An accomplished lawyer with over 40 years of experience, Jim’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a special emphasis on bankruptcy litigation. He is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a certification he has maintained for 25 years. Jim has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the country. His experience includes the arbitration and mediation of commercial disputes, out-of-court workouts, and financial restructurings.
In commercial litigation, Jim has represented
both plaintiffs and defendants at all levels of the judicial system in a
wide range of matters, including contract disputes, theft of trade secrets and
intellectual property, computer technology controversies, creditors’ rights,
failed leveraged buyouts, lender liability, real estate and oil & gas
disputes, securities fraud, partnership and corporate governance disputes,
class actions, and all forms of business torts.
Jim has significant experience in complex corporate bankruptcies, where he has
litigated a broad range of contested matters and adversary proceedings,
including fraudulent transfers, automatic stay relief, cash collateral arrangements,
valuation contests, tax claims, termination of exclusivity, lien
priority disputes, avoidance actions, and objections to plan confirmation. Jim
has appeared on behalf of secured lenders, debtors, creditors’ committees,
court-appointed trustees, and other parties.