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
- 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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