ALFA International Welcomes Mayer LLP in Houston

ALFA International (ALFAI) is pleased to announce that Mayer LLP joined ALFAI’s Global Legal Network as its member firm in Houston, Texas, effective April 20, 2023.

Mayer LLP has a robust trial practice that includes construction, employment, energy, insurance, premises liability, professional liability, products liability, real estate and transportation defense. The firm also has a full-service transactional practice focused on asset and equity acquisitions and mergers, divestitures, conversions, debt restructuring, commercial bankruptcy, reorganizations, taxation, real estate and immigration.

Mayer LLP has named Melanie R. Cheairs, Ryan Hand, Rob Smith and Brian Coolidge its ALFAI Contact Partners. In addition, the firm will be involved in the Business Litigation, Construction, Corporate Transactions, Labor & Employment, Hospitality & Retail, Insurance, Product Liability & Complex Torts, Transportation and Women’s Initiative Practice Groups.

Melanie Cheairs, who previously held numerous leadership positions within ALFAI, stated, “ALFAI was the single most important reason for the success of Lorance Thompson, the former ALFAI member firm in Houston. It is the utmost desire of Mayer LLP to build on that success and to become an unmatched performer for the ALFAI network.”

ALFAI CEO Jessica Zaroski Bauer added, “ALFAI’s North American Membership Committee spent months doing its due diligence to find a firm that would best fill the Houston vacancy. We are confident that Mayer LLP will continue to support and promote the ALFAI network with the same passion as Lorance Thompson did during its 42-year membership. We are excited for many trusted colleagues to return to ALFAI and look forward to building new relationships with others from Mayer LLP.”

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Office Location and Phone Number

2900 North Loop West
Suite 500
Houston, Texas 77092
P: 713.686.5560

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