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My practice focuses on helping entrepreneurs and their families to build wealth and protect their assets. Through our firm we provide counsel and advice in deal structuring, negotiating acquisitions and sales of closely held business, project finance and real estate projects. We have also successfully represented business owners and others in white collar criminal defense matters.
Prior to establishing my law practice, I worked for 10 years as accounting manager, director of financial operations and then chief financial officer for DIR, Inc. – a Houston based research and evaluation government contractor.
I have been a licensed CPA since 2003 and I am heavily involved in strategic and long-range planning for various organizations.
I earned my BBA with a double major in accounting and finance from the Bauer College of Business at The University of Houston in 1998. I earned my J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2006 while working fulltime as Chief Financial Officer at DIR, Inc. While at South Texas, I earned awards in advocacy in both mock trial and moot court with honors in both areas, and was adjudged best advocate in the preliminary rounds of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition in January 2005 in Dallas, Texas.
I am a member of the State Bar of Texas and a section member of both the Business Law and Real Estate/Probate/Estate Planning sections.
I am a past member of the Tax and Forensic and Valuation Services sections of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
I serve on the Board of Directors for Independence Heights Redevelopment Council (IHRC) as President. IHRC is committed to the restoration and historic preservation of this historic community in Houston, Texas.
I have been married to my loving and supportive wife for 12 years and we have a playful toddler son who loves music. We attend Brookhollow Baptist Church - The Church Without Walls.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($225-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2006||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2015|
|Pro Bono College||State Bar of Texas||2013|
|Pro Bono College||State Bar of Texas||2010|
|Pro Bono College||State Bar of Texas||2009|
|Pro Bono College||State Bar of Texas||2008|
|Pro Bono College||State Bar of Texas||2007|
|Best Advocate||Rocky Mountain Regional BLSA||2005|
|Principal||Banks & Associates||2010 - Present|
|General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer||Decision Information Resources, Inc.||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Ngwolo & Banks||2007 - 2010|
|Controller, Director of Financial Operations||Decision Information Resources, Inc.||1998 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Independence Heights Redevelopment Council||President||2010 - 2012|
|Services Cooperative Association||Advisory Board - EBC||2010 - Present|
|Moonsplash Music Festival||Executive Director||2005 - 2010|
|Lueso et. al v. CitiMortgage, Inc.||Foreclosure rescinded|
|Owens Real Estate||Negotiated a substantial buoyout for clients.|
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|White Paper||Creating Winning Contractor Teams||2014|
|White Paper||Playing To Win: Game Changing Insights For Business Owners||2013|
|White Paper||Understanding Obamacare - Flowchart||2012|
|White Paper||Understanding IRS Employee/Contractor Classifications||2012|
|Enricher||Challenging Markets Call For Creative Solutions||2008|
|South Texas College Of Law||N/A||N/A||2006|
|University of Houston||Accounting, Finance||BBA||1998|
|Kingdom Builders Construction Contractor's College||Contract Administration For The Construction Industry||2015|
|PR TECH Houston 2014||Creating A Successful Advisory Board||2014|
|Money Week Houston||Playing To Win - Build Wealth and Protect Assets||2011|
|2011Back To Basics - One Woman Conference||Playing To Win - Succession Planning||2011|
|2011 Back To Basics - One Woman Conference||Playing To Win - Creating Your Team||2011|
|SCA Business Building Breakfast||Seven Deadly Sins||2010|
|Musicology||Entertainment Law - Recording First Records||2010|
|Men's Ministry Event||Estate Planning - Christian Stewardship||2010|
|Business Building Breakfast||Employee v. Contractor Classification||2010|
|Business Building Breakfast||For Sale By Owner||2010|