Texas Lawyers For Business, Probate and Real Estate | Silberman Law Firm, PLLC

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Philip Silberman
Lawyer

Philip Silberman holds a B.B.A. with a focus in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. 

Mr. Silberman has served as in-house counsel for both commercial and residential real estate firms.  His legal practice areas include real estate law, business law, probate, and asset protection. Mr. Silberman is available for consultations in both Dallas and Houston, Texas.
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Chris Heald
Lawyer

Chris Heald is a Baylor Law alum with extensive practice experience in probate and guardianship law.

Additionally, Mr. Heald has a broad array of experience in real estate and business law. He has received favorable results for his clients across all the firm’s practice areas including probate, business, and real estate.  Mr. Heald currently handles both litigation and transactional matters at the firm.
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Jesse Buttery
Lawyer

Jesse Robert Buttery was born in Dallas but grew up in South Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. He attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and obtained a B.A. in English with a minor in History. He obtained his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. 

He is licensed as an attorney in Texas and Federal Court in the Northern and Southern District. He has practiced civil trial law for most of his career. He has handled cases involving real estate, slip and fall, business disputes, contractual disputes, consumer disputes, and construction litigation. Mr. Buttery enjoys spending time with family and friends outside of work and also enjoys travel, reading and relaxing.
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Steve Costello
Lawyer

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Steve Costello has degrees from Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, and South Texas College of Law. 

While in law school, he served as Assistant Articles Editor for South Texas Law Review. Prior to his admission to the Texas bar, he worked for a major petrochemical company in the Houston-Galveston area as a chemist, project manager, and intellectual property manager. His legal practice focuses on business law, real estate law, estate planning, probate, and intellectual property.
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J.T. Haynes
Lawyer

J.T. Haynes attended South Texas College of Law, and has appeared in over 1,000 cases in Southeast Texas. 

He is admitted to the Federal Courts in the Eastern District of Texas and practices in Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, Liberty, and Tyler counties. In addition to being a member of the state bar, Mr. Haynes is also a licensed CPA and is certified in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
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Jon Hill
Lawyer

Jon Hill has practiced land and real estate law throughout the State of Texas since 1994 and is certified as a professional landman by the AAPL. 

During that period, he has taken hundreds of cases to trial in courts throughout the state. Addtionally, Jon has written, negotiated and enforced numerous leases, land swaps, operating agreements, deeds and Master Service Agreements. Jon graduated top 20% from South Texas College of Law and holds a Master of Public Administration from Texas A&M University.
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Kara L. Kellog
Lawyer

Kara L. Kellogg is a graduate of South Texas College of Law. Ms. Kellogg’s practice areas include real estate litigation and transactions, business law, and probate matters. 

She also has experience in a wide variety of other areas including first-party bad faith litigation, toxic torts, products liability and personal injury.
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Katherine Bunting
Lawyer

Katherine Bunting earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University. 

Katherine’s legal practice areas include estate planning, probate law and guardianship law. Katherine was born and raised in Corpus Christi and primarily practices in Nueces County and its surrounding counties.
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Robert Petersen
Lawyer

Robert Petersen is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. Mr. Petersen’s practice has been primarily focused on real estate and finance litigation and transactions. 

He has also had experience in a wide variety of other areas including personal injury, employment, oil & gas, and bankruptcy. Mr. Petersen has represented clients in both state court, federal court and in bankruptcy, as well as on appeal.
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Lisa Stewart
Lawyer

Lisa Stewart is a native Texan and works in the firm’s Austin office.  After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.  

She has successfully represented clients in court and negotiated favorable settlements in mediation. After working for several years in family law and complex matters involving pharmaceutical devices and products, she now focuses her law practice on probate, real estate and business law.
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Michael Sheetz
Lawyer

Michael is a Dallas native and works in the firm’s Dallas and Fort Worth offices. After graduating summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Michael attended SMU’s Dedman School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2015. 

After working for two years in the field of criminal law, including a year-and-a-half of service as an Assistant District Attorney in McLennan County, Texas, Michael transferred into private practice in the areas of real estate, probate, and commercial law.
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Louis Vetrano Jr.
Lawyer

Louis A. Vetrano, Jr. earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology / Computer Science from Sam Houston State University. Louis is primarily a corporate transactional and litigation attorney. 

He has served as in-house General Counsel for a software development company and has more than 170 hours of training in mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution. His pre-law experience includes 13 years in the engineering and construction industry. Louis has successfully represented his clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions, contract negotiations and mediations, and at trial in both State and Federal courts. He has drafted and reviewed a wide variety of transactional documents, including real property and personal property sales, real estate leases, licensing agreements, acquisition agreements, product distribution agreements, executive-level employment agreements, and general business contracts.
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