Strategic and Synergistic Business and Family Law Counsel

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Koby Wilbanks

Of Counsel Attorney

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Biography

"I work directly with business owners and executives to develop strategy, improve processes, and create inter-departmental cohesion regarding business and legal matters. I enjoy the collaborative approach of interacting with businesses and building a lasting professional relationship that is part business advisor, part attorney. This approach allows me to have a more holistic view of my clients' goals. We work together as a team to make those goals happen."

Managing complexity at the intersection of business and law

Koby Wilbanks, Senior Associate and outside general counsel, has a wide variety of experience in transactional matters, including entity formation and structuring, drafting and negotiating deals and contracts, employment issues, compliance, risk management, ongoing legal management, de-escalating potential disputes, and much more. She assists her clients as they advance their businesses to the next level, structuring and optimizing both from a legal and business standpoint.

Koby enjoys the challenge of guiding highly regulated companies that must juggle compliance with a variety of regulations, such as aerospace companies or second or third level contractors that are part of a government project. She excels in managing projects in complex regulated environments and equips her clients with the strategies and processes to ensure proper compliance.

Business advising for emerging industries and growth opportunities

Koby enjoys assisting fast-moving companies in emerging industries, start-ups, and established companies in growth mode. Whether companies are expanding into new territories or business verticals, preparing for a merger or acquisition, onboarding a new leadership team, or any other major company event, Koby counsels business owners and executives to develop strategy, improve processes, and create inter-departmental cohesion regarding business and legal matters.

Koby also represents start-ups at various stages of funding and growth.

Tailored risk management and decision-making

Koby's background in industrial/organizational psychology and passion for business help her inform business owners about the risks of decisions, the potential effects of those decisions on their businesses, and how to still move forward despite those risks. She is persistent in her communication style and workflow, and manages the complexity of her advisory role by constantly communicating next steps and potential changes with her clients. She is invaluable in her immersive understanding of each client's business, as well as the context of her clients' questions, allowing her to give tailored advice in urgent legal matters.

Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • Southern District of Texas

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/koby-wilbanks/

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Houston Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board
  • Houston Livestock
  • Rodeo Show Wine Garden Committee
  • Provisional Member, Junior League of Houston

Practice Areas

  • General Counsel
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Industry/Energy
  • Real Estate/Eviction
  • Medical Practice Law

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2013
  • Texas A&M, College Station, Texas
    • B.S. - 2009
    • Major: Psychology