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Jeanine Lehman is a licensed Texas Attorney in private practice located in Austin, the capital of Texas. Her practice is concentrated in corporate and business law, including but not limited to computer/high tech, corporate, partnership, real estate, health care, administrative, banking & finance, and general business and contract law. Her clients and customers are located throughout Texas and several other states and include governmental and private sector entities.Education/Background
Ms. Lehman received her J.D. Cum Laude from St. Louis University School of Law, where she received awards for first place in Moot Court (including first place for Best Brief) and Client Counseling Competitions and placed in the top 3 % of her class. She received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was on the Dean's List. She also completed courses at the University of Texas School of Law and at the University of Exeter School of Law in England. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1980 and scored in the top 2 % on the bar examination.Publications/Presentations
Ms. Lehman is a prolific and accomplished writer. She writes for several national magazines, and also writes for regional and local publications. She has had well over 70 articles published. In 1981, Ms. Lehman's co-authored book on Texas corporate law was published.
Ms. Lehman regularly speaks to business and professional groups. Under the auspices of the Texas Medical Association, she taught residents at medical societies and hospitals in five Texas cities a course on the legal aspects of starting a medical practice. She has taught Mandatory Continuing Education courses to Texas real estate licensees in several Texas cities.Experience
Ms. Lehman, as a Senior Securities Analyst and Staff Attorney at the Texas State Securities Board reviewed over a thousand proposed public offerings of securities from legal, business and financial perspectives to determine compliance with securities registration requirements, including a broad range of corporate and syndicated offerings including high tech, manufacturing, service industries, entertainment, real estate, and oil and gas. At the Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel, she engaged in complex business litigation in the public utility area, including electric, telephone and water cases, and in rulemaking. In the first Texas systemwide rate case following the divestiture rate case of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, she was the Office of Public Utility Counsel's lead attorney in the rate design phase of the case. In that position, she litigated the issue of bypass of the local area network through the use of alternative telecommunications technologies, working in close conjunction with technical experts, including electrical engineers and economists. (In 1989, pursuant to an Austin City Council appointment, she was the Consumer Advocate in Austin's electric rate case.) Prior to forming her own firm, she was associated with a San Antonio business and corporate law firm, where she engaged in substantial commercial loan transactions for lending institutions and borrowers, including multi-state, multi-lender loan participations, real property acquisition, sale, development, financing and use, securities, and business and corporate law. She has been licensed as a real estate broker since 1980 and represents clients in numerous aspects of real estate law matters. She represents health care industry clients in financing of health care facilities and equipment, equipment leasing, agreements with hospitals concerning staffing and use of facilities, partnerships, and business and corporate matters. She represents clients in corporate, contract and commercial & finance matters, including business purchases and sales.Professional/Public Service
Ms. Lehman is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Austin Bar Association Health Law Section, and has served on the American Arbitration Association's and New York Stock Exchange's Panels of Arbitrators. She formerly served as a Hearings Examiner for the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and was formerly a member of the International Association of Financial Planning, Inc. (1988-89 VP of Ethics, Public Relations, and Legislative-Regulatory Affairs, 1990-91 VP of Programs, 1991-92 Chairman of the Board for Austin Chapter of IAFP). While at the Texas Securities Board, she served the North American Securities Administrators Association as an Advisor to the Subcommittee on Commodity Pool Programs, on the Real Estate Exchange Offer Subcommittee of the Real Estate Investments Committee, and as a faculty member of a nationwide analyst education symposium.
Law Offices of Jeanine Lehman P.C.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 202211
Austin, Texas 78720-2211