion in …

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12 Cantey Hanger Attorneys named Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Rating Service

Fort Worth, Texas – Thirteen Cantey Hanger attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers for 2013 by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers rating service. The entire list has been published in a special Texas Lawyer September/October issue. “Attorneys are selected after a statewide nomination process, review of resumes and peer evaluation by practice area, and independent …

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The June, 2015 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Section Newsletter   Greetings: Summer has begun.  The floods Texas has recently seen are starting to subside.  It is heating up outside.  It is also the time the SCOTUS hands down decisions before its summer recess.  Once such decision involving secondary lien markets and stripping down of liens is discussed in …

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Ashley Parrish article in Insurance publication

This article, Inland and Wet Marine by Ashley Parrish, the partner-in-charge of the Dallas office, is reprinted from Agency Risk Management: E&O Exposures by Line of Business, 2014 Edition with permission of Thomson Reuters. The article is available here.

Partner Mary Barkley appointed to State Bar Committee

FORT WORTH, TX – Mary Hazelwood Barkley, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, has been appointed to the Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors Committee for the 2015-2018 term, which begins after the annual convention in June. The Texas Bar Journal is the official publication of the State Bar of Texas and the only legal …

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The May, 2015 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, a partner with Cantey Hanger, has published the May, 2015 e-newsletter. MAY E-NEWSLETTER Greetings: In this issue we conclude our examination of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) with a discussion of court directed settlement conferences and arbitration. We also explore to aspect involving discharge – one involving fraud and section 727(a) of the Bankruptcy …

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The April, 2015 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy E-Newsletter is Published

Bruce Akerly, partner, has published the latest edition of the Creditors’_Rights_and_Bankruptcy_E-Newsletter-April_ 2015.

Klement joins Cantey Hanger as associate attorney

DALLAS, TX — Christopher Klement has joined Cantey Hanger, LLP law firm as an associate. His focus will be on bankruptcy and general civil litigation. Klement spent the last two years as corporate counsel for ViewPoint Bank, where he advised senior management on operating within applicable state and federal law, and helped to identify, analyze …

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Scott Fredricks Appears in the Fort Worth Business Press with an Article About Protecting Sensitive Business Information

Partner Scott Fredricks has written an article published in the Fort Worth Business Press’ Entrepreneur Workshop.  The article is entitled “Protecting sensitive business information in public court proceedings”.

CityBizList Publishes Scott Fredricks’ article on Protecting Trade Secrets

Cantey Hanger partner, Scott Fredricks has an article appearing in CityBizList Dallas entitled “Keeping Toothpaste in the Tube”.  Keeping Toothpaste in the Tube Keeping Toothpaste in the Tube Keeping Toothpaste in the Tube

Cantey Hanger recognized nationally by Vault.com as “Top 150 under 150” Law Firm

Fort Worth, TX. – Cantey Hanger has been ranked as one of the Top 150 Under 150 law firms in the United States in Vault.com’s inaugural poll of associate attorneys. Vault.com compiled the list, which features top U.S. law firms with fewer than 150 attorneys, from submissions, research and interviews with associate attorneys. “It’s always …

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Sarah Walls Has Written an Article on the EPA’s Plans To Regulate Methane Emissions From Oil and Gas Operations

Cantey Hanger partner, Sarah Walls, has written an article entitled “Hazy Days” which is featured in The Fort Worth Business Press and the Powell Shale Digest.  The article includes advice on how oil and gas companies can see to influence the content of the proposed rules.

Mary Hazlewood Barkley is Featured in the April 2015 Edition of Texas Rising Stars

Cantey Hanger partner, Mary Hazlewood Barkley, is featured in an article which appears in the  2015 Texas Rising Stars – April 2015 edition.  The article is entitled “This Land Was Claimed for You and Me” and written by Lauren Peck.   Texas Rising Stars is published by Super Lawyers magazine.

The March, 2015 Edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Area

Bruce W. Akerly, a partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, has released the March, 2015 edition of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Newsletter. Please click here to be directed to the newsletter.          

Sarah K. Walls Will Present at the 7th Annual Energy Symposium

Sarah K. Walls, a partner with Cantey Hanger, will be presenting at the 7th Annual Energy Symposium in Fort Worth with the topic “Environmental Regulation of Oil & Gas”.  The Symposium is sponsored by the Texas A&M University School of Law and will take place on April 2-3, 2015 at the law school.

