David J. Hargis

David J. Hargis

David J. Hargis

Texas State University - San Marcos
South Texas College of Law, Houston

David maintains a diverse practice at Gregor Cassidy that includes complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, real estate/construction matters, and general counsel services. David was born and raised in South Louisiana and moved to Houston as a teenager. His Cajun roots combined with his outgoing personality enable him to forge lasting relationships with his clients. David prides himself on providing practical guidance as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Commercial Litigation

David has represented an array of businesses and individuals (Plaintiffs and Defendants) in a variety of commercial disputes. These disputes have ranged from simple breach of contract and collection cases to complex commercial transactions involving breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, officer and director liability, trade secrets, and insurance coverage claims.

FINRA

David has represented both brokers and investors in FINRA arbitrations. David’s understanding of the FINRA arbitration process enables him to develop each case efficiently, and proceed to an arbitration hearing when necessary. David also provides guidance to brokers considering a transition to a new firm. Non-Competition/ non-solicitation agreements, employee forgivable loans, and deferred compensation are common issues when a broker decides to move to a new firm. David has represented dozens of individuals, most of which are retirees, in claims against their investment advisers. Helping investors recover losses is an important part of David’s practice.

General Counsel Services

David also provides outside general counsel services to a range of companies including several contractors, a real estate brokerage firm, a graphic design/web development company, and several privately held real estate investment companies.

Real Estate

Litigation & Transactions

From entity formation, to negotiating terms of a purchase agreement, to various due diligence items such as title and environmental issues, through the closing of the transaction, David has handled every aspect of complex real estate transactions. Importantly, David is also experienced in negotiating with lenders. David has also represented a residential high-rise owner in multiple contract disputes with potential purchasers. David has handled several landlord-tenant disputes, as well as new construction contract disputes.  David has experience negotiating commercial leases for his clients including a new warehouse lease for an industrial coatings company, a lease for a large technology company, and several medical professional clinic and office space leases.

Background

During law school, David was active in the advocacy program and remains involved with the South Texas College of Law Advocacy Program.  David’s wife Amy is also a lawyer handling pharmaceutical claims and representing commercial property owners in first-party insurance disputes.  Together, they enjoy spending time with their son, Hunter, traveling, cooking, playing tennis, running, spending time at the lake, and trying new restaurants.  David is an avid Houston sports fan and is always prepared to debate Astros lineup tweaks, Rockets roster moves, and the Texans quarterback situation.

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