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Douglas J Shumway

Business Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.6   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 9 years
    Utah - UT 15 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2013
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business Formation and Exit Strategies Contracts General Counsel Services Internet Governance Lending and Finance Mergers and Acquisitions

    15 years, 500 cases

  2. Real estate
    Boundary Disputes Commercial Leasing Condominium and HOA Associations Eminent Domain/Condemnation Foreclosures and Restructuring Government Financing Land Use and Zoning Landlord/Tenant Disputes Project Development and Agreements Property Tax Disputes and Resolutions Purchase and Sale Transactions Real Estate Financing Water Rights

    15 years, 250 cases

  3. Securities offerings
    Securities and Corporate Governance Private Equity and Venture Capital

    14 years, 20 cases

  4. Venture capital

    15 years, 300 cases

  5. Licensing

    15 years, 750 cases

  6. Mergers and acquisitions

    15 years, 100 cases

Douglas J. Shumway is a licensed attorney in the states of Utah and Texas and has a wide-ranging transactional practice, with significant experience in corporate law, securities law, technology transactions, M&A, financing transactions, and business law generally. Mr. Shumway also handles complex real estate transactions for select clients due to his extensive experience related to real estate.

Douglas also acts as general legal counsel for a number of local, regional and national businesses and participates extensively in the many and varied transactions that his clients pursue. Mr. Shumway is known for his cost-conscious approach to all legal matters, which sensitivity towards cost was developed during his many years as a business owner who often required the services of legal counsel throughout the United States.

Due to his extensive and diverse experience in matters relating to contract preparation and the laws associated therewith, Mr. Shumway also acts as a litigation strategist for our law firm in relation to most of our commercial litigation matters.

If you find Mr. Shumway not engaging in business or law, he will be spending time with his wife Lindsey and their three extremely wonderful children at their farm in Austin, Texas. 

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Posted by Dennis | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience working with Douglas J Shumway
Working with Douglas was a pleasure. Doug took the time to explain what each clause in the agreement was and did about 3-4 iterations as the negotiations went on with the other side while the agreement evolved. He also proactively proposed clauses that I was not aware of that made the agreement even stronger.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2013
Doug replied to me with in a day of making an inquiry. He also felt he wasn't as qualified for IP work as others. I appreciated his honesty.
Posted by Glen | June 4, 2013
Professional and talented representation
Douglas and his team are very professional. They provide a high quality of service. I have been very pleased with how well they protect my business. They ask the questions that most usually don't think of and they make sure that all of the bases are covered.
Posted by Matt | June 4, 2013
Attorneys with the best intentions
I was recommended to Doug Shumway about 3 years ago and have greatful for that recommendation. Doug has worked with me for my business and personal needs and is the kind of attorney that I trust. That is not always the case with attorneys. I always feel he is looking out for my best interest and not just racking up billable hours and I can see that in his work. Thanks Doug
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Posted by Mark | June 3, 2013
ADP Lemco Review
Shumway Van & Hansen is a great firm. I use them personally and I have all my companies retain them for services. I have had over 10 suits with them and they were very professional, diligent and I was happy with the results. I would personally recommend this attorney to anyone in need of services.
Posted by Brett | June 3, 2013
Smart team at a great price.
I have worked with Doug a few times and i have also referred Doug to anyone who has need of a lawyer. Doug and his team have made tough times easier. They have great prices and they do what they say they will do. I don't know what else you can ask for from an attorney.
Posted by Jared | May 31, 2013
Valued Experience and Variety of Services
Doug and his firm have always been valuable for my company in determining our needs and helping with the wide range of services we need. It is nice to have someone you can ask a question to or handle a more complicated legal matter. I highly recommend Doug to anyone needing help.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2013
Excellent Attorney
I don't want to go too in depth about my case for various reasons. I just recently discovered this site and found Mr. Shumway on here. I feel confident in recommending Mr. Shumway to anyone. I don't know him very well because we were able to get my issue handled without me needing to meet. That's not to say that after we got my issue handled I didn't want to treat him to lunch to show I was grateful. We maintained consistent communication via phone and email. He always kept me informed and told me the strengths and weaknesses of both party's case. It was interesting to hear him tell me what the opposition was doing correctly. It was almost as if since he knew what they would do he would have a move of his own to counter. I greatly respect this man's ability to do what needs to be done. When you get in a stressful situation, sometimes certain factors to make you want to do things you wouldn't normally do. I am ashamed to say this was true for me. The stress and anger made me want to do things that I wouldn't normally do. Mr. Shumway flat out told me one time, "no, we're not going to do that. That's dishonest." I was stunned to start with and afterwards embarrassed. I'm grateful that his integrity helped me keep mine.
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Posted by Sam | May 30, 2013
Friend of a Friend
Douglas is the most capable attorney I know. He is so quick at seeing things. He consistently impresses me with his ability to help me and the people I refer to him. He has helped me with multiple real estate transactions. I had a class action and fraud case that he oversaw. When I was wanting to set up holding companies for the real property that I own, he was more than happy to help. We got all of the companies set up which has been very effective at protecting my personal finances. Doug negotiated for my friend when he was defrauded. They were eventually able to get a judgment that was well worth both of their time. If there is ever a situation where I need legal assistance, I would want to use him. He gives Utah attorneys a good name in my book. If you find yourself in a situation that requires legal help, I would recommend that you get Doug in your corner before your opponent does. That will be the best bet
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Posted by Austin | March 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was a client
I was a client of his firm's. He changed out my lawyers frequently and when I fired the firm he refused to hand over my title until he was paid. I had already spent close to $10,000 and only have temp orders to show for it.
Response from Douglas Shumway March 15, 2018
I actually don't know Austin and haven't ever worked with him. He worked with the family law practice group at my firm and the attorney that did most of the work on his file took a job with another firm, where Austin re-hired him to do additional work. We asked for his outstanding balance to be paid before he took the file and he began posting negative reviews on every site he could find in an attempt to hurt our business. Unfortunately, the good deed of extending credit to someone didn't go unpunished in this instance.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Shumway Van
  • 2008 - Present


