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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Houston, Texas

Pillsbury is a leading international law firm with 21 offices around the world and a particular focus on the energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, technology, and travel & hospitality sectors. Recognized by Financial Times as one of the most innovative law firms, Pillsbury and its lawyers are highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach, their enthusiasm for collaborating across disciplines and their unsurpassed commercial awareness. Pillsbury’s Houston office is staffed by more than 20 seasoned lawyers with strong ties to the Texas and Gulf Coast business and legal communities. Our attorneys have been cited in the well-regarded Chambers rankings as top practitioners in such areas as environmental law, energy and natural resources, insurance litigation, insolvency & restructuring and project finance.
The Houston office draws on Pillsbury’s domestic and international resources to provide legal counsel to clients with major offices or headquarters in Texas, including Dynegy, Valero Energy, Suez Energy North America, AT&T and Duke Energy. The team brings the same level of client service to engagements with startups and growing middle-market firms.
The core practice areas of the Houston office include:
Environmental Law
Members of the Houston environmental team have decades of experience working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and its predecessor agencies. The team is an important part of Pillsbury’s national environmental law practice, which is one of the largest in the country. Along the Gulf Coast, across the U.S. and around the world, our attorneys handle all aspects of environmental compliance, litigation and transactional work.
Insolvency & Restructuring
We represent a full range of client from creditors and debtors to official committees and ad hoc committees. We have represented significant parties in all of the major airline bankruptcy cases and in some of the nation’s largest recent bankruptcies, including those in the health care, oil and gas and coal industries. In 2016, M&A Advisor presented Pillsbury with four Deal of the Year awards in recognition of the firm’s innovative restructuring work on behalf of clients; the honors included the Professional Services Deal of the Year and the Distressed M&A Deal of the Year.
Insurance
Pillsbury’s Houston office includes members of the firm’s Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice, which represents corporate policyholders in recovering insurance proceeds from their insurers as well as advising those clients on insurance and risk management issues from a legal standpoint. The team includes a past Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and has worked on the full spectrum of insurance coverage disputes, including major disasters, complex liability issues and cutting edge coverages such as cybersecurity.
Litigation and Appeals
Our litigation attorneys work closely with other practice areas to understand a client’s business and the impact of potential litigation. We have wide-ranging experience in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal. While we work with clients to avoid unnecessary litigation, we also have the experience needed to secure favorable outcomes in even the most hostile trial venues.
Real Estate
Pillsbury’s Houston Real Estate practice advises a large roster of national clientele on purchase and sale matters, mortgage lending, leasing and entity formations. We collaborate with our colleagues throughout the firm on related bankruptcy, environmental and venture capital matters.
Community Involvement
Our professionals are passionate about bettering the community where we live and work. In Houston, we are involved in a wide range of service initiatives, including volunteering at the Houston Humane Society, Houston Food Bank, The Forge Community Center and Buffalo Bayou Park; hosting drives for local charitable organizations such as Dress for Success Houston, HAY Center, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services; and participating in mentoring through Dress for Success Houston.

Contact Information

909 Fannin, Suite 2000
Houston, Texas 77010
United States


Hiring Attorney:
Mr. James Lloyd

Recruiting Contact:
Ms. Kathryn Smith
Attorney Recruiting Manager
909 Fannin
Suite 2000
Houston, Texas (TX) 77010
United States


Phone: 713.276.7639
kathryn.smith@pillsburylaw.com