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Rogers, Susan

With her primary practice in the Real Estate and Business & Corporate Transactions practice groups, Susan Rogers offers institutional lending, real estate transactions, and general business expertise. As a real estate attorney, her practice focuses on commercial real estate and real estate finance, corporate and asset-based lending, acquisitions and dispositions of owned and leased assets, and general corporate and business matters and contract issues.

Education & Bar Admissions

Juris Doctor, The University of Texas School of Law

Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University (summa cum laude)

Member, State Bar of Texas

Community Involvement

Board Member, Gloria Deo Academy

Former Sudreau Fellow, Sudreau Global Justice Institute in Uganda (2018)


“Rising Star in San Antonio” – Scene in SA Monthly (2007)

“Best Lawyer” Real Estate Transactions, S.A. Scene Magazine (2018-2023)

“Best Female Lawyer” Real Estate Transactions, S.A. Scene Magazine (2021-2023)

Ketterling, Nathan. A

Nathan Ketterling has been litigating Dispute cases since 2003. He represents individual and business clients in all aspects of the litigation process, including pre-suit, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiation, trial, and appeals. Mr. Ketterling handles commercial litigation cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, including consumer, breach of contract and products liability litigation.  

Mr. Ketterling started his legal career at a boutique medical malpractice defense firm in San Antonio where he represented doctors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, and various other healthcare providers. He has practiced medical malpractice defense and defended healthcare providers for more than 20 years. 

Mr. Ketterling also maintains a non-profit corporate practice, and represents non-profit clients, including churches schools, colleges, and universities, in litigation matters. He advises non-profits on formation, obtaining and preserving tax-exempt status, corporate governance, and complying with Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Education & Bar Admissions

Juris Doctor, St. Mary’s University School of Law (magna cum laude; John Harlan Society; Phi Delta Phi)

Associate Editor, St. Mary’s University Law Journal

Bachelor of Arts, St. Mary’s University (magna cum laude)

Admitted to practice: Texas; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Named among Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2012-2017)  

“Best Lawyer” Business and General Litigation, S.A. Scene Magazine (2009-2023)

“Rising Star” S.A. Scene Magazine (2009-2013)

“Best Lawyer” Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers in America (2024 Edition)

Collins, Nancy

Nancy Collins is the Firm Administrator.  Ms. Collins in an experienced legal administrator with more than 20 years of legal experience in human resources.


Executive Studies – Katharine Gibbs School, Montclair, NJ

Certified Life Coach – Quantum Success Coaching Academy

Certified Level II Integrative Health Practitioner, Integrative Health Practitioner Institute LLC

Organization Involvement

Alamo Chapter of Association of Legal Administrators; Past President, Vice President, and Secretary

Society for Human Resources Management

San Antonio Human Resources Management Association

Executive Women International

McBride, Micah

Micah McBride advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, restructurings and reorganizations, conversions, private offerings, real estate transactions, commercial contracts, financing transactions, and other transactional matters. Mr. McBride serves as outside general counsel for a wide variety of companies, manages a range of legal issues and tailors legal strategy to support each client’s business goals and objectives. He also serves as lead counsel in negotiating and documenting an array of corporate, real estate, financing, and other transactional matters. Mr. McBride advises clients in technology, energy, commercial services, manufacturing, marketing and advertising, construction, real-estate development, banking and finance, and healthcare. A fluent Spanish speaker, Micah enjoys working with Spanish-speaking clients in both domestic and international transactions.

Education & Bar Association

Juris Doctor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (Vice Magister, Phi Delta Phi Sutherland Inn; Moot Court Board Member and Traveling Team Member)

Bachelor of Science, Business Management (Marketing Emphasis), Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University

Admitted to practice in Texas and Utah and in the United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas and the District of Utah

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Boysville, Inc. (2020 – Present, Secretary 2022)

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Member, Association for Corporate Growth Austin/San Antonio (2019-2020)

Leadership San Antonio, Class 44 (2019)

Mentor, Young Achievers Program, Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio (2019)


“Rising Star” S.A. Scene Magazine (2021)

“Best Lawyer” Business and Corporate, S.A. Scene Magazine (2020-2023)

“Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” Corporate Law, Best Lawyers in America (2021-2024)

“Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars” by Thomson Reuters, 2022-2023

“Exclusive Featured Attorney” Representing San Antonio Premier Banking Lawyers 2022

Gillespie, Julie A.

Julie A. Gillespie is a certified paralegal with specialized credentials in the area of intellectual property. Ms. Gillespie has over thirty years of experience in the field of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, patent litigation, trademark enforcement, portfolio management, and docketing.


Master of Arts in Global Studies with honors, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with honors, Webster University

Paralegal Certificate, Southwest Paralegal Institute of Houston

Organization Involvement

Member, National Docketing Association

Member, NALA The Paralegal Association

Member, State Bar of Texas, Paralegal Division

Starr, Jonathan S.

