Search Site
Menu
2010 – Media & Events

2017 – Media & Events | 2016 – Media & Events | 2015 – Media & Events2014 – Media & Events | 2013 – Media & Events | 2012 – Media & Events | 2011 – Media & Events | 2010 – Media & Events | 2009 – Media & Events

    • December 23, 2010 Purchase of Storage and Loading Facility Closes.The team of business and real estate lawyers at The Strong Firm recently closed the acquisition of a facility in Illinois for a world-wide logistics and distribution company. The transaction included complicated options, access and loading easements and agreement and ongoing operational contracts associated with transition of the facility for our client’s use.
    • December 15, 2010 Dispute Related to Louisiana Oilfield Settled. In association with Louisiana counsel, the attorneys at The Strong Firm successfully mediated a settlement on behalf of an independent oil and gas producer in a multi-million dollar, multi-defendant (including two major oil and gas companies) lawsuit in Louisiana related to historical oilfield
    • December 5, 2010 Private Placement Structure Finalized For Local Office Condominium Project The Strong Firm finalized the structuring and private placement documentation for local private investment and development of a local office condominium project.
    • November 23, 2010 – The Strong Firm Completes Legal Compliance Audit of Major Chemical Company Email Records Retention. – The Strong Firm recently finalized a comprehensive review of email records retention policy and records for a Houston-based chemical company. The work product included reviewing various records, policy compliance, employee interviews and data analysis, and providing a comprehensive final report and recommendations.
    • November 20, 2010 The Strong Firm Sponsors Lighting of the Doves and International Winter on the Waterway. – The Strong Firm P.C. is once again supporting he local community as a Sponsor for the 28th Annual Lighting of the Doves Festival in conjunction with the annual International Winter On The Waterway. These events featured the arrival of SANTA CLAUS, Live Music and Entertainment, Ice Carvers, Snow, Fireworks, Kid’s Activities, arts & crafts, and much more! The events kickoff the holiday season and celebrate the cultural diversity represented in The Woodlands, providing the attendees with an opportunity to learn about unique holiday traditions from countries across the globe.
    • November 20, 2010 – The Strong Firm Treats Montgomery County Youth Services to 50 Free Skate Nights. – The Strong Firm donated 50 free passes for skating and skate rentals at The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center to allow area youth to enjoy the season with a night of skating.
    • November 16, 2010 The Strong Firm Presents Ice Rink Opening “Sponsor Party. – For the fourth year running, The Strong Firm P.C., along with Spectrum Events is sponsoring a party for The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center. This exclusive event kicks off the holiday season in style with a night of festivities for the many sponsors that make the holiday season so special in The Woodlands, Texas.

 

  • November 2, 2010 Joe Griffin of The Strong Firm Announced as new member on the MCHC Board of Directors. – Joe Griffin was nominated for a position on the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Board of Directors in October of 2010 and was unanimously approved by a vote of 11-0 on November 2, 2010. The Strong Firm has been a generous supporter of MCHC and continues to provide legal counsel for many Hispanic business owners and individuals dedicated to economic growth and prosperity in the local community and surrounding areas.MCHC website: http://www.mchchamber.org/

 

    • October 26, 2010 Bret Strong Presents “Connecting With Clients In The Woodlands. – As a long-time resident and business leader in the community, and a local expert on commercial real estate and the local and regional business environment, Bret Strong presented a seminar at South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce to a packed house on how to connect with clients in The Woodlands, Texas area. The presentation outlined the development history, government structure and the demographics of the area and how those items relate to business development in the area.
    • October 9, 2010 – The Strong Firm is Finish Line Sponsor For Ten For Texas. – The Strong Firm once again is supporting local community and athletic events as the official Finish Line Sponsor for this event which will host over 2,000 runners from all over the region competing in the ten mile race, along with the “One 4 Texas” one mile race for kids ages from 5-12.Full Story: http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=303
    • September 24, 2010 – The Strong Firm Represents Local Developer in Sale of Five Medical Buildings in The Woodlands – The Strong Firm represented a local medical building developer in the sale of five building near or on the medical campuses of Memorial Herman and St. Luke’s in The Woodlands to a national real estate development trust traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

