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Litigation Group Wins Arbitration for Property Owners

Beard Kultgen’s Litigation Group recently won a commercial arbitration for a group of property owners.  Rick Bostwick, Sam Hays, and Andy Pattillo litigated the dispute, which involved the repair and maintenance of an easement. 

Our litigators advocate for businesses and individuals in civil litigation matters, aiming for creative solutions that meet the needs of each client.  The Firm has cultivated a reputation for excellence and... [more]

 
 

Marcy Wilkins Helps Coordinate High School Mock Trial Competition

 

Marcy Wilkins recently helped to coordinate the 2017 Region 12 High School Mock Trial competition.  She volunteered on behalf of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, which has organized the annual event for more than 25 years. 

The Waco-area mock trial competition is a four-day event in which teams of seven to ten students vie for advancement to the state competition and, if successful, to nationals.  Competitors... [more]

 
 

Beard Kultgen Fields Relay Teams at Dallas Marathon

Beard Kultgen recently fielded two relay teams at the BMW Dallas Marathon, an annual event benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  The Firm’s teams did well overall in the 26.2-mile race -- placing 249th and 250th out of 621 teams. 

The relay teams were comprised of the following attorneys and friends (left to right in photo):  Melissa Wray, Ashley Jackson, Heather Kanny, Liz Fraley, Josh Jurgensen,... [more]

 
 

Beard Kultgen Hosts Waco Foundation Holiday Reception

Beard Kultgen recently hosted the Waco Foundation’s annual holiday reception.  David Dickson, who is serving as Chairman of the foundation, thanked donors, leaders, and staff members at the reception for their involvement during the past year. 

The Waco Foundation is a community foundation with assets in excess of $76 million.  In 2016 alone, the foundation invested more than $3.75 million in community initiatives and helped bring in... [more]

 
 

Matt Czimskey’s Speech on Client Development Covered by Michigan Newspaper

Matt Czimskey’s recent speech about developing client relationships was covered by the Jackson County Legal News in Michigan.  The newspaper shared some of his remarks in an article entitled, "Young lawyers urged to treat clients well, and to volunteer."

Matt spoke at the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall 2016 Conference.  He co-presented a program called “Growing Your Network:  Ethics and Professional Conduct that... [more]

 
 

Heather Kanny Named to Texas Rising Stars List

Heather Kanny recently was named to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.  She was recognized in the area of “personal injury-medical malpractice.” 

Super Lawyers is a rating service for outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Rising Stars must meet Super Lawyers’ general selection criteria, and they must also either have practiced for no more than 10... [more]

 
 

Andy Pattillo and Teresa Schiller Admitted to Texas Bar

Andy Pattillo and Teresa Schiller recently were admitted to practice law in Texas. 

Andy handles a variety of matters, focusing on commercial litigation, business transactions, and real estate.  He graduated from Baylor University School of Law with highest honors, receiving an Outstanding Advocate award in the 2016 South Texas Mock Trial Challenge.  A Waco native, Andy worked as a corporate auditor for Pattillo, Brown and Hill and... [more]

 
 

Matt Czimskey Speaks at American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Conference

Matt Czimskey recently spoke at the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall 2016 Conference.  He co-presented a program called “Growing Your Network:  Ethics and Professional Conduct that Build Relationships.”

Matt and his colleagues presented an ethics paper and shared tips for developing clients into ambassadors after representation.  They also discussed practical aspects of incorporating community involvement into the development of a client base and referral network.

Matt... [more]

 
 

Beard Kultgen Sponsors Scholarship in Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Calf Scramble

Beard Kultgen recently sponsored a scholarship in connection with the annual Calf Scramble at the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo in Waco.  This marks the second year for the firm to sponsor the scholarship.

