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Eastland, Mark Stretcher, Jon Bailey, Bruce Williams, Stacy Trotter

Current:

Frank A. Hunold, Jr., Attorney-At-Law – Odessa, Texas

  • Practice focused on business litigation, corporate law, construction, real estate, oil and gas, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures; and entity formation.

 

Horizons Health Group

Member, Board of Directors – Washington, DC

  • Start-up that will improve the senior health care experience and reduce costs.

Prior:

Saulsbury Industries, Inc. – Odessa, Texas

General Counsel and Secretary, January, 2014 to August, 2018

  • Saulsbury Industries is a privately-owned, $1 Billion engineering and construction company, providing nationwide EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction), electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, maintenance, and capital improvement project services for the heavy industrial, power, oil & gas, nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind industries.

  • General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer.

  • Managed Legal Department.

  • Provided legal guidance to the Board of Directors and C-Suite in growing the company from $450 Million revenues to $1 Billion revenues in five years.

  • Reported directly to the CEO and Board of Directors. Advised the Board of Directors, CEO, and C-Suite Leadership Team on governance, strategy, corporate ethics, and policies.

  • Reviewed, drafted, negotiated, and approved contracts.

  • Developed and implemented a Contract Approval Matrix.

  • Developed Contract “Must-Haves” and training program for Business Development and Operations management on Contract Terms and Conditions.

  • Chief Compliance Officer.

  • Executive Sponsor and Chairman of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Oversaw the development and implementation of corporate enterprise, estimating, and operations risk programs.

  • Executive Sponsor and Chairman of the Commercial Insurance Committee. Oversaw the company’s insurance program.

  • Oversaw all litigation matters, partnering with outside counsel and insurers to assure the most strategic and cost- effective handling of claims while aggressively protecting the interests of the company.

  • Lead counsel for acquisitions, joint ventures, and consortium agreements.

  • Advised the company’s Human Resources Department on employee policies and procedures, compliance with employment laws, and employee hiring, firing, and disciplinary matters.

  • Advised the company’s Employee Benefits Department and fiduciaries on due diligence, fiduciary matters,and compliance with Employee Benefits laws.

  • Advised the company’s CFO on financing matters, including credit agreements and compliance with debt covenants.

  • Performed all corporate secretarial duties.

  • Oversaw special projects as directed by the CEO and Board of Directors.

  • Business litigation, corporate and transactions lawyer.

  • Advised and represented companies in a variety of complex transactions, including oil & gas; business formation; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; joint ventures; private equity and venture capital; technology development and purchase, sale, and licensing; construction/EPC; master service agreements; employment matters; real estate development; common carrier; due diligence; compliance; and corporate secretary and operations.

 

Burleson LLPMidland, Texas

Managing Partner, September, 2012 to April, 2013

  • Burleson LLP was a top-tier full-service law firm in the United States focused on oil and gas, energy,chemical, manufacturing, transportation and pipeline clients.

  • Advised and represented oil and gas production and service, petrochemical, manufacturing, transportation, and pipeline companies in sophisticated transactions, including joint venture agreements, involving engineering, construction and operation agreements pertaining to plant and pipeline facilities; production, transportation, processing and marketing products; employment of proprietary technologies; marketing agreements; take-off contracts; oil and gas drilling and operating contracts; securities and asset purchases and sales; technology license agreements; product purchase and sales agreements; product transportation agreements; product license agreements; commercial transactions; assignments; and other transactions.

  • Advised and represented corporate clients in sophisticated corporate matters, including company formation; compliance matters; company secretarial and operational matters; corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions; regulatory matters; private equity and venture capital; and labor and employment matters.

 

Reliant Holdings Ltd. – Midland, Texas

General Counsel, December, 2006 to September, 2012

  • Reliant is a privately-owned producer, marketer and transporter of carbon dioxide for use in oil & gas production and food manufacturing with 12 subsidiaries and operations in 13 states.

  • Served as the company’s first General Counsel. Successfully influenced a shift in corporate culture from reactive to proactive in management of legal issues and corporate governance.

  • Managed all legal matters, including: corporate governance; investor relations; compliance with the Articles of Formation and Company Agreement; joint ventures; M&A, processing plant construction; corporate finance; oil & gas; M&A; securities; contracts; UCC; labor and employment; human resources; IP; DOT; OSHA; insurance; hazmat; real estate; antitrust; risk management; and litigation management.

  • Drafted and negotiated all vendor and customer contracts, including joint venture agreements; product purchase and sale agreements; product transportation agreements; take or pay take-off contracts; processing agreements; and distribution agreements.

  • Represented the company in the purchase of a 50% equity interest in an existing CO2 processing facility in Mississippi. Conducted due diligence and drafted and negotiated Securities Purchase Agreement and correlative documentation.

  • Co-led with outside counsel the company’s purchase of the assets of a carbon dioxide and dry ice distributorship in Southern California.

  • Advised company senior management on strategic and budgetary matters necessary to attainment of the company’s goals and objectives.

  • Performed all corporate secretarial duties.

  • Drafted and implemented corporate ethics standards, practices and procedures.

  • Responsible for company’s compliance with laws, rules, and regulations of all jurisdictions in which the company operates and updating company management on changes in the laws. Conduct periodic compliance reviews and submit compliance reports to senior management.

