Clark Hill Strasburger Adds Five Attorneys in Texas

Aug 16, 2019

Firm Expands Banking & Financial Services and Litigation Practices in Houston With Group from LeClairRyan

Clark Hill Strasburger today announced the addition of five attorneys from LeClairRyan to its Houston office. Jason Medley will join as a Member and

M. Edward Burdzinski as Senior Counsel in Banking and Financial Services. Michael Landrum will join as Of Counsel, Anne Marie Laney Hill as Senior Counsel, and Trevor Hall as Senior Attorney in Litigation.

“The team’s addition to our Houston office aligns with the firm’s strategy as we continue to expand our presence and influence in Texas and across the country in practice areas that support our clients’ needs,” said John Hern, Clark Hill Strasburger's Chief Executive Officer.

Betsy Kamin, Member-in-Charge of Clark Hill Strasburger’s Houston office noted, “Texas is one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the country and their arrival provides us with an expanded capability for providing more value to our clients.”

Medley represents banks, factoring companies and real estate interests in a variety of transactional matters, from due diligence to contract negotiations, workouts, inter-creditor relations and secured party collections. He also represents businesses in corporate governance and general matters, including entity formation, contracts, leasing, mergers and acquisitions. 

Medley earned a J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center and a B.S. magna cum laude at the University of Houston.  He serves as Legal Counsel and a member of the Houston Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association, and as a member of the Houston Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and the Texas Association of Bank Counsel.  Medley is a former Chair of the Board for the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the YMCA Board of Directors.

“Clark Hill Strasburger’s strong brand and reputation in the Houston and Texas markets across the board were important factors in considering our decision to join the firm,” said Medley.  “The firm has strong practices in both Banking and Financial Services and Litigation, and the opportunity to work with the Clark Hill Strasburger team in Texas as well as having the entire international platform available to our clients was very attractive.”

Burdzinski’s practice focuses on commercial real estate finance, entity formation, real estate sales and acquisitions, commercial contracts and general business matters. He serves as a Board Member of the Southwest Association of Bank Counsel, Board Member and Chairman, of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Houston Bar Association, and is the Founding Board Member of the Bellaire Business Association. Burdzinski served for twelve years as General Counsel of Tradition Bank in Houston.  He earned a J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center and a B.S. at Michigan State University.

Landrum represents clients in transactional, litigation and appellate matters, and has represented parties before state and federal trial and appellate courts in matters concerning contracts, real estate, business organizations, shareholder disputes, trade secret, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, banking, property tax and appraisal, construction, commercial engineering and design and others. He is certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Landrum has been a member of the American Arbitration Association Construction and Commercial case Arbitrator Panels for more than 25 years, and is the former Judge of the 113th Civil District Court, in Harris County, where he served from May 2013 through 2018. He earned a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas cum laude

Hall’s practice focuses on all stages of civil litigation and the resolution of commercial disputes.  Prior to joining private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Micaela Alvarez in the Federal District Court of McAllen, and the Honorable Judge Fortunato P. Benavides in the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Hall earned a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law and a B.A. from Wabash College as a Lilly Fellow.

Laney Hill’s practice focuses on business litigation, representing commercial lenders, banks and insurance companies. Her financial services litigation practice includes working with financial institutions and other creditors in the areas of bank fraud, letters of credit, lender liability, creditor bankruptcy, collection, foreclosure, creditors rights, consumer credit and loan workout.   Laney Hill received a J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedham School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Alabama.

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