Stacy Welch

972 371 2489
972 770 7849 (FAX)

swelch@higierallen.com

2711 North Haskell Ave
Suite 2400
Dallas, Texas 75204
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Stacy Welch concentrates her practice in the area of general business transactions, including the planning and organization of business entities, the acquisition and sale of businesses, and the drafting of all types of commercial contracts. She also practices in the areas of general and commercial litigation, having appeared in both state and federal courts representing parties in a variety of disputes.

Practice Areas

  • Planning and Organization of Business Entities
  • General Corporate and Business Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Probate
  • Franchising

Representative Experience

  • Advising clients regarding general corporate issues and drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts, including contacts in relation to the sale and acquisition of businesses and business interests.
  • Engaging in civil practice devoted to business/commercial, personal injury, tort and contract litigation.
  • Assisting clients in the probate of wills.
  • Preparing and updating franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and other related franchise program agreements; providing legal advice in connection with existing franchises and franchisor/franchisee relationships; and assisting in the enforcement of franchise agreements.

Education

  • B.A. degree from Texas A&M University
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • Regents’ Scholarship Recipient, Texas Tech University School of Law.

Publications, Articles & Presentations

  • Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation on a Federal Level: Practice Implications and Constitutional Concerns. Co-author. Article presented at the 2002 Texas Association of Defense Counsel Spring Meeting.
  • Damages 2002 Update. Co-author. Article presented at the 2002 State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course.
  • Healthcare Liability Claims After Tort Reform: Cosmetics or CPR? Co-author. Article presented at the 2003 Texas Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Symposium “Before the Ink is Dry: An Insider’s Look at the New Tort and Insurance Legislation.”
  • New Tricks for Old Dogs: Discovery After House Bill 4. Co-author. Article presented at the 2003 Texas Association of Defense Counsel Fall Meeting.
  • A Rose by Any Other Name: Negligent Credentialing Protections Survive Repeal of MLIIA. Co-author. Published in Texas Lawyer, February 2005.

Legal Associations, Professional Affiliations, and Community Leadership

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Area Young Lawyers Association
  • Junior League of Dallas

Previous Professional Experience

  • Cowles & Thompson, P.C., September 2003 – May 2007
    • Associate. Civil litigation practice with experience in premises liability and general tort matters, with primary focus on medical malpractice defense.
  • Wallach, Andrews, Florsheim & Stouffer, P.C., August 2001 – September 2003
    • Associate. Civil litigation practice with primary focus on medical malpractice defense on behalf of hospitals and physicians of various practices.