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: https://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:
PalterLaw was a Gold Sponsor for the Annual Attorneys Serving the Community Luncheon at the Hilton Anatole on June 23, 2017. ASC’s 2017 Beneficiary was Junior Players, providing free arts education and programming to over 10,000 North Texas youth. The keynote speaker was Christopher Jackson, who originated the role of George Washington in smash hit Hamilton – An American Musical, written by Lin Manuel-Miranda. John Palter and Nathanial Martinez attended the luncheon, along with Nicole Karam, Kathy Palter and Kimberly Sims, all members of Attorneys Serving the Community.
The Apartment Association of Tarrant County has its own “posse” of protection in place — seven law firms who offer special benefits to AATC members and provide continuing education at bimonthly “Lunch & Law” programs at AATC’s headquarters. Kimberly Sims is one of the Magnificent Seven featured on the cover of this month’s Dimensions Magazine, published by AATC for its membership. Read more about the Magnificent Seven in the June issue of Dimensions Magazine.
The next “Lunch & Law” programs are August 10, October 12 and December 7. For more details, visit:
From May 1 through May 31, you may drop off your gently-used business suits, ties, separates, shoes, purses and accessories at the offices of Palter Stokley Sims PLLC, 8115 Preston Road, Suite 600 Preston Commons East, Dallas, TX 75225. We are conveniently located in the Southwest corner of the Preston and Northwest Hwy/Loop 12 intersection, right off the Dallas North Tollway. Please call before you bring your donations so we will know you are coming. (And if it’s more convenient, you may also drop off items at the offices of GS Wealth Management at LBJ and Preston Road, 13101 Preston Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75240.)
The drive is sponsored by Davis & Davis LLC and Palter Stokley Sims PLLC. Your items will benefit Metrocrest Services, providing rent and nutrition assistance, job interview transportation and other assistance to residents of Dallas and Denton Counties in need of help. Metrocrest Services will provide a donation acknowledgement upon receipt of your items. For more info, visit www.metrocrestservices.org
Phone ahead: If Palter Stokley Sims — 214-888-3110
If GS Wealth Management — 214-276-0808 x228
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Palter Stokley Sims co-sponsored the 2017 GIRLS ROCK! Arts, Culture and Politics empowerment event at the beautiful Crow Museum in downtown Dallas. PSS member Kimberly Sims is a member of iGNiTE’s Texas State Council, and John Palter is a past board member and honoree.
GIRLS ROCK! is iGNiTE Texas’s annual fundraising and empowerment event. Students, community members and prominent guests will explore the Crow Museum while learning about the mission of iGNiTE to train future female political leaders.
For more information about iGNiTE or the Crow Museum, please visit: