Kyle Beaty and Deborah Sterling Join Spencer Crain

Majority Woman-Owned Dallas Law Firm Enhances Corporate and Litigation Strengths with
Latest Additions from Leading National Practices

DALLAS--()--Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara pllc (Spencer Crain) welcomes Kyle B. Beaty and Deborah L. Sterling to the law firm as shareholders. Beaty has extensive experience in real estate and commercial finance, while Sterling represents corporate, governmental and individual clients in a wide range of complex commercial and civil litigation.

Founded in Dallas in May 2008, Spencer Crain has four women among its five name partners and a national client list that includes Eli Lilly & Company, Greyhound Lines, Inc., J.C. Penney Company Inc., and Temple-Inland, Inc., among others.

“Kyle Beaty and Deborah Sterling epitomize the professional background and practice skills on which we’ve built our firm,” says founding shareholder Jennifer Spencer. “That both of them come from top-tier firms – Kyle most recently from Bryan Cave, and Deborah from Fulbright & Jaworski – is the kind of experience all of our shareholders have. It means we have the capability to get things done for any type of business client, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-size and emerging public and privately held companies.”

The addition of Beaty and Sterling increases to 13 the number of Spencer Crain’s attorneys, marking significant growth in the firm’s first year. A number of these lawyers are seasoned authorities in their fields, as the firm provides nationwide counsel and representation in litigation, labor and employment law, mediation and business immigration and now real estate and commercial finance. “We believe prospects for Spencer Crain’s future are bright, centering on our ability to attract lawyers like Kyle and Deborah who have a proven track record of success handling large scale and high profile matters,” Spencer adds. “Our capability to support long-term relationships with leading corporate clients gives us confidence in our continued growth as the firm moves toward celebrating its first anniversary in 2009.”

About Kyle Beaty

Kyle Beaty has extensive experience in securitizations, master servicing, special servicing and loan origination. He has represented commercial mortgage loan originators and servicers in connection with the negotiation and closing of pooling and servicing agreements, loan portfolio acquisitions and sales, REMIC modifications and assumptions, workouts and other sophisticated transactions. In addition, he has developed and administered commercial mortgage loan closing programs for several national commercial mortgage lenders.

“Kyle brings to our firm a substantial capability in real estate finance that positions us to help clients resolve problems and pursue opportunities in today’s challenging real estate marketplace,” says shareholder Jennifer Spencer. “When added to our dispute resolution strengths on behalf of financial institution and corporate clients, his transactional knowledge will enable us to handle everything from restructuring existing loans and projects to financing new development.”

“Spencer Crain offers the kind of business-focused, entrepreneurial environment that fits well with my client base and practice capabilities,” Beaty states. “Because I have a background on the corporate side of real estate finance, I appreciate how my colleagues deliver what every client wants: efficient results, direct access to senior level attorneys, and a strategic focus on business goals. I’m excited about bringing to the Spencer Crain team my own commitment to those values.”

Beaty’s experience before joining Spencer Crain includes practice at several major Dallas law firms and senior management and in-house counsel positions with a major commercial mortgage servicer. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia in 1987, and is admitted to practice in Texas.

About Deborah Sterling

With trial experience in both state and federal courts, Deborah Sterling has extensive capabilities in commercial and products liability litigation, as well as in the defense of catastrophic injury and death cases involving medical malpractice, work place injuries, trucking accidents, and similar issues. She has also represented national banks, mortgage companies, technology and pharmaceutical companies and industrial manufacturers in commercial litigation. Sterling has defended governmental entities and public officials in various types of litigation, and has served as a defense team leader on mass tort dockets.

“Deborah Sterling epitomizes our litigation practice, which is built around the skills of true trial lawyers - tough, experienced and skilled attorneys who are ready to take a case to jury trial and verdict,” states Spencer. “Her combination of front-line courtroom experience and negotiating skill enhances our aggressive and sophisticated litigation approach, and our clients will appreciate her ability to craft strategic resolutions that make business sense.”

“My approach to litigation is a perfect fit with Spencer Crain’s philosophy as a firm,” Sterling says. “I believe clients value comprehensive case management, accurate cost and liability analysis, and a no-nonsense ‘get it done’ approach. My colleagues in the firm feel the same way, and they also share my belief in the importance of electronic discovery skills. I look forward to working with them to achieve the kind of dispute resolution results our clients want.”

Sterling previously practiced with two major Dallas law firms and is also a former assistant city attorney. She is a former director of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, and is actively involved in coaching amateur boxing and the martial arts. Sterling received her Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University in 1985 and is admitted to practice in all Texas state and federal district courts.

About Spencer Crain

Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara pllc is a litigation, mortgage servicing, labor and employment and business immigration law firm located in Dallas, Texas that provides nationwide counsel and representation in its practice areas. Clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-size public and privately held companies in a broad spectrum of industries. Spencer Crain is certified as a majority woman-owned firm by WBENC, NAMWOLF and as a historically underutilized business by the State of Texas and is committed to diversity and the highest standards of excellence in the practice of law.

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For Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara pllc
Suzy Ginsburg, 713-721-4774


For Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara pllc
Suzy Ginsburg, 713-721-4774