E-Mail Mark Lazarz
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.