The Calf Scramble competition gives students aged 12 and older the chance to catch calves let loose in a rodeo arena, getting them to a designated area within a certain amount of time.  Those... [more]

 
 

Rick Bostwick, Jennifer Lindsey, and Marcy Allen Serve on G. H. Pape Foundation Board

Rick Bostwick, Jennifer Lindsey, and Marcy Allen are serving on the G. H. Pape Foundation Board.  The foundation owns and operates the Earle-Harrison House & Pape Gardens (“Earle-Harrison House”), a Texas historical landmark. 

Rick is a long-standing member of the board, having served in various roles for more than twenty years.  Jennifer has served on the board for more than eight years.  Marcy... [more]

 
 
David Dickson Serves as Treasurer of Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of State Bar of Texas

David Dickson Serves as Treasurer of Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of State Bar of Texas

David Dickson is serving as treasurer of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (“REPTL”).  REPTL is the largest section of the State Bar, with more than 8,800 members.

REPTL provides support to attorneys who are practicing real estate, probate, or trust law in Texas.  Created in 1939, REPTL is the second oldest section of the State Bar.

David has been involved with REPTL for many... [more]

 
 
Andrew Schrader Helps Raise Funds for High School Mock Trial Competition

Andrew Schrader Helps Raise Funds for High School Mock Trial Competition

Andrew Schrader recently raised funds for the 33rd Annual Waco-McLennan County Bar Association Golf Tournament to benefit the annual Region 12 High School Mock Trial competition.  Beard Kultgen sponsored the event, and Andrew, Rick Bostwick, Matt Czimskey, and Andy Pattillo participated to show their support. 

Funds will be used for the Waco-area mock trial competition, a four-day event in which teams of six to ten students... [more]

 
 
Rick Brophy Speaks at Independent Bankers Association of Texas Convention

Rick Brophy Speaks at Independent Bankers Association of Texas Convention

Rick Brophy recently spoke about banking law issues as part of a panel presentation at the Independent Bankers Association of Texas’ (“IBAT”) annual convention.  Rick and his colleagues discussed legal, regulatory, and business challenges and opportunities for community banks in Texas.

Rick has 30 plus years’ experience in representing community banks and other financial institutions.  He speaks regularly at IBAT and State Bar of Texas meetings.  Rick has served as an adjunct... [more]

 
 

Liz Fraley Presents “Choosing Your Best Jury” Program

 

Liz Fraley presented a program called “Choosing Your Best Jury:  Jury Research, Batson Challenges, and the 30 Minute Voir Dire” to the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association at a recent luncheon. 

Liz updated the bar association on the American Bar Association’s position on researching jurors and potential jurors via social media and other internet sources, adding tips on how to use the information.  She then summarized recent U.S.... [more]

 
 

Jennifer Lindsey Named to The First National Bank of Central Texas’ Young Business Council

Jennifer Lindsey recently was appointed by The First National Bank of Central Texas (“FNBCT”) to its 2016-2017 Young Business Council.  The Young Business Council was formed to provide advice and serve as a sounding board for leaders of FNBCT.

The council is composed of eight young leaders representing a cross-section of the Waco-area community.  FNBCT chose people generally between the ages of 25 and 40 to share... [more]

 
 
David Dickson Serves as Chair of Texas Board of Legal Specialization

David Dickson Serves as Chair of Texas Board of Legal Specialization

David Dickson is serving as chair of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (“TBLS”).  TBLS is one of the largest legal board certification programs in the country.

TBLS serves the public by focusing on enhancing the quality of legal representation, and it helps lawyers to distinguish themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace.  It certifies attorneys in 22 specializations and paralegals in seven specializations.

David has been involved with TBLS for more than 30... [more]

 
 

Beard Kultgen Named to “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News & World Report

Beard Kultgen recently was named to the "Best Law Firms" 2016 list by U.S. News & World Report.  The firm was recognized for its expertise in “bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law” with a “Metro Tier 2” ranking. 

The rankings of Beard Kultgen and other law firms were published on U.S. News’ Best Law Firms website.  The rankings result from a rigorous process involving client evaluations,... [more]

 
 

Rick Brophy, David Dickson, and Liz Fraley Named Texas Super Lawyers

Rick Brophy, David Dickson, and Liz Fraley recently were named 2016 Super Lawyers in Texas.  Rick was recognized in the area of banking law, while David was recognized for his real estate expertise and Liz was recognized in the area of personal injury-medical malpractice.  Each is a long-time recipient of the honor.

