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  • Mark Lazarz

    Founding Partner

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    I have dedicated virtually my entire legal career in representing employees in difficult and challenging employment matters. I pride myself in giving each client the individual attention and expertise that one expects when handling their career issues and future livelihood. I am a trial lawyer as well as an experienced negotiator who has a reputation for obtaining large awards and settlements at every level.

    For the last 15 years, I have specialized in representing executives and upper level management in complex employment matters which involve severance agreements, employment contracts, pension plans, stock options, non-compete agreements and golden parachutes. For example, in December 2015, I obtained an arbitration award in excess of $910,000 in a breach of contract case involving the former CEO of an oil and gas exploration company. In 2016, I successfully negotiated a severance agreement for $1.9 million, including stock options. I have handled hundreds of cases and negotiations for high level executives, officers and directors of large and small companies and corporations across the United States.

    I have been consistently awarded the designation of Top Lawyers in Houston as well as Texas Monthly Magazine which is a distinction among my peers in the Houston legal community.

    I am licensed to practice law in the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the Western District of Texas, and the Northern District of Texas.

    I graduated with High Honors from South Texas College of Law in 1988 and was a Member of South Texas Law Review and Order of the Lytae. Upon graduation, I acted as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Franklin Spears at the Texas Supreme Court.

    Since founding the firm of Shellist Lazarz Slobin, LLP, I have represented thousands of current and former employees against a wide range of employers, and have the experience and dedication that a client needs to successfully maximize their claims at every level from pre-suit negotiations to trial.

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