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 business, land and real estate law throughout the State of Texas since 1994. In addition to his litigation work with the firm, he also serves as general counsel for the largest local fiber optic telecommunications company in the Houston area 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. Not limited to just courtroom work, Jon has successfully represented companies in high-stakes arbitrations on construction contracts and corporate divestitures. Additionally, Jon has written, negotiated and enforced numerous leases, land swaps, operating agreements, deeds and master service agreements. In his general counsel position, he regularly addresses business questions relating to labor, employee retirement/insurance and administrative law issues. 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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Jerry Clark
Lawyer

Jerry Clark practices business, probate, and real estate law in the firm's Houston office.  He has extensive business transactions experience, including contract negotiations, drafting, and dispute resolution.  

Jerry also has litigation experience involving discovery and due diligence.  Finally, Jerry has court appearance experience in Harris County, Texas and surrounding counties..
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Brady Howell
Lawyer

Brady Howell is a 7th generation Texan and works in the firm’s Dallas office.  After graduating from Baylor University with bachelor’s degrees in finance and real estate, he earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law.

Mr. Howell’s practice areas include estate planning, probate law, real estate transactions, and business law. He also has experience in a wide variety of other areas including disability and family 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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Justin Fischer
Lawyer

Justin Fischer holds a dual degree in Finance and Economics from Texas State University and graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  He is admitted to the Federal Courts in the Western District and practices in Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas.

Mr. Fischer has extensive experience in real estate, probate, and business law. He has handled a wide variety of both transactional and litigation matters.
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