Kate L. Schneider is a trusted advisor and counselor to individuals and businesses in state and federal courts in Texas and beyond. Ms. Schneider’s practice is two faceted and bridges the gap between counseling business owners on day-to-day operations and leading litigation efforts when disputes threaten her clients.
Business litigation involves disputes arising out of commercial, business and personal relationships. In today’s fast-paced highly competitive economy, litigation is an inevitable part of doing business. Ms. Schneider represents businesses as they navigate all variety of corporate dispute including breach of contract, business fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, covenant not to compete claims, defamation, shareholder disputes, securities litigation, and post judgement recovery efforts.
Ms. Schneider’s successful experience in the courtroom and acute attention to detail has afforded her the skillset to draft the transactional documents necessary to withstand the scrutiny of those inevitable corporate disputes. Ms. Schneider routinely helps her clients make decisions and adopt best practices that aid in mitigating risk and reducing liability in the following general areas:
- Corporation Formation
- Business Startup Assistance
- Limited Liability Companies
- Limited Partnerships
- Corporate Governance and Board Resolutions
- Master Services Agreements
- Distribution Agreements
- Software Agreements
- Asset Purchase Agreements
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Share Purchase Agreements
- Private Placement Memoranda
In addition to working for her private corporate clients, Ms. Schneider has experience in the financial sector working for broker-dealers in New York City and securities regulators in Washington D.C. and Texas. Working directly for the Securities Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has provided Ms. Schneider with an intimate understanding of the agency’s inner workings and expectations. She has designed and conducted internal investigations involving corporate buyouts, external audits, and firm valuations on behalf of companies who received SEC subpoenas or allegations of financial fraud. Ms. Schneider consults with industry specialists as they investigate financial service firms’ level of compliance with applicable municipal bond, ALM, Bank Secrecy Act and Section 5 rules and regulations. Additionally, Ms. Schneider has experience reviewing confidential treatment applications for compliance with the scaled JOBS Act reporting in addition to FOIA and Securities Act and rules.
“A Tale of Two “Pauses”: The IRS’s Halt in Issuing Private Letter Rulings for MLPs and RICs”, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Real Estate Journal (04/01/2015) (Contributed to the researching and drafting of this article.)
“Reforming Medicare-Financed Graduate Medical Education”, Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy (08/01/2014)
Series 7; Series 66; Insurance licensing in Life, Health, and Long-term Care and Disability (inactive)