1 One Forum, Suite I.H. 10 West San Antonio, Texas
2 VISION We have earned a well deserved, long-standing reputation of excellence in serving our clientele. Traditional values, hard work, creativity and a practical approach to the legal issues presented by large and small businesses have propelled Thurman & Phillips, P.C. to the forefront of the legal community. The five shareholders of the firm, Valinda J. Astoria, John C. Dulske, Joan K. Fiorino, Ed Phillips, Jr., and Michael B. Thurman, are each accomplished attorneys with significant expertise. Thurman & Phillips, P.C. concentrates its practice in the areas of banking, business, construction, creditor s rights, federal procurement, and real estate. Each attorney maintains commitment, integrity, and professionalism in his or her day to day practice. Consequently, the attorneys of Thurman & Phillips, P.C. have achieved recognition, published opinions, and conducted public speaking engagements that are reflective of their competence and effective legal representation. On a daily basis, our clientele benefit from the combined expertise and team approach of our firm. Thurman & Phillips, P.C. is recognized for its high quality legal service that is thorough, efficient, responsive, and cost effective. OUR HISTORY Originally established in 1977, by Michael B. Thurman and Ed Phillips, Jr., our firm has represented local and national clients for almost twenty-five (25) years. With the expansion of our firm to include Valinda J. Astoria, John C. Dulske and Joan K. Fiorino as shareholders, our firm established a team of highly competent and respected attorneys who have a strong personal and professional bond. Our firm has combined the individual talent and recognition of each of the shareholders to be recognized as an AV rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell. Michael B. Thurman is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Board Certified in Real Estate Law-Residential, Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the distinguished College of the State Bar of Texas. Ed Phillips, Jr. is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a Municipal Court Judge and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Valinda J. Astoria is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Lone Star Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. Joan K. Fiorino is a nationally recognized federal procurement attorney, author and speaker.. John C. Dulske served as an Editor and Senior Associate editor of the St. Mary's University Law Review and has extensive litigation experience in various State and Federal Courts.
3 AV RATING Our firm is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell with three AV rated shareholders. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory is our profession s preeminent rating service for attorneys and law firms. The AV rating is the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell on those law firms and attorneys considered to have Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability" with the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct. Before assigning a rating, Martindale-Hubbell solicits the confidential, unbiased and independent opinion of various attorneys and members of the judiciary. Our firm is proud to have earned the highly coveted Martindale-Hubbell s Highest Rating. HOW TO CONTACT US Mailing Address: Phone: One Forum, Suite 1000, Tenth Floor Fax: I.H. 10 West San Antonio, Texas General Web Site: Directory of Shareholders: MICHAEL B. THURMAN X 210 ED PHILLIPS, JR X 212 VALINDA J. ASTORIA X 202 JOAN K. FIORINO X 204 JOHN C. DULSKE X 221
4 AREAS OF SERVICE Banking, Business, Construction, Creditor's Rights, Federal Procurement, Litigation, Real Estate Thurman & Phillips, P.C. provides counsel and representation to a diverse national and international clientele. Our areas of service include: Banking: Since inception, our firm has represented numerous financial institutions. We provide a full range of commercial banking services to our clients. Our services include commercial and residential real estate loans, business loans and SBA loans. Our firm provides review of the loan structure, negotiation of loan terms and preparation of loan documents. Business: Whether a national company or a small, local proprietorship, our firm provides counseling and representation on all aspects of business endeavors. From determining the appropriate organizational structure, forming the business entity, qualifying the entity to do business in the appropriate jurisdiction, to subsequent business counsel and representation, our firm works with each client at every step. Michael B. Thurman regularly represents national clients undergoing acquisitions and mergers. We also represent clients involved in reorganization, liquidation and dissolution. Construction: We have extensive experience in all areas related to construction. We have represented project owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, real estate developers and homebuilders. Our representation includes pre-development and planning assistance, drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, filing and enforcement of mechanic's liens, dispute resolution, drafting of residential covenants and representation of community associations. Creditor's Rights: Whether representing financial institutions, businesses or contractors, our firm provides a full range of services to our creditor clientele. We have extensive experience in representing financial institutions in the work out of non-performing loans. We represent various creditors, including commercial lenders and financial institutions, in collection litigation, including garnishment, attachment, sequestration, foreclosure and other debt collection procedures.
