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    • December 13, 2011Joe Griffin formally named Chairman of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Strong Firm P.C. Attorney, Joe Griffin was officially introduced as Chairman of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the MCHC year end luncheon.
    • December 12, 2011Bret Strong participated as a “Celebrity Chef” in Men Who Cook – Managing shareholder, Bret Strong, participated as a “Celebrity Chef” in the South Montgomery County Woodlands’s Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Men Who Cook Event.
    • December, 2011Strong firm represents client in establishing operations in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore – The Strong Firm P.C. aided client in the process of establishing operations in Dubai and Singapore.
    • November 22, 2011Bret strong was guest speaker at “Entrepreneurs R Us” radio show – Managing shareholder, Bret Strong, participated as a guest speaker in Entrepreneurs R Us, where he discussed issues related to drafting, review and negotiation of business contracts and relationships.
  • November 19, 2011 Joe Griffin served as a Judge in the ABA Regional Arbitration Competition – Strong Firm P.C. attorney, D. Joe Griffin served as a judge for the ABA Regional Arbitration Competition at the University of Houston Law Center.
    • November 2011 Strong firm represents a buyer group in the acquisition of local engineering firm  – Strong Firm, P.C., successfully represented buyer in the purchase of an industry leader in the area of oil and gas completion products research, design, computational analysis, and laboratory testing, in a multi-million dollar asset and real estate acquisition. (http://www.tejasre.com)
    • November 2011The Strong firm represents client in the organization, structuring, funding and operation of a 1.1 billion project – The Strong Firm, successfully aided client in forming, funding and structuring a subsidiary company pursuant to its plans to build and operate over forty (40) produced water treatment and transportation facilities across North America, a project with an anticipated total value of approximately 1.1 billion dollars.
    • November 2011Eric R. Thiergood Sr. quoted in several local and national articles – Strong Firm attorney, Eric R. Thiergood Sr. has been recently quoted in several publications addressing the issue of a utility company’s ability to install smart meters to monitor and measure energy usage.
    • November 17, 2011 Bret Strong Presented “Connecting With Clients In The Woodlands.” – Bret Strong presented on behalf of the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce a seminar providing valuable insight on connecting with clients in The Woodlands, Texas. A twenty-two- year resident of The Woodlands, Bret will share with participants his guidance into connecting with this unique business market. Download Download Connecting With Clients In The Woodlands Presentation
    • October 31, 2011Bret Strong admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court – Managing Shareholder, Bret Strong, was sworn in open court at the Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C. and admitted as a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
    • October 23, 2011 Firm sponsors Light the Night Montgomery County Walk – The Strong Firm P.C. is a proud sponsor of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Montgomery County walk to be held on October 23, 2011 in Market Street, in The Woodlands.
    • October 21, 2011 Annual Employment Law Update
    • October 8, 2011 The Strong Firm serves as Sponsor for the 13th Annual Hometown Celebration – On October 8, 2011, The Strong Firm P.C. served as a sponsor for the Interfaith Gala celebrating the community’s 2011 Hometown Heroes. Attorneys and Staff of the firm attended the event to celebrate the honorees.
    • October 8, 2011 The Strong Firm sponsors the Annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas – The Strong Firm P.C. was a proud sponsor of the 6th Annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas Race held on October 8, 2011 in The Woodlands Market Street. Managing Shareholder, Bret Strong, also participated as a runner in this ten mile race.
    • October 1, 2011 The Strong Firm Successfully Represents client in Asset and Real Estate Acquisition Transaction – The Strong Firm P.C. represented client in multi-million dollar asset purchase and real estate acquisition of an oil and gas completion equipment and testing company.
  • September 16, 2011 Strong Firm serves a Sponsor for Hispanic Business Forum – The Strong Firm P.C. served as a sponsor for the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber’s annual Business Forum held on September 16, 2011 at the City of Shenandoah Council Chambers, where Ken Brady and several other speakers addressed issues faced by local businesses.
  • September 10, 2011 The Strong Firm Sponsors 2nd Annual Stiletto Sprint – The Woodlands – The Strong Firm P.C. was a sponsor of the Stiletto Sprint benefitting the Breast Cancer Charities of America. Managing Member, Bret Strong, and attorney Joe Griffin participated as racers in the event held on September 10, 2011 at The Woodlands Market Street.
