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 is an Associate in Thompson & Knight's Trial Practice Group in Houston. She focuses her practice on federal and state trial actions, arbitration, and dispute resolution involving real estate, commercial landlord-tenant, financial and lending institutions, partnership disputes, business torts, construction, 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 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 former Minority Shareholders in arbitration against former Majority Shareholder seeking performance of stock purchase agreements, which resulted in a monetary award
  • 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 many clients in pursuing and defending against injunctive relief (including temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions); cases involved, among other issues, enforcement of commercial leases, enforcement of partnership agreements, enforcement of non-disclosure and non-compete covenants, and enforcement of loan agreements and deeds of trust
  • Represented landlords and tenants in litigation involving enforcement of commercial leases and related settlement agreements (including eviction proceedings, appeal of eviction proceedings, and state district court litigation)
  • Represented a general contractor in a dispute with a subcontractor regarding the subcontractor’s termination, which involved a favorable ruling from the court of appeals enforcing the general contractor’s arbitration provision
  • Represented an operator in litigation against a non-operator for failure to pay operational costs, which resulted in a favorable summary judgment and foreclosure of the non-operator's oil and gas interests
  • Represented special servicers and commercial banks in the court appointment of receivers over the collateral real properties
  • 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
  • Representing non-operators in an international arbitration regarding a dispute about the parties' obligations under the joint operating agreement related to environmental remediation
  • Represented companies in various breach of contract and suit on sworn accounts seeking payment for goods or services rendered
  • Representing an oil and gas operator in litigation relating to alleged flaring of gas on tribal land
  • Represented an oil and gas lessee in litigation regarding an assignment of oil and gas interests
  • 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
  • Represented a commercial tenant in obtaining a writ of reentry
  • Assisted in representing an architecture firm in seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit based on the plaintiff’s failure to attach a proper certificate of merit to the petition

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); 2016-2017

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