5 Ed Phillips, Jr., represents all levels of business creditors in various bankruptcy proceedings, from the typical Chapter 7 liquidation through complex Chapter 11 reorganizations. Federal Procurement: Under the leadership of Joan K. Fiorino, our Federal Procurement Law team serves a nationwide clientele. Our team has a continuous bid protest practice before the U.S. General Accounting Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and other federal agencies. We also routinely advise clients on the development, preparation and submission of contract claims. Additionally, we represent clients before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the various boards of contract appeals in claims litigation. Our firm is proficient in matters relating to the Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-76 and the related appeals processes. Valinda J. Astoria and John C. Dulske bring significant business and litigation experience to the federal procurement team. On a daily basis, our firm counsels government contractor clientele on a variety of federal procurement issues. Litigation: Our firm provides all types of collection services, including real property foreclosures, personal property repossessions and sales, and collection litigation. Each of our areas of service from time to time requires dispute resolution. Our firm includes a mediator as well as litigators experienced in litigation ranging from small claims to multimillion dollar, complex trials in both State and Federal Courts, including the Court of Federal Claims. Our services include representation of our clientele before various administrative entities. Real Estate: We provide extensive experience and service in real estate matters. Our clientele includes developers, lenders, community associations as well as individuals purchasing their first residence. Our experience covers everything from land use issues, such as zoning and platting, to negotiation and preparation of purchase and sale agreements, financing, leasing and development. Unless otherwise specified in their profile, our attorneys are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
6 SHAREHOLDER PROFILES M ICHAEL B. THURMAN x 210 Michael B. Thurman is a founding partner and Managing Shareholder of Thurman & Phillips, P.C. Mike possesses extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, contract law, corporate law, structuring business entities and real estate acquisitions, including farm and ranch acquisitions. Since 1997, Mike has been actively involved in the mergers or acquisitions of over twenty-five (25) entities involving in excess of one hundred and twenty-one million dollars ($121,000,000.00). Mike also maintains a proficient mechanics and materialman s lien practice. Mike is board certified in residential real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mike is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mike graduated from Texas Tech University in Subsequently, Mike earned his degree of Juris Doctorate from St. Mary s University School of Law in Mike is admitted to practice in all state courts of Texas. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, the San Antonio Bar Association, and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Mike is proud to be married to Barbara and of being the father of Natalie Thurman (Southwestern University) and Cory Thurman (Dallas Baptist University). Mike is an avid outdoorsman. Board Certified Residential Real Estate Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in any other areas of practice. E D P HILLIPS, JR x 212 Ed Phillips, Jr. is a founding partner of Thurman & Phillips, P.C. Ed has significant experience in state and federal court litigation, business consultation, collections, creditor s rights and general corporate matters. In addition to Ed s civil practice, Ed serves as the Presiding Municipal Court Judge for the two separate communities of Boerne, Texas and Leon Valley, Texas. Ed is AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
7 Ed earned his B.B.A. in Advertising and Marketing from Texas Tech University in Thereafter, in 1976, Ed received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary s University School of Law. Ed is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Ed is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Municipal Courts Association, the San Antonio Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Kendall County Bar Association, and previously served as the Chairman of the San Antonio Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee. Ed enjoys scuba diving, snow skiing, playing golf and traveling to watch his son play baseball for the University of Texas at San Antonio. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. V ALINDA J. ASTORIA x 202 Valinda J. Astoria is a Shareholder with extensive experience in banking, construction, real estate, and business law. This wealth of experience also makes her an asset to the firm s federal procurement law team. Valinda is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. After receiving her B.A., summa cum laude, in 1977 from St. Mary s University, Valinda obtained her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, in 1980 from the University of Texas, Austin. Valinda is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims. She is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association and State Bar of Texas. As a sixth generation Texan, Valinda is a member of the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Valinda is an avid gardener and genealogist. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
8 J OHN C. DULSKE phillips.com x 221 John C. Dulske is a Shareholder with the firm. Since 1992, John has maintained a successful Civil Trial and Appellate practice with an emphasis on Business Litigation, Insurance Law, and Federal Procurement Law. After receiving his B.A. in Economics from Kenyon College, John worked as a systems engineer for Electronic Data Systems and a senior consultant with Price Waterhouse. Thereafter, John attended St. Mary's University Law School in San Antonio from which he received his Juris Doctor degree and the Institute on World Legal Studies in Innsbruck, Austria. John was a Senior Associate Editor and Writer for the St. Mary s Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Barristers. John is admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit, U.S. Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and General Accounting Office. Outside the practice of law, John enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, traveling with his wife, Susan, and coaching their son, J.T. J OAN K. FIORINO x 204 Joan K. Fiorino is a Shareholder with a depth of experience in federal procurement law. Joan is a nationally recognized bid protest attorney before the United States General Accounting Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Joan also has extensive experience in claims preparation and claims litigation. Joan counsels government contractors daily on pre-contract and contract administration issues.
