McGinnis Lochridge is pleased to announce that the firm has elected four attorneys to Partner – Mary H. Allen, Marcus V. Eason, Zachariah T. Evans, and Lindsey Roskopf. Allen and Evans practice in the Austin office while Eason and Roskopf are based in Houston.
“Stepping into the role of partner at a law firm is a big responsibility and serious commitment to the future of the firm,” said Managing Partner Doug Dodds. “We welcome our new Partners, impressed by their legal acumen and unwavering dedication to providing our clients the highest standard of legal counsel and business insight.”
Mary Allen advises clients on a wide array of business transactions. In her real estate practice, she represents developers, purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants in various commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development approvals and creative financing solutions. She also serves as outside counsel for organizations advising them on governance issues, vendor relationships and public-private partnership agreements. Allen is also the current Chair of the McGinnis Lochridge Women's Initiative Committee. Prior to joining McGinnis Lochridge, she was Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Waterloo Greenway Creek Conservancy. Allen earned her B.A. from the University of Texas, and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center.
Marcus V. Eason is a trial attorney who focuses his practice in various types of complex commercial, business, and partnership disputes in variety of industries. He has experience representing both individuals and entities, plaintiffs and defendants, in matters such as fiduciary duty disputes, partnership termination and wind up, business fraud and theft, various contract actions, lien disputes, disputes over purchase and sale agreements, non-compete agreements, various other corporate agreements. Marcus Eason represents clients across the State of Texas in both state and federal court. He earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University, and received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.
Zachariah T. Evans focuses his practice on water and wastewater utilities and the representation local governmental entities. He advises water districts, water supply corporations, and municipalities on virtually all matters regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas. He also provides counsel on matters including open government, personnel issues, procurement, annexations, licensing and regulation of public rights-of-way, and ordinance drafting. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin, and received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Lindsey Roskopf advises clients on international trade and transactions matters, helping them navigate the complexity of U.S. customs laws and compliance issues. She counsels clients on matters involving export controls, economic and trade sanctions, and anti-boycott laws. She works with clients in the oil and gas, hydrographic survey, medical device, chemicals, aerospace, defense, electronics, and manufacturing industries.
Roskopf regularly assists clients with developing export-licensing strategies, determining the export jurisdiction and classification of equipment and technology, and responding to government inquiries. She also has extensive experience in advising clients on compliance with U.S. sanctions, particularly with respect to Russia, Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela. Roskopf earned her B.B.A. and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Texas, and received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.