Justin Hanna recently joined CTST’s litigation section. Justin, a 2016 SMU Dedman School of Law graduate who was trained at a large Dallas law firm, focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation. Justin received his undergraduate degree from Dallas Baptist University, where he was captain of the men’s varsity tennis team.
CTST congratulates Aaron Tobin, Mark Knowles and Mark Goglia for recently being named to Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Tobin was recognized for commercial litigation (for more info. about Aaron, click here
), Mr. Knowles for banking and finance (for more info. about Mark K., click here
), and Mr. Goglia for mergers and...
CTST assisted Epic Real Estate Partners in its recent purchase of Scottsdale North Marketplace in Scottsdale, AZ. Scottsdale North Marketplace is a 68,522 square foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Scottsdale, AZ. Scottsdale North Marketplace is anchored by AJ’s Fine Foods. Scottsdale North Marketplace serves the North Scottsdale/Cave Creek submarket, among Scottsdale’s most affluent neighborhoods....
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 congratulates Luis E. at Cristo Rey’s inaugural high school graduation. Luis interned at CTST for the past year through Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program. CTST is very proud to be associated with Cristo Rey.
Our Firm is expanding and we are looking to add to our national trial practice. Candidates need to have strong writing skills, top academics and 3-7 years of experience in sophisticated commercial and/or employment litigation. The position will require some travel. We offer an excellent benefits package and business casual work environment. Compensation is negotiable.
CTST Client Beck Ventures has commenced demolition of Valley View Mall to make way for Dallas Midtown, an expansive mixed-use development in the heart of Dallas that is expected to contain retail, restaurant, health club, multi-family, office, hotel and other uses. CTST is working closely with Beck Ventures in all phases of this exciting...
CTST client Blue Star Land has broken ground on the second phase of the Gates of Prosper project featuring an additional 250,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Major retail tenants in the first phase of Gates of Prosper include Walmart, Old Navy, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Dicks Sporting Goods, Burlington and Ross. CTST...
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 bankruptcy partner J. Seth Moore was recently granted board certification as a specialist in the area of business bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To learn more about Seth, click here
CTST recently represented the administrative agent for an investor in structuring and closing a $30 million multi-tranche convertible preferred equity investment in a renewable energy company.
Aaron Tobin, a trial lawyer and the head of litigation for Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton PLLC was recently named the 2019 First Vice President of the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. Tobin has been on the Board of the Dallas Bar Association since 2012.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 employment lawyer, Ashley Sims, talks with NBC 5’s Meredith Land regarding Dallas Mavericks Sexual Harassment Investigation and employer response to the #metoo movement. Click here
to watch the video.
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 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 added a key tenant to its Granite Park office complex in West Plano. Geoforce, a technology company, has chosen Granite Park for its new head office. Click here
to read more about this transaction. CTST represents Granite Properties in all leasing matters for Granite Park.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 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 recently represented a regional bank, as administrative agent, in connection with senior secured credit facilities to a manufacturing company totaling $27,000,000.
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 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....
CTST client The Karahan Cos.' highly touted Legacy West project unveils European-style food hall known as Legacy Hall (click here
to read further).
CTST client Fehmi Karahan of The Karahan Cos. making "big" news again with his Legacy West project (click here
to read further).
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.
to read more about the Kauai Village acquisition.
CTST client Provident Realty invested $95 million into the redevelopment of the former Texaco HQ, vacant since 1989, in downtown Houston. "The Star" is known for its luxury apartments but will also include a premier restaurant from hot restauranteur Ben Berg, owner of B&B Butchers in Houston. CTST represented Provident in lease negotiations, which...
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...
CTST represented Henry S. Miller Co. in its recent acquisition of the Mills Pointe Shopping Center in Carrollton, TX.
to read more about the Mills Pointe acquisition.
CTST represented Lincoln Property Company in its recent acquisition of a prime development site (which includes a 2-story office building) located across from the Perot family’s new corporate campus on Turtle Creek Blvd.
to read more about the acquisition.
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...
CTST client Provident Realty Partners has obtained $121 million in financing for conversion of the former Texaco headquarters in downtown Houston to a mixed-use destination. CTST represented Provident in leasing to a premier full service restaurant to be located in the project.
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...
CTST client Granite Properties is adding another key tenant to its marquee development in Plano, Granite Park. L3 Technologies, a defense and aerospace technology firm, is setting up its regional headquarters and chose Granite Park. CTST represents Granite Properties in all leasing matters for Granite Park.
