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Kurt S. Elieson

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Plano, TX

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Kurt

Learn Kurt’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    45%
    Litigation is dispute resolution. Sometimes that means working out a settlement that reduces the risks and costs to both sides. Sometimes that means taking a case all the way through trial and letting a jury decide. My goal is to help you objectively understand the risks and costs that you face in court, and then to obtain a favorable result at a fair price. My litigation practice consists primarily of business litigation including breach of contract, fraud, and disputes between co-owners.

    33 years

  2. Business
    30%
    I represent clients in important financial transactions. I negotiate for terms that protect my clients' interests. I ensure that the terms of each transaction are stated accurately and in plain English. I have assisted clients buying and selling businesses, real estate, and interests in financial transactions.

    33 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    I represent both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy. Chapter 7 is the simple form of bankruptcy. Chapter 13 often makes sense for people who can pay their monthly bills going forward but need some breathing room to catch up on late payments. I offer a free initial consultation so you can decide whether to file bankruptcy as a debtor, or whether to intervene as a creditor in order to protect your interests.

    22 years

I grew up around small businesses. One of my grandfathers was an insurance agent in Denton. My other set of grandparents owned a bookstore in Irving. My father ran a financial services company in north Dallas with about ten employees, and during high school I often worked in his office after classes. I spent my summers working on commercial construction sites and watching how each contractor depended on the others to perform their obligations.

At Stanford I majored in economics, in part because of its importance to business. But for me the real draw was the way in which economics approaches decision making: How do you balance expected costs and benefits to get the best possible outcome when the future is not entirely clear? This is the same way that I approach life, including litigation.

For over two decades, since completing law school at UT Austin, I have assisted business clients in a wide variety of situations including breach of contract; misrepresentation and fraud; transactions and investments; disputes with vendors, customers, and construction contractors; tenant evictions; repossessions, foreclosures, and collections; trade secrets; covenants not to compete; misappropriation of business opportunities; embezzlement by managers; disputes over business ownership and control; enforcement actions by government regulators; negotiating and drafting contracts for real estate sales, businesses acquisitions, and large financial transactions; and setting up new companies. A large portion of my practice follows these issues into bankruptcy court.

Early in my career as an attorney I also spent two years working at a medical technology company with about 100 employees. There I drafted contracts, participated in employee terminations, and worked out the legal arguments that resulted in a $100 million antitrust settlement against a Fortune 500 competitor. Most importantly, during those two years I walked in the shoes of my clients as a customer of legal services purchased from outside law firms. I understand the concerns that my clients have when they entrust me with their legal work.

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Location

Kurt S. Elieson, Attorney at Law
555 Republic Drive, Suite 510
Plano, TX, 75074

Reviews

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Posted by Bill | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PROBLEM SOLVED
Kurt was recommended by a business associate. He had my problem solved to 100% satisfaction in a very timely manor.
Posted by Craig | September 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent!
Mr. Elieson helped me quickly and thoroughly and is highly recommended. Will tell my friends and family to use his services in the future.
Posted by Bryan | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
We have retained Kurt several times to defend us from the bankruptcy filings of others. Kurt has achieved each time exactly what he was retained to do while always providing timely updates and actively notifying us to when/where to appear and what we might could expect. As the need arises, we will continue to retain Kurt and recommend him for the needs of others.
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Posted by Edward Urman | November 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kurt Elieson- Urman family
Kurt has been handling our case now for several years and has done a great job in many ways most attorneys these days don't. He truly cares, takes the time to listen and fully engages in making sure every stone gets turned over prior to jumping to conclusions. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a trustworthy attorney with years of experience!
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Posted by Mike | July 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very patient and kind
We were very pleased with Kurt's handling of our case. He has a calming demeanor, and is very patient. He takes the time to explain things in an easy-to-understand way. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Debbie | January 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Good Experience
Kurt was very easy to work with, accessible, and on target with his suggestions. He put us at ease with his good advise & knowledge of business buy-sells. Kurt helped write a contract that all parties were happy with. I would highly recommend Kurt.
Posted by Armando | June 24, 2015
Kurt honestly cares
Kurt, helped us out with our case and was on top of it 100% from day one. I felt like I was sitting with him discussing about the case consistently, he kept us informed regularly. He was very knowledgeable and explained every single detail to us which made us trust him blindly. He is very professional, warm and friendly. He was very honest at all times and that simple fact made us chose him as our lawyer right in the spot. Thank You Kurt for all your help and bringing back peace to our lives!
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Posted by Melissa | May 12, 2015
A Most Excellent Advocate...
Earlier this year I was sued for the first time since owning my own business. Kurt helped make a very intimidating and overwhelming experience much, much less stressful and allowed me to focus on my business instead of the impending legal action. Kurt explained everything fully, laid out my options, and executed our plan superbly. And he did it in a very diplomatic way without making the other party look bad. I appreciated that since this was my business he was representing. He was very thorough and tried to get the the person bringing the suit to settle. In the end, we ended up going through the whole proceeding and prevailing. Kurt got all my legal fees covered and some additional monies awarded that I was not expecting. I will definitely seek Kurt out in the future if the need arises, and I will recommend him to everyone who asks me who they should talk to about legal matters.
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Posted by michael | April 16, 2015
Great Attorney
Mr. Elieson help me thru a very hard time in my life. He was very Professional in guiding me thru my case. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a first class Attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Carpenter & Associates
  • 2018 - Present

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Stanford University
  • A.B.
  • 1988

Associations

  • Scouts BSA, Troop 589
  • Scoutmaster
  • 2019 - Present
  • Scouts BSA, Circle Ten Council
  • Enterprise Risk Management Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Lewisville Independent School District
  • Chair, Curriculum Subcommittee, Task Force on Outdoor Education
  • 2006 - 2006
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Dallas Chapter)
  • Director
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • District Award of Merit
  • Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council, North Star District
  • 2013
  • Fairclough Prize for Outstanding Research Paper in Classics
  • Stanford University
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Denton County Bar Association, Monthly Luncheon Meeting
  • Bankruptcy Issues Faced by Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Denton County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Luncheon Meeting
  • Issues in Choosing to File Bankruptcy under Chapter 7, 11, or 13
  • 2014
  • Texas State Association of Parliamentarians, Annual State Convention
  • Procedural Governance of Texas Non-Profits
  • 2013
  • Training for Employees of Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) of McKinney
  • How Consumer Bankruptcy Works
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Kurt
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kurt is extremely knowledgeable, and one of the best legal writers I know. his bankruptcy practice is robust and efficient, and he has experience with almost every issue that can arise. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kurt is an extremely knowledgeable and effective attorney. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to business or individual clients."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt's background in collections, bankruptcy, and business litigation, has been of immense assistance to me is many of my cases. He is also fluent in Spanish. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is an excellent bankruptcy and consumer debt attorney. His experience serves his clients well. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kurt is a brilliant attorney. If I have a complex legal issue, Kurt is one of the first people I go to for insight and advice. I endorse Kurt."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kurt. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kurt is aggressive and always is on the move for his client's. He works hard for great results."
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Plano Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Kurt S. Elieson
Kurt S. Elieson
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 32 years