DT’s business-driven transactional team focuses on using the law to help clients achieve their goals and minimize risks.
General Legal Services
DT drafts agreements, negotiates contracts, and prepares and reviews a wide array of documents from corporate merger contracts to closing documents for purchase of a new asset or property. DT also advises on corporate governance matters, assists in corporate and partnership formation, creates legal entities, and avoids potential disputes before they occur. DT structures and negotiates deals, conducts due diligence, and ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
DT assists with reclaiming unclaimed property by navigating the complex process of recovering clients’ unclaimed assets and funds held by the state’s unclaimed property division. Unclaimed property refers to assets or funds that have been abandoned or forgotten by their rightful owners and are then turned over to the custody of a government authority or other holding entity. In Texas, this government authority is the Comptroller.
DT’s services in this area include:
Identification & Research: DT researches and investigates any unclaimed property that clients’ may be entitled to. Unclaimed property can take the form of forgotten or lost bank accounts, mineral royalties, life insurance payouts, retirement accounts, tax refunds, corporate assets, and real estate properties.
Documentation & Verification: Once potential unclaimed property is identified, DT assists with gathering the necessary documentation and evidence to prove ownership or entitlement to the assets.
Claim Filing & Representation: DT guides clients through the process of filing a claim while communicating with the unclaimed property examiners on the documentation required.
Troubleshooting: Due to DT’s long track record in assisting with claims, DT is well-positioned to troubleshoot any delays or obstacles that may prevent a successful claim.
Litigation & Appeals: If a claim is wrongfully denied, DT is prepared to represent clients in litigation proceedings. DT’s litigators will diligently advocate and pursue the appropriate legal remedies to seek a favorable outcome.