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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, M.B.A. (Finance), May 1994
  • Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee, Juris Doctor, May 1992
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, December 1988

Legal Employment

  • Bracewell & Patterson, Dallas, Texas February 2001-April 2002
  • Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay, Dallas, Texas October 1996-January 2001
  • Creel & Atwood, Dallas, Texas August 1994-September 1996

Legal Experience

Corporate/Commercial Transactions : Extensive experience representing public and private business organizations in a variety of transactions, including merger and acquisition services, offerings of debt and equity securities, the acquisition and disposition of intellectual property and other assets, venture capital transactions, and restructuring troubled companies and investments. Represented early stage companies from the initial stage of entity formation, through the preparation of a private placement memorandum. Drafted and negotiated various corporate and securities documents, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and non-compete agreements. Drafted and negotiated various commercial agreements, including consulting agreements, service agreements, promissory notes, security agreements, credit agreements, and related documents. Real estate conveyances, leasing and foreclosure.

Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy : Extensive experience representing debtors-in-possession in all aspects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases including managing the case from the filing of the bankruptcy petition and first day hearings through plan confirmation and post-confirmation matters. Represented secured and unsecured creditors on a variety of engagements including lift-stay litigation, cash-collateral issues, claims objections and allowance, and objections to plan confirmation. Represented entities acquiring assets from the bankruptcy estate pursuant to motion under Bankruptcy Code section 363 and through plans of reorganization.

Litigation : Extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including successfully contesting jurisdiction, preparing and defending pre-trial motions, conducting and assisting in all aspects of discovery, trial and appeal. Represented clients in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. Experience in both state and federal courts.


Bar Admissions

  • Texas Bar (1994)
  • Kansas Bar (1992) (inactive status)
  • United States District Courts (Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Awards/Distinctions

  • Law review: Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law I
  • Finalist, Johnson & Gibbs Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Deans List (Baylor University)

Mr. Farha will provide references upon request

Publications

Dealing With Distressed and Insolvent Businesses: A Primer for Business Attorneys (presented at the Texas Bar Association seminar on telecommunications law on March 7, 2002) (co-authored with Sandra L. Skogen and Mark W. Wege)

The Automatic Stay: An Overview (presented at the November 5, 1998 Sheinfeld, Maley and Kay, P.C. associate training seminar) (co-authored with Craig J. Litherland and Samuel M. Stricklin)

Mass Torts and Other Future Claims (presented at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association seminar on Chapter 11 Business Reorganizations on May 8-10, 1997) (co-authored with Barbara J. Houser and David Ellerbe)

Chapter 7 Problems and Issues (presented at the Georgetown University Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar on September 19, 1997) (co-authored Barbara J. Houser, Shari A. Wilkins, E. Lee Morris and Richard G. Grant)




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