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  • Michael Osborne Named a 2020 Northern California Super Lawyer

    Cokinos | Young Principal Michael Osborne has been included on the 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters for Personal Injury-Defense and Business Litigation. Michael has received this recognition every year since 2013. This distinction is held by less than five percent of Northern California lawyers. Independent research consisting of an evaluation of 12 varying indicators of…

    Cokinos Attorneys Secure Significant Appellate Ruling

    Cokinos Attorneys Karen Landinger, Roland Gonzales, Javier Duran, and Kyle Zunker secured a significant appellate ruling last week that will have far-reaching benefits for contractors in Texas.  In its memorandum opinion, the Thirteenth Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court abused its discretion by refusing to compel Nationwide to arbitration with a Roofing Company…

    Congratulations to Karen Landinger for Being Rated AV Preeminent

    Congratulations to Karen Landinger for being rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers. The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of…

    Leader in the Transactional Field Darrell W. Taylor Joins Cokinos | Young in Houston

    We are pleased to welcome Darrell W. Taylor, a recognized leader in the transactional field, to STRUCTURE, Cokinos|Young’s transactional team, where he will be joining our Houston office as Senior Counsel. Darrell is an accomplished and creative transactional attorney, who has served as an adviser and leader in his field for over 30 years. Darrell…

    10 Cokinos | Young Lawyers Listed in the 2020 Edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers®

    Congratulations to the 10 Cokinos | Young lawyers listed in the 2020 Edition of Texas' Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For almost 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in…

    Stephanie O’Rourke Featured as a 2020 Best San Antonio Lawyer

    Congratulations to Stephanie O'Rourke for being featured as a 2020 Best San Antonio Lawyer by Scene in San Antonio Magazine. Established in 1999, Scene in San Antonio Magazine has been San Antonio's Premier City Publication for over 20 years.  Each year, Scene reviews submissions from peers for the Best Lawyer list and scores them based…

    Additional PPP Guidance: Some Clarity on Potential Audits and Penalties

    The Small Business Administration (the “SBA”), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, continues to release guidance in attempts to clarify certain provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”).  On May 13, the SBA updated its existing FAQs to provide…

    Texas Alternatives to In-Person Notarization: COVID-19 Orders and Existing Laws

    To facilitate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently issued two executive orders temporarily relaxing requirements for in-person notarization of certain documents.  The first order (the “Estate Planning Order”), issued on April 8, permits the “remote notarization” of certain estate-planning, advance-directive and probate documents.  The second order (the “Real Estate Order”),…

    Stephanie O’Rourke Named 2020 Litigator of the Year

    The American Institute of Trial Lawyers has named Stephanie O'Rourke Litigator of the Year for 2020 in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of Civil Litigation.  Lawyers are selected based upon their exemplary work in the legal field, their positive standing with their local licensing authority, and positive reviews from their clients and…

    OSHA Releases Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Industry

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) last week provided a list of safety tips for employers to help protect construction workers from exposure to COVID-19. OSHA’s latest guidance encourages employers in the construction industry to allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth, as well as training workers on how to properly…