Practice Areas

Practice areas

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    Estate Planning & Probate

    The Texas Probate Code provides for the distribution of the estate of a person who dies without a will. However, intestate distribution is often more expensive than probating an estate through a well drafted Will. Wills enable clients to choose the guardians of their minor children, the administrators of their estates, and to establish trusts for young beneficiaries and those with special needs. A thorough estate plan may include inter vivos trusts, a Will (with testamentary trusts as may be necessary), directive to physician, powers of attorney, and designation of guardian. These plans are developed to minimize probate expenses and state and federal estate and gift taxes, and preserve estate assets.

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    Civil Litigation

    Kelly, Morgan, Dennis, Corzine & Hansen, P.C. has a broad trial practice with emphasis on insurance defense and business litigation. Our mission is simple: to resolve a client's dispute successfully and economically. We start with a realistic assessment of the case. If the right path is negotiation, we are well-versed in litigation alternatives such as mediation and other alternative dispute resolution strategies. But when the path has to run through a courtroom, we have more trial experience than most litigation firms in West Texas, successfully litigating hundreds of cases for clients involving insurance defense and business disputes. From counseling through trial and appeal, our civil litigation practice team provides our clients with a comprehensive experience in all matters. The firm has managed cases involving:

    • personal injury/wrongful death
    • product liability
    • premises liability
    • toxic torts/asbestosis and silicosis claims
    • contract disputes
    • breach of fiduciary duty
    • non-com petition/tortious interference with business
    • appropriation of trade secrets
    • deceptive trade practices
    • collection of past due accounts
    • construction disputes

    Regardless of the claim, we manage a case the way you manage your business—with discipline and a constant eye on how to get to the best, most cost effective outcome. That's why our trial attorneys are consistently ranked among the best.

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    Bankruptcy & Ceditor's Rights

    Attorneys in the firm's bankruptcy section represent secured lenders, including banks, credit unions and factoring companies, unsecured trade creditors, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditor's committees, as well as business and consumer debtors. We also frequently represent individuals interested in acquiring assets out of bankruptcy cases. In addition to handling formal bankruptcy proceedings, we frequently are engaged to represent clients in out-of-court workouts, loan restructuring and asset purchases.

    We regularly counsel lenders and borrowers to resolve loan problems, including defaults, workouts, repossession, foreclosure and receivership. We also regularly consult with financially troubled individuals and companies prior to bankruptcy to arrange restructuring and reorganization transactions. We advise clients of their full range of options, taking into account each individual's or company's unique circumstances. We frequently negotiate forbearance agreements, loan restructurings and other out-of-court workouts.

    Litigation is often a necessary component of the bankruptcy process, and we have long-term experience representing clients before the bankruptcy courts. Our experience includes both prosecuting and defending fraudulent conveyance actions and preference litigation, objecting to the discharge of individual debtors and obtaining relief from the automatic stay.

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    Real Estate & Landlord Tenant

    The attorneys of Kelly, Morgan, Dennis, Corzine & Hansen, P.C. collectively have more than seventy-five years of experience with title examinations and the purchase and sale of real estate. They have assisted clients in selling and purchasing residential property, multi-family apartment complexes, hotels and motels, commercial raw land and commercial buildings as well as land for agricultural and recreational properties. Our clients include title companies, builders, developers, real estate companies, engineering firms, real estate investors and families buying their first homes. We can help you in all facets of a transaction, from negotiating an earnest money contract and conducting due diligence, through closing. We also assist clients in leasing commercial properties, ranches, farms, hunting leases, apartments and residences.

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    Corporate & Business Transactions

    Kelly, Morgan, Dennis, Corzine & Hansen, P.C., has successfully handled most types of business transactions. The law firm has provided quality legal expertise to our clients, which allows them to focus on what they do best - growing their businesses. Our corporate and business attorneys have more than 115 years of combined experience working with local, state and federal laws governing business ownership and complex business transactions. When business transactions become involved in litigation our business lawyers have years of experience litigating complex business cases and working tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. Our corporate and business attorneys have expertise and experience in a wide range of business matters including:

    • Entity formation, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and others
    • Buy sell agreements
    • Contracts and contract disputes
    • Lease agreements
    • Mergers and acquisitions

    One of the most important decisions in forming a new business is whether to form a business as a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or limited liability companies. Our corporate and business lawyers have skills and experience to guide our clients through this process.

    Today's business climate requires expertise in dealing with sophisticated contracts. The business lawyers at Kelly, Morgan, Dennis, Corzine & Hansen, P.C., have the legal knowledge necessary to insure that our client's interest are protected at every step of the contract process, from drafting and negotiations to the execution of the document. Unfortunately, contract disputes happen. In this event, our contract and business lawyers have years of experience litigating complex cases and work diligently to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

    Our business and corporate attorneys have successfully aided many of our business clients through the process of purchasing, selling or merging with another company. Each transaction presents unique challenges and our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to help. Our attorneys have expertise advising businesses during every phrase of the mergers and acquisition process, including due diligence, negotiation, financing, protection of trade secrets and other confidential information, and document preparation and closing.

Quick Contact Info.

4840 E. University, Suite 200
Odessa, Texas 79762

P.O. Box 1311
Odessa, Texas 79760

PH: 432.367.7271
FAX: 432.363.9121

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