Scott Lineberry concentrates his practice on general corporate, real estate and transactional matters, representing individuals, business entities and financial institutions as clients. He has represented clients in merger and acquisition transactions, real estate transactions, lending transactions, and securities laws offerings (public and private) and compliance matters, as well as joint venture, strategic alliance and general contracting matters. He has also counseled many clients with respect to the formation and governance of partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies and joint ventures.
Robert has been practicing law for over 30 years, with a concentration in finance transactions and real estate transactions. He represents individual, financial institution and corporate clients in the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, ground leasing and financing of commercial real property, including single family, multi-family and mixed-use developments, office buildings, retail shopping centers, and raw land.
Robert’s involvement in financial transactions is broad based, representing both borrowers and lenders, with a concentration on the lender side. Types of loan facilities include unsecured facilities as well as facilities secured by real estate and facilities secured by various types of personal property. He has extensive loan workout experience.
Robert’s clients tell him them they appreciate his experience and ability to understand their business concerns and develop solutions which address them.
Robert is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law where he teaches courses on Real Estate Transactions and Real Estate Finance.
Prior to entering law school, Robert worked for a financial institution, where his responsibilities included management and real estate lending.
Rick has over 30 years of experience representing and advising a variety of real estate, financial institution and business clients in connection with their real estate, finance and business operations and transactions. Rick represents:
- Developers in office, residential, retail, industrial and mixed use developments
- Developers and governmental entities/not-for-profit entities in negotiating master development agreements pertaining to redevelopment of properties of such governmental entities such as former airport, water treatment, rail and power plant sites
- End users in campus headquarters acquisition, entitlements, development and construction
- Buyers and sellers in acquisition and disposition of real estate, including institutional clients in disposition and acquisition of real estate portfolios
- Developers and end users in zoning and other entitlement issues
- Lenders and borrowers in loan transactions and workouts
- Institutional investors and individuals in entity formation to develop, own and operate real estate
- Institutional investors in equity investments
- Operating companies in buying, selling and leasing property in multi-state transactions.
- Landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial leases and in enforcement matters
Peter Gregg’s legal career has been devoted to representing clients in regulatory and litigation matters. His practice includes a focus on issues involving waste management and contaminated properties, including state and federal CERCLA matters, RCRA corrective action and compliance counseling, transactions involving contaminated properties, and counseling on state and federal regulatory cleanup programs. He also represents clients on all manner of air, water, waste management, and water and wastewater utility regulatory issues (permitting, enforcement, and general compliance matters) and in matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Mr. Gregg began his career at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), where he provided program development and legal/litigation support for various air, water quality, and industrial and hazardous waste programs. He spent several years as in-house environmental counsel at international energy company El Paso Corporation prior to returning to private practice in Austin as a partner in a national environmental law firm. During his years in private practice, he has represented national and international clients within the chemical, petroleum refining, and oil and natural gas production, processing and transportation industries, among others, as well as various local and regional manufacturing and utility interests.
Mr. Gregg is a former Chair of the Texas Bar’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section and a former Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Woodward/White, Inc. (2009-2016) and The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Environmental, Woodward/White, Inc. (2011-2016). He is AV Peer Review Rated.
Nick Fox has been practicing corporate and securities law for over 25 years, with a focus on private equity and M&A transactions, representing clients engaged in a broad range of industries, including private equity, energy, technology. and life sciences. Nick also has a strong background in the taxation of business transactions, having earned a masters in taxation and practicing as a tax lawyer during the first ten years of his career in Austin, Washington D.C., New York, and Hong Kong, before settling back in Austin in 1995 and focusing on corporate law
Nick acts as outside general counsel for a number of privately-held companies, from start-ups to international business ventures, as well as private equity investors, including buyout funds, venture capital funds, and angel investors. Nick advises start-ups on company formation, capital structure, equity incentive plans, executive employment agreements, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters. Nick helps more mature companies and investment funds successfully complete a broad array of M&A and private equity transactions, including fund formations, debt and equity financings (from angel investments to leveraged buyouts), mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.
