Corporate/Transactional, Estate Planning,
Bankruptcy & Probate

Ashley Atwood practices in the areas of corporate/ transactional law including advising clients on corporate formation and structure, entity selection, mergers and acquisitions, conversion and dissolution, contract negotiating, drafting and reviewing, bankruptcy, estate planning and probate.

Ashley’s estate planning practice includes pet related trusts as well as the most common documents, wills, powers of attorney (both medical and durable) and directive to physicians.  Ashley practices Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and assists her client’s to receive a fresh start through that process.

Additionally Ashley handles the corporate formality requirements and registered agent duties for Levin & Atwood’s corporate clients. Ashley has a down to earth approach to the practice of law and in assisting her clients with their corporate and personal legal needs.


Cottey College – Associate of Arts (1995)
Stephens College – Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (1997)
Juris Doctor – South Texas College of Law (2001)


Texas Supreme Court
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas


Top Ten Candidate ABWA Katy Charter Chapter 2009
Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 (2010)


State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Katy Bar Association
Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Katy Chamber of Commerce
Philanthropic Educational Organization for women’s education
American Business Women’s Association (Katy Charter Chapter)
eWomen Network

20501 Katy Freeway, Suite 217, Katy, Texas 77450
Levin and Atwood LLC – John Atwood

Corporate Transactional

John Atwood attended The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Houston Main Campus, and South Texas College of Law.  He holds a B.B.A. and a J.D.  Prior to attending law school John worked as an international drilling contractor for 20 years, thus bringing perspective to the practice of law that few attorneys can match.  After college, service in the Marine Corps, and working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, John moved to Singapore where he continued to work in the drilling business.

He has worked in operations, marketing, purchasing and construction. He lived and traveled overseas continuously, mainly Southeast Asia, South America, the Middle East and Europe, and has negotiated and written as well as operated under, contracts for both domestic and overseas drilling operations.

John Atwood practices primarily in the area of corporate transactional law including advising clients on corporate formation and structure, merger and acquisition, contracts, franchise agreements, and regulatory compliance. He also works with non-profit companies, including several Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Service Providers.


Bachelor of Business Administration – The University of Houston Main Campus
Juris Doctor – South Texas College of Law


Texas Supreme Court (1994)


State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Katy Bar Association (Charter Member and former President)


Katy Girls Softball Association – General Counsel
20501 Katy Freeway, Suite 21,7 Katy, Texas 77450
Levin and Atwood LLC – Karen Taylor

Probate, Guardianships, Family Law, Mediation,
Civil Litigation, Real Estate
Karen Taylor’s practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of probate, family law, real estate, and litigation. Karen is an experienced mediator having mediated both civil and family law matters. Being an experienced mediator, Karen is adept at assisting clients resolve their differences without the expensive costs of litigation.

Karen’s family law practice includes divorce, child custody, child support enforcement, adoption, property division and marital partitions, and her probate practice includes wills, will contests, estate administration, heirship issues and guardianship appointments.


Bachelor of Science degree with University Honors – Brigham Young University (1986)
Juris Doctor – University of Houston (1989)


Texas Supreme Court (1989)
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Association
(281) 579-6044
20501 Katy Freeway, Suite 217, Katy, Texas 77450
Levin and Atwood LLC – Stuart Levin

Corporate Transactional

Stu served as an Assistant Staff Judge advocate where he practiced as an administrative law judge, prosecutor, or defense counsel in over eight hundred actions. Thereafter, Stu practiced in the oil and gas industry by serving as in-house counsel for Panhandle Eastern/Trunkline Gas, Mitchell Energy Corp., and The Coastal Corporation.

In these positions, Stu was engaged in general corporate and administrative law, acquisitions, contracts, antitrust law, land development, litigation management, regulatory compliance and arbitration

In the late 1980s, Stu entered private practice. His practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate transactional matters including corporate organization and structure, merger and acquisition, and real estate.

Stu also practices in the area of estate planning, assisting clients in the selection of estate planning tools and drafting estate planning documents such as wills, living trusts, life insurance trusts, living wills, durable powers of attorney, and durable health care powers of attorney.


Bachelor of Arts – Syracuse University (1971) Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude and with honors in English literature
Juris Doctor – The University of Connecticut (1974 with honors)
Commissioned Officer – United States Air Force


Texas Supreme Court (1974)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas


State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Connecticut
Houston Bar Association
Katy Bar Association
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow)
Katy Masonic Lodge
Arabia Shrine Temple
Westside Shrine Club


Served on the Boards or Advisory Boards of numerous community and charitable organizations
20501 Katy Freeway, Suite 217, Katy, Texas 77450
Paul J. Franzetti, Attorney At Law

General Counsel services on an outsourced basis, including advice on general business matters for owners wanting to grow their companies. The areas of focus include issues like:

  • Company formation, including company agreement and buy-sell provisions
  • Contracts, both custom and form, for customers, suppliers, and employees
  • Personnel issues, such as exempt vs. non-exempt and contractor issues
  • Resolution of business disputes
  • Compliance programs
  • Business communications, including proper email wording

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440 Louisiana Street, Suite 900, Houston, Texas 77002
SImmons and Fletcher, P.C.
personal injury attorneys on the border of Katy and Houston, Texas.

We serve people who have been injured by the negligence of others.

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.
The Krist Law Firm, P.C.

We are experienced Houston personal injury lawyers representing injured Texans in all types of injury cases. We have experience working in maritime, auto and trucking accidents, work-related injuries and wrongful death suits.
(281) 853-8500
17100 El Camino Real Houston, TX 77058
The Law Offices of Ned Barnett

We are a Houston-based criminal defense and DWI law firm representing the surrounding areas with experienced legal representation. If you are facing a criminal charge, call our attorneys – we have nearly thirty years of legal experience.

Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
(717) 222-6767
8441 Gulf Fwy, Ste 210
The West Law Office, PLLC

Person Injury Lawyer

Auto Accidents

18 Wheelers

Slip & Fall

Dog Bites

Drunk Drivers


One the Job


Wrongful Death

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you!

Free Consultation – Consulta Gratis
810 S. Hwy 6, Suite 215 Houston Texas 77079