CTST is pleased to congratulate member Aaron Tobin
for his inclusion in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017
. In its selection process, D Magazine conducts a comprehensive peer review survey to determine its finalists, which are ultimately selected by an independent panel of anonymous lawyers and confirmed by the magazine staff...
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...
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...
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...
CTST Partner Mark Knowles
was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Banking and Finance Law. In its selection process, Best Lawyers conducts a comprehensive peer review survey and analyzes over 7 million votes, which results in an exclusive...
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.
to read more about the Ventana Village acquisition.
CTST recently represented an oil and gas company in connection with a $250,000,000 syndicated, senior secured reserved based revolving credit facility.
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.
about the Turtle Creek Village sale.
about the Lakewood Shopping Center sale.
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.
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
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
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
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...
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 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,...
The Star announced more than a dozen new restaurant and retail concepts set to join the new Cowboys World Headquarters facility in Frisco, Texas
. Local area restaurants including Cane Rosso, Donut Kitchen and The Common Table will join new venues like restaurant and entertainment venue Trophy Park and Zaytinya, a Mediterranean eatery...
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
for the latest on CTS client Fehmi Karahan's (The Karahan Cos.) Legacy West project:
for the latest on CTS client Beck Ventures' Dallas Midtown project:
CTS client Fehmi Karahan (The Karahan Cos.) discusses status of Legacy West development at annual ULI meeting: read here
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....
The first multi-family buildings of Preston Hollow Village are targeted for move-in in summer 2017. The residents will add to the terrific momentum created by the retail and restaurant portions of the development - read here
CTS recently negotiated new leases for its client Granite Properties – adding to the premier Granite Park development with 3 more restaurants at "The Boardwalk." - read here
CTS client Beck Ventures steps up to help build centerpiece of Dallas Midtown project – read here
CTS client Scott Beck's Trophy Club mixed-use development gets underway (click here
to read more).
CTS is honored to be included in US News and World Report’s list of Best Law Firms for 2017
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).
Barnes and Noble concept store has joined CTS client The Karahan Cos.’ Legacy West project in Plano, TX (click here
to read more)
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
Posh nosh retailer Dean & Deluca lands at CTS client The Karahan Cos.' Legacy West project in Plano, TX (click here
to read more)
Condon Thornton Sladek is proud to be a part of Cristo Rey Dallas’ Draft Day, coming up Friday, July 29. We can’t wait to meet the students who will be joining us for the 2016-2017 school year and are proud to be a part of CRD’s unique Corporate Work Study Program
, which provides...
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...
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.
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 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.
to listen and watch CTS client Scott Beck (Beck Ventures, Inc.) discuss his "big" plans for the development of Dallas Midtown:
to listen and watch as CTS client Fehmi Karahan (The Karahan Cos.) showcases his amazing Legacy West development in Plano, TX
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.
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
to read more.
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 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
Highlighted in several recent articles (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...
Fannie Mae is moving to Granite’s marquee office development Granite Park in Plano, to accommodate Fannie Mae’s North Texas
consolidation of operations. Condon Thornton Sladek has long supported Granite in the office leasing of Granite Park, including several large North Texas employers taking multiple floors of buildings.
CTS is honored to be included in US News and World Report’s list of Best Law Firms for 2016
Granite Properties continues to build quality office buildings, and CTS looks forward to assisting on this awesome new Southlake project
, scheduled to open in 2016.
The restaurant-dominated first phase of Willow Bend Crossing in Plano, Texas, is packed on a daily basis and stands out as a terrific project for CTS clients Roger Gault, Robert Gunby, and their investors. Construction of phase 2
is now underway and should add a couple additional tenants to the development when complete.
Maly Commercial Development and Provident Realty Advisors have teamed up with CTS to help make the first phase of the mixed use project known as Preston Hollow Village – including retail, restaurants, and office – a Dallas success. Phase 2
, including multi-family units and retail, is now under construction.
Dallas will be the epicenter of the Texas commercial real estate sector during the upcoming “Texas Conference & Deal Making
” convention November 4 – 6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The annual gathering is an opportunity for real estate, owners, developers, brokers, lenders and other players to meet under one...
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...
Progress continues on the Legacy West mixed-use development in West Plano. Highlighted in a recent Dallas Business Journal article
, the latest plans include a new $100 million single-family community within the $2 billion mixed-use development. Homebuilder Scott Felder Homes DFW plans to place 126 detached single-family townhomes on a 12-acre tract to be...