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AZA’s Steven Mitby Named Appellate Lawyer of The Week for Win in Houston Continental Pilots Divorce Case

HOUSTON – Texas Lawyer newspaper has named Houston attorney Steve Mitby of the complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. as the state’s Appellate Lawyer of the Week based on his efforts to help a group of airline pilots claim nearly $5 million in pension benefits. Read the Texas Lawyer story here. (May require subscription for access). […]

Houston Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Wins Appeal in Continental Pilot Divorce Case

HOUSTON – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with a group of Continental Airlines pilots in a dispute with the airline over early pension benefit payouts and the legality of their divorces, lawyers from Houston-based complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. announced Tuesday. AZA attorneys Joseph Ahmad and Steve Mitby, […]

AZA Partners Recognized Among Texas’ Best Lawyers for 2011

HOUSTON – Three name partners from the Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. have earned spots among the state’s leading attorneys in Texas’ Best Lawyers’ 2011 edition. AZA attorneys Joseph Ahmad, John Zavitsanos and Demetrios Anapaikos are included in Texas’ Best Lawyers based on their inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Texas’ […]

Houston’s AZA Law Firm Helps Versata Software Win $345 Million Patent Infringement Verdict

MARSHALL, Texas – The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. successfully represented Austin, Texas-based Versata Software Inc. in a $345 million patent infringement verdict against global software provider SAP America Inc. (NYSE: SAP) and its German-based parent company SAP AG. Versata, a pioneer in front-office enterprise software, originally won […]

Law 360 Highlights AZA In Versata Patent Suit Verdict

Download the PDF of Law360 article here SAP Hit With $345M Verdict In Versata Patent Suit Law360 A federal jury in Texas found Friday that SAP America Inc. infringed three claims of a Versata Software Inc. patent for product pricing software and awarded Versata $260 million in compensation and $85 million in royalties. SAP America, […]

Houston Law Firm AZA Secures $1.1 Million Verdict in Fort Bend Libel Case

HOUSTON – A Fort Bend County jury has awarded more than $1.1 million to the son of Fort Bend County Chief Deputy Sheriff Craig Brady in a libel case against a local newspaper and reporter. Houston attorneys John Zavitsanos Todd Mensing and Kinan Romman from the complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. successfully represented Wade […]

AZA Welcomes Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer Tim Shelby

HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. is proud to announce the addition of accomplished courtroom attorney Tim Shelby. Mr. Shelby has been recognized repeatedly as one of the top young lawyers in Texas, including multiple appearances in the Texas Rising Stars list based on his expertise in business litigation. His […]

Houston Trial Lawyer Steven Mitby from AZA Named One of Texas’ Top Young Lawyers

HOUSTON – Houston attorney Steven Mitby from the complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. has earned a spot on the 2011 Texas Rising Stars list, which honors the best and brightest Texas lawyers under age 40 and those in practice fewer than 10 years. Mr. Mitby, who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a […]

Niko Niko’s Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Competing Restaurant in Houston

HOUSTON – Lawyers at the Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. have filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in order to protect the legal rights for the owners of Houston’s most-popular Greek Mediterranean restaurant Niko Niko’s, LLC. The lawsuit alleges that Nico’s Mediterranean Grill in Webster, Texas, is infringing Niko Niko’s registered service mark. […]

Pride International Shareholders File Houston Lawsuit Seeking to Halt Ensco Merger

HOUSTON – Lawyers at the Houston-based complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. are announcing a class-action lawsuit filed today on behalf of shareholders in Pride International Inc. in an effort to stop what the lawsuit alleges is an unfairly priced drilling sector merger announced with Ensco plc. The shareholder class-action […]

AZA Partner Todd Mensing Wins Houston Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict

HOUSTON – Houston attorney Todd Mensing, a partner in the complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., , successfully represented a local dentist in a medical malpractice lawsuit after jurors found that it was actually the woman who filed the suit who was negligent. Mr. Mensing represented a Texas Smile Dental dentist […]

AZA Partner Joe Ahmad Launches ‘Legal Issues in the Executive Suite’ Blog

HOUSTON – Joe Ahmad, name partner in the Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., has launched a blog focusing on legal issues facing executives, everything from compliance with securities and corporate governance laws to harassment claims and covenants not to compete. “This isn’t about how companies can avoid a sexual harassment […]

AZA Partners in Houston Commercial Litigation Firm Earn Prestigious Trial Certification

HOUSTON – The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., is pleased to announce that three partners have been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. AZA’s Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, and Todd W. Mensing are now among only 1.6 percent of Texas […]

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