Corbett D. Parker


Corbett D. Parker


Former City Councilman Corbett D. Parker is a Partner of PDH whose practice areas are primarily split between: (i) facilitating small to mid-size mergers and acquisitions, and (ii) transactional work which consists of acting as assistant outside general counsel to multiple companies, contract review and preparation, financial transactions, counseling on employment law matters (EEOC/TWC defense), business formation advice, and corporate governance. He has worked with PDH since October 2007, and was a law clerk with the firm in Summer 2004.

University of Amsterdam
(Completed coursework for L.L.M. in European Private Law, did not write a thesis to obtain degree, Top 10%, 2005-2006)
(Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship)

Pepperdine University School of Law
(J.D., Certificate, Pepperdine’s Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Laws, 2006)

Baylor University
(B.B.A. Finance and Economics, 2003)

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

Acquisitions and Sales

  • Represented the following businesses in their sales of assets or equity: multiple transportation companies;
  • Independent insurance agency; oil samples library; oil tools company; veterinary diagnostics laboratory
  • Represented the following businesses in acquiring substantially all assets or equity: Represented a full service global event marketer in its strategic acquisition of a regional company through an asset sale.

Transactional Work

  • On behalf of firm transportation clients, worked on: company contracts, performed comprehensive file audit ensuring record keeping compliance with local, state, and federal regulations; drafted proposed ordinance changes; defended EEOC, FLSA  and other disputes with employees; drafting of employment agreements, confidentiality and noncompetition agreements, and employee separation agreements; review and consultation on number of transportation service and vendor contracts;  led internal investigations of employee wrongdoing and audits of company processes;  research and consultation on local, state, and federal laws regulating taxicab industry; corporate filings and disclosures.
  • Consulted on and formation of multiple startup companies, and subsidiaries of existing companies.

  • Led corporate investigations and/or audits for clients that suspected internal wrong doing and wanting to improve their processes and/or reduce legal liability.
  • Reviewed and negotiated master service agreements on behalf of energy services company.
  • Negotiated, drafted, reviewed confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicitation, invention assignment agreements for numerous clients in various industries.
  • Assisted clients in preparation of public company required filings and disclosures.
  • Represented clients (usually a corporation, but has represented employees as well) in disputes over non-competition agreements.
  • Represented client in acquisition of real estate and facilitated the replatting of property through local municipality.
  • Represented client in multiple lending and consulting agreements with companies seeking turnaround.
  • Assisted client in preparing private placement memorandums, and various other capital raising transactions.
  • Represented a variety of clients in disputes over website domains.

Achievements & Community Service

  • Elected and Served as youngest City Councilman of the City of Bellaire (2010-2013)
  • Houston Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award (2012)
  • Joanne King Herring Young Humanitarian Award (2011)
  • Five Outstanding Young Houstonians Award by Houston Jaycees (2011)

  • Founder, Charter President, & Member, Rotary Club of Houston Skyline (2007-Present)
  • Director, Houston Dynamo Charities (2010-2015)
  • Founder and Charter President, Pepperdine University Houston Alumni Association (2008-2010)
  • Founder and Charter President, Greater Houston Area Rotary Foundation Alumni Association (2007-2008)
  • Committeeman, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, (2008-2011)

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