In 2022, Burford Perry, LLP, had its most successful year since its founding in 2015.
The year started off on a high when the firm won confirmation of a $7.4 million arbitration award in Muhammad Salim, et al. v. Fuad Cochinwala, et al., Cause No. 2018-68927 in the 234th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas. Confirming the award not only brought resolution to the derivative claims Burford Perry brought on behalf of Muhammad Salim and his wife’s estate, it also led to negotiation of their complete buyout as one-third owners of a chain of Houston-area imaging centers Our firm’s lawyers have deep experience in assisting clients in company buyouts when ownership disputes arise.
In the fall, we had two more significant wins. In October, the firm concluded eight years of litigation against the University of the Incarnate Word in Robert M and Valerie Redus v. University of the Incarnate Word and Christopher Carter, Cause No. 2014-CI-07249 in the 150th Judicial District of Bexar County, Texas. In that case, we represented the family of Cameron Redus, a UIW senior, who was shot and killed by a UIW campus police officer in December 2013. The suit settled for a confidential, but satisfactory, amount after being taken up to the Texas Supreme Court twice. The second opinion set precedent holding that private universities, when acting through their private police, do not have sovereign immunity from lawsuits.
In November, the firm won a $7 million summary judgment in WCW Houston Properties, LLC v. Texas REIT, LLC, et al., Cause No. 2017-35320 in the 151st Judicial District of Harris County, Texas. More importantly, the judgment subordinated defendant Texas REIT’s lien to that of Burford Perry’s client, WCW Houston, which allows WCW to foreclose on the real property at issue and collect on its judgment.
The firm also saw its defense clients obtain several favorable, confidential settlements in 2022.
We capped off the year by being named to Chambers USA’s inaugural Regional Spotlight, a selection honoring the firm’s “remarkable work which results in an impressive regional reputation” that offers “a credible alternative to Big Law,” according to Chambers.
“As great as 2022 was, because of the exceptional team we’ve built, I see even bigger wins on the horizon in 2023,” said name partner Robert Burford. “I’m looking forward to being even more deserving of our clients’ confidence.”
Established in 2015, Burford Perry offers a variety of business litigation services to its clients, including handling matters related to business and commercial disputes, oil and gas lawsuits, securities fraud, shareholder disputes, serious personal injuries, healthcare litigation , and trade secrets cases.