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  • Matthew D. Anderson - Partner - Wichita Falls
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    Matt Anderson graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University in College Station in 1995 with a B.S. in Economics and then earned his J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law in 1999. After graduating from law school, he worked as a prosecutor in the trial bureau of The Harris County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 40 jury trials. Matt joined Gibson Davenport Anderson in 2001 and now practices in the areas of commercial litigation, banking litigation, construction law, employment law, oil and gas litigation, fiduciary litigation, and real estate litigation. Matt is licensed by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas and the following Federal courts: Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Oklahoma and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Matt’s reported cases include: Robertson v. State, 2003 Tex. App. LEXIS 6445 (Tex. App. Waco July 23, 2003); Penn v. Thomas, 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 1858 (Tex. App. Fort Worth Mar. 10, 2005); Basset v. American National Bank, 145 S.W. 3d 602 (Ft. Worth 2004); Jordan v. Hagler, 179 S.W. 3d 355 (Ft. Worth 2005); Turner v. Mullins, 162 S.W.3d 356 (Ft. Worth 2005); Decker v. Decker, 192 S.W. 3d 648 (Ft. Worth 2006); Eggert v. Lyne, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 9267 (Tex. App. Eastland Oct. 26, 2006); and Smith v. Farrell, 2009 Tex. App. LEXIS 9307 (Tex. App. Amarillo Dec. 7, 2009).

    Matt’s other activities include: Wichita County Bar Association (Director 2004-2009; President 2008-2009); Episcopal School/ Christ Academy (Trustee, 2006-2010; Executive Committee 2008-2010); and Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (Board Member, 2003-2009; Advisory Board, 2010). Matt also coaches youth soccer and competes in Judo.

    Matt is a member of the Court Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

    Commercial, banking, oil and gas and fiduciary litigation; construction and employment law.

    manderson@sgpllc.law

  • Kara M. Blanco - Associate - Wichita Falls
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    Kara Blanco practices in the areas of estate and wealth preservation planning, transfer tax planning, charitable gift planning, trust and estate administration, tax exempt organizations, and business entities. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University in 2003 with a B.B.A. in Accounting and earned her J.D. with honors from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2007. While in law school, Ms. Blanco served as Articles Editor of the Law Review, was elected Order of the Coif, and received the Smith-Baker Tax Award. She is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and serves on the Decedents’ Estates Committee of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. She has spoken on and written articles about various estate planning and charitable topics.

    Estate planning, transfer tax planning, trust and estate administration and business entities.

    kblanco@sgpllc.law

  • Richard K. Bowersock - Partner - Wichita Falls
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    Richard K. Bowersock received a B.A. degree and a M.S. degree from Texas Tech University and a J.D. degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Wichita County Bar Association, having served as its President in 1995. Mr. Bowersock is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

    Mr. Bowersock’s practice is primarily concentrated in real estate law, financial lending transactions and formation of business entities.

    Mr. Bowersock has served as a member of the Boards of the Midwestern State University Foundation, Inc., Wichita General Hospital Foundation, Big Brothers and Sisters of Wichita County and Wichita Falls Independent School District Partners in Education. He is a member of First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls and currently serves on various boards and committees of the church and its Foundation.

    Corporate, real estate, banking, residential and commercial loans.

    rbowersock@sgpllc.law

  • R. Caven Crosnoe - Partner - Wichita Falls
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    R. Caven Crosnoe received a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University and a L.L.B. degree from The University of Texas. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and its Securities Law Committee and the Wichita County Bar Association. He is also a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

    Mr. Crosnoe's practice is primarily focused on business and oil and gas law. His business law practice includes the representation of buyers and sellers of businesses, the formation of all types of business entities and the preparation and review of financing transactions for such entities. His oil and gas practice includes the acquisition and sale of oil and gas properties, preparation of contracts and lease negotiations.

    Mr. Crosnoe currently serves on the Board of Regents at Midwestern State University and the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank, both in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is a past Trustee of the Hardin Foundation for Wichita County and a past Chairman and Board member of Midwestern State University Foundation, Inc. and the Wichita Falls Metropolitan YMCA.

    Corporate, partnership, business, oil and gas, mergers, acquisitions.

    ccrosnoe@sgpllc.law

  • D. Todd Davenport - Partner - Wichita Falls
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    Todd Davenport graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University in 1998 with a B.B.A in Finance as the highest ranking graduate in the College of Business Administration. He received his J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2001. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Wichita County Bar Association. His practice focuses on banking, real estate, business and corporate law matters, including the formation of business entities; private offerings of debt and equity securities, asset acquisitions and asset sales; corporate governance and control arrangements, secured and unsecured lending, bank regulatory and operational matters, creditor bankruptcy, and general real estate law.

    Mr. Davenport’s experience includes the preparation of asset purchase agreements and related documents, the preparation of securities purchase agreements and related documents, the preparation of documents related to the formation and operation of various types of business entities, and the preparation of documents related to various types of lending arrangements.

