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June 14, 2022
  Jim E. Cowles, of Dallas, TX, age 88, peacefully passed away on June 12, 2022, at his home following a long battle with restrictive lung disease. Jim was a well-known and towering presence in the Texas legal landscape. A […]
By: Staff
Category: Attorney, Updates
June 1, 2022
  Dallas, TX (June 1, 2022) — Chambers USA named Cowles Thompson to its 2022 list of law firms noted for Commercial Litigation in the Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Chambers USA bases its rankings on annual research and interviews […]
By: Staff
Category: Honors, Updates
June 27, 2022
By: Bill Siegel
Category: Uncategorized
June 22, 2022
  All Texas lawyers who are sworn-in by a judge after passing the Texas bar exam agree to “zealously represent their clients.” The degree and scope of that zealousness is not unlimited, however, and sometimes attorneys can get into trouble […]
By: Jonathan Spigel
Category: Appellate, Commercial Litigation
June 1, 2022
  Dallas, TX (June 1, 2022) — Cowles Thompson is pleased to announce the recent elevation of Lené Alley DeRudder to Shareholder. Lené is a collaboratively trained divorce attorney with strong litigation skills. She takes a strategic approach to problem […]
By: Staff
Category: Attorney, Updates
May 31, 2022
  Cowles Thompson has a long partnership with the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. We are pleased to again sponsor their educational program, “Experiencing DEI Series,” which aims to shed light on issues and opportunities related to diversity, equity, and […]
By: Staff
Category: Community
May 18, 2022
  In New Falls Corp. v. LaHaye (In re LaHaye), No. 19-30795 (5th Cir. Nov. 12, 2021), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals prevented a secured lender from pursuing individual guarantors on a claim that had been partially released in […]
By: Bill Siegel
Category: Bankruptcy
May 18, 2022
By: Mike Northrup
Category: Appellate
April 28, 2022
  Mike Northrup frequently publishes to a blog called “Reverse and Render.” We have shared his post from February here.   Parties (and their counsel) to a court of appeals’ disposition of an appeal sometimes worry that if the court […]
By: Mike Northrup
Category: Appellate
April 7, 2022
  In re LTL Mgmt. LLC, No. 21-30589 (MBK) [Docket No. 1572] (Bankr. D.N.J. 2021) Other than being a dance, what is the Texas Two-Step, in terms of corporate mergers? The “Texas Two-Step” has proved to be a lifeline allowing […]
By: Bill Siegel
Category: Bankruptcy