Merrill Kaliser, is the Shareholder and founder.
He was born in Augusta, Georgia and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended the University of Texas for his undergraduate degree and received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in 1999. He joined Gardere as a national and international corporate bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer. After 4 years of extensive experience in some of the largest bankruptcies and workouts in the history of our country, Merrill left Gardere for a boutique firm that had a significant focus on commercial restructuring and workouts. In 2008, Merrill became a sole practitioner where his primary focus was corporate, real estate and creditor representation.
Over the years Merrill has refined his practice to focus on corporate representation, commercial real estate, SEC syndications, acquisitions and mergers, and venture capital/business start-ups. He has successfully launched three private equity funds that have raised over $50MM in funds to purchase single family residential portfolios throughout Texas and the country. He oversees and manages two of these funds along with a property management company.
Admissions, Professional Associations and Memberships
Merrill is admitted to the Missouri and Texas Bar . He is also admitted to practice before the Texas Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern District.
He is a member of the MS Foundation and AIPAC.
- Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri – J.D. 1999
- University of Texas, Austin, Texas – B.A. – Sociology 1992
- 40% Commercial Real Estate
- 25% SEC private syndications
- 20% Venture Capital/Start-ups
- 15% Corporate Entity Restructuring