1. Michael Myers

    Michael Myers represents a variety of clients in business and commercial litigation, construction litigation, oil and gas litigation, employment law, and real estate litigation – on both sides of the docket.

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Mr. Myers represents a variety of clients in business and commercial litigation, construction litigation, oil and gas litigation, employment law, and real estate litigation – on both sides of the docket. His business and commercial litigation experience includes litigating fiduciary duty issues, breach of contract, breach of non-disclosure and/or non-compete agreements, and business partnership disputes.

Mr. Myers’ construction litigation experience involves asserting and enforcing or defending against the enforcement of mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens, contract performance disputes, and construction defect litigation.

Mr. Myers’ experience in real estate law includes drafting transactional documents, including loan documents for lenders, and litigating the enforcement of and/or performance under various types of commercial and/or residential real estate contracts.

Representation & Results

First chair in 8-day bench trial in complex commercial litigation dispute in Palo Pinto County, Texas involving the defense of a real estate developer and related entities against claims for in excess of $12,000,000 in damages and requests for other equitable relief made by more than 30 plaintiffs. Obtained a take nothing judgment on all claims made by plaintiffs.

First chair in 4-day jury trial in real estate litigation dispute in Dallas County, Texas involving a request for specific performance of a real estate contract against a purported seller of multimillion-dollar commercial real estate property. Obtained a denial of specific performance.

First chair in 2-day bench trail in commercial litigation dispute in Dallas County, Texas involving allegations of violation of the Credit Repair Organizations Act. Obtained a take nothing judgment in favor of client.

First chair in bankruptcy adversary trial against allegations of fraud and failure to disclose assets; obtained complete defense verdict.

First chair in oil & gas absentee mineral interest owner receivership proceeding in Johnson County, Texas; obtained appointment of receiver and negotiation of lease to allow production by oil & gas company to continue unimpeded

  • B.S., Criminal Justice Studies: University of North Dakota, 1998, cum laude

 

  • B.A., Philosophy: University of North Dakota, 1998, cum laude

 

  • J.D.: Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2001

 

  • Quarter-Finalist Carmody Mock Trial Competition

 

  • Best Oral Advocate Southern Region, Giles Sutherland Moot Court Competition

 

  • Member, SMU Law Board of Advocates
  • All State Courts – Texas

 

  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

 

  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

 

  • S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • “Lease Provisions and Issues, Planning Ahead to Avoid Problems” – Sterling Education, July 9, 2008.
  • “Judicial Foreclosures” – Lorman seminar on Repossession and Foreclosure Law in Texas, May 29, 2008.
  • “Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act” – Lorman seminar on Repossession and Foreclosure Law in Texas, May 29, 2008.
  • “Landlord’s Rights and Options When the Deal Goes Bad” – Sterling Education seminar on Landlord-Tenant Law in Texas, November 7, 2008.
  • “Collections:  Enforcing Your Judgment” paper and oral presentation prepared for Sterling Education seminar on Landlord-Tenant Law in Texas on November 3, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.

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