Texas Supreme Court Victory

Attorneys from GH&A’s litigation and appellate groups, Angie Olalde, Joseph Z. Cavanah, and John G. Williamson, received a final victory for their client from the Texas Supreme Court. The GH&A team, in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, obtained a favorable ruling that a remainder beneficiary of a trust does not have standing to challenge post-marital

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Stephanie Murray – New Firm Administrator

Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP is pleased to announce that Stephanie Murray has been hired as Firm Administrator. Stephanie will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation and management of all administrative areas of the firm. She brings with her more than 18 years of administrative and management skills in law office administration, business marketing,

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Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP Announces Joe A.C. Fulcher as New Managing Partner

GH&A is pleased to announce the election of Joe A.C. Fulcher as Managing Partner effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Fulcher is the successor to Andy Mytelka who stepped down from the position he held since 2007.  Mr. Mytelka will continue as the head of the Litigation section while focusing on commercial litigation and insurance matters. “GH&A is a

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New Partner Announced

The firm is happy to announce that Joe Cavanah was named partner in the firm, effective January 1, 2023. Joe joined the firm as an associate in 2013, after graduating from Tulane University Law School. Over the past ten years, Joe has provided counsel to hundreds of clients on issues ranging from fiduciary disputes, maritime

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Stephen G. Schulz – Of Counsel

Effective January 1, 2023, Stephen G. Schulz is withdrawing as a partner at Greer, Herz & Adams. Mr. Schulz will remain in an Of Counsel role with the Firm.   The Firm appreciates his service as a partner for 39 years and is pleased that he will continue his long career of hard work and dedication

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GH&A represents MNB in financing dry dock for Battleship Texas

Attorneys from GH&A’s Real Estate Transactions & Finance and Maritime Groups represented Moody Bank in connection with a series of lending transactions beginning in December 2021 financing the purchase and refurbishment of a floating drydock in the Bahamas with the size and lifting capacity required for the Battleship Texas restoration project. The drydock was then

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GH&A Secures Victory for Hemphill County Appraisal District by upholding $90 Million Appraisals of Midcoast’s Midstream Oil and Gas Assets in Hemphill County

GH&A attorneys, Andrew Mytelka, Scott Andrews, Marc Young, and Victoria Rutherford recently secured a victory for their client, Hemphill County Appraisal District (“Hemphill CAD”), by defending Hemphill CAD in an ad valorem tax dispute concerning the 2019 and 2020 market values of midstream Oil and Gas assets owned by Midcoast. After a three-day jury trial,

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GH&A represents client in nursing home sales

Attorneys from GH&A’s Corporate/Regulatory, Health Law, and Real Estate Practice Groups represented National Western Life Group, Inc. (“NWLGI”) in connection with the sale of skilled nursing facilities in Texas and Nevada owned by indirect subsidiaries of NWLGI.

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Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 3 practice areas Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized

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3 Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP attorneys named to 2018 Best Lawyers® list

Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP is pleased to announce that 3 lawyers have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades,

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GH&A on Texas Lawyer’s Top 100

In the July 2017 issue of the Texas Lawyer (“Midsize Texas Firms Growing in Texas Alongside National Firms”), Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP was included on The Texas Top 100 chart, which lists firms with the most lawyers in Texas. GH&A tied with two other Texas firms ranking #93 of 100, each employing 34 Texas lawyers.  In 2016, the

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Texas Shipyard Dismissed from Louisiana Litigation

New GH&A counsel Bob Davee secured the dismissal of a Texas shipyard from litigation filed in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. That multi-party maritime law case involves claimed damages in excess of $2,000,000 stemming from alleged contamination of a cargo of crude oil which was loaded aboard one of two

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GH&A secures appellate win for Regent Care Center of the Woodlands, LP

GH&A attorney Angie Olalde successfully represented Regent Care Center of the Woodlands, LP in an appeal following a judgment and jury verdict in Regent Care’s favor. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the trial court did not improperly exclude evidence at trial, and in its opinion, the appellate court gave a detailed discussion on

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Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the seventh consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 3 practice areas. Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized

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Three Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP is pleased to announce that three lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public

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GH&A Receives a $3.6 Million FINRA Arbitration Award

Andrew Mytelka won a recent securities litigation lawsuit against Morgan Stanley.  Mytelka successfully received a 3.6 Million Dollar FINRA Arbitration Award against Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC and advisor Kim Dee Isaacson on behalf of their client, H. Keith Melton. A panel of three arbitrators found that adviser Kim Dee Isaacson had lied to his

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GH&A Secures Victory for Somervell Central Appraisal District by upholding $2.3 Billion Appraisal of Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant

GH&A attorneys, Andrew Mytelka and Scott Andrews recently secured a victory for their client, Somervell Central Appraisal District (“Somervell”), by defending Somervell in an ad valorem tax dispute concerning the 2015 market value of the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (“CPNPP”). The trial court found that Somervell’s appraisal of CPNPP was not excessive and affirmed

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Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP ranked in 2016 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. This is the 5th year in a row that Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP has received a “Best Law Firms” ranking.  Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

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Settlement Reached with Ernst & Young

Firm attorneys, Andrew Mytelka and David Le Blanc, represented American National Insurance Company and affiliates, and The Moody Foundation, in reaching a confidential settlement with Ernst & Young. The Company and Foundation lost over $20 million due to Ernst & Young aiding Lehman Brothers in concealing material amounts of debt through the use of Repo

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Appellate Success

Firm attorneys  John Buckley, Angie Olalde, and Scott Andrews achieved another appellate success when the Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas summarily denied a petition for writ of mandamus on May 26, 2015.  The appellate court’s order was entered in cause number 04-15-00198-CV, In re David B.T. Myrick, Jr. The mandamus petition challenged a trial court order to

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Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP ranked in 2015 “Best Law Firms”

Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP has been ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas: Metropolitan Awards Tier 1, Houston, Health Care Law Tier 2, Houston, Commercial Litigation Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings

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$28 Million Refinance in Four States

Partners Stephen G. Schulz and Tara B. Annweiler recently represented National Western Life Insurance Company in a $28 million refinance of 32 convenience store properties in four states – Texas, California, Georgia and Tennessee – owned by Ashita, LLC. Sammy Virani, a well-known nationwide owner of convenience store properties is the principal of Ashita, LLC.

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Victory in Breach of Contract and Breach of Warranty Lawsuit

GH&A recently obtained a victory for its client, South Shore Harbour Development, Ltd. (“SSHD”), by securing a final judgment against Atlantic-Meeco, Inc. (“Atlantic-Meeco”) in the amount of $1,448,115 together with attorneys’ fees and expenses totaling an additional $148,700. This lawsuit involved claims by SSHD against Atlantic-Meeco for breach of contract and breach of warranty arising

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Porretto Beach Case Argued before the Texas Supreme Court

Andrew J. Mytelka argued before the Texas Supreme Court in Williams, et al. vs. Texas General Land Office, et al., Case No. 12-0483 on November 5, 2013, asking the Court to reinstate a $5 million jury award issued in 2009, after the trial court found the State had wrongfully taken private beach property owned by Sonya

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Greer, Herz & Adams Ranked in 2014 “Best Law Firms”

Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP has been ranked in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas: Metropolitan Awards Tier 1, Houston, Health Care Law Tier 1, Houston, Health Care Law Tier 2, Houston, Commercial Litigation Tier 2, Houston, Commercial Litigation Firms included in

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Annweiler assists in acquisition of 1892 Bishop’s Palace

Tara Annweiler recently represented the firm’s longtime client, Galveston Historical Foundation, in its successful acquisition of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Greer Herz & Adams, LLP is proud to have been a part of this historic transaction which allows for the preservation of this most significant architectural Island landmark and secures

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GHA Commercial Litigation Group Success

Partners Joseph R. Russo, Jr. and Andrew J. Mytelka achieve $17.75 Million commercial result for Port of Galveston.  The lawsuit, which can be read here, joined Lexington Insurance Company, York Risk Services Group, Lancashire Insurance Co. and Allied World Assurance Company on allegations of misrepresenting insurance coverage and terms, failing to properly investigate and adjust claims

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Firm Sues Galveston City Council

The Firm filed a lawsuit against the City of Galveston on behalf of the Indian Beach Property Owners after the City Council overturned a Planning Commission decision that a dog kennel on the West End of Galveston was not compatible with the neighborhood and is not in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan of the City

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Schulz represents client in contracts valued at $8 million

Partner Stephen G. Schulz represented Tegrity TH1, LLC in the assignment of 57 Homeowner / Contractor Reconstruction Contracts under the City of Galveston, Texas Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Housing Reconstruction Program from Compass Pointe Homes to Tegrity TH1, LLC. The contracts assigned had a value of $8 million.

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Porretto Beach Case Argued in the First Court of Appeals

Andrew J. Mytelka argued in the First Court of Appeals on behalf of Appellees, Sonya and Rosemarie Porretto.  In January 2009, attorneys with the Firm won a judgment in excess of $5 million on behalf of the Porrettos.  In that case, the trial court also found that the State of Texas, through its General Land

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Schulz Obtains Specific-Use Permit

Partner Stephen G. Schulz obtained a specific-use permit for development excavation from the City of Galveston Planning Commission and City Council to dig a canal at Anchor Bay subdivision on the West End of Galveston Island.  In 2007, a coalition of West End residents and environmentalists filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of

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Adams Obtains Dismissal

On August 12th, 2010, partner Michael Adams obtained a dismissal with prejudice in the 215th Judicial District Court of Harris County on behalf of SRC Construction, Inc., Salvatore Carabetta and Carabetta Enterprises, Inc. based upon a lack of personal jurisdiction. After a lengthy evidentiary hearing, Judge Sylvia Mathews found that the defendants did not have

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Summary Judgment Obtained Applying Chapter 245, Texas Local Government Code

Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP obtained summary judgment from Judge Wayne Mallia, 405th District Court of Galveston County, on behalf of the firm’s client, MB Harbour, Ltd. MB Harbour, a local real estate developer, intervened in a lawsuit brought by several League City residents against the City of League City to protect its property interests

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