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Houston Lawyer for Executives Joseph Ahmad Speaks on Trade Secrets & Non-compete Agreements for Texas State Bar

HOUSTON – Houston  lawyer for executives Joseph Ahmad is a panelist on a Texas State Bar live webinar Tuesday December 7, 2010 about the changing Texas law on trade secrets and non-compete agreements. Mr. Ahmad, a partner in Houston-based Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., is a nationally known  lawyer who specializes in representing executives. Ahmad, […]

Houston Attorney Joseph Ahmad Elected to Prestigious National Advocate Group

HOUSTON – Noted lawyer for executives Joseph Ahmad of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, an elite group of the country’s leading judges and civil trial lawyers. Mr. Ahmad earned the selection based on his efforts to “elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the […]

AZA Attorneys, Firm Earn Numerous Honors in 2010

HOUSTON – The attorneys at AZA continue to add to their growing list of accolades with recent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report and Texas Super Lawyers magazine. Earlier this month, the firm was singled out as one of the top law firms in Houston following a national survey conducted by the editors of U.S. […]

Houston’s AZA Law Firm Named “Awesome Opponent” in National Corporate Counsel Survey

HOUSTON – Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. is earning recognition alongside some of the country’s largest law firms in a national survey of corporate counsel identifying the top U.S. law firms that companies don’t want to face in court. The 17-lawyer AZA Law Firm is named an “awesome opponent” in the survey […]

AZA Wins Free Speech Ruling for Doctor

HOUSTON – AZA attorneys helped a Houston doctor win an important ruling that affirmed his rights to commercial free speech. AZA’s client Dr. Louis Berman was sued by Quality Infusion Care Inc., which handled medicine infusions in the doctor’s office. Dr. Berman gave Quality Infusion nearly $1 million in upfront payments for medications that were […]

AZA Adds Three Accomplished Attorneys in Houston

HOUSTON – AZA is proudly announcing the addition of three impressive lawyers to its stable of commercial trial lawyers. The new hires include a computer programmer with international arbitration experience, an energy sector litigator who has written and edited in that field, and a recent University of Chicago Law School graduate who has worked for […]

AZA Sponsors Texas Minority Counsel Program

Dallas – AZA, a certified minority law firm itself, was recognized as the top sponsor at the 18th Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The September 2010 event for the State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs’ minority counsel program brings together minority and women […]

AZA Files Audit Malpractice Case Against Auditors of Failed $2.6 Billion Hedge Fund

AZA filed suit on August 25 against Ernst & Young on behalf of investors who lost millions of dollars following the collapse of a Plano, Texas-based hedge fund that promised low-risk investments. The lawsuit focuses on two funds sold by Plano’s Parkcentral Global and was filed on behalf of Houston financial consultant Gus H. Comiskey […]

Delaware High Court Clears Way for Coordination of Hedge Fund Investors

Attorneys say ruling will facilitate communication among victims of poorly run funds WILMINGTON, Del. – Attorneys from Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. helped a hedge fund investor earn an important ruling at the Delaware Supreme Court that will allow investors in failed hedge funds to investigate their losses as a group while […]

Joe Ahmad to speak at the American Bar Association 2010 Convention

Joe Ahmad will be speaking on ”The Generational Effects of Juror Attitudes” at the American Bar Association 2010 Convention in San Francisco today, Friday, August 6, 2010.

AZA Defeats $160 Million Claim Against Energy Company

When one of the nation’s largest pipeline companies was the subject of a $160 million preference claim, it turned to the trial lawyers at AZA to fight the claim in Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. AZA defended the claim aggressively, including by immediately pressing for its outright dismissal. Eventually, the Litigation Trust that had authorized the […]

AZA Continues its String of Victories in Trade-Secret Litigation

Our lawyers have handled many trade secret cases at all stages of litigation. Most recently, AZA lawyers Elizabeth (Lizzie) Pannill and John Zavitsanos won a week long temporary injunction hearing on behalf of MISTRAS (NYSE: MG) in a suit brought by a MISTRAS competitor who alleged that MISTRAS misappropriated that company’s trade secrets. The temporary […]

AZA Partners Selected as “Best Lawyers in America” for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Joseph Ahmad, Demetrios Anaipakos, and John Zavitsanos have again been included in the 2010 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. This is the most prestigious peer reviewed award on a national level. Inclusion on this list is obtained only from voting by other lawyers who have achieved a similar distinction. www.bestlawyers.com. Our lawyers were included in […]

AZA Wins Summary Judgment In High-Profile, Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Case

When former news anchor Wendy Corona sued her one-time News Director, Nancy Shafran, Ms. Shafran hired the trial lawyers at AZA to represent her. Ms. Corona’s lawsuit, which was covered in the media, sought nearly $3.25 million in actual damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees from Ms. Shafran and her co-defendants. In less than 6 […]

AZA Named as Presidential Sponsor for Texas Minority Counsel Program

For the second year in a row, AZA will be a presidential sponsor at the Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program in September 2010. As a minority certified firm, AZA actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the legal field. AZA lawyers serve on the board of the Texas Minority Counsel Program and will be speaking during […]

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