Mr. Buchanan received his bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University in 1984. Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1987. Mr. Buchanan is a member of the Dallas County Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Buchanan is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Honors and Awards
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations and Memberships
Dallas County Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Past Employment Positions
Hermes Sargent Bates, L.L.P., Partner, 2000 - 2004
Cowles & Thompson, P.C., Shareholder, 1987 - 1999
Kappa Alpha Orde
Materialman's Lien and Surety Bond Claims: Recovered and collected judgment for supplier against surety claiming defective notice to general contractor. Successfully defended summary judgment motion against supplier and negotiated favorable settlement with owner claiming defective legal description in lien affidavit. Negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of supplier against owner for statutory retainage not property withheld from general contractor. Successfully defended summary judgment motion against supplier and negotiated favorable settlement with surety claiming defective notice. Collected 95% of supplier's claim from owner after default judgment and posting of property for execution sale despite existence of superior multi-million dollar deed of trust against the subject property. Represented tenant in favorable resolution of subcontractor claims and potential lease defaults. Collected 100% of supplier's claim against subsequent purchaser of property. Successfully defended supplier against preferential transfer claim brought by subcontractor's bankruptcy trustee. Collected funds owing to supplier from owner despite general contractor's bankruptcy on basis of Texas trust fund statute. Represented supplier in favorable settlement against subcontractor despite subcontractor employee's diversion of material to employee's own jobs. Represented supplier in recovery of favorable agreed judgment during trial against owner claiming defective notice. Represented supplier in favorable settlement of claims against principals of general contractor on basis of Texas trust fund statute.
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