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H Texas Magazine Recognizes AZA Lawyers as Houston’s Top Lawyers

For the sixth consecutive year, H Texas magazine included AZA lawyers on its prestigious list of Houston areas top lawyers. John Zavitsanos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, and Demetrios Anaipakos were 4 of only 50 lawyers recognized for the best business litigation lawyers in Houston area. Joseph Ahmad was one of only 15 lawyers included on […]

Trial Court Denies Newspaper’s Summary Judgment Motion in Defamation Suit

In a highly publicized defamation lawsuit, John Zavitsanos and Joe Sibley successfully defeated a motion for summary judgment brought by a local media defendant. The media defendant, represented by the renown defamation firm of Jackson Walker LLP, argued that the alleged defamatory article was substantially true and that the plaintiff (the son of a prominent […]

AZA Lawyers Successfully Defeat Opposing Party’s Motion for Summary Judgment in $150 Million Commercial Case

AZA lawyers John Zavitsanos, Todd Mensing, Karen Brisch, Joe Sibley, and Scott Upchurch defeated a motion for summary judgment in a substantial breach of contract case brought by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company against AZA’s client, a publicly traded energy company. Tennessee and AZA’s client are co-owners of an extensive gas offshore pipeline known as the […]

Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Significant Jury Verdict in Favor of AZA’s Client

On May 3, 2007, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously affirmed a sizeable jury verdict in favor of a former commercial pilot against his employer for violations of the Family Medical Leave Act. Joseph Ahmad was lead counsel for Leonard Firth, a corporate pilot for Don McGill Toyota in Houston. In […]

AZA Successfully Defeats Temporary Injunction Request

AZA attorneys John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, and Joe Sibley participated in a multi-day evidentiary hearing. The opposing parties sought a temporary injunction to order AZA’s client to release nearly $6 million in funds that AZA’s client (the general partner of a limited partnership) did not distribute to some limited partners. The general partner […]

Karen Brisch Joins AZA

AZA is pleased to announce that Karen Brisch has joined the Firm as an Associate. Mrs. Brisch was previously associated with the firm of Baker Botts after completing a clerkship with the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where she served […]

Demetrios Anaipakos and Joseph Ahmad Secure Seven Figure Settlement for Former CFO

AZA lawyers Demetrios Anaipakos and Joseph Ahmad secured a seven figure settlement for the former CFO of a national consulting firm. The Firm was hired to represent this executive in a case pending on the west coast. The CFO alleged unlawful retaliation for reporting illegal activity. Despite working at this consulting company for less than […]

Amir Alavi Represents Land Owners In $6 Million Mineral Lease Settlement

Amir Alavi settled a mineral lease dispute between land owners and Ballard Exploration Company and other defendants for over $6 million. The case, which was pending in Liberty County, Texas, involved claims by the land owner clients that Ballard Exploration Company did not have a valid lease for a successful natural gas well. AZA’s clients […]

Heather Trachtenberg Joins AZA

The Firm is pleased to announce that Heather Trachtenberg has joined the Firm as an Associate. She previously was associated with the firm of Baker Botts where she focused most of her practice on employment litigation. She received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A. degree from Rice University. […]

John Zavitsanos is Named one of the Best Lawyers in America

John Zavitsanos has been notified that he will again be included in the 2007 edition of Best Lawyers in America. This award is achieved by less than 1% of all practicing lawyers in the United States. Voting is conducted only among other lawyers who have achieved this distinction.

AZA Lawyers Named as Texas Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly Magazine

John Zavitsanos, Joseph Ahmad, Demetrios Anaipakos, and Amir Alavi have again been included as Texas Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly magazine. This distinction is limited to the top 5% of all lawyers in the state of Texas. Voting is conducted only among practicing lawyers. AZA lawyers have been named Texas Super Lawyers every single year […]

Joseph Ahmad Named One of the 100 Top Lawyers in Texas

Joseph Ahmad has been included in the statewide “Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers” by Texas Monthly magazine. Less than 25 lawyers from Houston were included on this prestigious list. Voting for the statewide “Top 100” is conducted among all practicing lawyers in the state of Texas.

Demetrios Anaipakos Named as One of the 100 Top Lawyers in Houston

Demetrios Anaipakos was included in the prestigious “Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers” for the Houston region. Voting for the Top 100 is conducted among practicing lawyers. Mr. Anaipakos concentrates his practice on complex business litigation. This is his fourth consecutive year to be identified as a Texas Super Lawyer.

AZA Included for Fourth Successive Year in Best Lawyers in Houston

John Zavitsanos, Joseph Ahmad, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, and Todd Mensing have been selected by H-Texas Magazine for its annual list of Best Lawyers in Houston. Less than 1% of the licensed lawyers in the Houston Metropolitan area were selected for inclusion on this list. This is the fourth successive year that the firm has […]

Joseph Ahmad and John Zavitsanos Are Named as Best Lawyers in America

Joseph Ahmad and John Zavitsanos were included in the 2006 edition of Best Lawyers in America. This award is achieved by less than 1% of all practicing lawyers in the United States. Voting is conducted only among other lawyers who have achieved this distinction. www.bestlawyers.com

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