    Banking, real estate, business and corporate law matters and formation of business entities.

    tdavenport@sgpllc.law

  • Erwin Davenport - Partner - Wichita Falls
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    Erwin Davenport practices Trusts and Estates Law. His practice includes Estate and Wealth Preservation Planning, Disability Planning, Transfer Tax Controversies, Business Succession Planning, Trust and Estate Litigation, Charitable Gift Planning , Trust and Estate Administration, Tax Exempt Organizations, and Business Entities. His clients are Individuals, Families, Businesses, Banks, Public Charities, Private Foundations, and Individual and Corporate Executors and Trustees.

    Mr. Davenport received his B.A. cum laude from Midwestern State University, his J.D. with honors from Texas Tech University School of Law and his LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. While at Texas Tech he was Articles Editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Davenport is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a past president of the Wichita County Bar Association, past president of the North Texas Estate Planning Council and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a frequent speaker and writer on various estate planning, probate and tax subjects and is a former Course Director of the State Bar of Texas Advanced Drafting Estate Planning and Probate Course.

    Mr. Davenport’s community activities include service on the board of Legend Bank, N.A., for over 15 years, serving as director of the Bryant Edwards Foundation, and serving as a trustee of the MSU Charitable Trust and the Texas Tech Law School Foundation.

    Estate planning, trust and estate litigation, trust and estate administration and business entities.

    edavenport@sgpllc.law

  • Barbara Gibson - Partner - Austin
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    Barbara Gibson graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in 1976, with a B.A. in mathematics and speech communication. She then earned her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1979 where she served on the Board of Advocates. Ms. Gibson’s practice areas are real estate, wills and probate, and business entities. Ms. Gibson is Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

    Real estate, wills and probate and business entities.

    bgibson@sgpllc.law

  • Robert W. Goff, Jr. - Partner - Wichita Falls / Kerrville
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    Robert W. Goff, Jr. practices in the areas of estate and wealth preservation planning, transfer tax planning, charitable gift planning, trust and estate administration, business succession planning and business entities (primarily as they are used in and related to federal estate tax planning).

    Mr. Goff received his B.B.A. degree from Texas Tech University and his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Goff is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a past president of the Wichita County Bar Association, a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association.

    Mr. Goff has been a frequent speaker and author on estate planning, probate and tax law matters, including presentations at the Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, the Advanced Drafting Course and the Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course, all of which were sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. An article pertaining to taxation of lottery prizes that was co-authored by Mr. Goff in 2006 was published in Trust and Estates magazine.

    Estate planning, trusts, partnerships.

    bgoff@sgpllc.law

  • R. Ken Hines - Partner - Wichita Falls
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    R. Ken Hines received a B.B.A. (Business Honors Program) degree and a J.D. (With Honors) degree, both from The University of Texas in Austin. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Wichita County Bar Association. He is also a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

    Mr. Hines’ practice is primarily focused on commercial real estate, commercial lending and business law transactions. His commercial lending practice includes the representation of both lenders and borrowers. His commercial real estate and business law practices include the representation of buyers and sellers of assets and businesses, the formation of business entities and the preparation and review of leases and contracts.

    Mr. Hines currently serves on the Board of Directors of First National Bank, Wichita Falls and United Regional Health Care System and on the Board of Trustees of the James N. McCoy Foundation. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Midwestern State University Foundation, Inc. and served on the Young Life Committee for Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for Wichita Falls Independent School District for 17 years, having served as its President from 2002-2006.

    Corporate, partnership, business, real estate, commercial loans.

    khines@sgpllc.law

  • Michelle L. Wurster - Associate - Wichita Falls
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    Michelle L. Wurster received her B.A. degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and her J.D. degree from Baylor University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Wichita County Bar Association (of which she is a past director). While at Baylor Law School, she served as Editor in Chief of the Baylor Law Review, was a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a member of the Order of the Barristers.

    Ms. Wurster practices in the areas of estate and wealth preservation planning, and trust and estate administration.

    Ms. Wurster has served on the board of directors for CASA, the Brook Village Elementary School PTA and the Ben Franklin Elementary School PTA. She currently serves as Secretary for the Nonprofit Center in Wichita Falls. She is a past President of the North Texas Estate and Financial Planning Council.

    Probate, estate planning.

    mwurster@sgpllc.law

  • Anthony Bates - Associate - Wichita Falls
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    Anthony Bates Tony Bates graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Government and Politics before earning his J.D. at Southern Methodist University in 2011. Tony then worked for a criminal defense firm in Dallas before moving to Wichita Falls, where he served as Assistant District Attorney for six years.

    Tony participated in numerous jury trials at both the misdemeanor and felony levels. Tony joined Sherrill & Gibson in 2017 and practices in the area of commercial litigation, real estate litigation, fiduciary litigation and construction. Tony is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and is on the Board of Directors for the Wichita County Bar Association.

    Tony is a member of Onelife Community Church, where he attends with his wife and two children.

    tbates@sgpllc.law

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