Kathy Van Every

Passionate About Business

Passionate about serving business owners, I am devoted to those who are equally passionate about their companies. I support the entrepreneur looking for someone with uncommon experience, dedication to excellence and continuing commitment to their success.

Experience Matters

Before entering private practice, I was the Vice President and General Counsel of a $2.2B defense contractor where I personally handled a broad range of complex legal and business issues. My career also encompassed leading and managing contracts and subcontracts professionals and pricing. A successful and diverse career with Fortune 50, mid-sized aerospace and defense companies, enables me to bring a breadth of comprehensive knowledge and experience to you.

Key Experience:

  • Government Contracts & Subcontracts
  • Business Law
  • Supplier Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Ethics & Compliance
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Deal Structuring & Negotiations
  • International Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Leases
  • Export Control & Trade Compliance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • New Business Start-Ups
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Oil & Gas Leases
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution

I Believe:

  • Your company deserves a lawyer who provides the right information at the right time, so you can make the best decision
  • Anticipating and preventing problems is good for business because many problems can be avoided
  • Complex legal and regulatory issues can be unraveled and simplified
  • Preserving and nurturing business relationships enhances your “bottom line”
  • It’s my job to find workable solutions so you can focus on managing your business

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, Juris Doctor with Honors
  • Webster University, MBA with Distinction
  • California State University at Long Beach, B.S. Finance

Professional Memberships

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor for Business Law and Contracts, Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Volunteer Attorney with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Legal Aid
  • Serve on the Advisory Team for Inspired STEPS, Inc., a 501(c)(3)

Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas and Pennsylvania
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Federal Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Qualified Texas Court Appointed Mediator

I am also a veteran of the U.S. Army (Military Intelligence) and served in Desert Storm.

Kathy’s professionalism and responsiveness is impeccable in making sure that we as business owners as well as the services we offer are well protected so that we can provide signature service for our clients. Her proficiency of the law allows us to focus on what we need to with our clients, staff and vendors.

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