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Scheef & Stone Elevates Heather Kay to Partner

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Heather KayScheef & Stone is pleased to announce that, effective Jan. 1, 2023, Heather Kay has been promoted to partner.

“Heather is a talented practitioner, respected leader in her field, and unwavering client advocate who lives out the core values of our firm,” said John Scheef. “We are proud of her successes and pleased to welcome her to the ranks of partner.”

Heather practices on the firm’s Banking, Corporate & Business, Real Estate, and Securities & Finance teams, with a focus on matters involving transactional banking and real estate law. She is experienced in all aspects of lending transactions and real estate transactions, such as documenting and negotiating complex financial transactions, including U.S. Small Business Administration loans, handling debt collection matters on behalf of creditors, and researching regulatory issues. She also has experience with real estate acquisition transactions and leasing transactions.

Heather is a member of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel and Collin County Women’s Association. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Oklahoma City University School of Law and her B.S. from the University of North Texas.

Scheef & Stone Welcomes Austin Ernst to the Firm

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Austin ErnstScheef & Stone is pleased to announce that Austin Ernst has joined the firm’s Dallas office. Austin will practice as a member of the firm’s Real Estate team.

As a former commercial title attorney, Austin has worked closely with buyers, sellers, lenders, brokers, and their representation at nearly every stage of a real property transaction. Applying his real estate experience and educational background in oil and gas, he is committed to ensuring his clients can be confident in all aspects of a transaction, from contract drafting, entity formation, ownership interest determination, to closing. Austin’s title experience gives him distinct insight into the details of a real estate transaction from start to finish, and he utilizes that knowledge to provide legal counsel to clients wherever they may be on the transaction timeline.

Austin is a member of the Dallas Bar Association Real Property Law and Probate, Trusts and Estates sections; the Texas Land and Title Association; the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law, Business Law, Oil, Gas, and Energy Resource Law, and Environmental and Natural Resource Law sections; and the State Bar of Montana Water Law Section.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Scheef & Stone Partner Earns Fourth Consecutive D Magazine Best Lawyers Recognition

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T. Chase GarrettScheef & Stone Partner T. Chase Garrett has been named to D Magazine‘s 2023 Best Lawyers Under 40 list, which recognizes up-and-coming attorneys in the Dallas region. Chase has been named to the list every year since 2020.

The list, published in D Magazine’s January 2023 issue, is compiled based on peer nominations and an independent panel review. Honorees will be recognized at a celebratory event being hosted by D Magazine on Jan. 26.

In his practice, Chase represents high-net-worth individuals and businesses in high-stakes cases. Chase focuses on early strategic planning for his clients to help them avoid the courtroom; however, when necessary, he has the experience to handle complex litigation matters. He advises on issues related to breach of contract, employment law, shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of non-compete agreements, deceptive trade practices, interference with contracts, Fair Labor Standards Act claims, construction disputes, and business disparagement. Chase also has a niche practice representing the business interests of individuals going through divorce.