Palter Sims Martinez PLLC is proud to announce that members John Palter, Kimberly Sims and Nathanial Martinez have once again been designated “Super Lawyers,” as just announced in the 2018 edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations obtained and tabulated by research firm Thomson Reuters. Mr. Martinez received the special designation “Rising Star.” While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in Texas are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. To be eligible for Rising Stars, a lawyer must be 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
Kimberly Sims became a member of CREW Dallas (an association of commercial real estate women professionals) in 2017. With an average membership of 350 each year, CREW Dallas is the leading organization for decision-making executive women, providing opportunities for networking, education, leadership development and civic/philanthropic involvement. As part of CREW Network, the industry’s premier networking coalition, CREW Dallas is transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally, showcasing member expertise and successes and serving as a resource to its members and the industry.
Recently, Ms. Sims was mentioned in a profile of Eliza Solender in the August 2018 edition of D Magazine (CEO edition).
John T. Palter, Kimberly Sims and Nathanial Martinez are pleased to announce the addition of Nathanial Martinez to the firm name. Effective July 1, the firm’s name will change to Palter Sims Martinez PLLC.
A graduate of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, Mr. Martinez joined PalterLaw in 2012. While associated with the firm, he has developed a litigation and arbitration practice focusing on complex commercial matters, including intellectual property disputes, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and business torts. Mr. Martinez has also cultivated a special expertise in employment law, representing several small businesses and medical professionals in a variety of employment-related disputes. Mr. Martinez was an integral member of the PalterLaw litigation team, whose work over two years resulted in a favorable $2.4 million jury verdict on June 20, 2018.
“Coming off multiple successful jury verdicts and a very busy first and second quarters, we wanted to take a quick breather to recognize the accomplishments and commitment of our newest equity member Nathanial Martinez by adding his name,” said founding member John Palter. “Kimberly, Nathanial and I make a great team, and we look forward to serving our clients with innovative legal solutions, whether in the courtroom or the boardroom.”
PalterLaw was a Bronze Sponsor for the Annual Attorneys Serving the Community “Pot of Gold” Luncheon at the Hilton Anatole on June 22, 2018, 2018. ASC’s 2018 Beneficiary was Rainbow Days, a 501(c)(3) organization, helping children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. The keynote speaker was Liz Murray, who inspired luncheon attendees with her Honeless-to-Harvard life story and call to action. Nicole Karam, Kathy Palter and Kimberly Sims, all members of Attorneys Serving the Community, attended the luncheon.
A Dallas County, Texas, jury reached a verdict [June 21, 2018] that puts two ex-executives for liquor distribution giant Glazer’s Inc. in line to receive nearly $2.4 million [read the full story at Law360 . . .]
With great pleasure, PalterLaw announces that experienced commercial litigator Nathanial Martinez has been named an equity member of the Firm.
The firm was founded in 2013. Effective January 1, 2018, Mr. Martinez became an equity member of the limited liability company. Mr. Martinez received his law degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 2010. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006.
Mr. Martinez began his legal career at the high-stakes commercial litigation firm of Brewer Attorneys & Counselors, formerly Bickel & Brewer, before joining PalterLaw in 2012. As an associate, Mr. Martinez was lead attorney on several complex litigation matters and participated in many jury trials as second chair. Mr. Martinez’s litigation and arbitration practice focuses on a variety of complex commercial matters, including intellectual property disputes, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and business torts. Mr. Martinez also cultivated a special expertise in employment law, representing several small businesses and medical professionals in a variety of employment-related disputes.
“Nathanial is creative, client-focused and extremely dedicated,” said John Palter, founding member. “Nathanial understands that complex legal issues deserve thoughtful analysis so that a cost-effective solution can be achieved for our clients. We are excited that he has accepted the offer and welcome him as an owner of our firm.”
“I have great respect and admiration for what Craig, Kimberly, and John have put together with this firm and I am excited to help them accomplish great things for our clients,” said Mr. Martinez. “I look forward to further developing my talents and skills as a member.”
To see Mr. Martinez’s full bio, click here: http://palterlaw.com/attorneys/22/nathanial-l-martinez
Recently, D Magazine’s popular “DCEO” publication reached out to Managing Member John Palter for insight on the recent legal battle between ZeniMax and Oculus over ownership and marketing of the intellectual property behind Oculus’ popular “Oculus Rift” virtual reality headset. John offered his strategic advice for 21st century businesses, especially in technology fields, urging them to operate with the end in mind, whether that’s a sale or some other exit strategy:
“As the Dallas economy is becoming more driven by technology—and that’s either with patents, trade secrets, or copyrights—that becomes the real assets of these companies,” he says. “It is the driving force … these companies create.” This step becomes particularly important when companies seek a sale or exit of the business.
Read the full article here.
In advance of the Y.E.S. CEO Symposium, scheduled for September 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm (Seasons 52, NorthPark Center), Founding Member John Palter spoke with Y.E.S.’s Kelly Kunst for a few minutes on “Planning for Success as your Business Starts to Grow.”
Listen to the podcast here.
Y.E.S. (Your Executive Symphony) is an educational forum for the small and medium privately held sector with a goal to grow more privately held businesses and help them thrive. Y.E.S. focuses on enabling CEOs to build relationships that foster sharing and learning from our collective experiences and knowledge. More information here.
On September 28, 2017, John Palter will join a panel discussion on the topic: “Start with the End in Mind,” sponsored by YES (Your Executive Symphony) at Seasons 52, NorthPark Center, beginning at 12:30 pm.
For details and to request an invitation, visit: