The Colony Business Lawyers

Gretchen Benolken
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Frisco, TX Business Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(940) 483-9400 6160 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
The University of Texas School of Law
Entering her fourth decade as a practicing attorney, Gretchen Benolken has chosen to divide her professional time into a small handful of areas. First, she spends some time in the service of long time, loyal, existing clients with various needs. Second, the majority of her time is spent with new clients, providing legal services in two specific areas: a) the drafting of wills and trusts for the purpose of protection of assets, and b) representing clients in the probating of the estates of their deceased loved ones and guiding them step-by-step through this judicial process during what is a most...
Michael Edward Young
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(214) 546-4247 5960 W. Parker Rd.
Ste. 278 PMB 421
Plano, TX 75093
Business, Communications and IP
Georgetown University Law Center and Southern Methodist University
Since 1994, Internet Lawyer Mike Young has been helping entrepreneurs protect, grow, buy, and sell ecommerce companies. Attorney Young focuses on business transactional law (no litigation).
Laura Starr
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(972) 633-2588 3108 Midway Road, Suite 101
Plano, TX 75093
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Laura Starr joined the firm in 2014. Laura received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, graduating with a B.S. in political science. Laura attended law school in Chicago, Illinois at DePaul University College of Law where she received a certificate in business law. During law school, Laura externed for the Honorable Michael F. Otto at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and was a member of the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team. She was also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. As a member of Starr Law Firm, P.C. Laura focuses in the areas of...
Bert Starr
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(972) 633-2588 3108 Midway Road, Suite 101
Plano, TX 75093
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
John Matthew Hafen
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Frisco, TX Business Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(972) 731-6500 1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, IP and International
SMU Dedman School of Law
David Samuel Cohen
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(972) 379-7513 6900 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 625
Plano, TX 75024
Business
Cohen Law Firm, PLLC is a specialty law firm excelling in all matters regarding dental law. Cohen Law offers a full spectrum of legal counsel in dental, dental transition services, dental practice sales, dental partnerships, dental business formation and structuring, and dental associateships.
Robert Chaiken
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(214) 265-0250 5801 Tennyson Pkwy #440
Plano, TX 75024
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Collin Dean Kennedy
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Frisco, TX Business Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(972) 731-6500 1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Construction, Criminal Defense and Estate Planning
University of Arkansas School of Law
Hastings Lyle Hanshaw
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Frisco, TX Business Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(972) 731-6500 1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Business and Estate Planning
University of Arkansas School of Law
Ms. Dawn Marie Grams Horak
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(469) 644-7442 5851 Legacy Circle, 6th Floor
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Probate
Michael Handy
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Carrollton, TX Business Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(214) 438-0150 1000 Belt Line Rd.
Ste 210
Carrollton, TX 75006
Business, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Mr. Handy has handled thousands of cases in many areas of personal injury law, including automobile liability, product liability, construction negligence, railroad liability, medical malpractice, and other professional liability cases. MR. HANDY’S PRACTICE FOCUSES ON: Personal Injury Product Liability Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Business and Commercial Litigation LAW BOARD CERTIFICATIONS Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization BORN Lincoln, Nebraska, December 29, 1950 ADMITTED TO BAR 1979, Texas and U.S. District Court – Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Selected to...
James Douglas Uloth
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Addison, TX Business Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(469) 791-0411 5080 Spectrum Drive
Suite 1000 East
Addison, TX 75001
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections and Construction
CREDITORS’ RIGHTS/RESTRUCTURING: protected the interests of secured and unsecured creditors and maximized their recovery from the debtor's estate during the development of reorganization plans; structured and obtained creditor and court approval of plans of reorganization for businesses involved in the ownership and operation of real property, industrial, and service companies. BUSINESS LITIGATION: prosecuted and defended loans; secured transactions; contracts involving real estate, equipment, and commissions; placement and removal of materialman’s and mechanic's liens upon real property; government seizure of property; and commercial leases. BUSINESS: guided businesses and individuals regarding matters arising out of operations, review, negotiation, and drafting of leases,...
Jack Ternan
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Plano, TX Business Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(800) 665-2197 1400 Preston Road
Suite 400
Plano, TX 75093
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of Texas - Austin
Jack Ternan's practice includes extensive experience in commercial litigation, business litigation, arbitration, appeals and appellate, corporate litigation, real estate litigation, breach of contract, open government litigation, partnership / business divorce disputes, and other civil litigation. Mr. Ternan also has experience in advising businesses and individuals on how to resolve or settle disputes without litigation. Jack Ternan grew up in Plano, Texas, where he currently resides with his wife and sons. Prior to starting the Ternan Law Firm, Mr. Ternan was a partner at Bickel & Brewer, now known as Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. He has been...
Darryl V. Pratt
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FRISCO, TX Business Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(972) 712-1515 2591 DALLAS PARKWAY, STE. 505
FRISCO, TX 75034
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
Oklahoma City University School of Law
With almost twenty-five (25) years of experience as a dual-licensed Attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Darryl V. Pratt has practiced law in all areas of corporate and business law, non profit law, estate planning, probate, guardianship, asset protection planning, bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 13 and 11), real estate, and taxation. Mr. Pratt focuses his practice on business representation and estate planning-probate and is a regular speaker on a variety of business law, non profit law, estate planning, asset protection, tax, bankruptcy, real estate and taxation topics. Mr. Pratt is a member of the Collin County, Denton County and Dallas...
Austin Forrest Hartley
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Carrollton, TX Business Law Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(972) 478-4353 2340 E. Trinity Mills Rd
Ste. 300
Carrollton, TX 75006
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Austin assists Plaintiffs, Defendants, and transactional clients in a variety of matters and disputes. He is uniquely situated to handle opposing counsel no matter the sophistication or size of his adversary. Austin has significant trial experience and has been successful in obtaining favorable verdicts on behalf of his clients in a variety of matters. He utilizes his large law firm experience while drawing on his client-centered results-driven experiences gained at smaller law firms.

Austin prides himself on being accessible to his clients and is committed to pursuing results that exceed expectations. His intent with every person whom he represents is to...
Timothy Soefje
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Frisco, TX Business Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(469) 626-5180 The Star in Frisco
5 Cowboys Way, Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75033
Business, Construction, Consumer and Personal Injury
South Texas College Of Law
• Lead firm's professional liability litigation group, including the defense of architects, engineers, design professionals, lawyers, insurance brokers/agents, medical, and other miscellaneous professionals. • Counsel and represent attorneys on ethics and grievance matters. • Represent defendants and corporate plaintiffs in complex construction and business litigation. • Defend product liability, premises liability, trucking, and auto insurance defense claims. • Outside legal consultant for OmniSure Consulting Group, LLP, a national risk management and loss control consulting group assisting national insurance carriers in the A&E and allied health professionals space. • Represent and consult with college-level coaches in contract negotiation, hiring & firing matters, internal compliance, corporate structure &...
Ty Mychael Sheaks
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Frisco, TX Business Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Employment, Health Care and Personal Injury
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Ty M. Sheaks is a partner with McCathern and is the go to “fixer” for McCathern’s most difficult and high-exposure litigation matters. He has a unique and diverse background counseling business partners in a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters on a national level. Prior to joining McCathern in 2013, Mr. Sheaks served as national trial counsel for a multi-national corporation handling all aspects of defending toxic tort and product liability claims in state and federal courts nationwide.

Mr. Sheaks heads up McCathern’s Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Section, but has extensive experience and a successful track record in...
Donald Edward Uloth
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Dallas, TX Business Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(214) 725-0260 18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9 # 261
Dallas, TX 75252
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
University of Texas - Austin
I help people navigate the legal system, often on a contingent-fee basis. I have 26 years of experience handling trials, arbitrations and mediations, and appeals.
Paul Ashley Grinke
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Frisco, TX Business Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
South Texas College of Law
Paul Grinke is Managing Partner of McCathern’s office at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Mr. Grinke has broad experience on a national level, litigating complex commercial and catastrophic event claims from both sides of the docket. He has successfully litigated commercial breach of contract, fiduciary duty, and employment covenant claims. In addition, Mr. Grinke prosecutes and defends claims involving personal injury, wrongful death, and disastrous property damage arising from construction defect, product defect, trucking, and liquor liability.

Mr. Grinke leads McCathern’s Construction Defect, Product Liability and related Fire Litigation practices. He has particular expertise in counseling institutional clients involved in tragic...
Marco Sanchez
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer
(972) 784-2502 1400 Preston Rd. Ste 400
Plano, TX 75093
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Akron School of Law
Mr. Sanchez is licensed in Texas and Nevada and practices law in both states. He began his legal career working for a mid-sized law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada practicing in corporate law, business structuring, and estate planning. Mr. Sanchez taught seminars on Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning, and business strategies for companies around the country.

After several years he decided to go on his own, opening his own practice that handles personal injury law, family law and civil litigation. After years of practice, he decided to move back to his hometown of New Braunfels, Texas and open...
Levi Glenn McCathern
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Frisco, TX Business Law Attorney with 27 years of experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Appeals, Construction and IP
Baylor Law School
Levi G. McCathern, II is widely recognized as one of the premier litigation lawyers in Texas. He is Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a double certification held by only 26 of the 87,000 attorneys in Texas.

Mr. McCathern specializes in catastrophic damage litigation and is frequently summoned to defend specialized, high-damage claims, including all types of commercial litigation. In addition, he has served as lead counsel for numerous jury trials and is regularly called upon to provide legal consultation to companies throughout the country.

Mr. McCathern serves as...
Jeffrey Albert Yates
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(214) 423-5100 5601 Granite Parkway Suite 400
Plano, TX 75024
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Albin Yates Balius Roach believes in aggressively preserving the truth for our clients while advancing the integrity of the profession. We also recognize that we cannot successfully cast a positive vision for our clients’ futures without possessing one for ourselves. The attorneys, paralegals and support staff of Albin Yates Balius Roach have chosen to commit their time and talent to the firm because we believe in the firm’s priorities and its future.
Jennette E DePonte
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Frisco, TX Business Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Jennette E. DePonte is a Partner at the McCathern office in Frisco, Texas. Mrs. DePonte has an extensive litigation and trial background, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts in Texas. Her practice focuses on litigation involving employer-employee relations. Specifically, she has litigated tort and non-subscriber claims, employment-related torts, ERISA claims, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims and collective actions, and civil rights claims under state and federal law.

Mrs. DePonte has defended national and regional employers in a wide range of employment-related issues, represented employers before numerous federal and state agencies, and handled trials and...
Virginia Nelson Hammerle
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Lewisville, TX Business Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(940) 383-9300 2871 Lake Vista Dr.
Suite 150
Lewisville, TX 75067
Business, Divorce and Elder
Bruce W. Akerly
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Coppell, TX Business Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(469) 444-1878 878 S Denton Tap Rd
Ste 100
Coppell, TX 75019
Business, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Collections
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mr. Akerly is the founding partner in Akerly Law PLLC, Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1982 with honors. He clerked for the Honorable Mary Lou Robinson, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He has over 30 years of experience as a litigator, teacher and speaker in federal and state court, trial and appeal courts. Mr. Akerly has been selected to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list, which marks his 10th consecutive year for this honor. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than five...
Daniel Mark Ogden
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Carrollton, TX Business Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(972) 417-1916 1000 E. Belt Line Rd
Suite 206
Carrollton, TX 75006
Business, IP, International and Trademarks
Texas Tech University School of Law
Daniel Mark Ogden, Esq. is an attorney at law, licensed customs broker, and international trade consultant who for more than 25 years has counseled and represented companies on various aspects of international trade and business. With his advanced degrees and proficiency in both law and international business management, he possesses the ability and experience to understand the challenges faced by firms involved in international trade not only from a legal but also a managerial and business perspective. His professional services are designed to assist U.S. firms in proactively managing the legal and business risks that result from their...
Arthur Harold Geffen
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Addison, TX Business Law Attorney with 47 years of experience
(972) 752-1965 5080 Spectrum Drive
Suite 1000 East
Addison, TX 75001
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Bates College of Law, University of Houston
AV Rated
40 plus years of experience
Less than 14% of attorneys throughout the entire United States are “AV” Rated
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Nyla Neyaz Kazi
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Frisco, TX Business Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(888) 883-7789 6735 Salt Cedar Way
Bldg 1, Suite 300-1019
Frisco, TX 75034
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Kelly Michelle Davis
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Lewisville, TX Business Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(972) 434-8009 550 S Edmonds Ln
Lewisville, TX 75067
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Estate Planning
Although Ms. Davis specializes in construction litigation, she has a general practice which includes handling all problems from corporate inception to dissolution, partnership formation and disputes, real estate law, consumer litigation, contract disputes, and appeals.
William F. 'Bill' Bronson III
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Plano, TX Business Law Attorney with 41 years of experience
(972) 770-2660 555 Republic Dr, Ste 345
Plano, TX 75074
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Bill Bronson is a former judge. He enjoys going to battle for each client, making the most of the relief available under the IRS Code, IRS Manual, and other laws. He puts his 39 years of experience to work for each client, to present a case to the clients’ best advantage and achieve the best deal possible with the IRS. Mr. Bronson uses the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and 15 other programs to put the IRS on the defensive, with you in control and the IRS responding to your proposals, instead of the other-way-around.
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James Duncan Webb IV
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(972) 881-8808 6301 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75024
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Duncan is the sole shareholder of the firm whose practice primarily focuses on estate planning, trusts, business matters, and construction law. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1977 with a business administration degree in accounting and finance and earned his law degree from SMU in 1980.

Duncan has more than thirty-five years of legal experience and has been admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and Fifth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.

During the three years Inside Collin County Business conducted its annual awards,...
Daniel Dower
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Highland Village, TX Business Law Attorney
(972) 304-6000 2900 Village Parkway, Suite 330
Highland Village, TX 75077
Business, Estate Planning and Family
SMU Dedman School of Law
Daniel Dower was born in Dallas, Texas in 1972. He graduated from the Texas Academy of Math & Science at University of North Texas before moving on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at University of Texas at Dallas, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from South Methodist University, and Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Daniel has a long career as a financial executive, including a long tenure as CFO for CHI Investment Corporation, a local real estate investment company. He also served as President of Boo Koo Beverages, Inc. and engaged in...
Cynthia Figueroa
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Dallas, TX Business Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(214) 289-5051 Dallas, TX 75034
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Education and Municipal
SMU Dedman School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
Wendy B. Mills
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Addison, TX Business Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(214) 969-5995 14275 Midway Rd.
Suite 130
Addison, TX 75001
Business, Communications, IP and Trademarks
Texas A & M University School of Law
Ms. Mills is an experienced Copyright, Trademark and Business Litigation attorney providing strong representation for small and mid-sized business clients in Federal and Texas State Courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Ms. Mills is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas and is Generally admitted in the Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Mills represents Defendants and Plaintiffs in a broad range of business litigation matters, including copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, business disparagement, misappropriation of trade secrets,...
Jesse Green
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Plano, TX Business Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(469) 323-8300 7800 Preston Rd, Ste 106
Plano, TX 75024
Business, Collections, Employment and Family
The University of Texas School of Law
Working to provide value for my clients. My priority is to prevent legal problems through clear communication, fairness, and compliance, When prevention fails, I work to solve issues quickly and successfully.
Leonid Murashkovskiy
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Addison, TX Business Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(972) 380-5630 16801 Addison Rd #124
Addison, TX 75001
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Rod Khavari
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Carrollton, TX Business Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(972) 225-4444 3000 Keller Springs Road
Ste. 200
Carrollton, TX 75006
Business, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
Steven Russell
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Dallas, TX Business Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
(972) 267-8400 17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 195
Dallas, TX 75287
Business
Ms. Cynthia Marcotte Stamer
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(214) 452-8297 3948 Legacy Drive
Suite 106, Box 397
Plano, TX 75023
Business, Education, Employment and Tax
Penny Phillips
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Plano, TX Business Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(972) 665-9823 1400 Preston Rd
Ste 400
Plano, TX 75093
Business
Texas Tech University School of Law
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