Janet L. King, a founding partner of the firm, is an AV rated lawyer with more than 36 years of experience, focusing her practice on corporate and business transactions. She represents mid-sized and small businesses, including business owners, non-profit organizations, health care providers and women-owned and minority-owned businesses in a wide variety of matters, including acquisitions, mergers, conversions, formation, entity governance, shareholder agreements, asset preservation planning, management succession planning, estate planning and employment.
Eileen E. Sommer, a founding partner of the firm, is an AV rated lawyer with more than 35 years of legal experience, focuses her practice on commercial transactions of various types, including general business, commercial real estate and finance. She represents companies and other entities (profit, non-profit, public or private), individual owners of businesses, professionals, and financial institutions, in various matters which include the acquisition, sale, development, and leasing of commercial real estate, the preparation and negotiation of contracts pertaining to the day-to-day operations of a business, and the negotiation and documentation of financing transactions. She is experienced in rendering legal opinions in business transactions and often serves as local counsel in such matters. She is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Commercial Real Estate.
Richard H. Sommerhas over 37 years of legal experience, focusing his practice on civil litigation matters, with emphasis on real estate and commercial disputes His clients are builders/contractors, land developers, real estate brokers, landlords, corporate and business owners, and owners, buyers and sellers of real estate generally. He has litigated breach-of-contract actions, shareholder oppression actions, construction contract disputes, mechanics and materialmen’s liens and claims, public works bonding claims and lawsuits, eminent domain and inverse condemnation suits, non-competition disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, partition suits, contractor liability, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, trespass, negligence, nuisance, fraud and embezzlement actions, flood-plain, environmental and toxic tort, tax suits, foreclosure, execution sales, deficiency claims, lien priority suits, trespass-to-try title actions, boundary-line suits, utility and other easements, theft and violation of trade secrets, zoning and platting laws and regulations, probate, intestacy, will contests, guardianship, anti-trust, oil and gas and homeowners association matters.
Kelli Borbón is a seasoned litigator with more than 19 years of experience. She has extensive litigation experience in employment, consumer, products liability, general commercial, toxic tort and personal injury, as well as arbitrations and administrative proceedings. In addition to her general litigation practice, she also focuses on advising clients in litigation avoidance, regulatory compliance and general risk management strategies, policies and procedures. She assists clients in the drafting and periodic review of policies and procedures, form documents and agreements generally. She also advises and assists clients with eviction and landlord-tenant issues, collection matters, injunctions, and temporary restraining orders and open records requests.
Susan Cone Kilgore represents clients with employment law disputes, advises on international law issues, and provides mediation and dispute resolution when parties are in conflict. She has tried lawsuits in federal courts from California to Florida and in state court and municipal court. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and the District of Columbia.
Karen A. Monsen practices employment law, commercial litigation, and advises clients on technology contracts, intellectual property issues, and certain international contracts. In addition to these general practices, she focuses on electronic discovery, forensic investigations, cybersecurity, and document retention and destruction implementation. She has been hired as an expert in all of these areas by clients in widely diverse industries and from small family-law to nationwide litigation.
F. Steeves Hopson, III focuses his practice on employment law and litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Hopson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. Mr. Hopson obtained his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 2017, where he was an articles editor for the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law. During law school Mr. Hopson spoke at Texas A&M International University’s 2016 Spring Faculty Assembly on behalf of The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Hopson was born Laredo, Texas, grew up in San Antonio, TX and calls both cities home. He is fluent in Spanish.