  • September 16, 2010 Strong Firm Presents at “How to Invest and Establish Yourself in Texas – Informational Seminar for New and Future Residents and Investors.” – Joe Griffin and Eric Thiergood represented The Strong Firm and The Woodlands Home Finder Center during an informational seminar for new and future residents and investors in The Woodlands, Texas area, “How to Invest and Establish Yourself in Texas.” Mr. Griffin presented on behalf of the firm discussing corporate law and choice of entity issues to consider as one seeks to create and establish a local business or subsidiary and the effect this decision has on other legal considerations relevant to seminar participants.

 

    • September 13, 2010 Bret Strong Sheds Light on the Commercial Real Estate Market for the Houston Business Journal. – In an article from the Houston Business Journal, Bret Strong discusses office space rentals in the Woodlands, particularly on the Waterway. Bret also reports on the continued expansion of medical campuses of St. Luke’s and Memorial Hermann which the Strong Firm has facilitated.Full Story: Houston real estate brokers staying positive amid change
    • September 1, 2010 The Strong Firm helps Texas entity gain Oman approval for Oil Exploration. – The Strong Firm assists Texas corporation in gaining the approval necessary to become incorporated in the country of Oman. The Omani incorporation is necessary for the exploration of oil in the Omani area.
    • September 2010 – The Strong Firm represents Buyer in the purchase, financing and development of two Texas office condo developments in the Woodlands and Longview, Texas. – The Strong Firm P.C. has had the privilege of serving as buyer’s counsel in the purchase and financing of two office-condominium facilities. The firm, in its position as lead counsel on these transactions, has also represented the client in preparing the Declaration of Condominium, formation of the non-profit condominium owners association, tax abatement agreement, drafting and negotiation of the condo purchase and sale documents, as well as drafting and negotiating the contractor agreement for the development of the complex.
    • August 31, 2010 – The Strong Firm represents independent oil and gas company in renegotiation of a $12,750,000.00 credit facility. – The Strong Firm P.C. recently represented an independent oil and gas client in the renegotiation and closing of a complex $12,750,000.00 credit facility. The firm, serving as the borrower’s counsel, was able to successfully guide the client through the renegotiation process and ensure that the client’s interests were protected under the renegotiated credit facility. Last month, the Strong Firm P.C. represented an affiliate of this client in a similar renegotiation and closing of a $300,000,000.00 credit facility.
    • August 27, 2010 Bret L. Strong presented as “Expert Panelist” at 3rd annual MCHC Business Forum. – In addition to being the presenting Sponsor at the 3rd Annual Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber Business Forum, Bret L. Strong, managing shareholder at the Strong Firm, served as an expert panels along other expert panelist in the areas of financial planning, real estate, and immigration law. The emphasis of Mr. Strong’s topic in the panel discussion was protecting personal and business interests and limiting liability through entity formation. Mr. Strong was also able to contribute his valuable input on the topic of entity formation as it relates to corporate immigration for Visa purposes.Full Story at The Woodlands Texas Guide: http://www.thewoodlandstx.com/news/news_detail.php?news_id=47413 Full Story at The Woodlands Residents’ Site: http://www.thewoodlands.net/npps/story.cfm?ID=5304 Full Story at The Woodlands Villager: http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2010/09/14/woodlands_villager/lifestyles/wv-b_strong_firm_pr.txt Full Story at The Houston Business Journal: http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/afterhours/17081.html Full Story at Woodlands Online: http://www.woodlandsonline.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=38092
    • August 21, 2010 – The Strong Firm Sponsors Bruce Tough’s Chairman’s Ball. – The Strong Firm P.C. sponsored the 32nd Annual Chairman’s Ball for the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce (Theme: Rock & Tough) honoring Bruce Tough and welcoming the incoming Chairman Nina Marino at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.
    • NewsPreviewAugust 1, 2010 Strong Firm represents pharmacy starting business in Montgomery County. – The Firm was able to assist this client in walking through the process of choice of entity, formation, and working closely with the pharmacy’s CPA to strategize a more advantageous structure as well as providing general corporate counsel through the process of this new venture. The Strong Firm P.C. looks forward to a successful and long-term professional relationship with this new business.

