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Houston Attorney – Henry Jakob – Business Lawyer

Henry Jakob

Location: Houston, Texas
Phone: 832-879-2244 (Direct)
Fax: 855-678-5585 (Fax)
Email: E-mail Me

From sensitive planning and negotiations to zealous courtroom advocacy, Henry Jakob has litigated claims throughout Texas, offering cost effective representation based on experience, insight and personal attention.  Located in Houston, Henry Jakob serves clients in Houston and the surrounding areas, including the counties of Fort Bend, Galveston, Brazoria, Montgomery and Waller.  Steeped in litigation involving commercial and consumer transactions and regulatory compliance, Henry represents clients with secured asset claims and foreclosure litigation, debt collection, landlord/tenant disputes, motor vehicle claims and real and personal property lien and title disputes.  Henry is certified as a mediator and experienced in all areas of dispute resolution through formal and informal settlement negotiation, mediation, arbitration.

Before beginning his legal career, Henry practiced as a certified public accountant, serving as senior management consultant and auditor at Coopers & Lybrand, followed by a graduate degree in economics before entering law school.  Henry’s financial background in accounting and economics give him critical insight to identify pivotal aspects of legal problems and to offer sound advice and representation. Henry was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1997 and the State Bar of Illinois in 1996. He is also admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Courts of Texas (Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern), the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Consumer Regulatory Compliance

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1997
  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 1996
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
    • M.A. – 1992
    • Major: Economics
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.S.B.A. – 1981
    • Major: Accounting

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Lending Compliance: Fees and Compensation (Co-Author), Texas Credit Union League 1999 Compliance Conference, 1999
  • National Mortgage Class Action Issues (Co-Author), LRP Publications, 1999
  • When the Tenant Files Bankruptcy and the Effect of the Bankruptcy Reform Act on Landlords and Tenants, Sterling Education: Landlord Tenant Law in Texas, Beyond the Basics, November 13, 2007 – Present
  • Ethics in Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education: Landlord Tenant Law in Texas, November 13, 2007 – Present
  • Developments Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Lorman Education Service: Judgment Enforcement in Texas, July 15, 2008 – Present
  • Developments Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Lorman Education Service: Judgment Enforcement in Texas, July 29, 2009 – Present
  • When the Tenant or Landlord Files Bankruptcy, Sterling Education Services: Landlord Tenant Law in Texas, August 11, 2009 – Present
  • Eviction and the Judicial Process, Sterling Education Services: Landlord Tenant Law in Texas, August 11, 2009 – Present
  • Pre-Suit Collection Strategies, National Business Institute: Collection Law From Start to Finish, June 21, 2010 – Present
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, National Business Institute: Collection Law From Start to Finish, June 21, 2010 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Fort Bend Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Alvin W. Black & Associates, Associate, Areas of Practice: Commercial, Complex and Class Action Litigation, 1995 – 1998
  • Coopers & Lybrand, Certified Public Accountant, Manager, 1984 – 1993
  • Arco Oil & Gas Co., Oil & Gas Accountant, 1982 – 1984
  • Hughes Watters Askanase, LLP, Senior Associate, 1998 – 2011