Excellence In Business Law

The lawyers at Jordan, Holzer & Ortiz, P.C., and their staff focus our practice on representing business clients. We understand the needs of businesses and provide creative solutions to their legal problems. Our attorneys are well-known for representation of small, midsized and large clients in reorganization of businesses in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as representations of trusts and post-bankruptcy plan enforcement. We also have extensive experience arising from representation regarding commercial and business litigation, and from various commercial real estate, development and construction litigation. Our firm has represented significant licensees and licensors in intellectual property disputes in and out of bankruptcy, as well as landlord-tenant and franchisee-franchisor disputes also in and out of bankruptcy.

Because of the specialized and focused nature of our practice, our firm receives most of its clients through referrals from other attorneys, CPAs and professionals including investors, developers, bankers and investment bankers, and appraisers. We are here to help your business survive and even thrive during the most difficult business climates.

The firm has been named one of the top transactional firms in the state of Texas by U.S. News & World ReportTM and received a number of other honors recognizing our legal work.

Our firm represents not only debtors in bankruptcy cases, but creditors, creditors' committees, secured creditors, royalty owners, working interest owners, and vendors including vendors with mineral liens, and mechanic's and materialmen's liens.

Accomplished Attorneys With Nearly A Century Of Legal And Litigation Experience

The accomplished attorneys in our firm have nearly a century of legal and litigation experience. Their credentials are also impressive. For example:

  • Shelby A. Jordan has been listed in the Texas Monthly Annual Super Lawyers every year since its original publication (2003 through 2017). Best Lawyers in America has also listed him in its publication for over 20 years (1992 through 2017), and he has held an AV Rating (highest available peer rating) each year since 1978. He is board-certified in business bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Jordan has litigated more than 225 cases in federal and state courts where he often served as lead counsel in a wide variety of business disputes, and financial, bankruptcy, business and commercial litigation matters. He has handled more than 50 appeals in the State of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals with numerous opinions of first impression, and was affirmed by opinion (sitting in designation) by Justice Sandra Day O"Conner. He has published and/or has spoken at well over 75 legal articles and seminars involving current issues in commercial bankruptcies, workouts and business litigation.
  • Nathaniel Peter "Pete" Holzer is board-certified in business bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, JD with honors in 1995 and The University of Texas at Arlington, BBA in Accounting, summa cum laude. His areas of focus include complex business bankruptcy, business workouts and reorganization, business litigation, commercial litigation and collections. Mr. Holzer was formerly a CPA.
  • Antonio Ortiz is an experienced attorney capable of advising companies and individuals on a wide range of legal and business issues. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including disputes involving business torts, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. In addition, Mr. Ortiz has been involved in numerous loan workouts and has broad experience representing borrowers in litigation. Additionally Mr. Ortiz dedicates a significant part of his practice to the resolution of construction disputes of commercial building and development projects, including dealing with bonding, insurance, and related issues.

Our mission is to provide every client with excellence in every business law setting. We will work together as a team to resolve your business problems, and in fact our firm frequently serves as co-counsel along with other law firms in representation of large and significant reorganizations, litigation and ADR disputes, or coordinates with other lawyers and professionals with specialized expertise to fill all gaps of any complex business matter.

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Board Certified Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
  • AV Preeminent 2018 | Shelby A Jordan