Jonathan S. Starr has extensive experience in the areas of public finance, banking, and real estate. Mr. Starr represents banks and credit unions in lending and collection matters, including real estate term lending, construction loans, lines of credit and participation agreements. Also, Mr. Starr has experience representing lenders in forbearance, foreclosure and forfeiture proceedings. Mr. Starr is currently general counsel to one of the largest developers of multi-family housing in Texas. He represents developers in acquisition, development and financing. Mr. Starr drafts and structures purchase contracts, development agreements, construction contracts and leases and works with developers and municipalities negotiating zoning and related land use agreements.


Juris Doctor, Syracuse University (cum laude) (Law Review member, Honor Society and Dean’s Scholarship)

Master of Public Administration with honors, St. Mary’s University

Bachelor of Arts, the University of Texas at Austin

Member, State Bar of Texas


Second Vice President of the Board of Directors of Congregation Rodfei Sholom. 

Served as a member – North Chamber of Commerce, Governmental Affairs Committee.

Board member, Jewish Federation of San Antonio

Advisory Board, Lone Star National Bank. 


“Texas Super Lawyer Rising Stars” Thomson Reuters (2006, 2007, 2009)

“Best Lawyer” Banking, S.A. Scene Magazine (2012-2023)

2006, 2007, 2009

Pauerstein, J.D.

Mr. Pauerstein has prosecuted and defended a variety of cases on behalf of businesses and individuals over more than three decades. His experience encompasses business and commercial disputes, including disputes between partners, shareholders, and other business and professional practice owners; disputes between family members over family businesses and real estate holdings; claims arising from non-competition and employment agreements; breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, antitrust, and deceptive trade practices matters; intellectual property matters, including rights in trademarks, trade secrets, and patents; and errors and omissions claims involving design professionals, lawyers, insurance agents, and financial consultants.  He also has represented parties in probate and estate matters, such as disputes over estate administration and the validity of wills.

Mr. Pauerstein frequently represents elected officials and others involved in politics and government.  He’s advised regarding campaign finance and related issues; represented before the Texas Ethics Commission; defended criminal and civil matters arising out of political activities; and ballot litigation, election contests, and recounts.

Mr. Pauerstein often works with clients to manage and resolve controversies before formal proceedings are initiated. In this context, he seeks to help clients evaluate disputes realistically at an early stage and attempt to resolve them without litigation.

Selected significant matters include:

  • Successfully defended San Antonio technology company in patent infringement litigation brought by subsidiary of Fortune 10 company
  • With partner Ralph Lopez, represented owner of closely held business in securing defense verdict in jury trial of a multi-million dollar dispute with former employees
  • Retained by a defendant four weeks before trial, after an adverse partial summary judgement had been entered, Mr. Pauerstein led a team of lawyers and obtained a jury verdict exonerating the defendant in an antitrust case involving the junior fashion apparel market
  • Obtained a jury verdict in favor of cellular telephone service provider in federal court suit brought by former executive vice president
  • Secured summary judgement completely exonerating nationwide engineering firm in multimillion-dollar suit alleging errors in design of complex water treatment plant
  • Obtained a jury verdict in favor of environment testing products company in suit for theft of its trade secrets, resulting in judgement for actual and punitive damages
  • Successfully represented a family limited partnership in arbitration and litigation arising out of a venture to create an “e-commerce” company
  • Successfully represented a major Texas political party and congressional delegation in state and federal redistricting suits, including approximately six weeks in trial


J.D., Baylor University School of Law (cum laude)

Editor-in-Chief, Baylor Law Review, 1983

B.A., with honors, University of Texas at Austin

Admitted to practice: Texas; United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits; United States District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas


Trustee, Texas 4H Youth Development Foundation

Life Member, San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.

Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Advisory Director, Crosspoint, Inc.


Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent A/V Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 

“Texas Super Lawyers” Thomson Reuters (2004 to 2022)

“Best Lawyer” Business Litigations, S.A. Scene Magazine (2005-2023)


Castillo, Irma

Irma Castillo is a Certified Paralegal in the Business and Corporate Transactions Department.  She’s spent the last 30 years working at law firms and has spent nearly 20 of those years supporting attorneys with their corporate and business transactions and clients.  She also assists in commercial real estate and financial matters for the corporate and lending clients in the Real Estate and Financing Transactions Department. 


Certified Paralegal, NALA – The Paralegal Association

Organizational Involvement

Member State Bar of Texas – Paralegal Division

Riedel, Deborah

Debbie Riedel, a Paralegal in the Real Estate and Financing Transactions practice groups, handles documenting and processing commercial lending transactions.  She has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate, lending and title industries.


Paralegal Certification, Southwestern Paralegal Institute

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin

Wright, Christopher

Christopher Wright has represented numerous businesses and individuals in litigation matters as member of the firm’s Disputes and Litigation Group. His experience encompasses a broad range of business and commercial disputes including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, construction, deceptive trade practices, fraud, premises liability, products liability, and insurance matters. Mr. Wright also represents clients in medical malpractice, personal injury cases and election law.   


J.D., George Mason University School of Law (Litigation Law Track)

B.A., Saint Vincent College (magna cum laude)

Admitted to practice: Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas


St. George Episcopal School, Board of Directors

YMCA of Greater San Antonio, Volunteer Coach


“Best Lawyer” Business Litigation, S.A. Scene Magazine (2020-2023)