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Three BGS Lawyers Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

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Elliott Garsek (Banking and Finance Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and Litigation - Banking and Finance),  Zach Garsek (Real Estate), and Ben Barlow (Family Law) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.

 

Judd Pritchard Plays Host to Hogan Award Finalists

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Judd Pritchard, in his role as a member of the Hogan Award Committee, plays host to the three finalists for the Hogan Award (http://thebenhoganaward.org/), which is an honor awarded annually to the outstanding male collegiate and amateur golfer.  Commonly referred to as the “Heisman Trophy of College Golf,” the three finalists this year are Beau Hossler  of the University of Texas, Maverick McNealy of Stanford University and Jon Rahm of Arizona State University.  Rahm is the 2015 Recipient of the Ben Hogan Award and is seeking to become the first two-time Champion.  Past winners include Rickie Fowler, Chris Kirk, Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan.

 

Judd Pritchard Discusses Battling Voter Apathy

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On April 27, 2016, Judd Pritchard spoke as a part of a webinar titled Battling Voter Apathy.  The presentation was presented by the North Texas Commission.  Judd discussed voter turnout trends, factors leading to voter apathy, whether votes really matter, and strategies for curing voter apathy.

 

Christian Dennie Speaks at the 3rd Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium at Texas A&M Law School

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On April 26, 2016, Christian Dennie served as a panelist and speaker at the Third Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium hosted by Texas A&M Law School in Fort Worth, Texas.  Christian spoke on the Collegiate Issues panel and discussed and debated hot button and relevant legal issues facing intercollegiate athletics programs.

 

Christian Dennie Overturns a Judgment on Appeal

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Christian Dennie of Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP recently received a successful result on behalf of a client on appeal.  Christian was retained after the client was unsuccessful before a Tarrant County jury and was asked to argue before the Fort Worth Court of Appeals.  The case was subsequently transferred to the Eastland Court of Appeals.  Christian drafted the appellate brief and argued before the Eastland Court of Appeals arguing that the alleged real estate transaction was barred by the statute of frauds and that the plaintiff sued the wrong party.  The Eastland Court of Appeals agreed and completely overturned the trial court's judgment and ruled that the plaintiff take nothing.  The case was then appealed to the Texas Supreme Court on a petition for review.  The Texas Supreme Court required full briefing from the parties, but ultimately denied the petition for review and affirmed the Eastland Court of Appeals' ruling. 

 

Success in Arbitration: Christian Dennie Wins $824,580.49 in Commercial Construction Case

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Christian Dennie recently won a $824,580.49 verdict in an arbitration involving a commerical construction project.  Christian represented an entity that owns a shopping center in Arlington, Texas.  Christian's client contracted with a roofing construction firm to construct an Asian-style roofing system.  Unfortunately, the roofing construction firm left the job without completing the project and caused substantial damages.  On behalf of his client, Christian recovered damages (including liquidated damages), treble damages, attorneys' fees, and court costs pursuant to claims for breach of contract, negligence, breach of express warranties, breach of implied warranties, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA).

 

 

Christian Dennie, Chris Taylor, and Jared Harrell Recognized as Texas Super Lawyers -- Rising Stars

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Christian Dennie, Christopher L. Taylor, and Jared Harrell were recently recognized as Texas Super Lawyers– Rising Stars for 2016.  Their recognition will soon be published by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine

 

Administrative Law Victory for Chris Collins and Paul Vitanza

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Following months of briefing, trial and post-trial briefing, Chris Collins and Paul Vitanza received a summary disposition from the State Office of Administrative Hearings ("SOAH") in favor of their client, a manufacturer and seller of cosmetic, removable dental veneers, and against the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, disposing of the Board’s issuance of a Cease and Desist Order based upon allegations that the client was engaged in the unauthorized practice of dentistry and operation of an unregistered dental laboratory. 

 

Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP Named "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

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Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP was named a Tier 1 law firm in the rankings of "Best Law Firms" for 2016 as published by U.S. News - Best Lawyers.

 

Christian Dennie and Matt Walton Overturned a $2 million Default Judgment

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Christian Dennie and Matt Walton represented a Canadian lawyer in a matter in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas, Houston Division ("Southern District").  The plaintiff obtained a $2 million default judgment against the client.  Afterwards, he retained Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP ("BGS") to represent his interests.  Christian and Matt promptly filed a Motion to Set Aside the Default Judgment and a Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction.  The Southern District set aside the default judgment and granted the motion to dismiss whereby the plaintiff shall take nothing from BGS's client.

 
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Three BGS Lawyers Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Elliott Garsek (Banking and Finance Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and Litigation - Banking and Finance),  Zach Garsek (Real Estate), and Ben Barlow ...

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Judd Pritchard Plays Host to Hogan Award Finalists

Judd Pritchard, in his role as a member of the Hogan Award Committee, plays host to the three finalists for the Hogan Award (http://thebenhoganaward.org/), which ...

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