Only the top five percent of attorneys in each state are... [more]

 
 
Estate Valuation Discounts

Estate Valuation Discounts

Last month, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code which, if adopted, would significantly limit valuation discounts when valuing interests in family-owned entities for transfer tax purposes (i.e., gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes).  For example, these new regulations would make it very difficult, if not impossible, for taxpayers to claim valuation discounts for gifts of family limited partnership interests to family... [more]

 
 

Gail Peek Serves as Vice Chair of Regional Water Planning Group in Texas

Gail Peek is serving as vice chair of the Brazos River Authority’s Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group (“Brazos G”).  Brazos G plans for the development, management, and conservation of water resources in 37 Texas counties.

Gail was appointed to Brazos G as a representative of small business interests.  Brazos G is a state-created group comprised of legislatively-defined stakeholder interests.  It will soon begin the... [more]

 
 

Heather Kanny Elected to Trial Lawyers’ Inn of Court

Heather Kanny recently was elected as a Barrister-level member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court in Dallas.  She was nominated based on her experience as a courtroom litigator.

The Inn’s goal is to promote professionalism and collegiality among trial lawyers.  Named in memory of a federal judge in North Texas, the Inn supports... [more]

 
 
David Dickson Named One of Best Lawyers in America

David Dickson Named One of Best Lawyers in America

David Dickson recently was named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016 list.  He was recognized for his expertise in “bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law.”

David and other lawyers who were selected were featured in a supplement to The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, and Houston Chronicle.  They also were featured in a Best Lawyers annual publication.  Best Lawyers lists are published in the U.S. and in almost 70... [more]

 
 

Gail Peek Completes Rotary Club Presidency

Gail Peek recently completed a successful term as president of the Rotary Club of Temple, Texas.  The organization is dedicated to helping its local and international community through service projects, grants, and fellowship opportunities. 

During Gail’s term, the Rotary Club sponsored a record-breaking fundraising campaign with the Rotary Foundation.  The foundation benefits causes including the following:  disease prevention (including the eradication of polio), mother and infant healthcare,... [more]

 
 
David Dickson Serves as Texas Bar Foundation District Nominating Chair

David Dickson Serves as Texas Bar Foundation District Nominating Chair

David Dickson is serving as the Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Chair for District 8 (Waco area).  The Nominating Committees select candidates to be invited as Texas Bar Foundation Fellows. 

Each year, only the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows.  Nomination is based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession and commitment to the community.  Successful nominees are elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. 

The [more]

 
 

Heather Kanny Raises Funds for KidneyTexas, Inc. in Dallas

Heather Kanny recently raised funds and auction items for a successful charitable event hosted by KidneyTexas, Inc. in Dallas. 

Proceeds from the auction and cocktail party, which Heather and Courtney Boes attended, will support treatment, research, and care of those affected by kidney disease in the Dallas area.  KidneyTexas, Inc. is a dynamic volunteer organization that has raised millions for the cause since 1999. 

Heather has... [more]

 
 

Marcy Allen Graduates from “Leadership Waco” Program

Marcy Allen recently graduated from Leadership Waco, a ten-month program designed by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) to identify and educate potential community leaders. 

Marcy and others who were selected for the program attended classes to learn about the city’s government, courts, businesses, schools, medical system, cultural events, and tourism.  The classes were structured to stimulate creative thinking and promote teamwork.  During the program, the group also... [more]

 
 

Liz Fraley Named One of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas

Liz Fraley recently was named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2016 list.  Recognized most recently in the area of “tort product & medical liability litigation:  defense,” she has been named annually to this list since 2011. 

Liz and other lawyers who were selected were featured in D Magazine’s May 2016 issue.  They also were honored at a reception on April 19.  Liz attended, along with ... [more]

 
 

Gail Peek Presents Open Records Requests Program

Gail Peek recently presented a program on open records requests at the Bell County Bar Association’s Annual Spring Bench Bar Conference.

Gail described the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the interesting origin of the Texas Public Information Act (PIA).  She provided tips to practitioners on how to make PIA requests and how to respond to PIA requests.  Gail also discussed information that may be protected from disclosure, as... [more]

 
 

Rick Bostwick Provides Legal Information for TV and Online News Programs

Rick Bostwick recently provided legal information at the request of KWTX News 10 in Waco.  The TV station shared his information on daily newscasts and on its website.

Rick addressed a matter relating to the confidentiality of school transcripts under federal law, based on his experience as a lawyer and former Waco School Board member.

He has analyzed a number of legal issues for KWTX news programs since... [more]

 
 
Matt Czimskey Wins Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Matt Czimskey Wins Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Matt Czimskey recently was honored with the 2016 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award is voted on by the association’s members.  It is presented to a young lawyer with qualities including, but not limited to, professional proficiency, service to the profession, and service to the community.

The members of the association selected Matt because of his service to the legal profession and the community in... [more]

 
 

Sam Hays Helps Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Club of Waco

 

Sam Hays recently co-chaired the successful Art Briles’ Winning Drive event to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Waco.

Proceeds from the sold-out dinner far exceeded an initial goal, and funds will be used for club services, such as providing free meals and recreation for Waco-area children.  The Waco club -- as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America -- aims to provide young people with a safe... [more]

 
 

Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP Combines with Fraley & Fraley, LLP

Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP announced today its acquisition of Fraley & Fraley, LLP.  A Dallas law firm with significant courtroom experience, the joinder of Fraley & Fraley bolsters Beard Kultgen's offerings to business and individual clients, broadens its talent, strengthens its connection to Baylor Law School, enabling the Firm to provide greater support to its clients with an added Dallas office.

Elizabeth M. Fraley will continue her... [more]

 
 
Quyen Vo Teaches Baylor Law School Writing Class

Quyen Vo Teaches Baylor Law School Writing Class

Quyen Vo is teaching an appellate advocacy class at Baylor Law School this spring.  He and a Baylor Law professor are helping first-year students to analyze legal questions, to draft an appellate brief, and to hone their oral advocacy skills.  The students’ increased understanding of these fundamentals will prepare them not only for upper-level classes but also for representing clients after graduation. 

Quyen has substantial writing experience.  He assisted a federal district court judge with... [more]

 
 
Matt Czimskey Wins Pro Bono Service Award

Matt Czimskey Wins Pro Bono Service Award

Matt Czimskey recently received a Pro Bono Service Award from the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

Volunteering more than a hundred hours in 2015, Matt was recognized for consistently demonstrating a commitment to performing pro bono legal service to the community.

Matt’s contributions were part of a team effort at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP to assist a pro bono client.  Rick Brophy, Teresa Schiller, Theresa King,... [more]

 
 
David Dickson & Rick Brophy Named as 2015 Texas Super Lawyers ©

David Dickson & Rick Brophy Named as 2015 Texas Super Lawyers ©

David Dickson and Rick Brophy were recently recognized in Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters business, as 2015 Super Lawyers in the areas of Real Estate and Banking, respectively.  The selection process takes place in four separate steps: 1) Nominations by their own peers; 2) Independent research validation across 12 key categories conducted by an attorney-led research team; 3) Attorney evaluations; and 4) Final Selection.  Only 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected... [more]

 
 
Quyen Vo Returns To Firm After Clerkship On Ninth Circuit

Quyen Vo Returns To Firm After Clerkship On Ninth Circuit

Quyen returned to the firm after a year serving as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. 

"I will treasure always my clerkship experience," says Quyen.  "I am very grateful to have clerked for a wise and experienced Judge, and to have worked with a group of learned and collegial co-clerks."

