Press Release


Paul Kellogg Named Partner at Hughes Watters Askanase,

Leads Business Planning and Strategy Practice Area

 

HOUSTON, Texas (March 15, 2010) Hughes Watters Askanase, L.L.P. (HWA, www.hwa.com) has promoted Paul Kellogg to partner. Kellogg, who joined HWA in 2001, also has been named as the leader of HWA's Business Planning and Strategy Practice Area.

Kellogg’s practice focuses on consumer and commercial financial services (including auto  and  retail  credit,  identity  fraud,  and  privacy  issues),  regulatory  compliance,  mortgage lending and compliance, fundamental issues facing small - and medium-sized businesses, and the formation  and  divestiture of business  entities. He  has  been  named  a  Rising  Star  by Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2004 in its Super Lawyers issue and was inducted into the College of the State Bar of Texas in 2008. He also serves as a source for media outlets such as The Houston Business Journal and KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio.

"We are pleased to welcome Paul Kellogg to the ranks of HWA partnership,” said Larry Young,  another  partner  with  HWA.   “In  the  consumer  area, Paul's  experience in consumer financial   services   with   retailers,   banks,   home   mortgage  lenders,  auto   dealers and   auto finance companies  has  proved  invaluable.  In  the  corporate  area, his  acumen in  creating  and representing corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies and in handling private placements has been extremely important to HWA business clients.   Paul also brings to his work the kind of diligence and ‘don't let it go until it is done’ mentality that are difficult to find in any field.”

Kellogg previously worked as an attorney with Bond & Taylor, L.L.P., where he specialized in start-up companies, venture capital and private securities transactions.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a business manager for two small retail businesses and as a community liaison and issue analyst for former Houston mayors Kathy Whitmire and Bob Lanier. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rice University in 1987, a Master of Arts degree in public administration from the University of Houston in 1996 and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from University of Houston Law Center in 1999.

Kellogg is a member of several professional associations, including the American Bar Association - Section of Business Law, Consumer Financial Services Committee; Houston Bar Association - Consumer and Commercial Law Committee; Mortgage Bankers Association (National and Texas); National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association; State Bar of Texas - Consumer and Financial Law Committee; and Business Law Committee.

“I am honored to join this extraordinary group of people who are respected leaders in their legal fields.   We have the practical knowledge and experience to offer a wide range of advice and assistance for the whole life cycle of a business,” Kellogg commented.

For a full profile on Kellogg, please visit www.hwa.com

About Hughes Watters Askanase

For more than 32 years, Hughes Watters Askanase, LLP has helped business organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The firm’s attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation, from formation to liquidation. The practice focuses on the various interrelated areas which provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: banking and credit union representation, business bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, default servicing, real estate and finance, consumer financial services, commercial litigation, and wills and probate. For more information on Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P., please visit www.hwa.com.

 

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