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Kenneth M. Krock

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Education:

Texas A&M University

B.B.A. in Management, 1993

The University of Houston

J.D. Cum Laude, 1996

Admissions:

Texas, 1996

District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court

Southern District

Northern District

Eastern District

Western District

Memberships & Activities:

Houston A&M Club
American Bar Association
Houston Bar Association

Golf Tournament Committee, 2020-2021 Co-Chair

Special Olympics Committee

Texas Aggie Bar Association

President 2015-2016

Special Olympics Texas East Region Resource Board

Awards:

AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell
Texas Super Lawyers

Rising Star 2006-2009

Super Lawyer 2012-2019

Top Lawyer in Texas 2013
Best Lawyers 2017-2019
Kenneth M. Krock

Kenneth M. Krock concentrates his practice in advising and representing clients in business and commercial litigation involving real estate, construction, bankruptcy related disputes, financial institutions, and employment disputes. His experience includes:

 

    • Advising and representing owners, developers, landlords, property management companies, sellers, buyers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction equipment lenders, real estate professionals, lenders, and others in the real estate rea industry in various disputes
    • Employment matters including claims for violations of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets
    • Matters involving landlord/tenant issues, collection actions, foreclosure, design and construction claims
    • Partnership disputes, securities and investor claims, and franchisor/franchisee disputes
    • Financial litigation involving fraud, mortgages, asset-backed securities, and other complex real estate financing transactions
    • Representing debtors, creditors, and shareholders in bankruptcy litigation including equitable subordination, constructive trust, fraud, insurance recovery, claims objections, fraudulent transfer, and lender liability
    • Monetizing claims for estates, litigation trusts and trustees including claims against directors and officers, claims against vendors, fraudulent and preferential transfers, and other claims
I come to work every day driven by the fact that my clients trust my abilities and know I will do everything I can to preserve and protect the businesses that they have built.

Mr. Krock has experience representing parties in litigation in State and Federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as debtors and creditors in various bankruptcy courts. Prior to forming his current firm, Mr. Krock was a shareholder of Nelkin, Nelkin & Krock, P.C., in Houston, Texas and a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP.

 

Representative Matters 

 

Real Estate Litigation

  • Represented national retail center developer in multiple disputes and litigation matters in Texas for 10+ years.
  • Represented national construction company in multipledisputes and litigation matters in Texas.
  • Represented multi-state restaurant in large rent and tenant improvement dispute with retail developer.
  • Represented developer in lawsuit to establish reciprocal easement agreement resulting in judgment for declaration sought by developer and developer’s attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented guarantor of debt related to apartment complex in multimillion dollar claim by bank.
  • Represented homeowner in defense of a claim by HOA where, at trial, court entered judgment against HOA on all claims and awarded homeowner attorneys’ fees incurred in defense of the claim.
  • Represented landlord in defense of constructive eviction, fraud, and related claims resulting in a summary judgment against plaintiff on all claims and a summary judgment that landlord was entitled to its attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented large shopping mall with over 2.4 million in gross leasable area and more than 375 tenants in hundreds of disputes with tenants.
  • Represented apartment complex in eminent domain case taking a large portion of the parking lot for a public road.
  • Represented large international bank in obtaining judgment for full and significant relief against developer.

 

Business and Employment Litigation

  • Represented Fortune 500 company in litigation with manufacturer resulting in a favorable settlement for client just days before trial.
  • Represented defendants against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, Texas Theft Liability Act (TTLA), conspiracy, and numerous other related claims, resulting in a summary judgment in favor of defendants on all direct claims against them and summary judgment against plaintiff for attorneys’ fees in defense of TTLA claim.
  • Represented large international manufacturing company in defense of a covenant not to compete in state and federal court, obtaining dismissal of all claims.
  • Represented numerous employers in matters concerning the enforcement of covenants not to compete including numerous injunction hearings.
  • Represented individual sued by lawyer for alleged tortious interference with lawyer’s contract with client resulting in summary judgment on all claims and judgment for attorneys’ fees for sanctions after a bench trial in county court.
  • Represented large international broker dealer company and many of its brokers in claims by customers in FINRA (formerly NASD & NYSE) arbitrations across the country.

 

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Represented a bankruptcy-established litigation trust against former directors and officers in claims for breach of fiduciary duty and related claims resulting in a favorable settlement which was approved by the bankruptcy court.
  • Represented a debtor and its officers in bankruptcy adversary proceeding over insurance coverage under a Directors and Officers policy resulting in a in a favorable settlement which was approved by the bankruptcy court.
  • Represented a debtor in bankruptcy adversary proceeding against a former director and officer of the debtor in claims for breach of fiduciary duty and related claims resulting in a favorable settlement which was approved by the bankruptcy court.
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee in prosecution of multiple fraudulent transfer claims in state court on behalf of bankruptcy estate.
  • Represented unsecured creditors committee in claims involving the potential equitable subordination of over $1 billion dollars in debt.