Bruce Akerly Pens an Article for the Strategic Capital Corporation March 2015 Newsletter

The Impact of Bankruptcy on Structured Settlements By Bruce W. Akerly One of the frequently emphasized benefits of structured settlements is bankruptcy protection.  Because you do not own the annuity, creditors may not claim it in bankruptcy. However, this protection is not that simple. When preparing a schedule of assets for a bankruptcy filing, structured …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Stephanie S. Harrison Elected a ‘Fellow’ by Texas Bar Foundation

FORT WORTH, TX – Stephanie S. Harrison, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is …

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Cantey Hanger’s February 2015 Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy Newsletter is Available

  Please click here to see the latest Creditor’s Rights newsletter.  Cantey Hanger partner, Bruce W. Akerly, has authored an article for the Cantey Hanger Newsletter.  Mr. Akerly appears regularly in the newsletter.            

Cantey Hanger Partner Selected to Teach a Six Week Course at SMU

Bruce Akerly has been selected to teach a six week course this Spring entitled Survey of Law offered by Southern Methodist University’s Continuing And Professional Education program.

Cantey Hanger Managing Partner Stephen L. Tatum Receives Top Litigation Award From Texas Bar

FORT WORTH, TX — The Texas State Bar Litigation Section has awarded Cantey Hanger Managing Partner Stephen L. Tatum the Luther (Luke) H. Soules III Award, which is presented annually to an attorney “who embodies excellence in the practice of law and exemplary service to the Bar through outstanding professionalism and community impact.” Luther (Luke) …

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Bruce Akerly Has Authored a Document for the Cantey Hanger Newsletter

Cantey Hanger partner, Bruce Akerly has penned an article for the CH Newsletter.  The title of the article is “Your Resolving to Elevate Business Returns in 2015”. Please click here to read the article.

Cantey Hanger’s December 2014 Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy Newsletter is Available

Please click here to see the latest Creditor’s Rights newsletter.  Cantey Hanger partner, Bruce Akerly, has written an article for the Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy newletter.  Mr. Akerly appears regularly in the newsletter.

Attorney Doug Clayton named a Presiding Officer of University of Texas School of Law’s 37th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law

Doug Clayton will be a Presiding Officer at The University of Texas School of Law’s Continuing Legal Education 37th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, scheduled for February 12th and 13th, 2015, at the Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas, TX. This is one of the state’s premier securities law events with distinguished faculty, …

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Cantey Hanger Ranked in “Best Law Firms” list in 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers

WASHINGTON  – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fifth consecutive year, announce the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law …

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Cantey Hanger Trailways Newsletter Focuses on Resolving to Avoid Legal Issues in this February, 2014 Edition

The February, 2014 Cantey Hanger Trailways newsletter has published an article by partner Bruce Akerly entitled “Resolving to Avoid Legal Issues and Enhance Your Business in 2014”. Please click here to read the compete article. 

Stephen Taylor has Penned an Article, “Non-Competition Agreements From a Different Perspective”

Cantey Hanger senior associate, Stephen Taylor, has written an article entitled “Non-Competition Agreements From a Different Perspective“.  Please click here to read the article.

Cantey Hanger Attorney to Speak at “Legal Issues for Texas Architects” Seminar

Sarah K. Walls is head of Cantey Hanger’s Environmental Law Practice and also conducts internal investigations. She graduated from Harvard Law School and was first in her class at Emory College. She has been chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association several times, and now serves as its Advisor. Sarah …

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Doug Clayton is Featured in the Fort Worth Business Press Online

Cantey Hanger partner, Doug Clayton, has a featured article in the Fort Worth Business Press entitled “New SEC rules to permit general solicitation in private placements”. Download Article

Stephen Taylor property rights article published on CityBizList

Stephen Taylor has written an article about property rights, that is published on CityBizList. Download Article

Stephen Tatum is featured in Attorney At Law Magazine

Cantey Hanger partner, Stephen Tatum, wrote an article in Attorney At Law magazine. The title of the piece is “Two Keys to Ensure Your Law Firm’s Success”. Download Article

Bruce Akerly has authored an article “Is A Credit Bid Cap In Your Future?”

