Megan H. Schmid

Megan H. Schmid

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Associate

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    333 Clay Street
    Suite 3300
    Houston, TX 77002 USA
    713.653.8651
    832.397.8004
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Megan Schmid focuses her practice on federal and state trial actions and dispute resolution involving financial institutions, energy, and general business and commercial litigation.   Megan represents clients in matters involving complex business disputes, including contracts, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, covenants not-to-compete, and negligence.

Experience

  • Represented exploration and production companies (both operators and non-operators) in a variety of matters, including joint operating disputes, royalty litigation, and environmental contamination
  • Represented a commercial bank in asserting contract and deficiency claims against a real estate development company and its guarantors and in defending its valuation of collateral at a foreclosure sale, which resulted in a favorable jury verdict
  • Represented a landlord in litigation involving enforcement of a commercial lease and related settlement agreement
  • Represented a commercial tenant in obtaining a writ of reentry
  • Represented special servicers and commercial banks in deficiency actions against borrowers and guarantors
  • Represented a company defending against breach of contract and fraud claims related to a terminated consulting agreement, which resulted in a favorable summary judgment and a non-suit by the plaintiff
  • Represented clients in cases involving enforcement of non-disclosure and non-compete covenants
  • Assisted in representing a steel manufacturer in asserting bad faith claims against an insurance company and in seeking business interruption damages, which settled favorably after five days in a jury trial
  • Represented companies in various breach of contract and suit on sworn accounts seeking payment for goods or services rendered
  • Represented former Minority Shareholders in arbitration against former Majority Shareholder seeking performance of stock purchase agreements
  • Represented a general contractor in dispute against subcontractor regarding payment and failure to timely complete work
  • Represented owners and general contractors to resolve lien disputes with subcontractors

Prior Experience

  • Law Intern, Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Galveston, Texas, 2008
  • Law Clerk, Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Austin, Texas, 2008

Distinctions/Honors

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation); 2016

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

  • Member, Houston Bar Association; Gender Fairness Committee; Professionalism Committee

  • Member, Houston Young Lawyer's Association

  • Member, American Inns of Court; Garland Walker Chapter

  • Volunteer, The Women's Resource of Greater Houston