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OUR EXPERIENCE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

Murray | Lobb is a small, welcoming and devoted team of lawyers with over 200 years of combined experience in the areas of law we practice.

Our experience provides us the knowledge to explain to our clients what can be expected in every “legal process” we may be engaged and in terms that can be understood by anyone.

Our top priority is to understand each of our client’s needs and to provide each with a uniquely tailored solution.

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CORPORATE

Murray | Lobb possesses expertise spanning the spectrum of a company’s life cycle. We advise companies ranging from small to large, as well as privately held corporations, on most corporate concerns. We assist in selecting the best corporate structure based on factors like tax implications, liability, transferability, strategic growth, as well as exit and succession planning.

OUR EXPERTISE ALSO INCLUDES:


Strategic Entity Formation

On­going Corporate

Compliance

PARTNERSHIP AND OPERATING AGREEMENTS

BUY-SELL AGREEMENTS

SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS

DISSOLVING ENTITIES

SEPARATION AGREEMENTS

EMPLOYEE AGREEMENTS

INVESTOR STRATEGIES

ASSET AND STOCK PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

SERIES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES

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Employment

Murray | Lobb offers our clients a wealth of experience to help confront:

All forms of unfair competition, both through appropriate agreements, including non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disparagement, and confidentiality agreements.

Severance and release agreements, as well as appropriate legal action to protect their respective business interests.

We also defend claims of employment discrimination, advise on employee/independent contractor status, overtime and wage issues, and provide representation at investigations and proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission, EEOC, and Department of Labor.

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REAL ESTATE

From small, relatively straightforward transactions to complex multimillion dollar sales or acquisitions, Murray | Lobb has represented owners, developers, financial institutions, and investors. Our representation has included the development, sale or acquisition of townhomes, apartments, condominiums, medical facilities, mix-use, multi-family, office and retail centers, and raw land.

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BANKING

Several decades ago, Murray | Lobb was formed to provide legal services to banks. This includes work on various types of lending transactions, loan documentation—including SBA, foreclosures, forbearances, modifications, bankruptcy and restructuring matters—disputes, consumer financial matters, and other banking-specific practices.

In addition to traditional commercial loans, our expertise extends to a broad range of specialized SBA loan packages for lenders offering 7(a), SBA Express, CAP Lines, Small Loan Advantage, Community Advantage, International Trade, Export Working Capital, Export Express, CDC/504, and Microloan loan programs.

We also provide various types of loan documentation, including all types of loan agreements, promissory notes, security agreements covering inventory, equipment, accounts, instruments, chattel paper, general intangibles and other personal property business assets, stock and other ownership interest pledges, guaranties, affidavits, waivers, and entity authorization documents.

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REAL ESTATE DOCUMENTATION

Our more than a quarter century of experience in real estate allows Murray | Lobb to develop some of the most refined real estate documents. Murray | Lobb provides a variety of real estate documents to numerous title companies, banks, and others routinely engaged in facilitating real estate transactions. Documents include sales contracts, promissory notes, residential and commercial leases, security agreements, various deeds and deeds of trust, releases, assignments, and home equity loans.

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LIGITATION

With decades of commercial litigation experience, Murray | Lobb counsels clients on matters involving all stages of litigation, including trial, some appellate proceedings, and a variety of other dispute-resolution forums such as mediation.

Murray | Lobb’s attorneys have appeared before state and federal district courts and state appellate courts and are prepared to represent and defend its clients through trial, verdict, and, when this course best serves their interests, appeal. We are always mindful of our clients' business and personal goals and pursue other strategies designed to achieve those goals, successfully, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

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CONSTRUCTION AND TRADE INDUSTRY

Construction companies face a complex set of challenges that complicate their business and require thoughtful approaches to protect the company from potential loss and litigation.

We advise and represent builders and developers, subcontractors and suppliers, design professionals, owners/buyers, and other parties in all aspects of construction law, including construction claims, defaults during construction, design defect, mechanics' liens and bond claims, contract drafting, review and negotiations, and OSHA compliance, citations, and proceedings.

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BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR'S RIGHTS

Murray | Lobb offers a full range of experience under all chapters of the bankruptcy code to creditors. We have represented a variety of secured and unsecured clients and other parties in interest in the bankruptcy setting. Our attorneys have been representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings throughout Texas and numerous other states for over 25 years.