In a much criticized decision, a bankruptcy court in Delaware recently held that cause existed to limit a secured creditor’s right to credit bid its claim at the amount it paid to purchase the claim.  In re Fisker Automotive, 2014 WL 210593 (Bankr. D. Del. 01/17/2014). Fisker, involved in green energy, manufactured electric vehicles financed …

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Perry Cockerell Authors an Article for the Cantey Hanger CRABS Newsletter

Cantey Hanger partner, Perry Cockerell, has authored an article entitled “Home Equity Loans – Plan Your Strategy Before Filing That Proof of Claim” for the CRABS (Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy) newsletter. Please click here to read the article.

Randy Price is Featured with an Article for the Title Insurance Litigation Committee “Extra-Contractual Liability For Agents and Underwriters, Part Two”

Cantey Hanger partner, Randy Price, has written part two of his featured article for the Title Insurance Litigation Committee of the ABA.  The article “Extra-Contractual Liability For Agents and Underwriters, Part Two” can be read by clicking the link.

Randy Price to Speak at the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section Subcommittee Meeting

Cantey Hanger partner, Randy Price, will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section Subcommittee Meeting titled “EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY FOR AGENTS AND UNDERWRITERS”.  He will speak Saturday the 22nd, 2014 at the ABA CLE meeting. Please click here to read the article.

Cantey Hanger Attorney to Speak at Structural Engineers Association State Conference

Attorney Andy Keetch presents on “What You Say (and Don’t Say) Can and Will be Held Against You.”  This presentation discusses how what is “said” or “not said” in contracts and emails by design professionals can protect them or leave them open to risk, with real-life examples of (first) contract scope language and (second) emails that were …

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Cantey Hanger Attorney Granted 12(b)(6) Dismissal on Behalf of Client

Cantey Hanger LLP Litigator, Ashley Parrish, recently secured a favorable result in the Eastern District, where the court granted a motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6), despite the fact that these motions are rarely successful. In a case involving claims by the plaintiff on behalf of a putative class of more than 500 individuals, plaintiff …

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Bruce Akerly to Speak at the National Federation of Paralegal Professionals Convention

Cantey Hanger partner, Bruce Akerly, will be presenting at the National Federation of Paralegal Professionals Convention to be held on October 9th, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  His topics will be “An Overview of the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters, The Legalization and Authentication of …

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Mary Barkley is Featured in the September 10, 2014 Dallas citybizlist.

Cantey Hanger partner, Mary Barkley, is featured in citybizlist Dallas.  Her article, “Ten Simple Steps to Take when the State Needs your Land” can be found online in the September 10, 2014 edition.

Cantey Hanger Partner, Dan Baucum, Named as Power Attorney by the Fort Worth Business Press

FORT WORTH, TX – Partner Dan Baucum, who advises clients in business and tax planning, has been selected by the Fort Worth Business Press as a 2014 Power Attorney whose reputation in law is unmatched. Honorees were nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of judges based on criteria including leadership qualities, community …

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Katie Lackey to Speak at Texas A&M University School of Law

Cantey Hanger partner, Katie Lackey, will be speaking at the Texas A&M University School of Law All-Star Alumni CLE event on Friday, September 12th at 9:00 am.  The focus for this event is family law, criminal appeals, healthcare and oil and gas. This is the post from A&M. .

J. B. Strong Appointed to Serve on Executive Committee at Camp Fire

Already on the Board of Directors and currently serving the second of a three year term, J.B. was recently appointed to serve on the Executive Committee at Camp Fire.

Doug Clayton Taking on the Role of Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M Law School This Fall

The course being taught  is called “Entrepreneurship Law Clinic” and is a pilot program that offers students the ability to work with student entrepreneurs on transactional matters in connection with the founding and/or development of a small business. Clinic students will focus exclusively on trademark clearance and acquisition of rights, and entity formation issues. The …

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Cantey Hanger’s July, 2014 Posting of the Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy Section E-Newsletter

Please click here to view the CRABS e-newsletter.  Derek Carson, an associate with Cantey Hanger, is featured is this posting.  Cantey Hanger partner, Bruce Akerly, is a regular contributor to the E-Newsletter.

