CTST Client Burk Collins & Co. is Very Active in Real Estate Development

CTST is assisting our client Burk Collins & Co., Ltd. with the following: The Shops at Ardmore, located in Ardmore, OK, on 19+ acres, is under construction. Anchoring stores will be Academy Sports & Outdoors and Furniture Factory Outlet. The Shops at McAlester, located in McAlester, OK, on 25+ acres, has a land acquisition scheduled to...

CTST Lawyer Accepted into Inn of Court

CTST attorney, Vanessa Rosa-Kubik was recently extended an associate membership into the prestigious Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court. Ms. Rosa is a trial lawyer who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters.

CTST Achieves Dismissal of Federal Court Trade Secrets Suit

Upon a Motion prepared by CTST trial attorneys Aaron Tobin and Jared Pace, a federal magistrate judge in North Carolina recently wrote an opinion recommending to the District Court that all claims brought against CTST’s clients be dismissed. Facing imminent dismissal of the lawsuit based on the magistrate judge’s recommendation, the Plaintiffs voluntarily...

CTST Partners Named to Best Lawyers in America List

CTST congratulates partners Aaron Tobin and Mark Knowles for recently being named to Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Tobin was recognized for commercial litigation and Mr. Knowles for corporate finance.

Aaron Tobin Speaks to Trial Bar on Jury Trial Innovation

CTST’s head of litigation, Aaron Tobin, recently spoke to the Dallas Bar Association about innovative techniques to use in the modern day civil jury trial. The panel presentation, which was sold out, included three federal and state court state court judges, a tort practitioner and Mr. Tobin.

CTST Litigation Team Obtains Dismissal of $40 Million Counterclaim

The CTST trial team of Aaron Tobin, Jared Pace and Vanessa Rosa-Kubik recently obtained a dismissal of all counterclaims asserted by a group of Defendants in a large financial services case pending in federal court in the Southern District of New York.

CTST Partner, Aaron Tobin Named One of Top 100 Lawyers in Texas

Aaron Tobin, who is the head of litigation for Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton PLLC, was recently named one of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers publication. Aaron represents sophisticated business clients all over the country in complex commercial and employment litigation matters.

CTST Adds To Its Litigation And Employment Law Sections

Michele Spillman recently joined CTST’s litigation and employment law sections. Michele, a 2004 Baylor Law graduate who was trained at a large Dallas law firm, focuses her practice on business and employment disputes. Michele also counsels clients on best employment law practices.

CTST Closes Credit Facility for Food Company

CTST recently represented a food company in connection with a $10 million secured revolving credit facility governed by a borrowing base and a $14 million multiple draw term loan secured by equipment.

CTST Financing Activity Remains Very Active

CTST recently represented a major financial institution in connection with secured construction, revolving credit and term loans to a group of affiliated manufacturing companies in the aggregate amount of $27 million.

CTST Closes Syndicated Loan Transaction

CTST represented an oil and gas company in connection with a recent closing of syndicated, secured term loans in the aggregate amount of $42 million provided by a group of domestic and offshore funds to finance the acquisition of oil and gas properties in Appalachia.

CTST Client Epic Real Estate Partners Acquires Preston Trail Village in Dallas, TX

CTST assisted Epic Real Estate Partners in its recent purchase of Preston Trail Village in Dallas, TX. Preston Trail Village is a 155,993 square foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Dallas, Texas.  Built in 1982, Preston Trail Village is anchored by a 64,066 square foot Kroger. Preston Trail Village is located at the northeast corner...

CTST Sponsors The 2018 Weinberg Family Charity Golf Classic

CTST recently sponsored the 2018 Weinberg Family Charity Golf Classic which benefitted The Youth Scholarship Fund and North Texas Food Bank. CTST associates Chris Eisenlohr and Alex Prescott, along with Andrew Wiley of JLL and Rob Solls of Dimension Development Partners, played in the tournament.


CTST client Granite Properties has been hard at work leasing space to various tenants in the Downtown Dallas building formerly known as the “West End Marketplace”.  Previously operated as a retail and entertainment center, the historic building, rebranded as “Factory Six03”, has been transformed into a state-of-the-art modern office complex containing 215,00 square feet...