Clients represented include financial institutions, builders and suppliers, equipment and other types of lessors, as well as a variety of other commercial clients. Our representations frequently included preference actions, fraudulent transfer litigation, automatic stay actions, objections to discharge, claims and confirmation objections.

When time is of the essence we can handle tight deadlines that are typical of bankruptcy, reviewing and analyzing relevant information, understanding its implications, and giving concise and decisive legal advice. We have defended claims and avoidance litigation for numerous creditors. We have extensive experience helping both secured and unsecured creditors to ensure their rights are protected and to maximize their potential recovery from debtors in bankruptcy.

We also assist clients in acquiring assets from financially distressed debtors in and out of bankruptcy, recovering assets, workouts and foreclosures.

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Probate and Estate Administration

Murray | Lobb routinely represents clients throughout Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Chambers county in probate and estate administration matters. We provide expert counsel to clients on simple and complex probate and estate administration. We have years of experience providing thorough, personalized representation at every step of the process, from the appointment of fiduciaries to the final closing of the estate.

During the probate process, many needs can arise, including clearing titles, satisfying creditors, paying expenses, collecting debts, and organizing the assets of the estate. We can also assist in heirship determinations, distribution of property, attendance at various hearings, estate tax elections and filings, as well as independent administration and alternative probate procedures like muniments of title.

The firm also advises clients in estate planning, wills, trusts, advance directives, and powers of attorney.

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Community Associations

Murray | Lobb represents a variety of community associations, including property owners’ associations, condominium associations, commercial associations, and master planned communities. We provide assistance with the establishment of the association and on-going representation issues like corporate and legal compliance, collections, and deed restriction enforcement.

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Collections

Customers and clients who do not pay their bills can drain your energy, resources, and significantly impact your business. Murray | Lobb provides aggressive and cost-effective representation that can help you confront these challenges head-on.

Murray | Lobb's attorneys provide solutions to these problems, including complex disputes that call for experienced attorneys. We vigorously seek to protect the rights and interests of creditors in obtaining and enforcing judgments for debts through the use of various garnishments and writs, filing various type of liens including mineral and mechanic's liens, collection of accounts payable, and asserting various claims in bankruptcy. We routinely seize assets both pre- and post- judgement, including bank accounts, real and personal property, and request the appointment of a receiver to take control of a business.

+ Corporate
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CORPORATE

Murray | Lobb possesses expertise spanning the spectrum of a company’s life cycle. We advise companies ranging from small to large, as well as privately held corporations, on most corporate concerns. We assist in selecting the best corporate structure based on factors like tax implications, liability, transferability, strategic growth, as well as exit and succession planning.

OUR EXPERTISE ALSO INCLUDES:


Strategic Entity Formation

On­going Corporate

Compliance

PARTNERSHIP AND OPERATING AGREEMENTS

BUY-SELL AGREEMENTS

SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS

DISSOLVING ENTITIES

SEPARATION AGREEMENTS

EMPLOYEE AGREEMENTS

INVESTOR STRATEGIES

ASSET AND STOCK PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

SERIES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES

+ Employment
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Employment

Murray | Lobb offers our clients a wealth of experience to help confront:

All forms of unfair competition, both through appropriate agreements, including non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disparagement, and confidentiality agreements.

Severance and release agreements, as well as appropriate legal action to protect their respective business interests.

We also defend claims of employment discrimination, advise on employee/independent contractor status, overtime and wage issues, and provide representation at investigations and proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission, EEOC, and Department of Labor.

+ Real Estate
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REAL ESTATE

From small, relatively straightforward transactions to complex multimillion dollar sales or acquisitions, Murray | Lobb has represented owners, developers, financial institutions, and investors. Our representation has included the development, sale or acquisition of townhomes, apartments, condominiums, medical facilities, mix-use, multi-family, office and retail centers, and raw land.

+ BANKING
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BANKING

Several decades ago, Murray | Lobb was formed to provide legal services to banks. This includes work on various types of lending transactions, loan documentation—including SBA, foreclosures, forbearances, modifications, bankruptcy and restructuring matters—disputes, consumer financial matters, and other banking-specific practices.

In addition to traditional commercial loans, our expertise extends to a broad range of specialized SBA loan packages for lenders offering 7(a), SBA Express, CAP Lines, Small Loan Advantage, Community Advantage, International Trade, Export Working Capital, Export Express, CDC/504, and Microloan loan programs.