9 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Named Best Lawyers

Fort Worth, Texas – 9 lawyers from Cantey Hanger LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The list of 2015 Texas Best Lawyers was culled from The Best Lawyers of America List, which includes 50,834 attorneys in 134 …

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Bruce Akerly Presents at the ACA International’s 75th Anniversary Convention & Expo with a Presentation “Dealing With Preference Demands and Litigation Strategies”

Cantey Hanger partner, Bruce Akerly, presented at the ACA International’s 75th anniversary convention & expo, July 23-25, 2014.  The presentation was “Dealing With Preference Demands and Litigation Strategies”.

TYLA Releases List of 2013-2014 Honorees

TYLA published a list of 2013-2014 honorees in its Annual Report. TYLA Honoree List

Texas Supreme Court Issues New “Spoliation” Rules with Implications for Company Document-Retention Policies

Earlier this month, the Texas Supreme Court issued a key decision on a subject every business owner and executive should know about: the duty to preserve company documents and the consequences for failing to do so.  A court, in some circumstances, can hold a company that has destroyed or failed to preserve documents responsible for …

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Scott Fredricks has been accepted to the 2014-2015 leadership class of “Leadership Fort Worth”

Cantey Hanger partner, Scott Fredricks, has been accepted into the “Leadership Fort Worth” leadership class of 2014-2015. Please click here to see the full class list.

Scott Fredricks has a Featured Article “Eyes in the SKY” in Texas Research magazine, a publication by the Fort Worth Business Press

Cantey Hanger partner, Scott Fredricks, is featured in Texas Research magazine, a publication by the Fort Worth Business Press with an article titled “Eyes in the SKY, What drones are allowed to see in Texas”.   Please click here to read the article.  Reprinted with authority of the Fort Worth Business Press.

Bruce Akerly presents “What Every Litigator Should Know About Bankruptcy”

Cantey Hanger partner, Bruce Akerly, presented a paper “What Every Litigator Should Know About Bankruptcy” to Cantey Hanger litigators, June 25, 2014.

Scott Fredricks is Featured in the Spring 2014 “Research Texas” Magazine, a Publication by the Fort Worth Business Press

Cantey Hanger partner, Scott Fredricks, has an Industry Opinion article which is appearing in the Spring 2014 “Research Texas” magazine, a Fort Worth Business Press publication. Click here to read the article.     Reprinted with approval of the Fort Worth Business Press.

Cantey Hanger Adds FTC Director as Partner

Brings 9 Years of Specialized Consumer Protection Experience FORT WORTH, TX. (Sept. 30, 2013) – Deanya Kueckelhan Cocanougher has joined the Fort Worth office of Cantey Hanger LLP as a Partner. She most recently was Director of the five-state Southwest Region of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. “Deanya’s diverse practice background and her consumer law experience …

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Andy Keetch has written a Construction Law Update – “Texas Supreme Court Ruling Limits Contractor Claims Against Design Professionals”

Cantey Hanger partner, Andy Keetch, has written an update to the Construction Law Section newsletter.  The article, “Texas Supreme Court Ruling Limits Contractor Claims Against Design Professionals” is available here.

John (J.B.) Strong is Elected as “President-Elect” of the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association

Cantey Hanger associate, J.B. Strong, has been elected “President-Elect” for the 2014 board of the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association.

7 Cantey Hanger Attorneys Named Best Lawyers

Fort Worth, Texas – 7 lawyers from Cantey Hanger LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The list of 2014 Texas Best Lawyers was culled from The Best Lawyers of America List, which includes 50,834 attorneys in 134 …

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Cantey Hanger’s Stephen Tatum is Quoted in Law360’s Legal Industry e-Newsletter

Cantey Hanger Managing Partner, Stephen Tatum is quoted in Law360’s Legal Industry e-Newsletter.  It was posted on May 29, 2014 in an article “5 Problem Clients That Drive Attys Crazy”. This is a link to the article in Law360.  

Cantey Hanger is pleased to have 9 lawyers named “Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service

Nine Cantey Hanger lawyers have been named “Rising Stars” in the April 2014 edition of Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service.  Below is a list of these along with their practice area.

