SOURCE: Andrews Kurth LLP

February 20, 2008 12:22 ET

Andrews Kurth Celebrating 25 Years in Dallas

Firm Notes Ties to Dallas Business and Community Landscape

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - The Dallas office of Andrews Kurth LLP will celebrate more than a quarter century of work for businesses in North Texas and around the state with a party for attorneys, clients and invited guests on Feb. 22, 2008, at The Apartment in Dallas.

Andrews Kurth, a business law firm with offices around the world, opened its doors in Dallas on April 1, 1982 with just five attorneys. Today, there are approximately 90 attorneys working in the Dallas office.

Clients and notable initiatives in which the office has played a role include:

--  American Airlines - negotiated the agreement for American to provide
    the self-service check-in kiosks that have become an everyday part of
    travel;
--  Northpark Center - assisted in the financing for Northpark's
    expansion;
--  DFW Airport - defended the Wright Amendment compromise legislation
    against federal antitrust claims; and
--  Real Estate - involved in various aspects of work on Dallas landmarks
    such as West Village, The Galleria, One Main Place and other major
    projects.
    

In 2004, Andrews Kurth represented Zale Lipshy University Hospital and St. Paul University Hospital in their sale to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The Dallas Business Journal recognized the deal as the "Best Nonprofit Deal" of the year.

"It's amazing when you think about the number of significant Dallas events or developments where our firm has been involved," says Andrews Kurth Dallas Managing Partner Mark Solomon. "We're proud to have played a small part in the city's growth."

In addition, Andrews Kurth helped protect the NCAA's trademark rights to the term "March Madness," including winning a federal case in Dallas in which a cybersquatter had claimed the term "March Madness" was part of the public domain.

Additionally, the firm takes pride in its ongoing commitment to Dallas-area community organizations, including Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); Gilda's Club; and the North Texas Food Bank.

For more than a century, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that "straight talk is good business." Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm's relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With more than 400 lawyers and offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, The Woodlands and Washington, DC, Andrews Kurth represents a wide array of clients in all areas of business law. For more information about Andrews Kurth, please visit www.andrewskurth.com.

Contact Information

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    Maury Hammond
    Andrews Kurth
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