    • August 31, 2011 – The Strong Firm represents seller in multi-million dollar sale of local document storage business to a national document management company.
    • August 16, 2011 – The Strong Firm represent national oil and gas company in the successful renegotiation and amendment of a $600,000,000.00 credit facility.
    • August 1, 2011 – The Strong Firm represent local development company in negotiation and amendment of a $5,775,000.00 note.
    • July 11, 2011 The Strong Firm successfully Represents Client In Employee Wage Claim. – The Strong Firm was successful in defending client’s position with the Texas Workforce Commission.
    • July 4, 2011 The Strong Firm sponsor of the 14th Annual Red Hot and Blue Festival. –The Strong Firm was a proud sponsor of the 14th Annual Red Hot and Blue Festival in The Woodlands, produced by The Woodlands Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, featuring live music and entertainment to celebrate the 4th of July.
    • July 1, 2011 The Strong Firm Representing Buyer in the Acquisition of Oil And Gas Engineering and Testing Services Company – The Strong firms successfully represented buyer in the process of acquiring an Oil and Gas Engineering and Testing Services Company.
    • July 1, 2011 The Strong Firm Closes Acquisition of Oil and Gas Properties in Kansas – The Strong Firm represented the Buyer in the acquisition of various oil and gas properties throughout Kansas for a purchase price in the mid-eight-figures from an independent operator of the properties that had owned and operated the properties for nearly 70 years.
    • June 30, 2011 The Strong Firm Closes Oil and Gas Deal in Beverly Hills, California – The Strong Firm represented the Buyer in the acquisition of a privately held oil and gas company operating a field in the Los Angeles Basin near two historic golf courses in both the City of Los Angeles and the City of Beverly Hills.
    • June 27, 2011 – The Strong Firm Participated in the Interfaith of The Woodlands Golf Tournament – The Strong Firm participated in the Interfaith of The Woodlands Golf Tournament for the second consecutive year benefitting Interfaith of The Woodlands. (http://www.woodlandsinterfaith.org/programs/golf-tournament.php)
    • June 6, 2011 The Strong Firm represents seller in acquisition by national document management company – The Strong firm represented and protected seller’s interests seller’s acquisition by a national document management company.
    • June 4, 2011 The Strong Firm Represented Lender in the Multi-Million Dollar Construction Financing Deal – The Strong Firm represents lender in the negotiation and completion of a multi-million dollar construction and mid-term financing loan to local developer.
    • May 31, 2011 – The Strong Firm represents Buyer in Membership Interest Acquisition – The Strong Firm represented buyer in complex membership interest acquisition of produced water company.
  • May 23, 2011 – The Strong Firm is “Longest Drive” Sponsor for the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Classic – The Strong firm was a proud sponsor of the Annual Golf Classic for the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce and Strong Firm’s attorney, Joe Griffin participated as a golfer. (http://www.woodlandschamber.org/chamber_calendar.asp?action=view&id=1052)
    • May 21st and 22nd, 2011 – The Strong Firm P.C. participated in The Egg & I “Get Juiced 4 the Y” Event. – The Strong Firm P.C. was a sponsor for this event where The Egg & I, The Strong Firm P.C. and other local sponsors, donated one dollar for every large Orange Juice purchased at the Egg & I Restaurant to benefit the South Montgomery County YMCA Partnership Campaign.
    • May 21st, 2011 – Bret Strong competes in the Memorial Herman Ironman Texas – After being instrumental in assisting the Host Sponsor of the event in landing Ironman Texas for The Woodlands for the next five years, after months of training, the firm’s managing shareholder, Bret Strong, successfully completed the inaugural 2011 Ironman Texas.
    • May 9th, 2011 – Bret Strong participates in panel of attorneys to speak at monthly Commercial Real Estate Association Montgomery County luncheon – Managing shareholder, Bret Strong, was one of three attorneys speaking at the monthly Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County luncheon, giving an insightful presentation on subjects such as broker issues, commission enforcement, lease reviews and more.
