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Jeremy Brown

Phone: (972) 752-3153

Jeremy Brown is an aggressive, creative trial attorney who has worked on both sides of the docket, representing individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide in complex business litigation.  A substantial portion of his practice focuses on real estate litigation, including title disputes, landlord-tenant, construction, and disputes arising from the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate.   His business litigation experience is wide-ranging and includes multi-million dollar antitrust litigation, oil and gas, securities, partnerships, trusts and estates, professional liability, class actions, trade secrets, non-competition, and defamation.

Jeremy also handles complex insurance coverage disputes involving most types of insurance products, with particular expertise in the areas of title insurance, financial institution bonds, commercial crime policies, directors and officers insurance, and professional liability policies. Jeremy has handled coverage matters involving some of the most high-profile Ponzi schemes and bank failures in the United States, and has extensive experience defending against claims prosecuted by the FDIC.

Jeremy was listed as a “Rising Star” in the Texas “Super Lawyers” publication in 2018.  Before joining Irelan McDaniel, Jeremy honed his trial skills at two of the largest firms in Texas, where he obtained first-chair trial experience early in his career.

Representative Matters:
  • Represented leading manufacturer of doors and windows in defense of claims from former sales agent claiming damages exceeding $4 million. Obtained summary judgment eliminating the application of statute that could have support award of treble damages.  At the conclusion of week-long jury trial, jury returned take-nothing judgment in client’s favor.
  • Represented senior lender in litigation filed by multiple junior lenders and holders of mezzanine debt over a $7 billion collateralized mortgage backed obligation. Senior lenders were sued in multiple jurisdictions, including Texas, during an attempted restructure of the obligations with the borrower. Junior lenders sought to enjoin the restructuring agreement.
  • Obtained take-nothing jury verdict in favor of real estate developer against adjacent landowner claiming damages arising from access obstruction.
  • Successfully defended seismic survey broker against one of the largest oil and gas companies in the United States who sought onerous injunctive relief and damages arising from $25 million seismic survey contract.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of independent oil and gas company in litigation alleging existence of partnership and a one-half interest in over $200 million in profits.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for large title insurer against former employees and competitor arising out of alleged theft of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Recovered judgment after bench trial in favor of commercial landlord for damages caused by breach of lease agreement.
  • Successfully defended multi-million dollar class-action claims against Fortune 500 company arising from alleged improper control of professional practice.
  • Obtained summary judgment for law firm defending legal malpractice claim arising from alleged failure to properly communicate exercise of right of first refusal.
  • Obtained summary judgment for hundreds of homeowners in title dispute involving over $40 million in alleged damages.
  • Secured take-nothing judgment in bench trial in property owner’s favor defending trespass to try title claim arising from alleged wrongful foreclosure. Affirmed on appeal.
  • Obtained judgment in bench trial in favor of commercial developer in litigation alleging lender’s prior foreclosure was void. Affirmed on appeal.
  • Assisted with internal Sarbanes-Oxley investigation assessing involving various corporate and accounting issues including, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, internal controls, “tone at the top” issues, and revenue recognition.
 
 

Publications:

  • A History of the Area and Boundary Exception in Texas, Vol. 55, No. 4, Reporter, Real Estate, Trust, and Probate Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (2018)
  • Five Tips for Developing and Presenting Visuals to Judges and Juries, ABA Trial Practice Committee Newsletter (2015)
  • Understanding the Basics of Texas Title Insurance and Escrow Agency, Representing Consumers in Texas Real Estate Transactions (2014)
  • The Recoverability of E-Discovery Costs in Federal Litigation, ABA Trial Practice Committee Newsletter (2014)
  • Fair Use and a Takedown Notice Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property (2009)
  • Legal Implications of User-Generated Content: YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Journal of Intellectual Property & Technology (2008)

Presentations:

  • Insuring Post-Foreclosure; Examining Judgments, Texas Land Title Institute (2017)
  • Developing and Presenting Powerful Demonstratives at Mediation, Arbitration, and Trial, American Bar Association (2017) (moderator)
  • Escrow Agent and Fiduciary Liability, Texas Land Title Institute (2016) (paper co-author)
  • Claim Investigations With an Emphasis on Technology, ABA Mid-Winter Annual Program of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee (2013)
  • E-Discovery: What Every Claim Professional Needs to Know When Handling Fidelity Bond Claims, ABA Fall Program of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee (2012)
  • Title Insurance Litigation:  Fundamentals, Trends, and Developments in 2018, Web CLE with The Knowledge Group

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