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Matt Parks( Partner )

2 Houston Center
909 Fannin St., Ste 2630
Houston, Texas 77010

Matt Parks

Matt Parks is a dedicated trial attorney who focuses on business and commercial litigation across a variety of industries, including oil and gas, energy, and healthcare. He has represented individuals and businesses of all sizes in complex disputes, ranging from partnership breakups and shareholder derivative actions to securities litigation.

Matt is a double Longhorn, having obtained both his JD and BA degrees from the University of Texas. After graduation, Matt joined a Texas-based litigation boutique where he helped defend one of the main parties in the “Deepwater Horizon litigation after BP’s Macondo Well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. He has been selected to the Texas Rising Stars list for four consecutive years for his excellence in business litigation

Matt is licensed to practice in all state courts in the State of Texas, as well as the federal courts in the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas. Matt is a committeeman and lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Matt has been with Burford Perry since the firm began in 2015. In that time, he has second-chaired multiple jury trials, both in federal and state court, and helped obtain favorable decisions in arbitrations. He has also drafted, argued, and won multiple dispositive motions.

Representative Matters

  • Red Ball Technical Gas Servs., Inc. v. Hua, Cause No. 2016-63707 in the 234th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas.
    • In case seeking $1.5 million from seller of chemical processing facility, our client won partial summary judgment declaring unenforceable a liquidated damages clause and non-compete contained in an asset purchase agreement. Summary judgment effectively removed plaintiff’s ability to collect damages and forced a favorable settlement.
  • Mike Budworth, et al. v. Frank Li & Panton Inc., Cause No. 2018-50246 in the 234th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas.
  • New Commonwealth Inv., et al. v. Frank Li & Panton, Inc., Cause No. 2017-59023 in the 80th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas.
  • Dongmei “Annie” Zheng v. Frank Li & Panton, Inc., Cause No. 2017-77055 in the 151st Judicial District of Harris County, Texas.
    • Helped recover the investments of six investors who were fraudulently sold securities in a Texas-based technology startup.
  • Lehang Lizeroux v. Great Texas Regional Center, LLC, et al., Cause No. 2017-58912 in the 334th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas.
    • Helped force favorable settlement for client who invested $3 million in a private securities offering to fund high-rise condominium construction.
  • Thomas Moran II, as Trustee for Life Partners Holdings, Inc. v. Brian Pardo, et al, Adversary No. 15-04079-RFN in the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division.
    • Second-chaired jury trial representing Brian Pardo and Linda Robinson in suit seeking $700 million for breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of the Texas Securities Act relating to an alleged Ponzi Scheme. Used pre and posttrial motions to significantly limit damage claims. Ultimately entered into favorable post-trial settlement.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2012

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – 2012
    • Delta Theta Phi, Texas Environmental Law Journal
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. in Government – 2009
    • National Merit Scholar

Professional Associations

  • Houston Bar Association, 2012-Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2012-Present

Awards

  • Selected to Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters (2017 – 2019)

Past Employment Positions

  • Faubus, Keller & Burford, Associate, 2014-2015
  • Godwin Lewis P.C., Associate, 2012-2014

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PARTNERS

Robert R. Burford

Partner

After working as a public accountant for two Big Eight accounting firms, Robert Burford graduated from the University of Houston …

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Brent C. Perry

Partner

Brent Perry has distinguished himself as a skilled commercial litigator over his 30-year career in a wide range of business …

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Matt Parks

Matt Parks

Partner

Matt Parks is a dedicated trial attorney who focuses on business and commercial litigation across a variety of industries, including …

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ASSOCIATES

Zachary Carlson

Associate

Zachary Carlson joined Burford Perry in mid-2019 after clerking for two justices on Texas’ First Court of Appeals in Houston. …

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Clyde James (“Jay”) Jackson III

Of Counsel

Jay Jackson joined Burford Perry, LLP in March 2019. He brings over three decades of wide-ranging trial experience and has …

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Shawn Johnson

Associate

Shawn A. Johnson has excelled in a variety of complex legal disputes and proved himself to be a skilled trial …

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