Conor G. Bateman

Principal

Biography

Accomplished commercial real estate and commercial construction litigation attorney experienced in representing corporate and individual clients before federal and state courts, arbitration panels, and administrative and regulatory agencies. Provide transactional counsel including regulatory compliance guidance, contract negotiation and drafting of construction and real estate documents. Certified mediator with emphasis on commercial construction and commercial real estate.  Former Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of a title company,  legal compliance, federal and state-mandated audits, accounting procedures, HR, legal opinions, underwriting, and final opinions on title issues.

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law – J.D., 2002
    – Note and Comment Editor, Arkansas Law Review
  • Baylor University – B.A., 1999

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • Named a Texas Rising Star in Construction Law by Thomson Reuters in 2005, 2007-2008, 2010-2016

Representative Experience

  • First chair litigator in real estate, commercial construction, and other commercial litigations
  • Represented publicly traded California-based commercial restaurant company throughout Texas in multiple litigations and transactional matters
  • Led two litigation teams on national client interview project involving 38 client facilities across the United States and coordinated witness statements and evidence for use in national qui tam litigation in United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Acting as Texas counsel to Tennessee construction company in $6M arbitration and other litigation and transactional matters
  • Second chair in two-week jury trial involving contract dispute for major healthcare provider
  • Represent multiple construction clients, including Florida-based general contractor and Pennsylvania-based specialty subcontractor and supplier
  • Served as outside counsel to multiple banks and provided counsel in commercial litigation, real estate, construction, compliance, and other matters.
  • Served as national counsel to window manufacturing company and coordinated retention of local counsel nationwide, managed litigations, and handled transactional matters and regulatory compliance
  • Completed 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training, University of Texas School of Law

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
    – Construction Law Section
    – Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Foundation

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court: Northern, Eastern, Southern & Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Pro Hac Vice admission in United States District Courts for Maryland and Southern District of Mississippi and state courts of Tennessee and Louisiana