 

  • July 27, 2010 Joe Griffin completes July 2010 Texas Bar Exam. – We are proud to announce Joe’s hard work to complete the rigorous exam. The three day exam included: July 27 (MPT and Texas Procedure and Evidence), Wednesday, July 28 (MBE), and Thursday, July 29 (Essays on UCC Article 3, UCC Article 9, Contracts, Community Property, Family Law, Business Organizations (2), Wills and Intestacy, Trusts, DTPA, Real Property, and Oil and Gas) with results to be posted November 5, 2010.Full Story:

 

    • July 14, 2010 The Strong Firm welcomes Meghan Leheny as Legal Assistant. – Meghan graduated from George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs, concentrating in Middle Eastern Studies. She started at The Strong Firm after moving back to Texas from Washington, D.C.
    • July 6, 2010 – Bret Strong Presents to Montgomery County CPA Forum “The Basics of Entity Selection in Texas. – Bret Strong of The Strong Firm presented information to this local group of certified public accountants detailing the issues and concerns when forming entities in the State of Texas.
    • July 1, 2010 Alicia Lightsey promoted to paralegal. – Alicia joined The Strong Firm P.C. in May, 2010 and quickly became our full time paralegal. Lightsey graduated Phi Theta Kappa with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies in May, 2006 from San Jacinto College North, an American Bar Association approved paralegal program.Full Bio: /attorneys/#5
    • June 24, 2010 – Ironman Texas Comes to The Woodlands – Bret Strong of The Strong Firm Represents The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau in Host Sponsorship Agreement. – Bret Strong of The Strong Firm was instrumental in the negotiation of a five-year host sponsorship agreement which will bring the ultimate brand in Triathlon to The Woodlands Texas beginning May 21, 2011 and for the next five years having an estimated annual economic impact of nearly $16 million dollars per year to the area. Visit the Ironman Texas website for details on the upcoming event.Full Story: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=7540071&syndicate=syndicate&section
    • June 1, 2010 The Strong Firm Supports Community Magazine. – The Strong Firm, through its relationship with The Woodlands Township, features its support of four local events and its award as the community in The Woodlands Community Magazine.Full Story: http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=34203
    • May 25, 2010 Bret Strong among hosts of special reception honoring Governor Rick Perry in The Woodlands. – Bret Strong hosted a special reception honoring Governor Rick Perry. The reception was held at The Blair House, home of Jim Blair and Nelda Luce Blair in The Woodlands. Governor Perry discussed the book he is writing entitled “Fed Up”, thanked State Senator Tommy Williams, State Representative Rob Eissler and State Representative Brandon Creighton (all in attendance) for their support over the years and spoke on the plan for his campaign for a third term as Governor of the State of Texas.Full Story: http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2010/05/24/daily16.html
    • May 24, 2010 — The Strong Firm sponsors Long Drive at the Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic. – For the fourth straight year, The Strong Firm sponsored the Long Drive Competition at the South Montgomery County Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic. The Golf Classic was held on 27 holes of the Palmer Golf Course at The Woodlands Country Club. Winners of the Long Drive Competition, held on the 3rd hole of the King won $100 gift certificates to Hubbell & Hudson.Full Story: http://www.woodlandschamber.org/chamber_calendar.asp?action=view&id=1052
    • May 10, 2010 — The Strong Firm welcomes Alicia Lightsey. – The Strong Firm is pleased to announce the addition of Alicia Lightsey to the firm. Ms. Lightsey is a highly skilled paralegal and legal assistant who earned her paralegal certificate with Honors in 2006. Ms. Lightsey joins the firm with experience in both transactional and litigation matters.
    • May 1, 2010 — The Strong Firm PC sponsors CB&I Triathlon. – The Strong Firm was a proud sponsor of the 7th Annual CB&I TRI – The Woodlands Triathlon. The triathlon was held at Northshore Park in The Woodlands, and is on one of the premier multi–sport events in the region, sanctioned by USA Triathlon. The triathlon is produced by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department and featured a field of 1,000 participants.Full Story: http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=306
    • April 3, 2010 — The Strong Firm sponsors Muddy Trails 5K/10K. – The Strong Firm is an official sponsor of the Muddy Trails 5k/10K race on April 3rd at Rob Fleming Park. The race winds through George Mitchell Nature Preserve in the Village of Creekside Park. All proceeds from the race go to benefit The Woodlands Township recreation programming, that serves The Woodlands through the promotion of health and well-being.Full Story: http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=454
