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Because he knows few people enjoy entering into litigation, Joshua Kipp recognizes that most of his clients would rather not have to be in his office or engaging his services.  He takes this into account in the level of service he provides, and makes every attempt to make the litigation process as painless as possible.  Joshua has a wide breadth of practice with significant experience in the areas of real estate litigation, securities and director and officer litigation, business litigation and employment counseling and litigation.  He has represented businesses, big and small, and individuals in a variety of industries.  He has handled matters in both state and federal court as well as private arbitration.  When not at work, Joshua is an active member of his church, Providence Presbyterian Church, and spends most of his time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Caleb and Betsy.  No matter whether a case can be resolved out of court or proceeds through trial, Joshua prides himself on understanding his client’s needs and goals and maintaining clear communication with his client at every stage.  Even if his client would rather be somewhere else, he makes their needs and goals his own and fights for the best possible outcome.

Experience

Real Estate Litigation

Won contract action for prominent Dallas real estate developer, resulting in access to funds necessary to ensure its property will not be landlocked and opening up future development in the area.

Successfully resolved disputes regarding premises liability issues on behalf of property owners in state and federal court.

Successfully resolved lease disputes on behalf of lessees.

Business Contract Disputes

Won take-nothing arbitration rulings in defending corporations against claims for earn-out payments following sale of businesses in automotive technologies and telecommunications industries.

Represented numerous clients in contractual disputes regarding meaning and interpretation and contracts and letters of intent in state and federal court.

Securities/Directors & Officers Litigation

Won dismissal of shareholder derivative action against independent directors of life settlements business in federal court.

Defends independent directors of pharmaceutical business against class action breach of fiduciary duty claims in Michigan state court following going-private transaction.

Defended independent directors of life settlements business against breach of fiduciary duty claims in adversary proceeding brought by creditors’ trustee.

Represented independent directors of broker-dealer in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of company.

Employment Counseling and Litigation

Advised clients regarding reductions in force and severance issues.

Defended hospital in age discrimination suit.

Other Litigation

Member of litigation team that successfully defended telecommunications company in private antitrust arbitrations.

Member of litigation team representing the owner of a department store damaged by soil movement in a complex case involving claims against the geotechnical engineer, the civil engineers, and the general contractor.

Member of litigation team in complex construction disputes involving water treatment plant and airport facilities.

Participated in successful representation of an investment firm in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit defending against various allegations including racketeering, civil conspiracy, tortious interference, and defamation.

Speeches/Publications

Co-Author, SMU Annual Texas Survey: Professional Liability, 3 SMU Ann. Tex. Surv. 345 (2017).

Co-Author, SMU Annual Texas Survey: Professional Liability, 2 SMU Ann. Tex. Surv. 363 (2016).

Author, Want to Avoid Medicare?  Fat Chance!: MMSEA Reporting Requirements and Their Impact on the Resolution of the Claims of Medicare Beneficiaries, 30 Rev. Litig. 359 (2011).

Court Admissions

Texas, 2011

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Education

The University of Texas School of Law
J.D., with honors, 2011
The Review of Litigation, 2009-2011; Managing Editor, 2010-2011

University of Mississippi
B.B.A. magna cum laude, 2008

Associations/Affiliations

Dallas Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers