Galveston ISD Educational Foundation Sponsorship

GH&A is a proud sponsor of the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation 2024 Seaside Spring Soiree.  The firm’s support assists in providing financial support to educators, schools and students to enrich the educational experience and prepare students for the future by supporting equitable opportunities and innovative learning environments for all GISD students and teachers to achieve

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Raschke Elton joins Ronald McDonald House of Galveston

GH&A attorney, Jordan Raschke Elton, has joined the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston Advisory Board. The Ronald McDonald House of Galveston serves families from the University of Texas Medical Branch, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and Transitional Learning Community. The Ronald McDonald House of Galveston provides a caring environment where parents can share their worries

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Jennifer Nobley named GH&A Senior Counsel

Effective January 1, 2024, Jennifer Nobley was promoted to a Senior Counsel of the firm. Jennifer began her career with the firm in 2015 as an associate. Jennifer is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation department.  She is experienced in representing commercial entities and private individuals, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in matters addressing

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Tim Swanson named GH&A Partner

The firm is happy to announce that Tim Swanson was named partner in the first effective January 1, 2024. Tim joined the firm as an associate in 2019 and attended South Texas College of Law.  Tim served as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps and represented individual Marines and Sailors in a

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Marc Young named GH&A Partner

The firm is happy to announce that Marc Young was named partner in the first effective January 1, 2024. Marc joined the firm as an associate in 2016, after graduating from The University of Texas School of Law. Marc is a combat veteran who retired with more than 24 years of service; including three mobilizations

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Communities in Schools Sponsorship

GH&A is a sponsor of the Communities in Schools Bay Area Sip and Stroll 2023. The firm’s support ensures that the students of Clear Creek ISD and Dickinson ISD have the tools needed to succeed in school.

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Raschke Elton joins Galveston ISD Educational Foundation

GH&A attorney, Jordan Raschke Elton, joins the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation Board of Directors for 2023-2024. The Mission of the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation is to enrich the educational experience and prepare students for the future by providing financial assistance to GISD educators, schools, and students.  Jordan serves in the firm’s Commercial Litigation section.

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Maritime Choice of Law Victory

GH&A attorneys, Robert A. Davee and Joseph Z. Cavanah, both members of the firm’s Maritime Law team, recently obtained an order of partial summary judgment for a defendant that provided for the proper application of general maritime law.  The plaintiff sought relief under Texas state law for the alleged breach of a vessel repair contract. 

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Honeycutt joins Communities in Schools Bay Area

GH&A attorney, Chelsi Honeycutt, joins the Communities in Schools Bay Area Board of Directors. Chelsi is turning her passion for community and education into action through her service with Communities in Schools, the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. Communities in Schools Bay Area serves campuses in Clear Creek and Dickinson ISD. The Board of Directors

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Bail bond litigation dismissed

Attorneys from GH&A’s Commercial Litigation team, Joseph Russo, Angie Olalde and Andrew Mytelka, represented the Galveston County District Attorney in a Section 1983 civil right class action challenging Galveston County bail recommendation and pretrial procedures.  Among other things, the Plaintiff alleged that the District Attorney’s practice of recommending bail at initial appearance violated an arrestee’s

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GHF Acquisition of Saengerfest Park

Attorneys from GH&A’s Real Estate Transactions & Finance Group represented Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) in its acquisition of Saengerfest Park with a sequence of property transactions beginning in January 2023 through consummation in June 2023. Saengerfest Park is one of Galveston’s major cultural assets and an integral location for GHF’s annual Dickens on the Strand,

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GH&A becomes Member of Alliance of Business Lawyers

Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP is pleased to announce its acceptance as a member of the Alliance of Business Lawyers (ABL). The ABL is a dynamic global association of leading business law firms throughout the world. Many businesses and individuals need advice on an international basis in order to operate successfully in other countries. The

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Subrogation Settlement

The Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP subrogation team successfully prosecuted a large subrogation claim for the firm’s client, American National Property and Casualty Company. Due to faulty installation of a whole-house water filtration system, the client’s insured suffered significant property damages to the insured’s home when the system failed.  As a result of Mr. Booth’s

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Texas Supreme Court Victory

Attorneys from GH&A’s litigation and appellate groups, Angie Olalde and Joe Cavanah, 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 agreements made by a

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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, 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, the jury

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GH&A advises American National Group in its $5.1 Billion Merger with Brookfield Reinsurance Subsidiary

GH&A advised American National Group, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: ANAT) in its $5.1 billion merger with a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners Ltd. (NYSE, TSX: BAMR). GH&A attorneys, in collaboration with lead counsel Sidley Austin LLP, advised the Company, and in particular the Board committee overseeing the transaction, in corporate governance, SEC and insurance

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Navigating Unfamiliar Waters – a Primer on Boating Accident Defense

BY ROBERT A. DAVEE Robert A. Davee, Of Counsel in the firm’s South Shore office, was a featured speaker during the 2020 Texas Association of Defense Counsel’s Annual meeting on September 25, 2020. Bob presented “Navigating Unfamiliar Waters – a Primer on Boating Accident Defense,” which is also available as an article. We invite you

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Property Owner Not Covered for Guest’s Intentional Shooting

Judith Aronson, Senior Counsel with the firm, is a member of the editorial board of the IRMI Commercial General Liability Law Reporter. The editorial board is staffed through the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. In Judy’s article, “Property Owner Not Covered for Guest’s Intentional Shooting”, she discusses the significance of a

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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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The Government’s Golden Rule: America’s Attempts to Control Health Care Payment

J.D. Epstein, Of Counsel with the firm, a Professor and practitioner of Health Law for almost fifty years, was asked to author an article in the 50th Anniversary Edition of the American Health Lawyers Association Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law.  In J.D.’s article, “The Government’s Golden Rule: America’s Attempts to Control Health Care Payment”,

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Texas Shipyard Dismissed from Louisiana Litigation

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 barges under tow

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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 attorney Andrew Mytelka 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 Somervell’s appraisal of

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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

GH&A attorneys 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 transfer venue; the trial court order

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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

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. Charles

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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

Firm attorneys Joseph R. Russo, Jr. and Andrew J. Mytelka achieve $17.75 Million commercial result for Port of Galveston.  The lawsuit 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 and conspiring to

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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

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

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 Engineers,

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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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