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Houston Litigator Steven Mitby of AZA Wins Exoneration Letter for Port Executive

HOUSTON – Houston litigator Steven Mitby, a partner in the complex commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., won a rare letter of exoneration from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office on behalf of Port of Houston Authority CEO Alec Dryer. Mr. Mitby represented Mr. Dreyer after media reports questioned the use […]

Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Files Two New Patent Infringement Cases in the Eastern District of Texas

HOUSTON – The Houston complex commercial litigation lawyers at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. recently filed patent infringement lawsuits against two Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. AZA partners Steven Mitby, Demetrios Anaipakos and Amir Alavi filed a claim on behalf of Austin-based Versata Software […]

Houston Litigation Firm AZA Lawyers John Zavitsanos and Todd Mensing named to Who’s Who in Energy

HOUSTON – Houston energy litigators John Zavitsanos and Todd Mensing, partners in Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., were named to the “Who’s Who in Energy” list of leaders in the industry compiled by a group of business publications. The editors of the Dallas Business Journal, Houston Business Journal and Pittsburgh Business Times selected […]

Lawyer Monica Uddin from Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Wins $2 Million Plus Attorneys’ Fees in Contract Case

HOUSTON – Houston litigator Monica Uddin, a first-year lawyer at Ahmad, Anaipakos, Zavitsanos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., won a $2 million summary judgment plus attorneys’ fees in a breach-of-contract case in Harris County. On Nov. 14, Judge Jaclanel McFarland of the 133rd District Court signed the judgment awarding $2 million in damages and $8,740 in […]

Intellectual Property, Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney Steven Mitby Named Partner in Houston’s AZA Law Firm

HOUSTON – Intellectual property and complex commercial litigation attorney Steven Mitby has been named a partner in Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., a  dynamic boutique law firm also known as AZA. “In just the last year alone, Steve helped win a $392 million patent infringement claim, an important appellate victory for Continental […]

Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Successfully Defends Trade Secret Lawsuit, Wins $750,000 in Legal Fees

HOUSTON – The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is announcing a Houston jury verdict in favor of Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) following a trade secret case that included an award of substantial attorneys’ fees for the firm. AZA lawyers John Zavitsanos and Elizabeth […]

Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Wins Bankruptcy Rulings for Versata FZ, LLC

AUSTIN, Texas – The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. recently won important rulings for firm client Versata FZ, LLC, that protect the company’s intellectual property rights in computer-aided design software. AZA lawyers Demetrios Anaipakos and Kinan Romman won a two-day September trial in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Home to Three Best Lawyers in America

HOUSTON – Three name partners from the Houston complex commercial litigation law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. once again have earned recognition in The Best Lawyers in America. Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, and Demetrios Anaipakos all are featured in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, marking the eighth consecutive […]

Partners from Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Boutique AZA Earn Top 100 Selections in 2011 Texas Super Lawyers List

HOUSTON – Lawyers from the Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. have earned selections as two of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas in the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state’s top attorneys. Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos, two of four firm lawyers named to […]

Lawyers from Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Boutique AZA Earn Texas Super Lawyers Listings

HOUSTON – The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. once again is home to four lawyers on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state’s top attorneys. Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos and Amir Alavi all were named among the top lawyers in the state. […]

Lawyers Tim Shelby, Benjamin Foster Join Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA

HOUSTON – Houston lawyers Tim Shelby and Benjamin Foster have joined the complex commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., also known as AZA. “We are proud to bring these two bright attorneys into our stable of trial-ready lawyers,” says John Zavitsanos, a founding partner at the firm. “AZA is pleased to […]

AZA Wins Patent Case Judgment Worth $392 Million for Versata Software

MARSHALL, Texas – The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. announces its client Versata Software, Inc., was awarded a judgment worth $392 million in a patent infringement case against global software provider SAP America Inc. and its German-based parent company SAP AG (NYSE: SAP). Versata, an Austin-based pioneer […]

Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing Elevated to Name Partners at Houston Commercial Litigation Law Firm AZA

HOUSTON – Complex commercial litigation attorneys Amir Alavi and Todd Mensing have been elevated to name partners in Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., a dynamic and growing boutique law firm also known as AZA. “These two lawyers are among the best litigators I know and we’re proud to have our already tough-to-pronounce […]

Harris County Attorneys Office and Houston’s AZA Law Firm Settle Environmental Case Against Shell Chemical

HOUSTON, Texas – Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and the Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. successfully represented Harris County in a case developed by the Harris County Pollution Control Services Department (HCPCS) against Shell Chemical L.P. that resulted in a unprecedented payment to the county, and a […]

5 Trial Tips from the Courtroom Ready Lawyers at AZA

1. Trade secret cases are on the rise and the first moves count Joe Ahmad Litigation has become a part of a business competitor’s arsenal. As employees move around more frequently, many of them are subject to covenants not to compete as well as confidentiality agreements, and claims of trade secret misappropriation are not uncommon. […]

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