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Mark, Avery

Mark Avery

Mark Avery assists his clients with their business, commercial real estate, wealth preservation and estate planning needs. Nearly all of his work involves business sales, purchases, reorganizations, contracts and operations. Over more than fifteen years, Mark has been involved in the...

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Allen Eli, Bell

Allen Eli Bell

As an attorney who has extensive experience in state government and private practice, Eli Bell has represented clients involved in manufacturing, refining, development, and aviation, in a wide variety of legal matters. The former Executive Director of the Texas Air Control Board,...

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Monica, Emilienburg Layfield

Monica Emilienburg Layfield

Monica Emilienburg Layfield represents startups through all stages of their growth process, including in venture capital transactions.  Monica serves as outside counsel to startup and emerging growth companies, advising her clients on mergers and acquisitions, development and...

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David, Greenberg

David Greenberg

David Greenberg is a business attorney whose practice focuses on advising clients on corporate law, seed, angel and venture capital financing, merger and acquisitions, securities law compliance, healthcare transactions, complex contract negotiation, and commercial real estate transactions....

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Chase, Hamilton

Chase Hamilton

Chase relies on his litigation experience to help his clients both inside and out of the courtroom. His specific experience includes complex commercial litigation, construction and real estate development, landlord/tenant, partnership, fiduciary, employment, healthcare, collections,...

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Benjamin H., Hathaway

Benjamin H. Hathaway

Benjamin H. Hathaway is a litigator with nearly thirty-five years of experience. He focuses his practice on complex commercial, partnership, and healthcare litigation. Ben’s clients have included physicians, hospitals, banks, credit unions, partnerships, nonprofit corporations, local...

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Jim, Howicz

Jim Howicz

Jim Howicz focuses on general corporate matters, negotiating commercial transactions, drafting contracts, and financial services.   He represents small and mid-sized businesses as an outside general counsel and advises on employment issues .  Jim handles a wide variety of matters...

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Adriana, Lopez-Ortiz

Adriana Lopez-Ortiz

Adriana is a member of the business and transactional practice group at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP. She focuses her practice on all aspects of general business counsel, including entity formations, contract and lease negotiations, and commercial real estate issues. In addition, she...

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Tonia, Lucio

Tonia Lucio

Tonia Lucio focuses on representing clients in employment and business litigation matters before state and federal courts, in arbitration and before administrative agencies (including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Workforce Commission), as well as...

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Cory, Macdonald

Cory Macdonald

Cory Macdonald heads the healthcare and retirement housing practice group at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith. When clients contact Cory about how to interpret a particular regulation, or whether they can disclose protected health information to a requesting party, they know they will...

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Kate, Resnevic

Kate Resnevic

Kate Resnevic is a member of the healthcare and retirement housing practice group at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith. Kate graduated from The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. As a law student, Kate counseled Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries on issues relating to...

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Clark, Richards

Clark Richards

Clark Richards is a trial attorney who represents individuals, businesses, and municipalities to successfully resolve legal disputes. His professional training and breadth of experience allow him to draw upon every available legal option to fully represent his clients' interests. Clark...

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Daniel, Richards

Daniel Richards

Dan Richards is an accomplished trial attorney who is considered to be at the very pinnacle of his profession in the specialized areas of commercial litigation, pipeline litigation, construction litigation, business litigation, and personal injury litigation. With broad experience...

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David, Richards

David Richards

David Richards has broad experience in civil litigation at trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts. In addition to his 50 plus years of law practice, he has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas Law School and served as an attorney with the U.S....

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Daniel, Riegel

Daniel Riegel

Daniel Riegel is a member of the commercial and employment litigation practice group at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith. Daniel has represented clients in federal and state court actions in Texas and throughout the country. Daniel began his legal career in Washington, D.C., practicing complex...

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David, Rodriguez

David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez is a partner at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP, whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisition transactions, business law and tax law for all types of entities, including limited liability companies, corporations, and various forms of partnerships . He currently acts...

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Paul, Skeith

Paul Skeith

Paul Skeith, the managing partner for Richards Rodriguez & Skeith, understands business. When he's not representing mid-sized businesses and nonprofits as their outside general counsel, he's running a growing business himself. Paul has served as managing partner for Richards...

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John, Turney

John Turney

John Turney, former general counsel to the Texas Air Control Board, has practiced administrative and environmental law for over 30 years. He currently represents regulated companies in a variety of environmental and administrative matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental...

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J. Roger, Williams, Jr.

J. Roger Williams, Jr.

Roger’s practice focuses on intellectual property (IP) and business litigation. Roger’s IP and technology practice includes preparation and prosecution of United States and international patent and trademark applications, advice and counseling, procurement and government contracting,...

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