Marcos Rosales
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Marcos Rosales

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Whether on paper or in the courtroom, Marcos Rosales loves telling his clients’ stories. He represents individuals and businesses in all types of complex civil litigation with a particular emphasis on professional negligence matters, shareholder and securities disputes, and director and officer liability. Having previously served as senior vice president and general counsel of a diversified holding company with operations in a variety of industries, Marcos combines a breadth of real-world business experience with his engineering training and attention to detail to deliver results in any dispute. Marcos particularly enjoys guiding his clients through unfamiliar territory, and he loves advocating on their behalf.

Marcos’s love for advocacy extends beyond the courtroom, too. He serves on the board of directors of the Houston Urban Debate League, an organization that has worked to make the academic activity of debate available to students in Houston’s urban high schools with the end goal of getting students into and out of college with degrees. To the same end, Marcos also serves as a guest speaker and student mentor at Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders held annually at The University of Texas. Closer to home, Marcos also serves on the Leadership Council of Texas A&M University’s Association of Former Students.

Obtained a unanimous jury verdict for a national real estate brokerage firm in a breach of contract lawsuit. The firm client facilitated the sale of real estate, but was denied its commission. After a three day trial, the jury returned a verdict awarding the full commission, and attorney’s fees were also awarded. The judgment was upheld on appeal.

Obtained favorable verdict as lead trial counsel for individual in plaintiff’s personal property and breach of contract dispute. The Harris County jury returned a verdict awarding actual damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees. The case was settled on favorable terms after the district court entered judgment.

Prosecuted multiple Class C misdemeanors for the State of Texas through the Houston Volunteer Prosecutor’s Program, including more than a dozen jury trials.

Obtained dismissal for individual lawyer in professional negligence/breach of fiduciary duty litigation. Marcos briefed and argued the issue to the trial court which then dismissed the defendant for lack of personal jurisdiction.

Represented multiple defendants in shareholder oppression/breach of fiduciary duty litigation. Allegations included improper freeze­out and dilution of plaintiffs’ interests and wrongful entrenchment by management.

Represented private health care company as plaintiff in fraudulent transfer case. Allegations involved transferring assets beyond the reach of creditors for the purpose of avoiding debt obligations to our client.

Represented former officer and directors of Fortune 500 company in defense of breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, and preferential transfer claims arising out of failed bank.

Representative Experience

Obtained a unanimous jury verdict for a national real estate brokerage firm in a breach of contract lawsuit. The firm client facilitated the sale of real estate, but was denied its commission. After a three day trial, the jury returned a verdict awarding the full commission, and attorney’s fees were also awarded. The judgment was upheld on appeal.

Obtained favorable verdict as lead trial counsel for individual in plaintiff’s personal property and breach of contract dispute. The Harris County jury returned a verdict awarding actual damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees. The case was settled on favorable terms after the district court entered judgment.

Prosecuted multiple Class C misdemeanors for the State of Texas through the Houston Volunteer Prosecutor’s Program, including more than a dozen jury trials.

Obtained dismissal for individual lawyer in professional negligence/breach of fiduciary duty litigation. Marcos briefed and argued the issue to the trial court which then dismissed the defendant for lack of personal jurisdiction.

Represented multiple defendants in shareholder oppression/breach of fiduciary duty litigation. Allegations included improper freeze­out and dilution of plaintiffs’ interests and wrongful entrenchment by management.

Represented private health care company as plaintiff in fraudulent transfer case. Allegations involved transferring assets beyond the reach of creditors for the purpose of avoiding debt obligations to our client.

Represented former officer and directors of Fortune 500 company in defense of breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, and preferential transfer claims arising out of failed bank.

Professional Activities and Memberships

Editor, News for the Bar, Litigation Section, State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Association

Houston Young Lawyers Association

Texas Young Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

Awards and Rankings

Recognized as a "Rising Star" in Civil Litigation: Defense by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers - Texas, 2020

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Community Involvement

Director, Houston Urban Debate League

Representative at Large, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Leadership Council

Guest speaker, Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School, 2010

Master of Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2010

B.S. Texas A&M University, magna cum laude, Chemical Engineering, 2005

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas