Dallas, Texas, August 15, 2019 – Michael Bailey, Erika Bright, Chris Fuller, Andrew Gould, Brett Myers, Noah Nadler, Bryan Wick, David Drez, Brant Martin, and Dan McCarthy have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Andrew Gould was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Labor Law‐Union “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas.
Michael, recognized in Banking and Finance Law, represents borrowers and lenders for a variety of financing structures, including asset‐based loans, first‐lien/second‐lien financings, real estate loans, cashflow based loans, acquisition financings, private offerings, loan workouts, swaps and other derivative transactions and structured financings. This is Michael’s second consecutive year being recognized by Best Lawyers.
Erika, recognized in Insurance Law, represents policyholders in trials and arbitrations against insurance carriers and advises clients on all insurance‐related topics, including how to minimize risk, draft indemnity agreements and obtain optimum insurance coverage. She also has a strong track record of success in representing clients in complex business disputes, commercial litigation and construction matters. This is Erika’s eighth consecutive year being recognized by Best Lawyers.
Chris, recognized in Real Estate Law, leads the real estate practice and represents developers, lenders, property owners, landlords, and tenants in leasing, acquisition and sales, finance, land‐use planning and development transactions, and complex multifamily development transactions. He also routinely advised clients on the formation and dissolution of partnerships and joint ventures in connection with the structuring of real estate transactions. This is Chris’s first year being recognized by Best Lawyers.
Andrew, recognized in Employment Law‐Management, Labor Law‐Union, and Litigation‐Labor and Employment, leads the labor and employment practice and provides counsel to clients in federal wage and lawsuit claims, federal and state employment discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, and unfair labor practice claims. His experience spans a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturers, aviation, professional services and pharmaceuticals. This is Andrew’s second year being recognized by Best Lawyers, and first time being named Best Lawyers® 2020 Labor Law‐Union “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas.
Brett, recognized in Litigation‐Labor and Employment, is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law and Labor and Employment Law, Brett guides businesses through a variety of matters, including employment litigation, noncompetition provisions and protection of proprietary information, wage and hour disputes, employment policies and risk avoidance practices, and investigation of employee misconduct. This is Brett’s first time being recognized by Best Lawyers.
Noah, recognized in Insurance Law, has successfully represented companies from many different industries in a wide array of complete litigation. His focus is representing corporate policyholders in litigation involving large claims under all types of insurance policies. This is Noah’s first time being recognized by Best Lawyers.
Bryan, recognized in Litigation – Bankruptcy, is a founding partner of Wick Phillips and has successfully litigated many complex commercial and bankruptcy matters for both plaintiffs and defendants, domestically and abroad. He has also been effective in prosecuting and defending numerous bankruptcy matters, such as avoidance and fiduciary actions. This is Bryan’s seventh consecutive year being recognized by Best Lawyers.
David, recognized in Oil and Gas Law, represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes through all phases of litigation at the trial and appellate levels and in industries including energy, real estate, transportation, and construction. A seasoned trial lawyer, he counsels clients in matters involving royalty disputes, breach of contract, non‐compete agreements, fraud, and bankruptcy‐related litigation. This is David’s first year being recognized by Best Lawyers.
Brant, recognized in Franchise Law and Litigation‐Bankruptcy, represents clients on all facets of trial and commercial litigation, from pre‐lawsuit disputes, through discovery, jury selection, argument, and postverdict practice across a broad spectrum of industries, including financial institutions, medical devices, investment funds and their sponsors, and gaming. This is Brant’s eighth consecutive year being recognized by Best Lawyers.
Dan, recognized in Trusts and Estates, is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate. He works with closely‐held businesses and their owners to devise business structures to minimize income and estate tax, facilitate effective business succession plans, and protect assets. Dan focuses his practice on federal income and estate and gift taxation matters with a particular focus on pass through entities such as partnerships, limited liability companies, and Subchapter S corporations. This is Dan’s first time being recognized by Best Lawyers.
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Wick Phillips is a full‐service business law firm serving clients across Texas and the United States. Founded in 2004, the firm has grown to more than 60 attorneys, specializing in all areas of business law—complex commercial litigation and appeals, corporate transactions, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance coverage, tax, and securities—with offices in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth.