BRIAN TRACHTENBERG

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Brian is a creative and highly effective commercial litigator. He began his career as a project finance associate with a large, downtown law firm. After two years structuring deals, however, Brian found himself drawn to the courtroom, and began litigating with one of the world’s largest law firms. In the more than fifteen years since, Brian has become a go-to fixer in the courtroom and the boardroom for businesses, municipalities, and individuals needing new approaches to complex problems.

 

Brian represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business and municipal litigation, bankruptcy-related litigation, and employment litigation. His expertise covers contract disputes, investment partnership disputes, trade secret and unfair competition disputes, oil and gas disputes, construction disputes, governmental disputes, and other matters in state and federal trial, appellate and bankruptcy courts, arbitration proceedings and at the negotiating table. His clients range from enormous, multi-national public corporations to local and regional governmental entities to start-ups and mom-and-pops and even select individuals, and have been located throughout the United States as well as in Denmark, Finland, Russia, Turkey, and elsewhere. After working with Brian on discrete litigation matters, several clients have come to rely on him for a broad range of advice, and Brian has served as outside general counsel to clients including several investment banking and financial advisory firms and software companies.

Brian practices in state and federal courts, before arbitration panels and mediators, and in boardrooms throughout the world.

Brian takes a different approach to solving legal problems. He brainstorms while tossing a ball against a wall, works barefoot, and treats clients and coworkers like family. And it works, as any of his existing clients will tell you.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation, Arbitration, & Appeals    

  • General Business Disputes

  • Finance & Investment Disputes

  • Complex Construction Disputes          

  • Trademark & Copyright Disputes

  • Employment Disputes

  • Municipal & Government Disputes & Counseling

  • Bankruptcy-Related Disputes


Industries

  • Finance & Banking

  • Software & Technology

  • Oil & Gas

  • Commodities Trading

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • Real Estate

  • Government & Politics

  • Honors

  • Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer: 2013 - 2019

  • Selected as a Texas Rising Star: 2009, 2011 – 2013


Education

B.A., University of Massachusetts - Boston (1998)

J.D., University of Chicago School of Law (2002)


Admissions

Texas

 

Affiliations

Served 6 years on the Texas Bar Association’s Attorney Grievance Committee, including two as Chairman

Contact Information

713-688-6789 (office)

713-742-2033 (fax)

brian@greatlaw.com