Joey Leak has a diverse business/corporate, real estate, and litigation practice. He provides effective and comprehensive legal counsel to clients ranging from individuals and startup companies to regional and national firms.
Joey’s corporate practice includes providing outside general counsel to entrepreneurs and established companies in all aspects of their business, including entity selection and formation, corporate governance, investor relations, debt and equity financing, commercial contracts and transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Joey has a particular focus on assisting private equity and venture capital firms in establishing funds and raising and deploying investment capital, and has represented clients in the private placement of almost $400 million in securities.
As an extension of his business practice, Joey also assists clients with real estate matters. He has counseled buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and contractors and professionals in relation to most aspects of the construction, sale, or lease of commercial and residential properties.
An experienced trial attorney, Joey has represented clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, partnership disputes, real property and construction disputes, securities law violations, general negligence, fraud, and infringement of intellectual property rights. Joey has litigated for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has tried cases to full verdict in front of judges and juries in both state and federal court. This experience allows him to zealously advocate for the rights of his clients, while also being cognizant of the burden and cost of litigation. Joey’s clients rely on him to find creative and cost-effective solutions, represent them in the courtroom if necessary, and develop business strategies aimed at preventing litigation and disputes from arising.
- J.D., Univ. of Texas School of Law
- B.A., Univ. of Texas (History)
Associations & Honors
- State Bar of Texas
- Austin Bar Association
- Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Named a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2017
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Nothern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas