Mr. Sapire represents businesses and individuals in complex, multi-party, shareholder-derivative, and class action civil litigation in both court and private arbitration. These matters concern a wide variety of claims involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary obligations, securities fraud, noncompetition obligations, warranty disputes, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, usurpation of corporate opportunities, products liability, professional negligence, and regulatory issues.
Mr. Sapire also has experience representing clients before federal and state regulatory agencies in investigations, contested matters, and rulemakings.
A significant portion of Mr. Sapire’s practice involves representing banks and other secured creditors in litigation arising from leasing and lending relationships, including advice on litigation strategy related to foreclosures, workouts, repossession of collateral, and debt collection. These matters frequently involve extraordinary remedies such as receivership proceedings, writs of attachment or sequestration, and other types of emergency injunctive relief.
Mr. Sapire also counsels private sector and governmental-entity clients concerning compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Texas Public Information Act, and the federal Freedom of Information Act. He also represents them in litigation involving these statutes, including disputes over requests to governmental entities to release proprietary, trade secret, or otherwise confidential information.
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After law school, he clerked as a briefing attorney to Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips of the Supreme Court of Texas.