    • April 1, 2010 — Strong Firm PC represents client in sale of multi–million dollar shopping center sale. – The Strong Firm represented the Seller in the sale of a multi-million dollar retail shopping center located in The Woodlands. The firm was involved in the original purchase of the land from the Woodlands Land Development Company and had drafted the contracts for development and leasing of the shopping center over the years. The Strong Firm negotiated this complex deal on behalf of the Seller and successfully closed on the transaction on April 1st.
    • March 31, 2010 — The Strong Firm represents a national oil and gas company in a $25 Million Deal. – The Strong Firm represented a national oil and gas company as borrower in renegotiating and memorializing an amendment and restatement of credit facilities.
    • March 25, 2010 — Melissa Proctor of The Strong Firm nominated as WBA Vice President of Membership. – Melissa Proctor was nominated by the Woodlands Bar Association’s Nominating Committee for re-election as the Woodlands Bar Association’s Vice President of Membership. Elections are to be held at the WBA’s Annual Meeting on April 8, 2010, at Guri Do Sul. Full Story: www.woodlandsbarassociation.com
    • March 15, 2010 — The Strong Firm represents a national energy company in a $300 Million Deal. – The Strong Firm represented a national energy company as borrower in renegotiating and memorializing an amendment and restatement of credit facilities.
    • March 6, 2010 — The Strong Firm Finish Line Sponsor for Spring Fever 5K. – The Strong Firm was a Finish Line Sponsor for the annual Spring Fever 5K Race held on March 6, 2010 at Grogan’s Point Park. Proceeds from the race benefits Montgomery County Humane Society, Montgomery County Women’s Center, Montgomery County Youth Services, and The Woodlands Recreation Center.Full Story: http://www.ultimatewoodlands.com/2010/02/interfaith-spring-luncheon-march-5
    • March 5, 2010 — The Strong Firm sponsors Interfaith of the Woodlands Five Who Share Luncheon. – The Strong Firm sponsored Interfaith of The Woodland’s annual Five Who Share Spring Luncheon at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. The event honored residents who have made a difference in health and wellness in The Woodlands community. Full Story: http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=478
    • March 3, 2010 — The Strong Firm welcomes Rachel Nazareth. Rachel Nazareth has joined the firm as a summer intern from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing Michigan. The internship is the final piece of Ms. Nazareth’s curriculum prior to her anticipated law school graduation in August 2010. Ms. Nazareth is an officer in Phi Alpha Delta and a member of the Business Law Society.
    • February 28, 2010 — The Strong Firm voted Woodlands Online “Best of The Woodlands.” – The Strong Firm was voted #1 by the registered users of Woodlands Online in the category of Best Attorney, Lawyer & Legal Services in The Woodlands, by an online poll. The poll was established to determine the “Best of The Woodlands” in a broad range of categories.Full Story: http://www.woodlandsonline.com/spgs/bestof/bestofresults.cfm
    • February 26, 2010 — The Strong Firm PC sponsors Economic Outlook Conference. – The Strong Firm was a proud sponsor of the 24th Annual Economic Outlook Conference titled “It’s All About the Economy” held on February 26, 2010. The EOC, presented by Jefferson Wells and the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, provided individuals with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the projected growth of Montgomery County and surrounding regional economies. Distinguished speakers at the EOC were U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady and Larry Kellner, past Chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines.Full Story: http://www.woodlandschamber.org/special_events/special_events_detail.asp?id=8&dateid=58
    • February 25, 2010 — Bret Strong Presents “The Basics of Entity Selection in Texas” to The Woodlands Bar Association. – Bret Strong will present a continuing legal education seminar on the basic decision-making process for client’s creating an entity in Texas at lunch at Jaspers Restaurant in The Woodlands. Participants will learn the questions to ask and the benefits associated with each type of entity available in Texas.
    • February 24, 2010 — The Strong Firm awarded 3-year contract by The Woodlands Township. – After a competitive bidding process involving firms of all sizes throughout the area (Houston and Montgomery County), The Strong Firm was awarded a 3-year exclusive contract by The Woodlands Township to provide legal services in the areas of covenant administration, parks and pathways, and general issues The Strong Firm successfully handled the transition of real property, contracts, and assets from The Community Associations of The Woodlands to the Woodlands Township throughout 2009 which made it a strong contender in the bid process. Notably, The Strong Firm was the top selection amongst staff for award of the contract.Full Story: http://www.ultimatewoodlands.com/2010/02/township-select-labor-covenant-attorneys