  • Advised company management on antitrust laws governing the company’s activities and responsible for overseeing antitrust law compliance in the company’s relationships with other industry competitors, suppliers, and customers.

  • Initiated a shift in corporate culture from reactive to proactive with respect to management of legal  corporate governance, instituting a zero tolerance litigation prevention policy which resulted in a substantial reduction in litigation and corresponding reduction in legal fees and expenses.

  • Crafted contract forms and instituted centralized contract review and negotiation process, resulting in increased revenue and substantial savings through more favorable contract terms.

  • Drafted formal employment policies and implemented centralized hiring, firing, and workers compensation procedures, resulting in elimination of employment-related litigation and employee claims as well as improvement in employee morale.

  • Amended the company partnership and company agreements to provide greater protection for the partners and members against loss of control to third-party interests.

  • Revised company sales tax practices, upon discovery that the company had been unnecessarily paying sales tax on exempt electricity purchases at its plants in Texas. The company was able to seek a refund of overpaid sales tax going back four years.

  • Centralized handling of the company insurance claims, holding the company insurers accountable for coverage which had previously been denied. This resulted in significant reimbursements from the insurers.

  • Created and implemented a customer bankruptcy monitoring system and plan of action, resulting in a substantial reduction in equipment lost or disappearing from bankrupt customer premises and reduction in losses due to unpaid bankruptcy claims.

  • Implemented an energy services lien filing procedure, resulting in the company superior lien creditor status vs. unsecured creditor status.

  • Coordinated with the accounting department to implement a centralized delinquent account monitoring and collection procedure, resulting in a substantial reduction in bad account write-offs.

 

BrideSave.com – Midland, Texas

CEO, General Counsel, and Co-Founder, June, 1999 to December, 2006

  • Large multinational online retail store.

  • Substantial multinational experience including multinational contracting; multinational joint venture marketing agreements; consumer privacy laws; retail sales and advertising laws and regulations; anti-trust; export-import laws; and internet laws.

  • Responsible for all legal matters, including: initial funding; corporate governance; investor relations; foreign trade; securities; Sarbanes-Oxley; consumer privacy; IP; labor; UCC; advertising; insurance; joint ventures; litigation management; contracts.

  • Responsible for overseeing the company’s compliance with laws, rules and regulations in all countries in which the company operated.

  • Co-managed day-to-day business operations, driving the growth of the company.

 

Frank A. Hunold, Jr., Attorney-At-Law – Houston, Texas

Corporate and Transactions Lawyer June, 1995 to June, 1999

  • Practice focused on representing multinational companies in matters involving insurance and business litigation, corporate law, construction, real estate, and oil &gas.

  • Represented clients in transactions involving joint venture agreements; construction; purchase and sale of securities; oil & gas; M&A; IP; real estate; corporate finance.

  • Lead counsel representing LNG manufacturing, transportation, and marketing company in the purchase of the Western U.S. LNG assets of a major natural gas pipeline company. Conducted due diligence, including environmental and permitting. Drafted and negotiated Securities Purchase Agreement and correlative documentation.

  • Lead counsel representing a large condominium project in negotiation and settlement of their insurance claims following Hurricane Marilyn and engineering, procurement, and construction of new project.

 

Griggs & Harrison – Houston, Texas

Shareholder and Director (Partner), May, 1987 to June, 1995

  • Top tier, forty-five member full service law firm. Practice focused on representing multinational companies in matters involving insurance and business litigation, construction, oil & gas, and transactions.

  • Founded and managed construction law section.

  • Successfully represented highway construction contractor in multi-million dollar fraud claim against large foreign steel supplier.

  • Represented owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in drafting and negotiating several turnkey and cost- plus engineering, procurement, and construction projects.

  • Represented clients in transactions involving joint ventures; IP licensing; M&A; real estate; employment; corporate finance.

  • Lead trial counsel in litigation in federal and state courts involving banking litigation; shareholder suits; construction disputes; insurance; business torts; RICO.

  • Mediated complex business disputes.

 

Culton, Morgan, Britain & White – Amarillo, Texas

Associate, August, 1983 to May, 1987

  • Top tier, thirty member full service law firm. Practice focused on business litigation and oil and gas.

  • Litigation in federal and state courts involving banking litigation; RICO; construction disputes; business torts; oil and gas.

  • Successfully defended bank in multi-million dollar fraud and RICO suit brought by large West Texas rancher.

  • Represented clients in oil and gas transactions, including JOAs and joint ventures effecting the production, transportation and processing of crude oil feedstock.

  • Drafted oil and gas title opinions.

 

Geosource, Inc., Houston, Texas Associate General Counsel September, 1980 to August, 1983

  • Geosource was a publicly-owned multinational manufacturing and energy services company.

  • Lead due diligence counsel for the company’s purchases of 12 energy services companies.

  • Drafted and negotiated equipment and software sale and licensing agreements.

  • Responsible for keeping senior management apprised of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; foreign anti-boycott laws and regulations; intellectual property laws; UCC; and insurance matters.

  • Assisted in litigation management.

 

Education:

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas

  • Juris Doctor

Rice University, Houston, Texas

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Political Science

  • President’s Honor Roll