Williams Birnberg & Andersen, L.L.P. : Attorneys at Law : Houston, Texas
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Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, L.L.P., a Law Firm — not just a group of lawyers.

To us, the term "law firm" connotes a working together, a resolve to a common mission, a commitment to mutual support.

It also implies continuity, consistency, and stability.

At Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, L.L.P., we strive to fulfill those expectations and to exhibit that understanding of what a "law firm" is supposed to be. Established in 1973, we evidence the permanence which indicates reliability and steadiness. In fact, the original founding partners are all still with the firm. These longstanding relationships among the partners have created a solid base for future growth and the means to develop strength in diverse areas of the law.

Our philosophy, embodied in our Mission Statement, includes unyielding embrace of ethics and professionalism and substantial community involvement. Our approach to the representation of clients combines determination to provide high quality legal services with a recognition of the practical realities (economic or otherwise) of each engagement. We are large and symbiotic enough to staff matters with a team of attorneys where appropriate, yet small enough that each client matters greatly to us. Above all, our commitment to excellence is unwavering. At Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, L.L.P., we are a law firm, not just a group of lawyers.

The firm engages in a general legal practice, but concentrates in areas of complex business litigation, representation of financial institutions, appellate law, real estate related matters, alternative dispute resolution, personal injury, medical malpractice, homeowner associations, employment issues and commercial practice.

The firm's litigation docket includes cases in both state and federal court and encompasses a wide variety of subject matters.
A team of skilled attorneys, who are highly motivated.
The real estate section involves itself primarily in representation of parties to real property purchase, sale, development, and financing transactions, loan and purchase and sale document preparation, and enforcement and collect matters (such as foreclosures) and representation of title insurance agencies and underwriters. The general commercial practice of the firm includes general business counseling, all forms of business and partnership formation, and representation relating to corporate matters. The community association division focuses on all aspects of community and land use development and representation of subdivision, townhome and condominium owners' associations. The alternate dispute resolution section is devoted primarily to conducting arbitrations and mediations, with an arbitrator or a mediator generally being available within 72 hours of request.

Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, L.L.P. enjoys an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Two of the lawyers are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Gerald M. Birnberg is board certified in Civil Appellate Law, and Thomas B. Andersen is board certified in Commercial Real Estate law. Fred Hofheinz, former mayor of the City of Houston from 1974-1978, is Of Counsel to the firm. The firm stresses exceptional academic credentials from its attorneys, most of whom were members of the law review or other academic order during their law school careers.

The energy and aggressiveness of the firm's members result from an attitude of devotion and service to its clients' interests, which is the foundation of the firm's achievements and the cornerstone of its success. A team of skilled attorneys, who are highly motivated, and enthusiastically dedicated to achieving successful results for each client is the trademark of legal practice at Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, L.L.P., a law firm, not just a group of lawyers.
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