Bell Nunnally has elected four attorneys to partner, effective January 1: Perrin B. Fourmy, Peter J. Kosydar, III, Kartik R. Singapura and Saba F. Syed.
“Perrin, Peter, Kartik and Saba each have built impressive practices, earned client trust and contributed to significant client and firm accomplishments – whether on the deals front, or in the courtroom. Their meritorious track-records and steadfast commitments to their clients, firm colleagues and their communities have led them to this important career milestone,” said Christopher Trowbridge, Bell Nunnally managing partner.
Fourmy represents clients in civil litigation in state and federal matters throughout Texas and the United States. He has handled issues across multiple areas, including oil and gas, premises liability, personal injury, contracts, vehicle products liability, property disputes and debtor/creditor and consumer rights. Among his litigation credits are defending vehicle manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and parts suppliers in individual cases and working as part of a multi-firm team defending multi-district litigation as a result of massive product recalls.
In recent years, he has focused his practice on construction and pipeline disputes, business litigation, creditor’s rights, lien law and complex litigation matters. Fourmy has authored articles on changes in the law and testified before the Texas legislature on changes to the lien law. His most recent trial success was obtaining a verdict for a Colorado equipment supplier plaintiff against a $20 million West Texas oil field contractor, following a five day jury trial in the defendant’s home venue of Midland, Texas.
A graduate of Wake Forest School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013) where he was Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers and North Carolina State University (B.A., 2002), Fourmy was named a 2020 and 2021 “Texas Rising Star” and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America’s “Ones to Watch” list for the past two years (2021 and 2022). He was also a 2017 graduate of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) Leadership Class and a 2021 co-chair of the Law in Schools Committee for the Dallas Bar Association.
With a business and accounting background, Kosydar is a transactional lawyer, representing a wide range of clients in all phases of entity formation, contract drafting and negotiation, merger and acquisition transactions and other corporate and securities matters. In addition, he assists clients in succession planning and provides counsel on a variety of specific concerns. Notably, he was a member of the firm’s deal team representing Dallas-based client ISN in its late-2020 minority investment transaction with private equity firm Blackstone Group, leading to a more than $2B valuation for the software company.
A graduate of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2012) and the University of Oklahoma (M.A., 2008; B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2008), Kosydar was named a 2021 “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America’s “Ones to Watch” list for the past two years (2021 and 2022). He is also a 2018 graduate of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) Leadership Class.
Singapura is a litigator and regularly represents owners, investors, operators and developers in the commercial real estate industry in nearly any matter that involves protection of their assets and investments. Singapura’s practice includes deal-based litigation involving business torts, contract disputes, partnership disputes and business divorces. He also represents clients during the ongoing operation and hold of their ventures, litigating matters involving construction defects, property damage, insurance coverage, municipal ordinances, commercial lending, landlord-tenant, restrictive covenants, easements and titles.
A graduate of the University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 2012) and the University of Texas at Austin (B.S., 2008), Singapura was named a 2021 “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.
Syed is a litigator who routinely represents companies and high-net-worth individuals in complex commercial litigation, including matters involving securities, business torts, patents, trademarks, partnership disputes and real estate. Among her courtroom victories, Syed served on a jury trial team that secured a take-nothing jury verdict on behalf of a Texas-based manufacturer of downhole sand and gas separation products in a patent infringement lawsuit. She is experienced in a variety of arbitration venues, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and has represented consumers and financial advisors in financial disputes. Syed also works with clients in the live events and hospitality industries, assisting with trademark issues and providing industry-specific legal counsel.
Recognized by her peers, Syed was named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas” list for 2021 and 2022. She was also listed as The Best Lawyers in America’s “Ones to Watch” list for 2021 and 2022, and has also been named to the “Texas Rising Stars” list published by Super Lawyers. Syed is an active member of the bar and has been recognized for her contributions to the legal community. In 2019, Syed was awarded the Dallas Bar Association’s “Outstanding Minority Attorney Award.” Syed is a graduate of Baylor Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2013) and the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., magna cum laude, 2009).