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February 01, 2016 09:52 ET

Waller Adds 13 Attorneys From Taube Summers in Austin

Combination With Highly Regarded Litigation Boutique Continues Texas Expansion Begun in 2012 by Nashville-Based Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Feb 1, 2016) - The lawyers from Taube Summers Harrison Taylor Meinzer Brown, LLP, a preeminent bankruptcy and civil litigation boutique firm in Austin, Texas, have joined Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, technology, retail and hospitality industries. Thirteen trial attorneys with reputations for handling significant and complex litigation and bankruptcy restructuring have joined Waller's Austin office which the firm opened in 2012. Taube Summers is recognized by Best Lawyers as a Tier One law firm in Texas with top-tier rankings in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Bankruptcy; and Litigation - Real Estate.

Handling large, complex litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration disputes for clients ranging from start-ups and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, the lawyers from Taube Summers represent clients in banking, insurance, real estate, securities, technology, energy, manufacturing, construction, professional services, entertainment and other industries. The Taube Summers lawyers have significant experience in real estate entitlement litigation, workouts, bankruptcy reorganization and litigation, as well as partnership, trust and fiduciary litigation and employment matters.

"Joining forces with Taube Summers presents a very real competitive advantage for our clients and our law firm," said Waller chairman Matt Burnstein. "These are battle-tested trial attorneys who have earned reputations for getting results in high-stakes and high-pressure litigation."

"It is a tremendous opportunity for us to align with Waller. Waller's transactional and regulatory practices will be great assets for our clients, and Waller's litigation and restructuring teams add valuable depth and experience for the litigation and bankruptcy cases we handle," said Eric Taube. "With Waller we found a like-minded firm that shares our personal approach and commitment to client service and to being both advocates for and trusted advisors to our clients."

"This is an example of our continued focus on having the best talent at every position," Burnstein said. "We aggressively recruit highly skilled veteran attorneys with proven experience as well as promising young attorneys who will begin their careers at Waller. Our goal is to expand and enhance our team throughout the country, and the lawyers joining us from Taube Summers are perfect matches for that strategy."

Waller now has more than 225 attorneys in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala. and Austin. The 13 attorneys who joined Waller are:

Eric J. Taube - focuses on complex commercial and business litigation; bankruptcy restructuring and litigation; securities litigation; real estate litigation; employment law; and fiduciary litigation. Taube earned his J.D., cum laude, in 1983 from the University of Houston Law Center and his B.A. in 1979 from Vanderbilt University. Before forming Taube Summers, Taube was a partner at Liddell Sapp in Austin and Houston.

Rick Harrison - focuses on complex commercial litigation; estate and trust litigation; intellectual property disputes, professional malpractice cases; employment law; and general civil litigation. Harrison earned his J.D. in 1968 from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.B.A. in 1966 from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining Taube Summers, Harrison was a partner at Fritz, Byrne, Head & Harrison, LLP in Austin and also served as the head of the litigation section in the Austin office of Jones Day.

Mark C. Taylor - focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors' rights and collections; complex commercial litigation and business torts; appellate law and general civil litigation. Taylor earned his J.D. in 1987 from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A. in 1984 from Rice University. Before joining Taube Summers, Taylor practiced at Liddell Sapp.

B. Neal Meinzer - focuses on construction litigation; creditors' rights and collections; complex commercial litigation and business torts; and general civil litigation. Meinzer earned his J.D. in 1996 from St. Mary's School of Law and his B.A. in 1992 from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kevin Brown - focuses on complex commercial litigation and business torts; entertainment law and intellectual property litigation; employment law; and general civil litigation; Brown earned his J.D. in 1998 from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, in 1995 from Northwestern University. Before joining Taube Summers, Brown was an associate with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Pryor Cashman LLP and a partner with Fritz, Byrne, Head & Harrison, LLP in Austin.

S. Alex King - focuses on complex commercial litigation and business torts; employment law; and general civil litigation. King earned her J.D. in 2004 from Harvard Law School and her B.B.A, magna cum laude, in 2001 from the University of Texas at El Paso. Before joining Taube Summers, King was a partner at Fritz, Byrne, Head & Harrison, LLP in Austin and an associate with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in New York.

Paul Matula - focuses on commercial landlord and tenant disputes; construction litigation; creditors' rights and collections; employment law and general civil litigation; Matula earned his J.D. in 1990 from the University of Texas School of Law and his Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1987 from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining Taube Summers, Matula served for nine years as Assistant Attorney General in the Texas Attorney General's Office.

Jamie McGonigal - focuses on complex commercial litigation and business torts; estate and trust litigation; securities litigation; and general civil litigation. McGonigal earned her J.D., with honors, in 1998 from the University of Texas School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1995 from Texas Tech University.

Morris D. Weiss - focuses on bankruptcy; restructuring, and creditors' rights and collections; and complex commercial litigation and business torts. Weiss earned his J.D. in 1985 from South Texas College of Law and his B.S. in 1981 from Babson College. Before joining Taube Summers, Weiss was Managing Director of Tejas Securities Group, Inc., Senior Vice President and General Counsel of National Bancshares Corporation of Texas, and a partner with Weil Gotshal and Manges LLP.

Christopher G. Bradley - focuses on complex commercial litigation and business torts; bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors' rights and collections; securities litigation; and appellate law. Bradley earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2007 and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies in 2008 from New York University School of Law. He holds a Master's degree (2003) and a Doctorate (2008) in English Literature from Oxford University. Bradley earned his B.A., summa cum laude, in 2001 from Princeton University. Before joining Taube Summers, Bradley was a Judicial Law Clerk in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of Texas and an associate with Weil Gotshal and Manges LLP.

Cleveland R. Burke - focuses on complex commercial litigation and business torts; bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors' rights and collections; and appellate law. Burke earned his J.D., with high honors, in 2008 from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 2001 from Duke University. Before joining Taube Summers, Burke was an associate with Thompson & Knight LLP.

Rola Daaboul - focuses on commercial landlord and tenant disputes; construction litigation; entertainment law; intellectual property litigation; professional malpractice cases; and securities litigation. Daaboul earned her J.D. in 2010 from South Texas College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining Taube Summers, Daaboul practiced at Reed & Scardino LLP in Austin.

Andrew Preston Vickers - focuses on complex commercial litigation and business torts; and general civil litigation. He earned his J.D. in 2012 from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A. in 2008 from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

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With more than 225 attorneys in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., and Austin, Tex., Waller assists clients in complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. The firm has built a national reputation for its work in healthcare, financial services, retail and hospitality, and has extensive experience in manufacturing, real estate, technology and other industries. For more information, please visit www.wallerlaw.com.

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