Austin Dula

Austin’s practice focuses in corporate law with an emphasis in intellectual property (“IP”) and IP related transactions. Austin clients has represented include high-tech goods and service providers operating in a broad array of technology fields, consumer products companies, literary estates, and brand developers.

Austin is deeply involved in all aspects of the development and commercialization of intellectual property. He helps clients identify, protect, cultivate, and leverage their IP assets in the U.S. and internationally. Austin’s experience includes the registration and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, assisting with the drafting, prosecution, and licensing of patents, identifying and protecting trade secrets, and conducting IP-related due diligence.

In addition to traditional intellectual property counseling, Austin has expertise in the rapidly evolving fields of privacy and Internet law, including handling domain name and cybersquatting disputes, along with counseling clients on all aspects of handling personal information, conducting e-commerce, and commercializing creative online content.

Austin regularly operates as an outside general counsel for his clients, counseling them on every-day legal matters and performing general contract work, including entity formation and corporate structuring, licensing, corporate compliance, and dispute resolution; as well as drafting and negotiating employee agreements, SaaS agreements, terms of service, privacy policies, franchise agreements, buy/sell agreements, and other such transactional legal documents.

Heather Smith

Heather is a finance and real estate attorney with over 20 years of experience negotiating, documenting and closing large and small commercial credit facilities and other lending transactions.
She has represented administrative agents, syndication agents, lenders, borrowers and private equity sponsors in a variety of deals, including:
• secured and unsecured credit facilities,
• real estate loans,
• sports venue financings,
• asset based lending,
• mergers and acquisitions,
• syndicated credit facilities,
• bilateral credit facilities,
• subscription line credit facilities,
• equipment and project finance,
• lease financings,
• mezzanine financings,
• subordination and intercreditor arrangements,
• credit facilities guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States,
• loan participations, and
• loan restructurings, workouts and bankruptcy debtor-in-possession credit facilities.

She has also represented buyers and sellers of commercial real estate.

Heather has represented clients in deals for various industries, including amateur and professional sports (football, soccer, baseball, basketball and auto racing), entertainment, manufacturing, real estate, restaurants, gas stations and convenience stores, retail and technology.

Zeeshan Malik

Zeeshan is a transactional real estate attorney and focuses on providing practical, solution-oriented counsel to his clients.

Zeeshan represents clients in all phases of commercial real estate development, including acquisitions, guidance through the entitlement process, the structuring and formation of multilayer strategic partnership and joint venture agreements, the negotiation of debt and equity financing, vertical development, leasing, and the eventual disposition of office, industrial, multifamily, hotel, retail and mixed-use assets throughout the United States. Zeeshan’s training at a large, international law firm, together with his diverse client base and experience representing purchasers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and borrowers and lenders, enables him to provide a balanced understanding that is key to successful negotiations. Zeeshan actively represents both public and private entities in the Transit Oriented Development space.

Zeeshan is a born-and-raised Austinite and he and his wife are proud to raise their daughter in this growing town. Prior to law school, Zeeshan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Nicaragua.

Shana McGirl

Shana’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law in a wide variety of industries. Her experience includes representing public and private clients in the areas of corporate governance, business transactions, securities compliance, fiduciary responsibilities and both debt and equity financings. She has guided non-profit organizations on formation, tax and regulatory issues, and has also counseled clients regarding restructurings, mergers and acquisitions.

Shana provides general outside counsel representation for clients, drafting and negotiating various contract types including service agreements, distribution agreements, custom manufacturing agreements, license agreements and SaaS agreements. She is well-versed in handling employment agreements, separation agreements, and various types of equity and phantom equity compensation arrangements. Additionally, she represents companies at formation, including negotiation of formation agreements, partnership agreements and shareholders’ agreements.

Shana also has a strong passion for representing women-owned and family-owned businesses. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Austin.

William Teten

William’s practice focuses on advising his clients on a wide range of corporate and financial transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, formation of venture capital funds and private equity funds and corporate restructuring and reorganization.  William also serves as de facto general counsel for many of his clients, providing counsel on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including corporate governance, distribution and marketing agreements, lease agreements, key agreements with customers and vendors, management, consulting and service agreements and other commercial agreements.

Krista Hosmer

Krista is a seasoned litigator with a diverse legal background that covers nearly the entire spectrum of practice areas. She has over a decade of experience handling intellectual property matters including claims of patent, trademark, copyright and trade dress infringement. Krista also has extensive experience handling complex commercial business disputes including class actions and litigation centered on claims of trade secrets misappropriation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, false advertising, product disparagement, cyber piracy, racketeering, unfair debt collection practices, violations of the False Claims Act, age and gender discrimination in employment, and professional malpractice, among others. In addition to complex litigation, Krista also handles a number of transactional matters, including the negotiation and drafting of license, service, subscription, advertising, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer focuses her practice on complex mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and corporate finance (for both issuers and investors) as well as general corporate governance matters within the entertainment, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare and energy industries. She has broad experience representing a variety of clients from private equity groups to global oil and gas companies to healthcare providers. Her practice also includes reorganizations, recapitalizations and general outside counsel representation.

Kendra Roloson

Kendra focuses her practice on representing clients in a wide range of real estate, corporate and commercial transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, entity formation, leasing (tenant and landlord), and real estate development. Her practice includes representation of financial institutions and borrowers in various types of commercial real estate loan transactions. In addition, Kendra often advises real estate investors in the structure and formation of joint ventures.

Travis Siebeneicher

Travis focuses his practice on transactional law with a concentration on real estate, financing and corporate matters.  Travis has represented management, executives and individuals in connection with a wide range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing/subleasing (tenant and landlord), construction and development of office, industrial, retail, multi-family, healthcare and energy projects.  In addition, he has advised and counseled clients on the formation of joint ventures with debt and equity interests in commercial real estate projects.

Seth Meisel

Seth Meisel represents clients in a wide variety of complex business bankruptcy matters and commercial disputes. His bankruptcy experience includes representing creditors and commercial debtors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, including all aspects of representing both private and publicly traded companies as debtors-in-possession. He regularly represents purchasers of estate assets; secured creditors and landlords in lift stay litigation; and creditors in bankruptcy adversary proceedings including preference, fraudulent transfer, and discharge disputes. Outside of bankruptcy court, Seth represents both creditors and debtors in workouts, reorganizations, state court receivership proceedings, and liquidations, including asset sales under Article 9 of the UCC.

Seth also has substantial experience litigating a wide range of complex commercial disputes, employment disputes, construction matters, and a multitude of contract disputes and business torts in jury trials, bench trials, administrative proceedings, arbitration, and mediation.