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Heather H. Jobe
Biography

Recognized by her peers as a Texas Rising Star® by Texas Monthly, Heather Jobe assists clients to overcome financial hurdles. Her practice focuses on business related litigation, with a concentration on valuation issues.


Heather has tried lawsuits, both jury and nonjury, in different forums throughout Texas, including state court, federal court, and bankruptcy court. She has represented secured and unsecured creditors and DIP lenders to enforce their rights and obligations in the context of bankruptcy litigation, including Section 363 asset sales, the prosecution and defense of preferential and fraudulent transfer actions, objections to discharge and dischargeability of debt, challenges to claims, involuntary bankruptcy petitions, executory contract issues, requests for relief from the automatic stay, and declaratory judgment proceedings.

Heather’s representation also includes a concentration on property tax assessment litigation to minimize property tax liability of property owners.  She has experience with all types of commercial and industrial properties, including broadcast properties, national headquarters, data centers, office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes, raw land, industrial facilities, and oil rigs, with values that range up to $250 million.  She is committed to helping taxpayers achieve their goals for substantial ad valorem tax savings and refunds.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2004
  • B.B.A., cum laude, Texas State University, 2000
Representative Matters
  • Negotiated a settlement with a local appraisal district resulting in a tax refund of approximately $1.7 million and a tax savings of nearly $500,000 to the client.
  • Member of a team of lawyers that handled a significant adversary proceeding against a real estate investment company before the United States Bankruptcy Court.  After a four day adversary proceeding, the Court issued a 52-page opinion finding that the individual behind the company was personally liable for fraud as an alter-ego of the company and determining that the nearly seven figure debt involved was non-dischargeable under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Defended a client in a lawsuit wherein the Plaintiff alleged that the client received nearly one million dollars that was subject to avoidance as a preference or fraudulent transfer.  Within 30 days of the action being filed, Heather negotiated a settlement and dismissal of the action.
  • Negotiated a multi-million dollar property tax reduction related to an oil rig in South Texas.
  • Represents a national insurance company in real property valuation appeals on significant assets in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
  • Experience handling property tax protests as they relate to whether ad valorem taxes may be imposed on property traveling in interstate commerce.
  • Member of a team of lawyers who recently represented a secured lender in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, including litigating and negotiating debtor-in-possession financing and cash collateral use.
  • Recently defended a client in a lawsuit wherein the Plaintiff alleged that the client received nearly one million dollars that was subject to avoidance as a preference or fraudulent transfer.  Within 30 days of the action being filed, Heather negotiated a settlement and dismissal of the action.
Noteworthy
  • Selected by attorney peers as a Texas Rising Star®, Texas Monthly, 2012 - 2017
  • Named one of the "Best Women Lawyers in Dallas 2010" by D Magazine
  • Board of Barristers, Texas Tech School of Law, 2003-2004
  • Phi Delta Phi, President, 2003-2004
  • ATLA National Mock Trial Team, 2003
  • Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Team, 2004
Activities & Memberships
  • International Womens Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Women's Finance Exchange
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Texas Association of Assessing Officers
Publications
  • "Keep What Is Yours: Attack the Preference with the Unverified Lien," National Association of Credit Managers, 2011.
  • "Credit Counseling Does Not Apply to Involuntary Petitions," 73 Bankruptcy Court Decisions 3, December 2006.
Presentations
  • 2012: “Bankruptcy in Construction,” National Association of Credit Managers Southwest (oral presentation and written materials)
  • 2011: "Keep What Is Yours: Attack the Preference with the Unfiled Lien," National Association of Credit Managers
  • 2009: "Interesting Tid-Bits Regarding Bankruptcy Issues," The Cadle Company (oral presentation and written materials)
  • 2009: "The Risks and Rewards of Purchasing Assets Through A Bankruptcy Estate" (Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP)
  • 2009: "Common Mistakes Credit Managers and Collectors Make Regarding Bankruptcy," Credit Advanced Placement Class - National Association of Credit Manager Southwest
  • 2009: "General Overview of Chapter 11 and Impact of BAPCPA," Lorman Education Services (oral presentation and written materials)
  • 2009: "Creditors Remedies in Chapter 7 and 13: How to Maximize Your Recovery," Lorman Education Services (oral presentation and written materials)
  • 2008: "Judgment Enforcement in Texas," Lorman Education Services (oral presentation and written materials)
  • 2008: "Pre and Post Judgment Interest" (Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP)
  • 2008: "Consumer Debt Collection," National Business Institute (oral presentation and written materials)