DALLAS, August 25, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The 2022 Best Lawyers in America © report, based entirely on peer review and the “gold standard” in the legal industry, announced that four lawyers from DFW-based law firm FBFK have been included in this year’s edition. Dan Baucum, Kelly Kubasta, Richard Spencer and Know Webb have been recognized among their peers worldwide for their expertise in their respective fields. Additionally, Rachael Smiley and Alexander Parker were recognized as “Ones to Watch”.
Published in more than 70 countries around the world for 40 years, The Best Lawyers in America recognizes outstanding legal talent, and only attorneys recognized in the current edition can vote for the upcoming edition. The report’s Ones to Watch recognizes early career attorneys for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.
FBFK lawyers selected as the best lawyers include:
Dan Baucum (Tax Law) – As a tax and business attorney for more than 40 years with extensive private practice and government experience, Baucum represents entrepreneurs and investors in tax planning, business matters and federal tax disputes. He also advises legal and accounting professionals on federal tax matters and IRS practice. Baucum is the newly elected tax chairman of the State Bar of Texas, a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, and an associate professor of law at the State Bar of Texas from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and Baylor Law School. He is also a four-time Best Lawyers in America awardee.
Kelly Kubasta (Commercial Litigation – Intellectual Property) – As the co-leader of FBFK’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Kubasta focuses on a wide range of intellectual property, with a particular focus on patent, trademark and trade dress litigation and licensing. He has extensive litigation experience and advises both plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts – both in litigation and on appeal – as well as in Texas state court. Kubasta is an eight-time winner of Best Lawyers in America, is currently a board member of TeXchange DFW and works with various non-profit organizations.
Richard L. Spencer (Real Estate Law) – Spencer has been recognized as America’s premier attorney for 11 years and is triple certified in real estate law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Attorneys, Director of Texas Bar College, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of State Bar Texas and the Texas College of real estate attorneys. Spencer is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a recognized course instructor, author, and speaker in advanced courses in real estate law. He received the Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award, the Weatherbie Workhorse Award, and the State Bar of Standing Ovation Award Texas.
Kenn W. Webb (Corporate Law) – With more than 35 years of experience in business law, Webb has represented companies from industry leaders to start-ups in many industries. His expertise includes securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings and a variety of commercial contracts and other corporate law matters, as well as corporate governance and company formation and financing matters. A four-year recipient of The Best Lawyers in America, Webb is also active in the community, serving on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, and previously chairing the Dallas City Homeless Commission and president of the Council on Alcohol & Drugs (now the Recovery Resource Council). He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
FBFK attorneys selected as “Ones to Watch” include:
Alex Parker (Real Estate Law) – With nearly 25 years of experience in real estate and transactional law, Parker has represented clients in all classes of commercial real estate, including apartment building owners, residential developers, office and industrial rental companies, and tenants of all types. As a lawyer and partner, he has overseen a large number of transactions, ranging from individual property purchases to large cross-national portfolio transactions to complex financings. Parker has a JD of Duke University where he served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal. He also served in the civil service after serving six years in the City of Frisco Social welfare office and housing office.
Rachael Smiley (Bankruptcy and creditor law / bankruptcy and restructuring law) –
Smiley is a two-time “Ones to Watch” award winner and an attorney and stockholder in FBFK and the plan administration after confirmation. She is also experienced litigating a wide variety of disputes, including litigation matters and adversarial proceedings. Smiley is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Dallas Bar Association – Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, board member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and was chairman of the IWIRC (International Women’s Insolvency.) DFW network. and Restructuring Association).
We are celebrating 20 years of legal expertise and success in all areas Texas and the USA, DallasFBFK is an entrepreneurial full-service commercial law firm with offices in Plano and Houston, Texas, as well as in Silicon Valley. Driven by the obligation to build lasting customer relationships based on high quality representation and customer service, FBFK represents clients nationwide in almost 40 legal areas in relation to business structures and transactions, protection of intellectual property and dispute resolution. http://www.fbfk.law.
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