Nick holds a BV Distinguished Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier rating service for lawyers based upon peer review, which also has awarded Nick a Very High Rating in Both Legal Abilities and Ethical Standards. Nick is recognized by The American Registry as one of America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 5% 2020 and also has been recognized as one of the top corporate lawyers in Texas by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America. Nick has been recognized annually by Law.com as one of the top corporate lawyers in Austin and most recently has been named 2021 Lawyer of the Year for corporate law in Austin.
Michele practices in the area of estate planning. She received her B.A. degree, with honors, from Texas A&M University and her J.D. degree, with honors, from Duke University where she was a member of the Duke Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She is licensed to practice in Texas, New York and Florida and before the U.S. Tax Court. She is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. She has been selected by her peers as a Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. (2006-present), and as a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters (2004, 2007-2010) in the area of estate planning and probate. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell legal directory. Her practice encompasses a wide range of estate planning subjects, such as wills drafting, trust drafting, estate and trust administration, estate tax, fiduciary income tax, business succession planning, charitable planning and advising non-profits. She has spoken to varied audiences on the subjects of limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, estate planning for the family business owner, planned giving techniques, donor advised funds, legal issues fund raisers face, planning for legacy real estate, planning for retirement assets, and executive compensation.
Matt’s law practice primarily involves construction law, including architect/engineer liability, construction defects, delay claims, mechanic’s liens, and bond claims. The majority of his practice involves dispute resolution through trial and arbitration, and he also assists clients in construction contract drafting and negotiation. He serves as the principal legal advisor to several construction, architecture and engineering firms.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law where he teaches courses on Construction Law and Construction Litigation.
Prior to entering law school, Matt was employed as a Project Manager for Fluor Daniel, Inc., one of the world’s largest engineering/construction corporations. He has worked on various types of construction projects, including high-rise office buildings, parking structures, high-tech facilities, warehouses, and manufacturing plants located in Texas, Maryland, and Virginia.
Kelly focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning and general corporate law. His estate planning practice includes wills, trusts, family limited partnerships, and charitable planning. He also represents clients in probate and estate administration matters.
As part of the general corporate law practice, Kelly provides legal advice to both individuals and business entities in areas including entity formation, contract issues, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate governance.
Prior to joining the firm, Kelly served as the primary in-house counsel for an international environmental engineering firm with annual revenues in excess of $300 million. Using his in-house counsel experience, Kelly serves in an outside general counsel capacity for a number of growing companies.
Also, prior to joining the firm, Kelly provided a variety of legal services to one of Central Texas’ largest healthcare providers.
Jody focuses his practice on corporate law, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private securities issuances, loan arrangements and related transactions in the context of a broad range of industries including energy, technology, life sciences, and others.
Jody assists small and large companies, private equity and venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, investors and other clients in connection with transactional matters. Jody advises privately and publicly held companies in negotiating and consummating mergers and stock and asset purchase and sale transactions, the subject matter of which ranges in scope from discrete business units to large integrated industrial plant facilities located in multiple jurisdictions. Jody also assists clients in negotiating credit facilities with banks and other lenders for acquisition and operational financing. In addition, Jody’s private equity and venture capital experience includes fund formation and majority and minority investments by funds and other investors in Series A and other financings.
Jody also provides day-to-day general counsel support to clients, advising them regarding entity selection and formation, negotiation of nondisclosure agreements, master services agreements, licensing agreements and other operational agreements, employee incentive plans, employment agreements, and real property conveyances and leases.
Ira focuses his practice primarily on tax law with tax controversy matters a substantial part of his practice. Specific practice areas include:
- Tax Litigation in State District Court, State Appellate Courts and U.S. Tax Court
- Representation in contested tax controversy proceedings before the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings, Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies
- Ad valorem property tax controversy work in Texas from appraisal review board proceedings through litigation
- Negotiations with taxing authorities
- Advises clients on federal and state tax issues in mergers, acquisitions and restructuring