Colleen Migl, Shareholder

The daughter of a modern-day wildcatter and a day trader, both of whom are business owners, Colleen Migl grew up in Houston surrounded by business risk and the “ups and downs” of the oil and gas industry. So, it is no surprise she is considered very business-minded when it comes to advising her clients, whether it is about the acquisition of another company, the purchase of real estate, the negotiation of a commercial lease, or the setting up of a new business venture.

While in law school, Colleen gained valuable experience interning with the second largest CPA firm in the United States, the federal government, and a national non-profit organization. Colleen spent her last year of law school as a Shapiro Fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission. While there, she worked on high-profile securities litigation cases and investigations, and in some cases right alongside the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and the Internal Revenue Service. Upon graduation from law school, Colleen went to work for a major accounting firm where she assisted major Houston oil and gas clients with international taxation transactions.

Mrs. Migl received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and General Business from Texas Tech University. Upon graduation, she was awarded “highest ranking graduate” from the Rawls College of Business. After completing her undergraduate studies, she attended The George Washington University Law School where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2014. Upon graduation with her law degree, Ms. Migl was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her extensive pro bono work with the homeless and unemployed in the heart of Washington, D.C.

While handling multiple large acquisitions for a Fortune 200 company at the same time, Colleen recently went back to school to obtain her L.L.M. and a Certificate in International Taxation from Georgetown University. Upon graduation, she was once again recognized for pro bono work in her local community.


Practice Areas:


  • Entity Formations and Structuring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Debt Collections
  • General Corporate Matters
  • Estate Planning

Representative Matters


Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented and served as lead corporate counsel in the acquisition of MLink Technologies, Inc.
  • Represented and served as lead corporate counsel in the acquisition of Sherpa Coaching, LLC.
  • Represented and served as lead corporate counsel in a series of roll-up transactions of regional rubber manufacturers by a private equity group.
  • Represented and served as lead corporate counsel in the acquisition of UTSI Corporation, Inc.
  • Represented and served as lead corporate counsel in the acquisition of the assets of Howell Services, a local HVAC and plumbing services company.
  • Represented and served as assisting counsel to one of the largest electricity service providers in Texas with the acquisition of another electricity service provider of roughly similar size.
  • Represented a large Fortune 200 company, as a strategic buyer, in acquiring various brokerage shops across the United States.
  • Represented a start-up renewable energy company in obtaining an injection of investment from a large national energy technology company.

Mergers and Acquisitions - Bankruptcy

  • Represented and served as lead corporate counsel in the acquisition of a local hospital, all within the context of a bankruptcy.
  • Represented and served as lead corporate counsel in the disposition of Eco-Stim, Inc. within the context of a bankruptcy.
  • Represented and served as lead corporate counsel in the disposition of Juniper Specialty Products, Inc. and SGCE, LLC.

Commercial Real Estate

  • Represent numerous buyers of commercial real estate, ranging from the acquisition or disposition of retail centers to the acquisition or disposition of hotels across the Texas region.
  • Represent sponsors of commercial real estate for the development and initial fundraise of a downtown high-rise in Houston, Texas.
  • Represent sponsors in the establishment of syndicated funds and special purpose vehicles to facilitate such funds.
  • Represent Buyers and Sellers navigate complex easement and encroachment issues in the commercial context across the Houston metropolitan area.
  • Represent Buyers and Sellers navigate complex title commitment issues in the commercial context across the Houston metropolitan area, including title commitment issues relating to mechanic’s liens, bankruptcy notices, surveys, utility easements, covenants, probate, underground tanks, and remainder interests of oil and gas.

Tax Matters:

  • Represented a local CPA against the Internal Revenue Service as assigned insurance counsel in a tax dispute in excess of $10 million dollars.
  • Represented a multi-national manufacturer of cooking tools and utensils with the tax-free reorganization of its U.S. and foreign operations.
  • Represented numerous nonprofit corporations in connection with obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status under I.R.C. Section 501(c)(3).
  • Represented numerous homeowner associations in connection with obtaining recognition or navigation tax-exempt status under both federal and state frameworks.

Affiliations:


  • Member, Fort Bend Bar Association
  • President, Fort Bend Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair, Houston Bar Association Campaign for Homeless
  • Past Co-Chair, Fort Bend Walk for Alzheimer’s
  • Docent, Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Young Alumni Representative, George Washington University Alumni Association
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Education:
  • L.L.M., Georgetown University
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • B.B.A., Accounting, Texas Tech University, graduated Magna Cum Laude, minor in English
  • B.B.A., General Business, Texas Tech University, graduated Summa Cum Laude
Bar & Court Admissions:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court
  • Western District of Texas Bankruptcy Court

Boyd Hoekel, Of Counsel

Boyd Hoekel is a commercial litigator who joins Quadros, Migl & Crosby after thirteen years with Weingarten Realty Investors (Weingarten) where he managed its nationwide commercial litigation docket. Mr. Hoekel knows commercial landlord-tenant law from the letter of intent stage through disposing of tenant abandoned personal property after termination of a lease. Mr. Hoekel is also intimately familiar with the terms of complex commercial lease agreements and reciprocal easement agreements and has consulted frequently on shopping center operational matters. Mr. Hoekel managed cases running the gamut from construction defects involving 500,000+ square feet of defective shopping center roofing down to tenant claims regarding dry-pipe odors. Mr. Hoekel recovered over $32M net on commercial collection matters for Weingarten. Mr. Hoekel consistently handled disputes concerning commercial leases, reciprocal easement agreements, construction defects, M&M liens, broker’s commissions, associations within mixed-use developments, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and environmental contamination.

Before joining Weingarten in 2008, Mr. Hoekel practiced law at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP (2001 – 2008) where he appeared in jurisdictions throughout Texas defending an international conglomerate and its subsidiaries from product liability, construction defect and breach of contract claims. Mr. Hoekel also represented businesses in commercial collection and real estate cases in the Houston metropolitan area. Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP awarded Mr. Hoekel the 2006 Sylvan Siegler Award for Excellence in Mentoring for his work with junior attorneys at the firm.

Prior to Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Mr. Hoekel practiced at the former Houston law firm Dow, Cogburn and Friedman, PC (1998-2001) where he worked on commercial, construction and real estate cases. Mr. Hoekel successfully pursued commercial collection claims on behalf of contractors and materialmen, including claims against the United States of America. He successfully defended both general contractors and subcontractors from breach of contract claims.

Mr. Hoekel attended the University of Texas School of Law where he was a member of the Board of Advocates. Mr. Hoekel is licensed to practice before all federal and state courts in Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Hoekel has been married to Tari Hoekel since 1996. They have two adult sons, William and Christopher.


Education:
  • The University of Houston, B.A., History, summa cum laude, 1993
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1997
Bar & Court Admissions:
  • State of Texas, Admitted 1997
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • The United States Court of Federal Claims
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Construction Law Section
  • Litigation Section
  • Houston Bar Association