For more than 30 years, Weil’s Houston office has served international, national, and regional clients in Patent Litigation and Business Finance & Restructuring. Our Private Equity/M&A practice has further developed Weil’s reputation as a go-to firm for complex energy transactions. Our attorneys enjoy a close working relationship with all of Weil’s offices worldwide. As noted by The National Law Journal, Weil is “a model of the way a national law firm can first establish and then expand a branch.”
The Houston office has both a national reputation for excellence in patent litigation and restructuring, and private equity/M&A with a focus on energy -- and a significant Texas presence. Our attorneys secured one of the largest jury awards ever handed down in a U.S. patent infringement trial, obtained a significant summary judgment victory defeating a non-compete provision in Texas state court, served as lead counsel on two of the largest chapter 11 bankruptcy cases ever filed, and have advised clients in multibillion-dollar deals in oil and gas.
Routinely entrusted with our clients' critical needs and at their side in times of crisis, the Houston office provides clients the resources of an international law firm in an environment deeply rooted in Texas. Equally comfortable in a courtroom or boardroom, or before an arbitration panel, our lawyers bring a wealth of experience and depth of commitment to each client representation.
Awards and Recognition
- Managing partner of the Houston office Alfredo Perez recognized as a leading lawyer for Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers Global in 2018, Chambers USA in 2019 and Legal 500 in 2019.
- Patent Litigation partner Garland Stephens recognized as a leading patent practitioner by Chambers USA in 2019 and IAM Patent 1000 in 2019.
- Patent Litigation partner Doug McClellan recognized as a leading lawyer in patent litigation in Texas by IAM Patent 1000 in 2019.
- Corporate partner Rodney Moore was named an “MVP” for Energy by Law360 in 2015.
Pro Bono Initiatives and Community Service
Weil’s Houston office has long been a leader in community, diversity and pro bono efforts and has earned numerous professional recognitions and pro bono accolades, such as the 2012 Thomas L. Sager Award (Houston and Dallas), which honors law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys. The Houston office participated in a Pay It Forward initiative, a team charity challenge program, which raised $45,000 with only $5,000 in seed money and had nearly 100% employee participation. We were also named the 2012-13 recipient of United Way of Greater Houston’s Law Firm Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is the culmination of Weil’s 24-year campaign commitment to United Way of Greater Houston, which saw the Firm’s attorneys serve in various leadership capacities within the organization, including representation on various committees and community initiatives.