    • May 7, 2011 – The Strong Firm is the “Official Law Firm” of CB&I Triathlon. – The Strong Firm is the proud sponsor of the CB&I Triathlon as the event’s official law firm. In addition to providing monetary support and ongoing risk management guidance for the events, The Strong Firm will be providing Polar branded water bottles for all participants to encourage proper hydration.
    • May 1, 2011 – The Strong Firm hires Matthew Larkin as Law Clerk – The Strong firm is pleased to announced the recent addition of Matthew R. Larkin as a Law Clerk Larkin is scheduled to receive his Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law in May 2012.
    • April 2011 – Eric Thiergood Elected Director and Treasurer of The Woodlands Bar Association. – Thiergood will also serve as the WBA Treasurer. The WBA is a non-profit organization made up attorneys living and practicing in and around The Woodlands area. WBA membership includes judges, solo and private practice attorneys, attorneys from small to large law firms, and corporate and “in-house” attorneys. Thiergood looks forward to giving back to The Woodlands and the WBA by serving as a Director and as the organization’s Treasurer. Regarding his election to the Board and as an officer, Thiergood said, “I could not have been more pleased. The WBA is made up of fantastic local attorneys from every type of practice. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and the WBA as a whole and serving this great community.”
    • March 2, 2011 – The Strong Firm Again Named Woodlands Online “Best of The Woodlands” – For the second year running The Strong Firm has been named the “Best Lawyers, Law Firm and Legal Services” by the users of Woodlands Online, a prominent local web site serving The Woodlands area. “It is a privilege to serve this great community, and to have the people of The Woodlands recognize us as the leading law firm is truly an honor” said Bret Strong upon hearing of the award. Full Story: http://www.woodlandsonline.com/spgs/bestof/bestofresults.cfm
  • March 1, 2011 – Joe Griffin Presents at the “Seminario de Información para Nuevos y Futuros Residentes e Inversionistas” in Chihuahua, Mexico – The Strong Firm P.C. was again invited to present to a select group of foreign nationals interested in investing and establishing a business in Texas. Joe Griffin of the firm presented “Escogiendo la Estructura de la Entidad de su Negocio” (Choosing the Entity Structure for your Business) addressing the basic considerations of entity selection for foreign nationals and advantages and disadvantages associated with various entity choices in Texas.
  • February 25, 2011 – Bret Strong to Publish Monthly “Strong Insight on The Woodlands” Column For Dockside Magazine – The Woodlands Edition. Based on his familiarity of the business and real estate environment in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, Bret Strong has been selected by Dockside Magazine to write and publish a monthly article on current events and business. Link: http://www.docklinemagazine.com
  • February 14, 2011 – The Strong Firm Sponsors Commercial Realtors of Montgomery County (CREAM) Luncheon Featuring Gil Staley – Economic Development Partnership. The Strong Firm was honored to sponsor the monthly gathering of this local group focusing on commercial real estate in Montgomery County. Mr. Staley spoke on recent successes and exciting opportunities to relocate businesses to the area.Link: http://www.creamtx.com
  • February 8, 2011 The Strong Firm Finalizes Equipment Financing Workout For Large Construction Service Company. After many months of negotiation, The Strong Firm attorneys finalized a workout plan and restricting of debt for a large local company providing equipment and services in support of commercial and residential construction, lowering their debt servicing costs to nearly half of that prior to negotiation.
  • February 1, 2011 The Strong Firm Renews its Commitment to Sponsorship of The Woodlands Township Events for 2011 as the ‘Official Law Firm’ of Muddy Trails 5k/10k, CB&I Triathlon and Ten For Texas . The Strong Firm continuing its long-term commitment to local athletic events renewed its sponsorship commitment to be the Official Law Firm of the three local running and triathlon events. In addition to providing monetary support and ongoing risk management guidance for the events, The Strong Firm will be providing water and water bottles to encourage proper hydration for all participants.
  • January 23, 2011 The Strong Firm Restructures Local Investment Group. The Strong Firm recently finalized a comprehensive merger and plan of reorganization and capital restructuring, including restructuring three lender facilities, in order to reposition the entity going forward.
  • January 10, 2011 Construction Refinancing For Local Office Development Completed. Our experienced financing attorneys completed, on an expedited basis, the refinancing for the construction phase of an office building to be constructed in the first part of 2011 on Technology Forest Drive.

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