We also provide various types of loan documentation, including all types of loan agreements, promissory notes, security agreements covering inventory, equipment, accounts, instruments, chattel paper, general intangibles and other personal property business assets, stock and other ownership interest pledges, guaranties, affidavits, waivers, and entity authorization documents.

+ REAL ESTATE DOCUMENTATION
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REAL ESTATE DOCUMENTATION

Our more than a quarter century of experience in real estate allows Murray | Lobb to develop some of the most refined real estate documents. Murray | Lobb provides a variety of real estate documents to numerous title companies, banks, and others routinely engaged in facilitating real estate transactions. Documents include sales contracts, promissory notes, residential and commercial leases, security agreements, various deeds and deeds of trust, releases, assignments, and home equity loans.

+ Litigation
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LIGITATION

With decades of commercial litigation experience, Murray | Lobb counsels clients on matters involving all stages of litigation, including trial, some appellate proceedings, and a variety of other dispute-resolution forums such as mediation.

Murray | Lobb’s attorneys have appeared before state and federal district courts and state appellate courts and are prepared to represent and defend its clients through trial, verdict, and, when this course best serves their interests, appeal. We are always mindful of our clients' business and personal goals and pursue other strategies designed to achieve those goals, successfully, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

+ Construction and Trade Industry
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CONSTRUCTION AND TRADE INDUSTRY

Construction companies face a complex set of challenges that complicate their business and require thoughtful approaches to protect the company from potential loss and litigation.

We advise and represent builders and developers, subcontractors and suppliers, design professionals, owners/buyers, and other parties in all aspects of construction law, including construction claims, defaults during construction, design defect, mechanics' liens and bond claims, contract drafting, review and negotiations, and OSHA compliance, citations, and proceedings.

+ Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights
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BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR'S RIGHTS

Murray | Lobb offers a full range of experience under all chapters of the bankruptcy code to creditors. We have represented a variety of secured and unsecured clients and other parties in interest in the bankruptcy setting. Our attorneys have been representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings throughout Texas and numerous other states for over 25 years.

Clients represented include financial institutions, builders and suppliers, equipment and other types of lessors, as well as a variety of other commercial clients. Our representations frequently included preference actions, fraudulent transfer litigation, automatic stay actions, objections to discharge, claims and confirmation objections.

When time is of the essence we can handle tight deadlines that are typical of bankruptcy, reviewing and analyzing relevant information, understanding its implications, and giving concise and decisive legal advice. We have defended claims and avoidance litigation for numerous creditors. We have extensive experience helping both secured and unsecured creditors to ensure their rights are protected and to maximize their potential recovery from debtors in bankruptcy.

We also assist clients in acquiring assets from financially distressed debtors in and out of bankruptcy, recovering assets, workouts and foreclosures.

+ Probate and Estate Administration
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Probate and Estate Administration

Murray | Lobb routinely represents clients throughout Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Chambers county in probate and estate administration matters. We provide expert counsel to clients on simple and complex probate and estate administration. We have years of experience providing thorough, personalized representation at every step of the process, from the appointment of fiduciaries to the final closing of the estate.

During the probate process, many needs can arise, including clearing titles, satisfying creditors, paying expenses, collecting debts, and organizing the assets of the estate. We can also assist in heirship determinations, distribution of property, attendance at various hearings, estate tax elections and filings, as well as independent administration and alternative probate procedures like muniments of title.

The firm also advises clients in estate planning, wills, trusts, advance directives, and powers of attorney.

+ Community Associations
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Community Associations

Murray | Lobb represents a variety of community associations, including property owners’ associations, condominium associations, commercial associations, and master planned communities. We provide assistance with the establishment of the association and on-going representation issues like corporate and legal compliance, collections, and deed restriction enforcement.

+ Collections
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Collections

Customers and clients who do not pay their bills can drain your energy, resources, and significantly impact your business. Murray | Lobb provides aggressive and cost-effective representation that can help you confront these challenges head-on.

Murray | Lobb's attorneys provide solutions to these problems, including complex disputes that call for experienced attorneys. We vigorously seek to protect the rights and interests of creditors in obtaining and enforcing judgments for debts through the use of various garnishments and writs, filing various type of liens including mineral and mechanic's liens, collection of accounts payable, and asserting various claims in bankruptcy. We routinely seize assets both pre- and post- judgement, including bank accounts, real and personal property, and request the appointment of a receiver to take control of a business.

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