 

  • February 20, 2010 — Joe Griffin of The Strong Firm judges at debate tournament at Oak Ridge North High School. – The 2010 Middle School Semi-Annual Debate Tournament held at Oak Ridge High School offered a variety of events in debate, public speaking, interpretation, and drama for both middle school teams and individuals. This tournament also featured Parliamentary Debate for the first time. Joe Griffin of The Strong Firm served as a volunteer Judge for middle school teams in the Parliamentary Debate competition where students addressed issues such as the extent of US and UN involvement in the global protection of human rights. The students were all very well prepared and the tournament was a huge success.

 

    • February 17, 2010 — Bret Strong Presents “Connecting With Clients In The Woodlands.” – Bret Strong will be presenting on behalf of the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce from 8:30-10:00 a.m. a free seminar on connecting with clients in The Woodlands, Texas. A twenty-year resident of The Woodlands, Bret will share with participants his insights into connecting with this unique business market.

 

  • January 2010 — The Strong Firm Welcomes Joe Griffin. – The firm has announced the recent addition of D. Joe Griffin as a Law Clerk, with the intent to become an Associate Attorney with the firm pending his graduation from The University of Houston Law Center and passage of the July 2010 bar exam. His practice areas will include general corporate and commercial transactions, commercial real estate, trademark and trade name filings, corporate controversy work, and coordination of immigration matters associated with local investment and business opportunities.Full Story: http://www.woodlandsonline.com/anps/anitem.cfm?annid=4778

 

  • January 2010 — Eric Thiergood Named Chair of the Legal Affairs and Bylaws committee of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber. – Having served on the Board of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber for several years, Eric Thiergood was recently elected to be the Chairman of The Chamber’s Legal Affairs and Bylaws Committee, where he will be responsible for coordinating the growing organization’s legal requirements. Eric is fluent in Spanish and has a growing practice serving the corporate needs of our Hispanic business community.Full Story: http://www.mchchamber.org/montgomerycountyhispanicleadership.html
  • January 2010 — The Strong Firm Sponsors United Way Breakfast With Champions. – On January 19, 2010, at the Carlton Woods Clubhouse the second annual United Way “Breakfast with Champions” was held sponsored by The Strong Firm P.C. under the leadership of Bret Strong, the Chairman of the Lonestar Leaders of the Campaign. The event raised $20,000 to go toward the $3.7 million 2009-2010 Montgomery County United Way campaign goal. Houston Channel 13’s sportscaster Tim Melton along with former Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns football star Gerald Irons hosted 7 celebrity sports champions (Jim Deshaies, Tory James, Matt Bullard, Laura Wilkinson, Doug Drabek, Bill Fitch and Michael Bishop) to have breakfast with local donors in support of the Montgomery County United Way.Full Story: http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2010/01/24/woodlands_villager/lifestyles/wv-g_breakfast_of_champions.txt

Contact us

To help you with your important business legal matters, contact The Strong Firm P.C. today or calling toll free 866-959-7993.