Houston’s AZA Named Texas Powerhouse Law Firm by National Legal Publication
June 17, 2014
HOUSTON – Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is one of only 13 in the state named a Texas Powerhouse by the legal news service Law360.
“AZA now claims 31 of the city’s toughest litigators,” says Law360 in “Texas Powerhouse: Ahmad Zavitsanos.” “Having developed a reputation over the last 21 years as a BigLaw slayer in cases where billions of dollars are at stake, it’s fitting that AZA finds itself on Law360’s list of Texas Powerhouses.”
AZA is one of only two small boutique firms among the Texas Powerhouses, which average more than 150 attorneys per firm. In a related story, “Texas Powerhouses Show One Size Doesn’t Fit All” (subscription required), Law360 notes that the listed firms were chosen for “their sizable presence in the Lone Star State and significant accomplishments in regional work over the last two years.”
“With energy and intellectual property disputes on the rise in the Lone Star State, AZA plans to continue expanding and hopes to reach 50 attorneys in the next 12 to 18 months,” Law360 says.
John Zavitsanos, an AZA founding partner, tells Law360: “Now that we’ve reached a critical mass, we want to start growing organically so we can bring [new lawyers] up and not have them relying on these 75-year-old conventions about how to practice law taught at big firms.”
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, securities fraud, construction and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized in Chambers USA 2014 among the best in Texas commercial law and by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms in the 2014 listing of the nation’s leading law firms. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000.