  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Southern Utah University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Loan secured by a ranch and water rights
  • Pending
  • Real Estate Business Private Placement Memorandum
  • Successful implementation
  • Formation of Software Company
  • Successful acquisition and ongoing business interests
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  • Utah Valley University - Culinary Arts Institute
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • 2008 - Present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014


Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (17)
Endorse Douglas
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I've had the pleasure of working for and directly with Mr. Shumway. I would highly recommend his services to anyone. He is caring, detail oriented, and a hard worker. You want him on your team!"
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Shumway is a gifted transactional attorney with exceptional drafting and negotiation abilities. He has an impressive track record for getting very favorable deals done for clients at minimal expense."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug has deep expertise in complex real estate transactions, as well as most branches of commercial litigation. Doug has a particular aptitude for assembling investment deals to minimize risk and maximize return. Many Utah individuals and businesses have trusted him to take care of critical transactions, and the growth of his law firm demonstrates that he has done so successfully."
Business Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Shumway is an exceptional attorney and gives great guidance, whether it be legal or otherwise. Most impressive is, firstly, his ability to think strategically about a case, and secondly, the fact that he (first and foremost) wants each business he represents to succeed. It's these, and the wisdom that comes from experience, that allows him to have the sort of perspective that eludes many a lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is as professional as they come. He is someone I would refer any work to and feel comfortable that he will get it done in a timely manner and to the utmost of his abilities. Highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is an exceptional attorney. He is extremely detail oriented and has a knack for resolving cases that seem to have no end in sight. Count yourself fortunate if he is working on your case."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney!"
Commercial real estate Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent lawyer in all areas of business and commercial law."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Doug is an outstanding lawyer. He is efficient, effective and detail-oriented."
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug has a keen understanding of how businesses operate and how business deals get done. He has an intuitive understanding of the legal issues that business owners face, whether it be drafting contracts or developing a litigation strategy."
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