Two Attorneys Join the Dallas-Based Law Firm’s New Bankruptcy and IP Groups
DALLAS– LAWFUEL – The Legal Announcement Service – Hermes Sargent Bates, a Dallas-based law firm, recently added two new practices areas and welcomed two new attorneys to lead these groups. Joseph Acosta will lead its bankruptcy practice and Nhut Tan Tran will lead its intellectual property practice.
“These new practice areas and attorneys are welcome additions for both our clients and our firm,” said Dwayne Hermes, a founding partner of Hermes Sargent Bates. “Each of these individuals will bring a new set of expertise to our office that we will all benefit from. We see these changes at the firm as an opportunity to grow the firm, as our clients’ needs change.”
Acosta will lead the bankruptcy practice group, helping clients during all stages of the bankruptcy process, including pre-bankruptcy workouts and debt restructurings, plan negotiations, defense of creditors’ rights, restructuring of contracts, leases and licenses, prosecution of claims, and litigation in adversary proceedings. Prior to joining Hermes Sargent Bates, Acosta was a member of the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy department at Jones Day. He has a broad base of bankruptcy experience, having represented debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, landlords, fraudulent conveyance defendants and other parties in interest in some of the largest Chapter 11 cases in the United States. Acosta has a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Houston. He is board certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.
Tran is leading the firm’s newly formed intellectual property & technology transactions group. The practice group is focused in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, internet e-commerce, technology, privacy and advertising law. Tran has represented both large corporations and individual clients in trademark oppositions and prosecutions, copyright disputes, internet domain name conflicts, internet fraud and abuse, and intellectual property litigation. He has developed significant experience in advising and guiding state-of-the-art companies to remain competitive in the international world market. Prior to joining Hermes Sargent Bates, Tran practiced as a member of the intellectual property department in the firm formerly known as Godwin Gruber. Tran has his B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and his J.D. from the University of Texas, School of Law.
About Hermes Sargent Bates:
Hermes Sargent Bates is a full-service law firm that works with a wide array of local, national, and international clients in the risk, manufacturing, services, and commercial sectors. The largest firm in the state with a female name partner, the firm handles a wide range of cases in a variety of practice areas, including: appellate & litigation support, banking & finance, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction litigation, corporate, employment & labor, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property & technology transactions, mass tort litigation, medical malpractice, mergers & acquisitions, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, real estate, transportation, and workers’ compensation. The attorneys also have a broad depth of experience in advising clients on non-litigation matters.
For more information, please contact Meredith McKee at 972/488-4790. The firm’s website can be found at http://www.hsblaw.com/.