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Stephen E Kaplan

Stephen E Kaplan

Representing small businesses and their owners and managers.
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Illinois, New York, Texas
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With over 44 years of experience, Stephen Kaplan is able to provide clients with comprehensive advice and counsel in a wide variety of areas of legal practice. Our entire firm is client-centered and strives to tailor the representation we offer to suit our clients' needs and goals. He is AV ® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Areas of Practice: Administrative Law Banking & Finance Law Business & Commercial Law Contracts Business Organizations Construction Law Employment Law -- Managerial and Executive Employees Employment Law -- Employer Estate Planning Government Agencies & Programs Labor Law Litigation & Appeals Mergers & Acquisitions Probate & Estate Administration Trusts Wills Real Estate Law Land Use & Zoning Business, Commercial, Residential Landlord/Commercial Tenants State, Local & Municipal Law Taxation Law Non-Profit Organizations Mediation and Arbitration Asset Protection Alternate Dispute Resolution Bar Admissions: Texas, 1977 ,New York, 1980, Illinois, 2022, Georgia, 2023; U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas ; Northern District of Georgia, 2023, Middle District of Georgia, 2023; Education: State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, 1976 J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1973 B.A. ; Professional Associations and Memberships: American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Pro Bono Activities: Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Dallas Legal Hospice

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate, Construction, Lanlord-Tenant
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex credit cards for both payment of bills and trust account deposits..
  • Contingent Fees
    On commercial collection matters, if client prefers to hourly or blended rates.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly rates negotiated on the basis of work required. Blended and alternative fee arrangements are also encouraged.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 436360
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Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6340198
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New York
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
1977-1988 Lyne & Klein
associate attorney/ of counsel
Hecht Walker & Jordan, P.C.
- Current
Associate attorney/ of counsel
President and Attorney and Counselor at Law
Stephen Kaplan, PC
Stephen Kaplan, PC voluntarily terminated as I had moved to Georgia and then joined a firm in the Atlanta area. I am now working at Hecht Walker Jordan, PC.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Law Offices of Stephen Kaplan, Inc.
SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (1976)
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1973) | Political Science
Activities: UCLA Fencing Team
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AV Preeminent
Martindale- Hubbell
AV Preeminent
Professional Associations
Texas Bar Association
- Current
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- Current
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Dallas Bar Association
- Current
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Contact & Map
Attorney at Law
10440 North Central Expressway
Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75231
Telephone: (214) 346-6048