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Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC

Dallas

  • 1601 Elm Street
  • Suite 3700
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Chairman: Michael A Logan
  • Managing Partners/Board of Directors: Charles E Aster, Bruce M Flowers, Robert N LeMay, Michael A Logan, Zachary T Mayer, Marcy L Rothman, Gordon B Russell, David R Thrasher
  • Number of partners: 46
  • Number of lawyers: 81
  • Languages: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English, Hebrew, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC is a full service law firm with offices in Dallas and Houston. Formed in 1992 with five lawyers, today KRCL has more than 80 attorneys. The firm provides professional services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to medium-sized public and private companies to entrepreneurs. KRCL handles transactional, litigation and bankruptcy matters throughout the US and China.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights:
5 Directors; 3 Associates
■ Defended claims against D & O of a Debtor with operations in approximately 20 states, with asserted claims of $100m
■ Committee counsel in Connecticut bankruptcy case resulting in committee-proposed plan and reduction of over 40% of claims through the committee’s recharacterization of debt as equity actions against insiders
■ Represented post-confirmation litigation trustee in Tucson, Arizona bankruptcy of the largest privately held mortgage company in the United States
■ Lead bankruptcy counsel for Aviva Life and Annuity Company in a matter valued in excess of $80m; the issued life policies constituted approximately 25% of Debtor’s assets
■ Represented the UCC in a national bankruptcy involving Fox Sports, CBS Sports and TNT as committee members
Key Clients: MEMA Financial Services Group, Inc.; Pentair Inc.; ResMed Corp.; CNH Capital America, LLC.; Acushnet
Contact: Joseph M Coleman Tel: 214 777 4280 Email: jcoleman@krcl.com

Commercial Real Estate:
12 Directors; 8 Associates
■ Represented The Retail Connection in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of a Class A shopping center containing approximately 700,000 sq ft with anchor tenants including Bed Bath & Beyond, Container Store, Staples, Conn’s and ULTA
■ Represented The Retail Connection in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of a shopping center containing approximately 700,000 sq ft of leasable area with anchor tenants Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross Dress for Less, TJMaxx, Gordmans and JoAnns
■ Represented Trammell Crow Company in the acquisition of land, development, construction and leasing of two office towers containing approximately 540,000 sq ft of leasable area
■ Represented Nebraska Furniture Mart and related entities in the development, leasing, financing and disposition of Grandscape, a 400 acre mixed use development containing 3.9m sq ft
Key Clients: 7-Eleven, Inc.; Trammell Crow Company; Citigroup, Inc.; Home Depot U.S.A.; Nebraska Furniture Mart; Starbucks Corporation
Contact: Raymond J Kane Tel: 214 777 4290 Email: rkane@krcl.com

Commercial & Business Litigation:
27 Directors; 25 Associates
■ Successfully defended a multi-million dollar breach of fiduciary duty claim in multidistrict litigation in Federal Courts in Minnesota, Missouri and Texas
■ Represented Union Pacific in a breach of contract related to the failure of the defendant to honor most favored nations provisions in oil and gas leases
■ Represented David Weekley Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, in claims and cross-claims for breach of contract and fraud in the finance and development of a planned community
■ Defended former officers and directors of a company in bankruptcy lawsuit seeking damages of $100m and negotiated a very favorable settlement
Key Clients: BBVA Compass Bank; Regions Bank; Union Pacific Railroad Company; Trustmark National Bank; Branch Banking & Trust Company
Contact: Marcy L Rothman Tel: 713 425 7444 Email: mrothman@krcl.com

Business & Corporate Financial Transactions:
12 Directors; 4 Associates
■ Represented an international energy company in a multi-party acquisition with an aggregate value of $150m involving eight foreign jurisdictions
■ Represented Chinese investors in the investment of $50m in US based oil and gas properties
■ Represented the European purchaser in a $630m acquisition of control of three office buildings, two in Chicago and one in New York City, each consisting of approximately 1m sq ft
Key Clients: Renovo Capital, LLC; MTS Energy LLC; Trinity Regional Development, LLC
Contact: Patrick V Stark Tel: 214 777 4260 Email: rstark@krcl.com

Employment:
7 Directors; 5 Associates
■ Represented a major marketing company in protecting trade secrets from a competitor through litigation, including a temporary injunction
■ Represented a large trucking company in connection with a finding from the EEOC that a class of employees had been discriminated against based on race
Key Clients: Plustar, Inc.; TriVest Residential, LLC; Etheridge Printing Company
Contact: Michael A Logan Tel: 214 777 4294 Email: mlogan@krcl.com

Financial Services:
23 Directors; 9 Associates
■ Lead plaintiffs’ counsel for Regions Bank in case involving accounting fraud and fiduciary duty claims arising from syndicated loan transaction representing $55m in damages
■ Represented lenders and major vendors in the SEC’s Stanford Receivership
Key Clients: Regions Bank; Compass Bank; Texas Capital Bank; East West Bank
Contact: Kenneth Johnston Tel: 214 777 4222 Email: kjohnston@krcl.com

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Corporate Financial Transactions
  • China
  • Construction
  • Distressed Assets
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare & Medical Peer Review
  • Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Fraud
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Professional /Director and Officer Liability Defense
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Stadiums & Arenas

Branches

  • 1601 Elm Street,
  • Suite 3700,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Tel +1 214 777 4290
  • Fax +1 214 777 4299
  • Email : rkane@krcl.com
  • Website : www.krcl.com
  • 919 Milam Street, Suite 2200,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • 77002
  • Tel 713 425 7401
  • Fax 713 425 7700
  • Email : cpappas@krcl.com

Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Texas

What the team is known for Strong bankruptcy practice with a reputation for advising unsecured creditor committees, though also well experienced in representing the full range of clients. Impressive depth of knowledge on complex bankruptcy litigation, including high-value adversary proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are masterful in assisting clients in the bankruptcy process."

"A very smart and impressive group of attorneys." 

Notable practitioners  

Joseph Coleman chairs the bankruptcy and creditors' rights group and gains high praise for his work. One source comments: "He's incredibly high-energy, suitably aggressive, and will take on any challenge put in front of him." Another adds: "In periods of high stress and anxiety he has guided me past the devastating obstacles placed in our way."

Joseph Friedman is praised by interviewees for his bankruptcy litigation skills, with one stating: "He's very good at working with the court and managing their expectations, keeping us in their good graces." Another source notes: "He has a calming influence and he's very good in court."

George Barber's background in banking makes him a savvy choice for complex bankruptcy matters, which clients note appreciatively.

Significant clients MEMA Financial Services Group, Pentair, C.H. Robinson Company, CNH Capital America, Callaway Golf.

Litigation - Texas

This firm is classed as a "Other Noted Firm".

Other Noted Firms are firms that are active in this practice area but have not yet been ranked.