As a judicial clerk, Quyen advised the Judge by... [more]

 
 
Julia Jurgensen Featured in June Family Issue of Wacoan

Julia Jurgensen Featured in June Family Issue of Wacoan

Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP was honored by the Wacoan to have one of our very own featured in their Family Issue.  Partner Julia Jurgensen was interviewed on how she balances motherhood and a demanding career.  The article written by Caitlin Giddens is a small peek into the daily life of Ms. Jurgensen and her family.  “She’s a partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, a mother of three and a Sunday... [more]

 
 
Teresa Schiller joins Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP

Teresa Schiller joins Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP

We are proud to announce the addition of Teresa Schiller to Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP.  She assists clients with transactional legal matters.  Ms. Schiller formerly practiced law at Clifford Chance US LLP in New York and worked at the New York State Bar Association.  She is admitted to the New York and District of Columbia Bars.  Ms. Schiller served as president of the New York Women's Bar Association and president-elect of the... [more]

 
 

Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP Announce New Partners

 
 
Firm Obtains Successful Fifth Circuit Ruling in Construction Dispute

Firm Obtains Successful Fifth Circuit Ruling in Construction Dispute

Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP successfully represented Barry Pledger in a case involving a debt owed to Ratliff Ready-Mix which Ratliff claimed was not dischargeable in bankruptcy because it arose from a violation of the Texas Construction Trust Fund Statute.  

Barry Pledger filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and attempted to discharge a debt owed to Ratliff.  Ratliff filed an adversary proceeding in the bankruptcy court claiming that Pledger misapplied... [more]

 
 
Andrew G. Schrader joins Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP

Andrew G. Schrader joins Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP

We are proud to announce the addition of Andrew G. Schrader to Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP.  Andrew Schrader graduated from Baylor University with his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship in 2004 and continued his studies at Baylor University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2007. 

Andrew’s current practice is primarily focused on general civil litigation and business litigation.  Prior to joining Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick... [more]

 
 

A.J. Moore Academies Business Advisory Board - Annual Recruitment Breakfast

 
 

Gail Peek Elected to Second Term on Brazos River Authority

Gail Peek was elected to a second term as the Vice Chair of the Region G Planning Group of the Brazos River Authority on November 6th.  The Brazos Region G Planning Group consists of 22 Board Members representing a diverse set of interests in the 37 counties that make up the Brazos River Basin.  Ms. Peek was first elected to a two year term, serving for 2013 and 2014.  She... [more]

 
 

Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP Named to Best Lawyers® 2015 “Best Law Firms” List

The 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings were announced on November 3 and Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP received a Tier 1 ranking in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.  The 2015 results can be located on the U.S. News website at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.   According to the website, “[t]he U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the... [more]

 
 

Marcy Winter Allen joins Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP

We are proud to announce the addition of Marcy Winter Allen to Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick & Dickson LLP.  Ms. Allen is from Durango, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University in 2000.  She then moved to Waco to attend Baylor Law School.  Ms. Allen graduated from Baylor University School of Law J.D., cum laude May of this year.

Ms. Allen worked as the Managing Senior Executive Editor for Baylor Law... [more]

 
 

Rick Brophy Speaks at 40th Annual IBAT Convention

On September 29, Rick Brophy, as part of a six member panel of other banking attorneys, spoke at the Independent Bankers Association of Texas Annual Convention on the current banking environment and hot regulatory issues.  Mr. Brophy answered questions posed by a moderator as well as fielded questions from the audience.  Mr. Brophy is a regular speaker at the annual convention, as well as the IBAT Winter Summit each year in January.   