Good Things Come in Threes

A New Partner With a career spanning over two decades, Mark Goglia has developed substantial expertise in the technology, energy and retail/consumer packaged goods sectors, advising numerous dynamic companies on M&A, private equity, public and private securities offerings (including IPOs) and other transformative transactions. Click here to learn more about Mark. An Enhanced Corporate Practice We now offer a full suite...

Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton Lures M&A Pro Mark Goglia as Partner

Former Jones Day partner joins Dallas firm to advise Fortune 500 clients DALLAS – Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton PLLC, a full-service business law firm specializing in commercial real estate, banking and corporate transactions, and complex litigation, is pleased to announce that experienced M&A and corporate finance lawyer Mark Goglia has joined the firm as partner. Mr....

CTST’s Annual Dinner Prep. for Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

In what has become an annual tradition, CTST recently prepared and served dinner for the guests of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.  Ronald McDonald House of Dallas provides a "home away from home" for families with sick or injured children, offering private bedrooms, daily meals, transportation, laundry facilities and activities for parents and siblings...

CTST Adds To Its Litigation Team

Leah K. Lanier recently joined CTST as an associate focusing on commercial and employment litigation.  Leah earned her J. D. from the University of Texas School of Law.  After graduating law school, Leah served as briefing attorney for Justice William J. Boyce of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas.  Leah is a...


CTST Client Lincoln Retail Income and Growth Fund LLC recently acquired its first property.  CTST assisted Lincoln Retail Income and Growth Fund LLC in the acquisition of “The Shops at Colorado”, a 74,310 square foot retail center located in Denton, Texas. The Shops at Colorado is fully leased and contains tenants including Bed Bath...

CTST is very proud to be associated with Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program

Cristo Rey Dallas is a college preparatory Catholic high school for socioeconomically disadvantaged students of all faiths, located in Pleasant Grove. Cristo Rey Dallas opened in 2015 as the 30th school in the Cristo Rey Network. Currently, the school has three grade levels; Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Next year, the school will have all...

RAMROCK Real Estate in Acquisition Mode

CTST client RAMROCK Real Estate, LLC has acquired several significant properties nationwide in 2018.  CTST assisted RAMROCK in the acquisition of “The Shops at Towne Lake”, a grocery-anchored retail center in Buckhead, Georgia, a tech office building complex in the growing Legacy development in Plano, Texas, and another grocery-anchored retail center in Cedar Park,...

CTST Client Enters Into Term Loan

CTST recently represented a major financial institution in connection with a senior secured $45,000,000 term loan to a regional hospital in connection with the reorganization of a hospital group.

CTST’s 2018 Texas Rising Stars

We are proud to announce that two members of our litigation practice, Kendal B. Reed and Jared T. S. Pace, have earned the honor of being named as Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers 2018. “We are proud that CTST’s attorneys continue to be acknowledged for their outstanding work in the Texas legal community,” said...

CTST client Granite Properties is adding more restaurants to the Boardwalk at Granite Park

CTST client Granite Properties has added four new restaurants to its Granite Park mixed-use development in Plano, Texas.  On behalf of Granite Properties, CTST negotiated leases with B. Frank & Relish, The Biscuit Bar, Pearl Cup Coffee and Edith's French Bistro, which are scheduled to open this spring within the Boardwalk portion of the development....

Epic Real Estate Partners Acquires Kauai Village in Kauai, Hawaii

CTST client Epic Real Estate Partners continues to acquire significant retail properties nationwide.  CTST represented Epic Real Estate Partners in its recent acquisition of Kauai Village, a grocery-anchored shopping center in Kauai, Hawaii.  Click here to read more about the Kauai Village acquisition.

Granite Properties officially opens Factory Six03

CTST client Granite Properties announced the official opening of Factory Six03 in the West End, which has been vacant since 2006. Factory Six03 contains 215,000 square feet of modern office space, including a tenant lounge, an outdoor patio and a fifth floor on another portion of the building with a glass office and a...