9 Joan is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Joan is also a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and American Bar Association. Joan enjoys being the mother of Ruthie and Neal and salt water fishing. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. No designation has been made by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for a Certificate of Special Competence in this area.
Holden & Carr is a progressive litigation firm comprised of experienced members with diverse backgrounds. As aggressive trial lawyers, our first step is litigation resolution but when reasonable resolution
The Fowler Law Firm PC Independent Business and Entrepreneur Preventative Law Program Services designed to help you AVOID costly legal disputes, rather than just defend them. Austin, Texas 78701 Tel: (512)
2015 IADC/ FDCC Law Firm Management Conference Speaker Bios Jon Berkelhammer has a sophisticated trial practice and regularly appears in the state and federal trial and appellate courts in North Carolina
HARMONIE HONORS 2013 SUBMISSION Los Angeles 801 S. Figueroa Street, 15th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 Tel: (213) 624-6900 Fax: (213) 624-6999 Orange County 19800 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 900 Irvine, CA 92612
PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY, LEGAL EXPERTISE AND PERSONAL CHARACTER ARE THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF OUR PARTNERS, ASSOCIATES AND SUPPORT STAFF. PMB B Perskie Mairone Brog & Baylinson AREAS OF PRACTICE The firm
Orientation 2014 Alumni Biographies For more than 100 years, Syracuse University College of Law has graduated many influential and successful lawyers, business professionals, and financial leaders. The
Firm Overview Founded in 1976, Grimm, Vranjes & Greer LLP is an AV rated law firm located in San Diego, California. Since our founding we have built and maintained strong ties throughout Southern California.
American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 9 th Annual Arbitration Training Institute Faculty Biographical Summaries Phillip M. Armstrong Former Senior Counsel-ADR & Litigation Georgia Pacific
American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Feder al Judiciary WHAT IT IS and HOW IT WORKS American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary WHAT IT IS and HOW IT WORKS American
S.C. D e f e n s e T r i a l A t t o r n e y s A s s o c i a t i o n I N T H I S I S S U E: Judicial Profiles of the Honorable Shiva V. Hodges & Honorable William H. Seals, Jr. 16 Jade Street v. R Design
AIA Government Affairs Construction Manager at-risk State Statute Compendium Copyright 2005, The American Institute of Architects Washington, DC Introduction: Construction management at-risk is seen by
How to Obtain Surety Bonds An introduction to contract surety bonding for contractors. Federal, state, and local governments require surety bonds in order to manage risk on construction projects and protect
Bradford G. Hughes Partner email@example.com 11766 Wilshire Boulevard Sixth Floor Los Angeles, CA 90025-6538 Tel: 310.689.7040 Fax: 310.473.2525 EDUCATION University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.,
Online MBA in Global Sustainable Management January 1 - December 31, 2015 The Online Green MBA The Nature of Business Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute Message from the President As President,
THE SAN DIEGO PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL BRIDGING THE GAP EDUCATION CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO EDUCATING PROMOTING AND STRENGTHENING THE PARALEGAL COMMUNITY JOIN SDPA Saturday, April 18, 2015
CEREBRAL PALSY CASES Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC is a law firm that focuses almost exclusively on cerebral palsy (CP) and birth injury cases. Based in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area,
A Guide To STArTinG A BuSineSS in MinneSoTA Small Business Assistance Office Minnesota Department of employment and economic Development A Guide To S TA r T in G A Bu S in e SS in M in n e S o TA is updated
Your Business www.nylovessmallbiz.com A Guide to Owning and Operating a Small Business in New York State A Guide To Owning and Operating a Small Business in New York State Contents CHAPTER 1: Foundations
presents new jersey s top rated lawyers of 2014 PRESENTS NEW JERSEY S TOP RATED LAWYERS OF 2014 BRUCE H. NAGEL NAGEL RICE COURTROOM WARRIOR: ACE AT ACHIEVING MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON MARCH 4, 2015 File No.001- UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 FORM 10 GENERAL FORM FOR REGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
A Special advertising supplement distributed with The Washington PosT LEGAL LEADERS presents washington D.c. & baltimore s top rated lawyers of 2014 Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC demonstrating