 
 

David Dickson & Rick Brophy Named as 2014 Texas Super Lawyers©

David Dickson and Rick Brophy were recently recognized in Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters business, as 2014 Super Lawyers in the areas of Real Estate and Banking, respectively.  Selection to this list includes nominations by their own peers, third party research validation across 12 key categories conducted by an attorney-led research team, and attorney evaluations.  Only 5% of attorneys in Texas are... [more]

 
 
David Dickson Recognized by Best Lawyer®

David Dickson Recognized by Best Lawyer®

David Dickson was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.  (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)   All recipients of this honor must first be nominated and then are voted on by their peers.  Selection is based upon a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than three million confidential evaluations by top... [more]

 
 
Larry Kelly Remembered

Larry Kelly Remembered

Judge Larry Kelly, a member of the Firm since his retirement as the Chief Bankruptcy Judge in the Western District of Texas, died peacefully at his home on March 19, 2014. He was 68. Judge Kelly was recognized as one of the most brilliant minds in the bankruptcy practice by lawyers and judges across the country. His advice and counsel was widely sought. He relished the gnarliest problems and brought a rare combination... [more]

 
 

Texas Supreme Court Issues Long Awaited Opinion in Ewing Const. Co., Inc. v. Amerisure Ins. Co.

Summary:  A Contractor who agrees to perform work in a “good and workmanlike manner” in a contract does not “assume liability” for damages arising out of the contractor’s defective work so as to trigger the Contractual Liability Exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy. 

On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court issued a long awaited opinion addressing two certified questions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:

  1. Does... [more]
 
 
Rick Brophy 2014 President of Waco Business League

Rick Brophy 2014 President of Waco Business League

Rick Brophy was recently installed as the 2014 President of the Waco Business League. The WBL is comprised of business men and women from the Greater Waco area.  Mr. Brophy's complete resume can be viewed here

 
 
Pat Beard Remembered

Pat Beard Remembered

Pat Beard, one of the Firm's founding partners, died peacefully at his home on November 30, 2013 at the age of 88.  Mr. Beard began practicing law in 1952 and quickly became recognized as a brilliant deal-maker who had a particular way of cutting straight to the heart of any legal matter and crafting practical solutions to legal problems.  Mr. Beard is remembered in the community for his generosity and passion for representing the rights... [more]

 
 

The Firm Celebrates Texas Supreme Court Ruling

The Firm celebrated a victory on behalf of its client, BMTP Holdings, L.P., when the Texas Supreme Court affirmed a court of appeals decision in favor of BMTP Friday, August 30, 2013.  In the case, City of Lorena, Texas v. BMTP Holdings, L.P. , the Texas Supreme Court held that the City of Lorena wrongfully enforced a moratorium on development against developer BMTP’s property because the property had already been approved for development.   A provision... [more]

 
 
David Dickson Recognized by Best Lawyer®

David Dickson Recognized by Best Lawyer®

David Dickson was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.  (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)   All recipients of this honor must first be nominated and then are voted on by their peers.  Selection is based upon a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than three million confidential evaluations by top... [more]

 
 

David Dickson & Rick Brophy recognized as 2013 Top Rated Lawyers

Rick Brophy and David Dickson were recently recognized by Martindale Hubble as 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in the area of Banking and Finance Law.  Lawyers selected were those that achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.  To create the list, Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell® utilized its extensive database to identify lawyers who have been rated by their peers to be AV Preeminent®.   According to... [more]

 
 
Gail Peek Speaks to National Association of Women in Construction-Waco Chapter

Gail Peek Speaks to National Association of Women in Construction-Waco Chapter

On August 13, Gail Peek gave a presentation to the National Association of Women in Construction Waco chapter entitled “Sexual Harassment in the Construction Industry.”  Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Peek served as Vice President and General Counsel for Wilsonart, a Fortune 500 company, from 1993-2005.  The National Association of Women in Construction has approximately 4500 members and 160 chapters in almost all of the fifty states.

 
 
David Kultgen, our Partner, Friend and Mentor

David Kultgen, our Partner, Friend and Mentor

David Kultgen, our partner, mentor and friend died Sunday, May 19, 2013.  David was a founding member of the firm and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  A copy of a recent article on Mr. Kultgen can be found here

 
 
Chisholm Crossing Features Firm on Website

Chisholm Crossing Features Firm on Website

The firm was recently featured on www.chisholmcrossing.com in an article about our recent move downtown. See the article here: http://www.chisholmcrossing.com/work/urbanitch.php