Patrick E. Murphy
Patrick E. Murphy’s practice is dedicated to corporate/business transactions and commercial real estate. A 13 year attorney, his focus in corporate/business matters includes corporate entity formations/restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, development and capitalization of private placements/syndications for start up and ongoing businesses, and the preparation and negotiation of all types of commercial contracts and agreements for clients in their businesses. In his real estate practice, Mr. Murphy has extensive experience in the development, acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of all types of commercial real estate. Patrick has represented clients ranging from IT, and oil and gas conglomerates to commercial manufacturing, entertainment and nightclubs. In addition, Mr. Murphy serves as General Counsel and sits on the board of directors for several Houston based companies. Mr. Murphy was named as a Texas Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2011.
Tom Vickers brings specialization in Probate law, Guardianship law and Estate Planning, as well as extensive experience in Corporate and Contract law, Real Estate and Business Formation, non-profit formation and mediation services to the firm. Licensed for over 8 years, Tom has handled many complex probate cases invloving extensive estates and large families disputes including Will contests, Adminstrator disputes and multi-state jurisdictional issues. Tom is certified as a Guardian Ad Litem and has extensive experience in complicated guardianship cases. He is often appointed by courts statewide to handle cases where few other attorneys have the experience to bring about a resolution and he works closely with Adult Protective Services and the Department of Aging and Disability in many cases to protect the rights of individulas being taken advantage of by unscrupulous individuals. Tom is experienced in forming and advising local and international 501(c)(3) Non- Profit Organizations and has helped to form Non-Profit Companies doing service work in Africa, Mexico and Central and South America.Tom is also a certified mediator and works with the Bexar County Resolution Center as both a mediator and class proctor. Tom is an expert negotiator and is often able to find solutions to problems and situations where none seem to exist. Before joining Murphy & Vickers as a firm partner, he worked for the Harris County Probate Court, where he learned the inner workings of Texas probate law and litigation. He also served at the South Texas College of Law Center for Conflict Resolution with the Honorable Frank Evans, who is widely known as the father of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Texas.
Tom was just honored to be named as a 2013 “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers and featured in Texas Monthly magazine.
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