The bankruptcy and creditors rights attorneys at Wick Phillips have represented a variety of clients in bankruptcy proceedings and pre-bankruptcy workouts, including, among others, debtors, trustees, unsecured creditors committees, bank groups, secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, individual financial institutions, indenture trustees, claims sellers and purchasers, and purchasers of assets. MORE
We represent clients in bankruptcy-related litigation matters. From filing and prosecuting proof of claims, pursuing recovery of fraudulent transfers and preferential payments, and litigating complex fiduciary matters, we use our resident subject matter experts to traverse the unique obstacles presented in insolvency. MORE
Our appellate lawyers are experienced in handling appellate and post-judgment matters in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. Our appellate lawyers handle appeals for cases tried by our lawyers as well as cases tried by lawyers from other law firms. MORE
Wick Phillips maintains a national and transnational litigation practice. We are trial lawyers whose years of experience at large, international law firms led us to conclude that a leaner and more versatile law practice would better serve clients. Litigation is often a business strategy that involves a significant investment of time, resources, and money for our clients. MORE
With nearly 20 years of experience in construction law, we help clients manage risk with appropriate indemnity and insurance contractual provisions. Our lawyers carefully monitor ever-changing construction laws, industry agreements and insurance forms, and frequently lecture and advise on key industry developments. MORE
Our corporate and finance practice focuses on managing transactions for our clients to successful completion, minimizing their risks, and saving them time and money in the process. Whether their challenge is a routine matter or a complex acquisition, loan facility or securities offering, our goal is to provide clients with efficient and effective advice throughout the transaction to help them achieve their business goals. MORE
Our Securities Litigation and Regulations Corporate Advisory and Securities Enforcement practice consists of both corporate and litigation attorneys who are best suited to address critical and complex “board level” special situations for our clients. We also advise and defend clients in matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, self-regulatory organizations, and state securities authorities. MORE
The Estate Planning Practice involves providing sophisticated and personalized estate, tax, asset protection, philanthropic and business planning for individuals and families. Estate planning needs of clients change over time and we can assist clients with developing a core estate plan which can be modified and supplemented over time as financial and family circumstances change. We have experience in developing structures to ensure that family businesses and legacy assets such as ranches are transferred in a tax-efficient manner and stay in the family while protected from divorce and creditors. MORE
Our insurance attorneys offer years of experience and expertise in resolving complex insurance coverage disputes and managing risks for our clients. With our guidance, companies find and recover insurance for all types of claims—including property and business interruption losses, construction, D&O, E&O/professional liability, fiduciary liability, cyber-risk, environmental, and more. And when litigation with insurance carriers becomes necessary, we offer years of coverage litigation and successful trial experience. MORE
Our lawyers have experience in all facets of labor and employment law. We advise clients regarding the employment relationship, including recruiting and hiring practices and procedures, unfair competition, responding to a competitor’s predatory hiring practices, best practices for protecting confidential information, background investigations, privacy, I-9 issues, training, discipline, workplace investigations, and employment separation issues. MORE
Our Oil and Gas Litigation practice is known for achieving wins for individuals and companies in high-stakes disputes. We offer years of experience in handling complex oil and gas litigation issues through trial and appeal, and have successfully represented royalty owners, exploration and production companies, and service companies in all aspects of their business. MORE
The attorneys in the real estate group of Wick Phillips have handled some of the most complex, high profile real estate transactions in the market today. We strive to provide the highest level of legal service while maintaining a practical approach to closing your deal. Our attorneys view each client as a strategic partner, and we think and act accordingly—serving as trusted business advisors. MORE
Wick Phillips has a broad range of experience representing clients in securities investigation and enforcement matters. We represent companies, senior executives, employees and others in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and other federal and state governmental agencies and self-regulatory organizations. MORE
Our Tax Practice includes corporate, partnership, estate and gift, and individual income tax matters. The tax liability generated by a business or investment is, oftentimes, the largest expense associated with the business or investment. We assist clients in minimizing this liability. We have extensive experience with structuring new business or investment vehicles to meet a client's business objectives in a tax efficient manner. MORE
Our Technology Law practice covers all aspects of legal issues our clients face in the fast growing and ever changing technology industry. Our practice focuses on technology and related transactions, particularly intellectual property development, licensing, distribution, manufacturing and outsourcing. Primary industries covered are telecommunications, software, web based industries, and video games and entertainment. MORE
The Supreme Court of Texas affirmed a one million dollar judgment in favor of a Barnett Shale royalty owner in a dispute over natural gas royalties against Chesapeake Energy.
In an appeal to the Texas high court, Chesapeake Energy is defending how it deducted post-production costs from royalty checks, challenging a 2014 San Antonio appeals court ruling upholding a state district court decision that awarded Wick Phillips' client, the Hyder family of Fort Worth, at least $1 million in royalties, interest and attorney fees.
Six Wick Phillips lawyers - Michael Bailey, Joseph Callister, Jacob Fain, Rob Schroeder, Seema Tendolkar, and Rob Wills - from the firm's Dallas and Fort Worth offices have been named Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" for 2015, which recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers 40 years old or younger or lawyers who have been practicing 10 or fewer years.
Wick Phillips is pleased to announce attorneys Joseph Callister and Michael Bailey have been elected Partners, effective January 1, 2015. Additionally, Associates Jordan Bethea and Alexander Badillo have joined the Firm this month.
Firm earns rankings in insurance, bankruptcy and franchise law
Peer-Reviewed Survey Recognizes Bright, Martin and Wick.
2014 Tally Marks Highest One-Year Total in Firm’s History.
Wick Phillips has moved its Dallas headquarters to 3131 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100. The new headquarters features 12,736 square feet of Class A office space in a 13-story building owned and operated by Velocis, a commercial real estate investment fund.
Jeffrey W. Hellberg, Jr., a partner in the litigation section of Wick Phillips and head of its appellate section, has been certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). This adds to his previous certification in civil appellate law and makes Hellberg one of only 66 attorneys in Texas who are dual‐certified in both civil trial and civil appellate law.
Todd Phillips, a Partner and co-founder of Wick Phillips, L.L.P., has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Friday, March 7, 2014
Wick Phillips has won a significant oil and gas appeal and a judgment in excess of $1 million against Chesapeake Exploration on behalf of a group of Fort Worth-based leaseholders.
Erika Bright has been named a partner with Wick Phillips, a full service
business law firm based in Dallas. A former partner with Haynes and Boone LLP, Bright specializes
in issues related to insurance, construction and commercial litigation.
Wick Phillips announces that Lindsey Marsh has joined the Dallas office as an Associate on the Complex Commercial Litigation team. Marsh’s responsibilities will include commercial business litigation, commercial real estate and providing counsel to clients involved in a variety of civil business disputes.
An independent third—party rating service and publication for attorneys, Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and evaluations of other attorneys within the peer group.
Wick Phillips represented Holland Services in the negotiation and consummation of agreements related to a strategic investment made by H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C. A leading global private equity firm, H.I.G. Capital invested in Holland’s energy-affiliated land services business.
Bryan J. Wick (top left) and Andrew M. Gould, (bottom left) partners with Wick Phillips, a full-service business law firm with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, have been named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers” in Dallas for 2013.