Popbar Brings Gelato-on-a-Stick to DFW

A CTST client is bringing the Popbar franchise to DFW, introducing the Metroplex to gelato, sorbetto, and yogurt on a stick, with a menu of 40-plus rotating flavors, along with dippings and toppings. CTST has represented a Popbar franchisee in obtaining leases for two different DFW locations, with the first to open in WestBend...

Free Range Concepts to Add The Rustic Next to Convention Center in Houston

CTST client Free Range Concepts continues to grow its brand - this time adding The Rustic next door to Houston's downtown convention center. This location will feature a retractable roof to accommodate The Rustic's well known live music venue. CTST has assisted Free Range Concepts in all aspects related to the leasing, design, and...

Two CTST Attorneys Recognized as Texas Super Lawyers

CTST is proud to announce that members Mark Knowles and Aaron Tobin have been selected by their peers as 2017 Texas Super Lawyers. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers. To develop the list of Texas' Super Lawyers, researchers conduct a statewide survey asking attorneys to...

CTST Adds To Its Growing Labor and Employment Practice

Sandra Jonas joins CTST as an associate in the labor and employment group.  Sandra earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.  Sandra is a graduate of Leicester University in England earning a Master of Applied Linguistics and the Thomson Rivers University at Humber College in Toronto, Canada earning a Bachelor...

CTST Adds To Its Growing Litigation Practice

Vanessa Rosa-Kubik recently joined CTST as an associate focusing on commercial litigation.  Vanessa earned her J. D., Summa Cum Laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law.  Vanessa is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame earning a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, while at the same time a walk-on member of the...

Epic Real Estate Partners Acquires Ventana Village in Tucson, Arizona

CTST client Epic Real Estate Partners continues to acquire significant retail properties nationwide.  CTST represented Epic Real Estate Partners in its recent acquisition of Ventana Village, a grocery-anchored neighborhood center in Tucson, Arizona. Click here to read more about the Ventana Village acquisition.

Lincoln Property Company Sells Various Shopping Centers

CTST client Lincoln Property Company has recently sold 2 shopping centers in the Dallas area. CTST assisted Lincoln Property Company relating to the sale of Turtle Creek Village and Lakewood Shopping Center. Read here about the Turtle Creek Village sale. Read here about the Lakewood Shopping Center sale.

CTST Prepares Meals at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

CTST prepared dinner at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas on July 27, 2017. This is an annual event for the Firm, and, as always, the attorneys and staff who participated were very excited and humbled to have the opportunity to prepare dinner for the children and families at RMHD.

Blue Star Development

The ninth location of Cane Rosso as well as the second brick-and-mortar version of Cow Tipping Creamery is set to open at the Star on July 31, 2017. CTST prepared and negotiated the Cane Rosso Lease on behalf of Blue Star Retail. Click here to read more

Blue Star Development

CTST client Blue Star has officially opened the 300-room Omni Hotel at the Star in Frisco, Texas, boasting 24,000 square feet of meeting space, a coffee and wine bar, and a rooftop pool. The hotel also features the newest location for “Neighborhood Services”, from chef Nick Badovinus, which opened its doors on July 24th.  Click 

Legacy West Grand Opening

CTST client The Karahan Cos. officially opened its Legacy West project in Plano, Texas, with a "grand opening" event that took place June 2-4, 2017. The mixed-use development consists of over 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and office space. For more information, click here and here

Construction begins on Dallas Midtown Project

CTST client Beck Ventures broke ground on construction of its 70+ acre "Dallas Midtown" project, a mixed-use development in North Dallas that will replace the existing Valley View Mall. The first phase will be anchored by a flagship Life Time Fitness, which will be the company's largest location once constructed, along with a Cinépolis...

Respected Transactional Law Firm Adds Top Business Litigation and Restructuring Team to Form Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton

DALLAS – Attorneys from two established and respected Dallas boutique law firms have joined to create Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton, a regional full-service business law firm with collective expertise in a wide range of practice areas including commercial real estate; banking and corporate transactions; and complex litigation including business disputes, bankruptcy and restructuring, and...

CTS Welcomes Real Estate Associate

CTS is excited to announce that Christopher D. Eisenlohr has joined the firm. Chris’ practice experience has been focused in commercial real estate since earning a J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law. Chris also graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Prior to joining CTS,...

