Kevin J. Keith, Jason M. Katz and Victoria M. Yarkho have been named Shareholders of the firm. Kevin Keith heads the Appellate section of the firm, Jason Katz practices in the firm’s Litigation section and Victoria Yarkho represents clients in corporate and Real Estate transactions.
Mr. Keith is a trial and appellate lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, and he has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987. He has tried more than twenty cases to verdict as a first chair civil trial attorney. He has also handled over 100 state and federal civil appeals as lead appellate counsel. In addition, Mr. Keith has served on state Civil Appellate Rules committees and has been a lecturer at numerous legal conferences on civil appellate law and medical malpractice defense topics.
Mr. Katz handles complex commercial litigation cases and bankruptcy work covering a wide range of legal matters. He has represented clients in breach of contract cases, employment disputes, construction litigation, agency disputes, claims based on fraud, and various other types of litigation and bankruptcy cases. Mr. Katz earned his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2002, his M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1999 and graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in History in 1997. Jason’s successful practice earned him recognition in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rising Stars edition of Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly Magazine.
Ms. Yarkho began her legal career in 2004 after graduating from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she was a member of the SMU Law Review. Her practice focuses on representing clients in corporate and complex real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and land development. She brings new ideas in the practice areas of commercial real estate, business and commercial transactions, corporate, partnership and LLC formations and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Yarkho earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of North Texas. She is a native of Russia and fluent in the Russian language.
“In the years that Kevin has been with HHDU, his expertise in Appellate law has served the firm’s clients very well,” said Jerry Hiersche, Founding Shareholder at Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley and Urbach, P.C. “His dedication to legal excellence and exceptional client service has earned him this well-deserved promotion to Shareholder.”
“Jason has delivered real value to our clients,” said Jim Drakeley, a Shareholder at HHDU. “He has achieved impressive results in his complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy cases and his promotion to Shareholder is a testament to his success.”
Bill Hayward, another Shareholder at the firm, added, “Victoria has been an asset to the Transactional section since joining HHDU. After ten years as an attorney, she has become a very talented lawyer and we are all very pleased to see her achieve this promotion to Shareholder.”
Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley and Urbach, P.C. is a full-service commercial law firm located in Addison, Texas. Their attorneys provide legal representation in a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, business, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, executive employment representation, insurance defense, intellectual property, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, taxation, and estate planning. For more information visit the firm’s website at http://www.hhdulaw.com.