Cantey Hanger Partner Daniel Baucum Recognized by D Magazine as ‘Best Lawyer’ in Taxation for 2014

FORT WORTH, TX – Cantey Hanger LLP Partner Daniel Baucum, who advises clients in business and tax planning, has been selected to the 2014 D Magazine list of Best Lawyers in Dallas. His recognition is in the category Tax: General and it is the third time he has made the magazine’s list. The 505 attorneys …

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“Responding To Preference Demand Letters – A Primer” by Cantey Hanger Partner Bruce Akerly

   A debtor’s bankruptcy is never a good thing (usually it means little or no payments on the debt will be forthcoming). Even greater insult to this injury is to receive a demand letter from a chapter 7 Trustee asking that you return funds paid to you by the account debtor in the days or …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Sarah Walls to Speak To Women’s Policy Forum Luncheon July 9

FORT WORTH, TX – Cantey Hanger LLP Partner Sarah Walls will lead a panel discussion July 9 during the Women’s Policy Forum membership luncheon at Colonial Country Club. Walls and Dr. Alisa Rich, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, will discuss “Water Issues Impacting Tarrant …

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Partner Sarah Walls to speak to environmental professionals

Cantey Hanger Partner Sarah Walls, a leader in the area of environmental law in north Texas, is the speaker at the Feb. 28 Fort Worth luncheon of the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals.   Her talk will focus on the Rio Grande Compact. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that Texas can proceed with its …

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Sarah K. Walls Voted onto Board of North Texas Commission

FORT WORTH, TX. (Sept. 17, 2013) – Sarah K. Walls, a partner with the Cantey Hanger law firm and an area leader in environmental law, has been voted onto the Board of Directors of the North Texas Commission (NTC). She previously served as an NTC Board member from 2007-10. Walls represents a wide variety of …

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Derek Carson Joins Cantey Hanger

Former Law Clerk for U.S. District Judge FORT WORTH, TX. (Oct. 7, 2013) – Derek Carson, Law Clerk for The Honorable Terry R. Means, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division the past three years, has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an associate. He will focus his practice within the firm’s general …

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Stephanie S. Harrison named Partner at Cantey Hanger

FORT WORTH, TX. – Stephanie S. Harrison has been named a Partner at Cantey Hanger LLC. She joined the firm’s litigation practice group in 2008 and focuses on construction and transportation law. “Stephanie has excelled in the firm’s Construction Litigation group,” said Cantey Hanger Managing Partner Steve Tatum. “The firm’s clients in that industry have …

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Bruce Akerly Featured in the Publication “Commercial Law World”

Cantey Hanger partner, Bruce Akerly, is a featured writer in the July/August/September 2013 edition of the “Commercial Law World” publication. His cover story article appears on page 12 of the edition. Download Article

Charles Florsheim Participates in the Scientific Peer Review of Lung Cancer Research Applications for the Department of Defense

Lung Cancer advocate Charles Florsheim recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense. Florsheim was nominated for participation in the program by the National Lung Cancer Partnership.  As a consumer reviewer, he was a full voting member, along with prominent scientists, …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Sarah Walls to Speak To A&M Construction Law Class on Environment

FORT WORTH, TX – Cantey Hanger LLP Partner Sarah Walls will speak April 2 to a Construction Law class at Texas A&M University School of Law. The title of her talk is “Keeping It Clean: Environmental Laws Affecting Construction.” It will focus on the history and design of environmental law, with special emphasis on the …

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Douglas Clayton is featured in the CityBizList, Dallas for March 31, 2014

Cantey Hanger partner, Douglas W. Clayton, is featured in the March 31st, 2014 with an article entitled “Why SEC’s M&A Broker Exemption is a Good Thing”. Please click here to read the article.

Cantey Hanger Attorney James Frederick Korth Assumes Command of the Marine Corps’ Lone Star Battalion

FORT WORTH, TX. (July 29, 2013)– James Frederick Korth, an associate attorney with Cantey Hanger LLC in Fort Worth, is the new Battalion Commander of 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines 4th Marine Division. Korth, recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, took command during a formal ceremony at the conclusion of the unit’s …

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Cantey Hanger LLP is Proud to be Listed as a 2014 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

WASHINGTON – November 1, 2013 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fourth consecutive year, announce the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Michael Appleman is Elected to the Board of The Community Foundation of North Texas

Cantey Hanger partner, Michael Appleman has been elected to serve on the board of The Community Foundation of North Texas.  It is an honor to have our attorneys so highly recognized. This appears in the April 21st publication of The Fort Worth Business Press.  The article can be read here.

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