Epic Real Estate Partners Acquires New Shopping Centers

CTS client Epic Real Estate Partners is actively acquiring shopping centers throughout the country. CTS assisted Epic Real Estate Partners in all aspects related to the acquisitions of (i) Sprouts Crossing and Wellington Place in Hurst, TX, (ii) Northlake Shopping Center in Mandeville, LA, and (iii) The Shops of Forest Hill in Germantown, TN Read...

Legacy West Development

CTS client Fehmi Karahan (The Karahan Cos.) discusses status of Legacy West development at annual ULI meeting:  read here

New Associate Joins the Firm

CTS is excited to announce that Alex J. Prescott has joined the firm. Alex’s practice experience has been focused in commercial real estate and finance since earning a J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law. Alex also graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics....

Dallas Midtown Project

CTS client Scott Beck is quoted in article regarding proposed 20-acre public park as focal point of Dallas Midtown development (click here to read more).

CTS welcomes a paralegal

CTS is excited to welcome Deedra Vines to our team of paralegals. Deedra brings almost two decades of experience in real estate transactions. Deedra can be contacted here.

Restaurants joining The Star in Spring 2017

The Dallas Cowboys have announced some well-known Dallas restaurants selected to join The Star, part of the new Cowboys World Headquarters facility in Frisco, including MiCocina, Liberty Burger, and Dee Lincoln Prime. Other restaurants including City Works and Tupelo Honey are also set to open at The Star in Spring 2017. Working with Lincoln...

Dallas Midtown’s TIF District

CTS client Scott Beck (Beck Ventures, Inc.) worked tirelessly with the City of Dallas to establish a tax increment financing (TIF) district relating to the development of Dallas Midtown.  Click here to read more.

Big-name Dallas chefs coming to Legacy West

The best of DFW chefs are signing on with Legacy Hall (food hall) at the Legacy West mixed-use project under development by CTS client Fehmi Karahan (The Karahan Cos.).  Click here to read more.

The Star in Frisco, TX

The Dallas Cowboys have unveiled plans for the retail portion of the word-class new development – The Star in Frisco, Texas.  CTS has been actively engaged with Lincoln Property Company in completing leases with restaurants and retailers, with space schedule to be delivered in early 2017.

An Inside Look at Legacy West’s Food Hall

Click here for an inside look at the multi-faceted food hall/beer garden/craft brewery concept planned for CTS client Fehmi Karahan's (The Karahan Cos.) Legacy West development in Plano, TX.

Legacy West is on an Award-Winning Spree

CTS is proud of our client Fehmi Karahan (The Karahan Cos.) who has been racking up various awards of late in connection with his Legacy West mixed-use development in Plano, TX.  Click here and here to read more.

Get an Inside Look at Legacy West in Plano, TX

Click here for an inside look at Legacy West, the thriving mixed-used development in Plano, TX.  Condon Thornton Sladek has been actively engaged in the development of the mixed-use retail/restaurant/office/multi-family component of Legacy West and is proud to be associated with Fehmi Karahan, the master developer of Legacy West.

Development underway at Dallas Midtown

Development of Dallas Midtown is underway, as detailed in a recent Dallas Business Journal article (click here).  Condon Thornton Sladek has been actively engaged in the development of Dallas Midtown and is proud to be associated with Beck Ventures, the master developer of the project

JP Morgan Chase lands at thriving Legacy West mixed-use development in Plano, TX

Highlighted in several recent articles (here and here), JP Morgan Chase plans to move at least 6,000 employees to a 50+ acre multi-building regional campus within the thriving Legacy West mixed-use development in Plano, TX.  Condon Thornton Sladek has been actively engaged in the development of the mixed-use retail/restaurant/office/multi-family component of...

Welcome to the new Condon Thornton Sladek website

When we embarked on redesigning the Condon Thornton Sladek website, we had a few fundamental goals. To start with, we wanted the experience of visiting ctst.tailfish-androvett.com to leave visitors with an accurate reflection of our firm and our values, the work we perform and our approach to clients and their projects. We didn’t want it...